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Transfer Applicants

                                        Shark Select Transfer Application                             Common Application

Undergraduate students who are transferring to Nova Southeastern University from another college or university, regardless of number of credits obtained, are considered Transfer Applicants.* Students who are dual enrolled in college and high school concurrently are considered Freshman Applicants.

Transfer Applicants are welcome to experience the traditional day or evening programs at our Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, attend classes at one of our Regional Campuses or online.

Schedule an appointment to meet with a transfer admission officer today.

*Nursing applicants must submit separate applications for admission. Please refer to Step 2 in "Apply to NSU!" below.

Step 1 – Submit an Application for Admission

Transfer applicants - select the appropriate application for admission to:

1)      NSU Shark Select Transfer Application or The Common Application - Students interested in Nursing - skip to Step 2 below.

  • A non-refundable $50 application fee is required either for the NSU Shark Select Application or the Common Application.

2)      Students interested in Nursing must submit two applications:

  • First, submit the NursingCAS application to be considered for admission to NSU.
  • Once you have completed your NursingCAS application, you will need to complete the NSU application for admission.
  • Separate, non-refundable $50 application fees are required for both the NursingCAS application and the NSU application for admission.

Step 2 – Submit Academic Information

To expedite your admission decision, submit unofficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions to your admission officer, or submit the Academic Information Transfer Form. Students must submit official transcripts upon enrollment at NSU. Transcripts are also required for students to receive a transfer evaluation report.

To submit official transcripts:

Request that official transcripts from all current and previous schools and/or institutions be sent directly to NSU. For applicants with less than 24 college credits, please send official high school transcripts. It is also possible that official test scores may be requested of those with less than 24 college credits. Please send to:

Nova Southeastern University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

For more information on transfer credits, please visit Transfer Evaluation Services for Undergraduate Students.

Step 3 – Submit SAT/ACT Scores

If requested, please submit the official SAT or ACT score report directly from the testing agency.**  NSU super scores both the SAT and ACT so if you take the exam more than once, you must submit all of your test scores to ensure we have your best and highest composite scores on record.  NSU currently only considers the critical reading and math score for the SAT.  For the ACT, NSU does not utilize the optional writing section.

  • SAT Code 5514
  • ACT Code 6706

Veteran student applicants will also be required to submit a copy of their DD-214 and Military Training Records. 

Step 4 – Transfer Report

Complete and mail, email or fax the Transfer Report to complete your file for admission. This form must be completed by a college official(s) who has access to your disciplinary record at your current or most recently attended college. Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure the form is completed accurately and in its entirety.

Fall 2019 Transfer

Priority Date Extended: July 15, 2019

To be considered a transfer applicant, you must have college credits completed at a regionally-accredited college after graduating high school. A maximum of 90 credit hours from regionally-accredited institutions can be counted toward a degree.

2018 Admitted Academic Profile
Average College GPA 3.1 (Overall)
Transfer Applicant Profile
Number of Applicants 1,650
Number of Enrolled 350

Phi Theta Kappa Award 

New transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa will receive an additional $1,000 added to their Dean's scholarship. Students must indicate on their application for admission that they are a member of Phi Theta Kappa and show proof of their membership.

Dean’s Scholarship

Based on the past academic achievement
$3,000 to $15,000 per year award determined by previous grades at college level. 

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (954) 262-8000 or for more information.
Looking for more scholarships? Use the NSU Scholarship Search today!

Transfer Evaluation Services

Learn more about NSU's policies on transfer credit, examinations, prior experience and the process for requesting transfer credit at the Office of Transfer Evaluation Services website. (TES) provides services to undergraduate students who wish to transfer credits to NSU and to students who wish to obtain college credits for learning experiences outside the class room.  You may also use the Transfer Credit System or Transfer Equivalency tools to find out how your credits may transfer into NSU!

  • Dual Admission is a Premier Program and has a competitive selection process.  Not all Dual Admission programs will accept Transfer Students. Please refer to our Dual Admission website for specific information.

