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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.

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 intl@nova.edu.

Checklist

  1. Complete online application form. (Please note that this application is designed for both our Fort Lauderdale/Davie and Tampa campuses.)
  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.
  4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
  5. Two academic or professional letters of recommendation. Once the application processing fee has been received, students will be able to put in Recommender's Email Addresses. They will receive an email with a link to the student's application, where the recommender will fill out the form electronically and upload the recommendation letter.
  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. GRE or MAT scores (GRE Code: 5516) Not required for applicants satisfying alternative degree-seeking requirements.
  8. International Student applicants should submit English proficiency scores, if applicable. International Students should visit Requirements for Obtaining an I-20 for further information.*
  9. Letter specifying coursework (Non-Degree Seeking only).
Please mail transcripts to:
Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
Attn: College of Psychology
3301 College Avenue P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905
For International Students:
Nova Southeastern University
Attn: Enrollment Processing Services
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

Official electronic transcripts must be sent to electronictranscript@nova.edu.
NOTE: EXTERNAL INSTITUTIONS ONLY
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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 gradschool@nova.edu.

How to Apply

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

Location Terms Offered Preferred Deadlines
Early/Regular Admission**
Main Campus August (Fall) January 8 / June 30
Tampa January (Winter) November 15

**Applications and supporting material should be received by the preferred application review date. Late applications are reviewed based on availability and students who are not accepted for their initial start date because of late application status will be considered for the following term.

After the Department of Recruitment and Admissions has received the completed application for admission (with supplemental documents), the admissions file is submitted to a faculty committee for review. Depending on the time of year and intended semester, the faculty review process may take five to ten business days. However, the process will be longer if the faculty committee requires additional information for review and/or an admissions interview.1

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.

1All newly submitted admission documents are sent to a centralized university processing center. Depending on the time of year, additional days may be added to the overall processing time.

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 Universities requirements.

Students who have obtained a degree from a foreign country 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 intl@nova.edu.

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