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Application Checklist & Deadlines

To ensure that your application is complete, please use the checklist below and follow the detailed instructions provided for each item. All documents that are submitted to the University will need to include your name on each page. NSU recommends that you start the application process at least 1-2 months prior to the deadline date. Note: Documents should be submitted in Word (.docx, .doc) or Acrobat (.pdf) formats only.

International students are encouraged to contact the Office of International Students and Scholars at (954) 262-7240 or 800-541-6682, ext. 27240 or by email at


  1. Complete online application form.
  2. Non refundable application fee of US $50. Once the application is completed and the application processing fee has been received by NSU, students will be able to upload supplemental documents to Supplemental Documents on their user profile.
  3. Statement of Professional Goals. The statement of professional goal helps us to get to know you beyond the documents you provided. In no more than five hundred (500) words, please tell us the following: 
    • Your interest in pursuing the Psy.D. in School Psychology program and how this interest is relevant to your career and personal goals.
    • Personal characteristics that you possess and relevant experiences that you have had that will aid in your success in the Psy.D. in School Psychology program.
  4. CV/Resume
  5. Three academic or professional recommendations.
  6. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities you attended need to be mailed directly to Enrollment Processing Services (EPS), including agency evaluation of foreign degrees for determination of U.S. equivalence (including Canadian transcripts). Visit International Students for further information.*
  7. National Certification in School Psychology (NCSP), state certification, and/or state license - submit photocopies of each (Advanced Standing Applicants Only).
Please mail transcripts to:
Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
Attn: College of Psychology
P.O. Box 299000
3300 South University Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2004
For International Students:
Nova Southeastern University
Attn: Enrollment Processing Services
3300 South University Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2004

Official electronic transcripts must be sent to

If you have any questions about the admissions process, call (954) 262-7563 / (800) 541-6682, 27563 (a-s-k-m-e), or email to

How to Apply

To access a step-by-step guide on the application process, click here

Location Terms Offered Deadlines Interview Days (Zoom)
Fort Lauderdale August (Fall) Jan 8, 2024 - Early Deadline
June 30, 2024 - Late Deadline
  • December 11, 2023
  • February 5, 2024
  • February 19, 2024
  • March 4, 2024

Late applications are reviewed based on availability.

How to Apply

To access a step-by-step guide on the application process, click here.

The doctoral admissions review process is comprised of a faculty committee review and an interview. After submitting all required documents, the application file is sent to the Faculty Admissions Committee for review. Based on the merit of the submitted documents, the committee will invite a select group of applicants to participate in an interview.

Depending on the time of year, the review process may take several weeks. At any time during the review process, applicants may check their status online via the application portal. Once a decision has been made, notification is sent via email to the address on file.

In accordance with the guidelines established by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, admitted students have until April 15th to respond to the admission offer.

Applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to demonstrate English proficiency. Please visit the International Students Office website for a list of English proficiency test that satisfies the university's requirements.

Students, who have obtained a degree from outside the United States, should view the list of approved agencies to have their official transcripts reviewed for university credit. Please visit the International Students Office website for a list of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). International Students are encouraged to contact the Office of International Student Services at (954) 262-7240 or 1800-541-6682, ext. 27240 or by email at

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