Undergraduate Admissions

H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship - Undergraduate Admissions

World-recognized undergraduate business programs; faculty who are celebrated leaders in the business community; the opportunity to study full-time on our main campus, part-time at a number of locations or online; abundant opportunities to participate in internships; and membership in an educational community celebrated for innovation.
If you are considering a business degree these are just a few of the benefits the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship will offer you. These pages will outline the undergraduate admission process.
It is important to recognize that admission requirements vary as a function of the program you select: Full-Time Day (Fort Lauderdale-Davie Campus); Part-Time Study - Main Campus; Full-Time or Part-Time Study Online or Off-campus.
If you have questions at any time regarding the Huizenga Business School, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or call 800.338.4723 ext. 25168 or 954.262.5168. Applicants interested in attending classes at our Fort Lauderdale-Davie Campus should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions online at http://www.nova.edu/undergradapply/.

HOW TO APPLY - Bachelor's Degree Admission/Application Requirements   arrowtop

Applications for our Bachelor's Degree Programs are individually reviewed and admission is offered to those applicants who meet both qualitative and quantitative criteria. All required documentation must be received before an admission decision can be offered.

Freshman Admission

First-Time in College; Full-Time Day Program Fort Lauderdale-Davie Campus
Required documentation:
  1. Completed Application for Admission with nonrefundable $50 application fee.
  2. Official high school transcripts
  3. Official SAT or ACT examination scores
  4. Evidence of high school graduation or receipt of General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
First-Time in College; Part-Time Evening Program
  1. Completed Application for Admission with nonrefundable $50 application fee.
  2. Official high school transcripts
  3. Applicants interested in evening adult, off-campus and online programs need not submit SAT/ACT scores
  4. Evidence of high school graduation or receipt of General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  5. If applicable: Corporate Training Records, Military Records, or Licenses

Freshman Transfer Admission

(Previously enrolled in College and earned less than 24 credit hours)
Full-Time Day
  1. Completed Application for Admission with nonrefundable $50 application fee.
  2. Official high school transcripts indicating graduation date or GED
  3. Official SAT or ACT scores
  4. Official Academic transcripts from all colleges previously attended

Undergraduate Transfer Admission

(Previously enrolled in College and earned 24 credit hours or more)
Full-Time Day Program
  1. Completed Application for Admission with nonrefundable $50 application fee
  2. Official transcripts from each of the colleges or universities attended, whether or not credit was received.
  3. If applicant does not have at least 24 transferrable credits from a regionally accredited institution, official high school transcripts indicating graduation date or GED.
Part-Time Evening Program
  1. Completed Application for Admission with nonrefundable $50 application fee
  2. Official transcripts from each of the colleges or universities attended, whether or not credit was received.
  3. If applicant does not have at least 24 transferrable credits from a regionally accredited institution, official high school transcripts indicating graduation date or GED.
Online and Off-Campus students should speak with an Admissions Counselor. Simply contact your Admissions Manager at 800.338.4732 or visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Online and Off-Campus Freshman and Transfer Applicants should provide:
  1. Completed Application for Admission with nonrefundable $50 application fee
  2. Official transcripts from each of the colleges or universities attended, whether or not credit was received.
  3. If applicant does not have at least 24 transferrable credits from a regionally accredited institution, official high school transcripts indicating graduation date or GED.
Please NoteSpecial Note Regarding the Online Application for Admission
You must create a login ID and a PIN. The PIN must be 6 digits long. Record this information should you need to return to the Application at a later date.
When all information has been provided, you must click on the navigation button "Application is Complete."
Please remember to download, print, and complete the Transcript Request Form, and send it to the designated institution(s).
You will receive an email acknowledgement when required admissions materials are received by Nova Southeastern University.
Form Description
Transcript Request Form Transcripts are required from all previous institutions attended
Acceptance/Confirmation Form For provisionally accepted students
International Applicants - Freshmen (Full-Time, Fort Lauderdale-Davie Campus)
  • Completed Application for Admission with nonrefundable $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from each of the colleges or universities attended, whether or not credit was received.
  • If applicant does not have at least 24 transferrable credits from a regionally accredited institution, official high school transcripts indicating graduation date or GED.
  • Credits earned at non-US institutions must be evaluated for equivalency by an outside agency (World Education Services or Joseph Silny & Associates). Applicants are responsible for evaluation fees.
  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. (Minimum paper score =550; Minimum internet score = 79). A score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (ILETS) exam is accepted in lieu of the TOEFL.
  • Either the SAT or ACT verbal score may substitute for the above English Language Proficiency scores. Applicants must earn a minimum 480 in the critical reading section on the SAT or 20 in the reading section on the ACT.
International Applicants - Transfer Students (Full-Time, Fort Lauderdale-Davie Campus)
  • Completed Application for Admission with nonrefundable $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from each of the colleges or universities attended, whether or not credit was received.
  • If applicant does not have at least 24 transferrable credits from a regionally accredited institution, official high school transcripts indicating graduation date or GED.
  • Credits earned at non-US institutions must be evaluated for equivalency by an outside agency (World Education Services or Joseph Silny & Associates). Applicants are responsible for evaluation fees.
  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. (Minimum paper score =550; Minimum internet score = 79). A score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (ILETS) exam is accepted in lieu of the TOEFL.
  • Either the SAT or ACT verbal score may substitute for the above English Language Proficiency scores. Applicants must earn a minimum 480 in the critical reading section on the SAT or 20 in the reading section on the ACT.
International Applicants - Off-Campus and Online
  • Completed Application for Admission with nonrefundable $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from each of the colleges or universities attended, whether or not credit was received.
  • If applicant does not have at least 24 transferrable credits from a regionally accredited institution, official high school transcripts indicating graduation date or GED.
  • Credits earned at non-US institutions must be evaluated for equivalency by an outside agency (World Education Services or Joseph Silny & Associates). Applicants are responsible for evaluation fees.
  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. (Minimum paper score =550; Minimum internet score = 79). A score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (ILETS) exam is accepted in lieu of the TOEFL.
  • Either the SAT or ACT verbal score may substitute for the above English Language Proficiency scores. Applicants must earn a minimum 480 in the critical reading section on the SAT or 20 in the reading section on the ACT.

