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.

Featured Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa Award 

New transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa will recieve 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.

NSU Provost Scholarship

New transfer students with a 3.75 overall College GPA (cumulative) will recieve an additional $5,000 NSU Provost Scholarship.  This tuition-only scholarship is stackable with other merit based awards.  No additional application is necessary and students will be notified at the time of admission.

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (954) 262-8000 or admissions@nsu.nova.edu for more information.

Looking for more scholarships?  Use the NSU Scholarship Search today!

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.

2015 Admitted Academic Profile
Average College GPA 3.11 (Overall)

Fall 2015 New Transfer Profile

Demographic Profile
Number of Applicants 1,060
Number of Enrolled 355

Step 1 – Submit an Application for Admission

Students may apply for admission using the NSU undergraduate application.  The first step is to create an NSU account and apply through your personalized account page.  Once you complete and submit the NSU application your personalized checklist will appear within your account page and is updates as documents are received.

Students can choose to submit an optional essay and will find information on their account page once they submit the application.  A non-refundable $50 application fee is required.           

Step 2 – 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

** We will also accept SAT or ACT scores as official which are printed on official high school transcripts.

Fall Application for Transfer Applicants

REGULAR DECISION - priority date: March 1

Regular Decision is a non-binding decision plan with admission decisions available April 1. 

Winter Application for Transfer Applicants

Deadline: November 30

Transfer Evaluation Services

The Office of Transfer Evaluation Services (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.  Learn more about NSU's policies on transfer credit, examinations, prior experience and the process for requesting transfer credit on the TES website.

  • 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 Shark Preview Premier Programs Application
    2. Review information about the Shark Preview Interview Weekends and the selection process at: www.nova.edu/SharkPreview


    Fall 2016 Dual Admission applicants must apply by January 1st.   All candidates submitting completed applications by the deadline will be considered.  We encourage all students interested in the Dual Admission Program to apply early to meet all necessary deadlines.