Undergraduate students who are transferring to Nova Southeastern University from another college or university, regardless of number of credits obtained, are considered Transfer Students.  Transfer Students are welcome to experience the traditional day program at the main campus in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, attend classes at one of our Florida campus locations in Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Tampa, or online.

Featured Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Award - $1,000 tuition-only award
Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Available to new transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa
  • No application is required. Student must show proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership.

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

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To be considered a transfer student, you must have a minimum of 24 college credits completed at a regionally-accredited college. A maximum of 90 credit hours from regionally-accredited institutions can be counted toward a degree.

Minimum Entrance Requirements*
College GPA   2.6 (Overall)

* Satisfying these minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

Fall 2014 Freshman Profile

Academic Profile
Average SAT 1124
Average ACT 25.5
Average Transfer GPA 3.10
Average Weighted HS GPA 3.98
Demographic Profile
Number of Applicants 5,110
Number of Accepts 2,673
Percentage of Class from Florida 66%
Percentage of Class from other States/International 34%
Male 33%
Female 67%

Step 1 – Submit Application

Complete the Nova Southeastern University undergraduate admissions application.  All applications must include a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Access the undergraduate application online by logging in to your VIP account. Don’t have a VIP account? Create one here.

Step 2 – Request Official Transcripts

Request that official transcripts from all current and previous schools and/or institutions be sent directly to NSU. Utilize this transcript request form. NSU does not process received transcript request forms for prospective students. Therefore, download and print one transcript request form for each of your previous schools and/or institutions and mail it directly to them.

For more information on AP and IB courses, please visit Transfer Evaluation Services for Undergraduate Students.

NSU operates on a rolling admission plan, which means we review applications as they become a complete file, including all necessary transcripts and test scores.

All Dual Admission applicants must be accepted to the university prior to review of supplemental applications for the Dual Admission Program. All supplemental application materials (including letters of recommendation, essays, and transcripts) must be received prior to Dual Admission application review.

The Dual Admission Program has a priority application deadline of February 1 for the Fall term start. The final deadline is March 15. Dual Admission seats for some programs, will fill prior to the final deadline.  All qualifying candidates submitting completed applications by the priority deadline will be considered.

We encourage all students interested in the Dual Admission Program to apply early to meet all necessary deadlines.

Dual Admission applicants interested in beginning in the winter semester have a deadline of November 1. Only a limited number of Dual Admission Programs offer winter semester start.

If you are interested in one of the Dual Admission programs offered at the main campus, you must complete the undergraduate admission application and select both your desired undergraduate major and the Dual Admission graduate program of your choice. Eligibility into a Dual Admission program is determined at the time of admission to the undergraduate program at Nova Southeastern University.

  • Follow the application procedures as listed above.
  • Information detailing the next steps in the admission process is mailed directly to the applicant’s home address.
  • For more information regarding the Dual Admission Program, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (954) 262-8000.