    Transfer students interested must complete an application for admissions AND submit the following information:

    1. Complete and submit a Premier Programs Application
    2. Review information about the Shark Preview Interview Weekends and the selection process at:

    Priority Date:

    Fall 2019 Dual Admission applicants must apply by February 1. All candidates submitting completed applications by the Priority Date will be considered.  We encourage all students interested in the Dual Admission Program to apply early to meet all necessary deadlines.

All non-degree seeking applicants should submit an application for admission (and transcripts from their most recently attended institution). In addition to application materials, be sure to submit the NSU Transfer Form

Students interested in any Abraham S. Fischler College of Education Certificate Programs (Child Development Associate Credential or Florida Director Credential) should follow the application instructions here

ClydeTera Sweeting
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-7569, Cell: (954) 993-7254

Tera is originally from sunny Miami, Florida. She earned a  B.A. in Mass Communication from Bethune-Cookman University and a M.S. in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from Purdue Global University. She's worked in higher education for seven years in several capacities, including residential life, admissions, and financial aid. Tera is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and is certified Zumba instructor who loves yoga and helping others the best way she can. 

Tera loves
 NSU’s intimate class sizes where you’re not just another student, but, a valued individual. Also, the support from faculty and staff will provide the tools necessary for you to succeed through enrollment and beyond. Being a Shark isn’t just about the education - it's about the experience you get in various organizations and classes."

Tera counsels prospective transfer and online students with last names beginning with A-G


Dacia Essensa
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8176, Cell: (954) 651-0977 

 Dacia recently moved to South Florida from New Hampshire, having previously worked an as admissions counselor for the New Hampshire Institute of Art and Montserrat College of Art. Dacia has her BFA degree from Montserrat College of Art where she focused her studies on mixed media painting and fused glass sculpture. She was a Resident Assistant and also did a travel study trip to Paris while attending college. She is excited to enjoy the beautiful beaches and warm weather with her two dogs here in South Florida.

Dacia's favorite aspect of NSU is the small class sizes and extra curricular activities. "Having an average class size of 14, students really get to know the faculty and each other. Also, you can't beat having the Miami Dolphins as your college football team!"

Dacia counsels prospective transfer and online students with last names beginning with H-R


Clyde Lewis
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Direct: (954) 262-8016, Cell: (954) 471-6188

Clyde Lewis is originally from the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago and has been living in South Florida since 1997.  He is currently working on a Doctoral degree in Education at Nova Southeastern University.  His education also includes an M.S. in Human Resource Management from Nova Southeastern University and a B.S. in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to joining the world of higher education, Clyde held roles as an advocate for the elderly, chaired an international charity organization, and worked as a human resources manager.

Clyde’s take on what makes NSU unique is the attention paid to detail in designing the academic curriculum. Input is often solicited from employers with the intent of producing graduates who meet their professional expectations.Clyde conducts monthly visits at Miami Dade College and is eager to assist you on your path to the joining the NSU experience.

Clyde counsels prospective transfer and online students with last names beginning with S-Z 

At Nova Southeastern University, we recognize the challenges students, families and educators have experienced and continue to face due to hurricanes and flooding. As families and schools are working toward recovery, we want to support students and educators during the admission application process who have been affected by these disasters.

First, NSU will be flexible on application priority dates should you need additional time to complete and submit your application for admission and all supporting documents, such as transcripts and test scores. You may receive priority date reminders from us, but please know that we will work with you on an individual basis to accommodate your situation.

Second, NSU will not require the guidance counselor recommendation or any other letter of recommendation, should it be difficult for an affected student to obtain it. Students should feel free to submit recommendations, but if unable to do so, the Admission Committee will proceed with application review and the student will receive equitable consideration.

Third, if paying the application fee poses a significant financial hardship, an affected student may contact the NSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions to request a fee waiver.
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