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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. (Please note that this application is designed for both our Fort Lauderdale/Davie in-person format and online format.)
  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 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 school psychology program.
  4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
  5. Two academic or professional letters of recommendationOnce 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. International applicants should submit English proficiency scores, if applicable. International applicants should visit Requirements for Obtaining an I-20 for further information.*
  8. Letter specifying coursework (Non-Degree Seeking only).
  9. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for admission. (Please see GRE requirement announcement below.)
  10. Complete the attestation statement. You should download the attestation statement to your desktop, complete/save it, and then email it to Please note that we will not be able to process your application without the completed attestation statement.
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.

GRE Requirement Announcement

The Department of Clinical and School Psychology is proud to welcome applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our faculty admissions committee reviews each application to determine whether the applicant’s stated goals align with the program’s academic and professional objectives.

During the application review process, the faculty admissions committee places strong emphasis on the applicant’s coursework, grade point average, letters of recommendation, statement of professional goals, individual interview, research experience, and potential to be successful in the program and beyond.

Applicants to the School Psychology Psy.S. program, are not required to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. However, the faculty admissions committee encourages applicants to submit GRE scores if they believe the scores will enhance their overall application.

Questions about the admissions process are welcomed at | (800) 541-6682 ext. 27563 | (954) 262-7563.

Format Terms Offered Preferred Deadlines
Early/Regular Admission**
In-Person (Main Campus) August (Fall) January 8 / June 30

January (Winter)

August (Fall)

November 15

January 8 / June 30

**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 the Faculty Admissions Committee for review. Depending on the time of year and intended semester, the Committee review process may take five to ten business days. However, the process will be longer if the Committee requires additional information for review and/or an admissions interview.1

At any time during the application process, please check your status online via the application portal. Notification is sent to the email address on file once a decision is made.

Checking your Supplemental Items (Application Documents)

  • Login to the Application Portal
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Select “4. Supplemental Items” (A list of your supplemental items will be listed)

Document Check

Please allow 3 - 5 business days for processing if your document has not been marked as received in your application portal. If this time has lapsed, please email with the subject line “Document Check” for an update.2

Application Status

After your application has been submitted (including all supplemental documents), please allow 5-10 business days for a decision to be emailed to you. If this time has lapsed, please email with the subject line “Application Status” for an admissions update. 2

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.

2If possible, please include your NSU# in the your email.

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 outside of 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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