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Become a Shark in Five Steps

You are just five steps away from joining your fellow servicemembers and their family members here at NSU.

Freshman Applicant

  • 3.0 Weighted Highschool GPA
  • Highschool/Prior-Learning/Military Transcripts (JST, CCAF)
  • SAT: Mid-range 1000 - 1220 (Combined Math & Critical Reading Only)(Code: 5514)
  • ACT: Mid-range 22-29 (Composite) (Code: 6706)
  • Recommended Optional Items:

    • Volunteer Experience (Prior to or during service)
    • Letter of Recommendation (From a Superior)
    • Personal Essay (Why NSU?)
    • A Copy of Your Resume

Transfer Applicant

  • 3.11 College GPA Overall
  • Prior-Learning/Military Transcripts (JST, CCAF)
  • At least 24 College Credits*
    • *If less than 24 credits, submit highschool transcript and SAT/ACT scores. See above for details.
  • Recommended Optional Items:

    • Volunteer Experience (Prior to or during service)
    • Letter of Recommendation (From a Superior)
    • Personal Essay (Why NSU?)
    • A Copy of Your Resume

Nursing Applicants

View admissions requirements and application procedures by visiting our Undergraduate Nursing Applicant webpage.

For more information visit Undergraduate Admission or call 1-800-338-4723.

For questions about acceptance of transfer credits or converting life experience to credits, visit Transfer Evaluation Services or call 1-800-806-3680.

If you intend to use your benefits, you must complete apply through the VA.gov website ASAP.

  • To start your application go to: www.va.gov
  • Click on Apply for Education Benefits
  • Follow instructions provided on the website

The VA will process your application within 4-8 weeks and you will be sent a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE).

Once you receive your CoE, immediately hand deliver it to the VA Certifying Official located on the main campus in the Horvitz Administration Building.

If you cannot reach the main campus, fax it to the number below.

800-541-6682, ext. 27236
Fax (954) 262-3966
E-mail: vabenefits@nova.edu
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Each year you can apply to receive free Federal financial aid. Filling out a FAFSA also allows access to Federal Work Study student employment positions.

Contact Financial Aid

Student Financial Assistance
Nova Southeastern University
Horvitz Admin. Bldg, 1st Flr.
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

(954) 262-3380
800-806-3680
Fax:  (954) 262-3966

Contact Student Financial Assistance

Congratulations on your acceptance to Nova Southeastern University!

Contact VRC

For more information, questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us:

  • Veteran Affairs Director: Matthew Chenworth
  • Student Veterans Coordinator: Bianca Thomas & Sean Ruehling
  • Visit the Veteran's Resource Center in Rosenthal, room 218
  • Calling the Veteran's Resource Center at (954) 262-FLAG (3524)
  • Email the Veteran's Resource Center at VRC@nova.edu

For any GI Bill inquiries, contact the School Certifying Official at

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