Undergraduate students who are transferring to Nova Southeastern University from another college or university, regardless of number of credits obtained, are considered Transfer Applicants.  Transfer Applicants 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 applicants who are members of Phi Theta Kappa
  • No application is required. Applicant must show proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership.

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

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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.

Minimum Entrance Requirements*
College GPA   2.6 (Overall)

* Satisfying these minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

2015 Entering Class Academic Profile
Average Weighted High School GPA 4.02 (Overall)
SAT ** Mid-range 1000 - 1390 (Combined Math & Critical Reading Only)
ACT ** Mid-range 22-28 (Composite)

** NSU will combine the best individual math and critical reading SAT exam scores or best individual ACT exam scores from multiple test instances to measure against the minimum entrance requirements.  Applicants are encouraged to test multiple times to ensure the best possible total score is received.

Fall 2015 New Student Profile

Demographic Profile
Number of Applicants 5,100
Number of Accepts 3,200
Percentage of Class from Florida 59%
Percentage of Class from other States/International 41%
Male 32%
Female 68%

Step 1 – Submit Application

Apply using the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) application.  A non-refundable $50 application fee is required. 

Winter 2016 and Summer 2016 applicants create a VIP page account here with access to the NSU undergraduate application through the Web portal.

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.  Admitted students must make a final decision about attending and pay their enrollment deposit by May 1.  Applications are considered after the priority date as long as there is remaining room in the class.  If accepted after May 1st, enrollment deposits must be paid within two weeks after acceptance.

Winter Application for Transfer Applicants

Deadline: November 30

Enrollment deposits must be paid within two weeks after acceptance.

If you are interested in one of the Dual Admission programs offered at the main campus in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, 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.

  • 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.