International Applicants   arrowtop

International applicants are welcome participants in the Bachelor's Programs at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. Applicants should carefully review all Application Requirements.
In addition, international applicants should be aware of each of the following:
Academic Transcript Evaluation
  1. If your degree was completed outside of the United States, you must have your transcript evaluated by a NACES accredited organization. A list of these organizations can be found at www.naces.org
  2. Be certain that your academic evaluation lists degree equivalency and includes a GPA (grade point average) on a 4.0 scale as well as a course-by-course credit evaluation.
  3. Academic evaluations must be completed for all high school and college work.
English Competency
  1. TOEFL scores earned more than one year prior to the date of enrollment will not be accepted.
  2. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. Minimum paper score =550; Minimum internet score=79). A score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (ILETS) exam is accepted in lieu of the TOEFL.
  3. Either the SAT or ACT verbal score may substitute for the above English Language proficiency scores. Applicants must earn a minimum 480 verbal on the SAT or 20 on the ACT.
  4. For sending TOEFL scores, NSU's institution code is 5514.
International Applicant Financial Statement
Any international applicant who requires a student visa must submit a bank verification statement or an official letter of sponsorship from their government or agency (in English). The bank verification must include the applicant's name and relationship to the sponsor, if other than the applicant, and confirm that there are sufficient funds in U.S. dollars or Euro to cover the amount listed on the expense sheet (Adobe Acrobat Reader) provided to the international applicant upon admission. The expense sheet (Adobe Acrobat Reader) covers all estimated educational expenses including tuition, books, housing, meals, personal expenses, fees and medical insurance for one year of study.
If the applicant wishes to include his or her family, the following is required:
  1. In the bank verification or letter of sponsorship list each family member's name, date of birth, country of citizenship and relationship
  2. financial support of approximately $8,000 for a spouse and $2,500 for each child per year.
No Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) will be issued unless the above documentation is on file. The bank verification or sponsorship letter must be dated no more than 6 months prior to enrollment. International applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow sufficient time to process the I-20 form. The I-20 form will be sent to the applicant confirming the applicant's intent to enroll in the program.
The I-20
The I-20 will be issued by Nova Southeastern University upon full admission to the University. For more information on how to obtain an I-20, visit the Office of International Students.
F1-Student Visa
Any international applicant planning to reside in the United States while studying at Nova Southeastern University must obtain an F-1 Student Visa. For more information on how to obtain a Student Visa, click here.

Conditions of Admission   arrowtop

Full Admission
To be fully admitted to Bachelor's Degree Programs, all applicants must provide official final transcripts and a $200 tuition deposit.
Provisional Admission
Applicants who choose to submit unofficial transcripts reflecting degree conferral and examined copies of SAT or ACT scores may be offered provisional admission to the Bachelor's Programs. It is important to recognize that a provisionally accepted student must submit official transcripts to NSU within 90 days of initial enrollment.
Special Admission
Special (non-degree seeking) students may complete up to 24 credit hours or enroll in a program specialization without being admitted to a degree program. Special students should indicate their status on the application for admission and submit the application, application fee, and an official transcript reflecting the highest level of education completed..

Credit for Previous Experience and Training  arrowtop

Because Bachelor's level study extends knowledge and skills acquired in both the classroom and workplace, a variety of options exist for applicants who wish to receive academic credit for life and professional experiences.
Please note that all requests for prior learning credit must be made before 24 credits are completed at Nova Southeastern University. Credits earned through the Office of Prior Learning will be posted on student transcripts after 12 credits have been successfully completed at NSU.
CLEP/DANTES/ACT-PEP/TECH 1110 Test-Out
Students may complete selected general education, major or elective courses through objective tests designed to access specific subject knowledge. These examinations include the College Board's College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) subject exams, ACT-PEP exams, and New York University language exams.
Before completing any of these examinations it is important to speak with an academic advisor.
Nationally Accredited Trade and Technical School Portfolios
Applicants who have attended nationally accredited trade or technical schools may submit portfolios that describe learning experiences they believe should be applied for credit in their program of study. Official review of portfolios is conducted by the Office of Prior Learning.
Full Portfolios
Occasionally students choose to challenge a specific college-level course. In this case, a full portfolio presenting knowledge of the course content must be submitted. The full portfolio is evaluated by an appropriate NSU faculty member. You may earn up to 25 percent of your program credit through the full portfolio process. For a complete description of this process, contact the Office of Prior Learning.
Standard Grants
Nova Southeastern University has established a series of standard college credit grants for common documented learning experiences. These experiences include corporate training courses, military experience and pilot licensing, as well as healthcare industry training experiences such as EMT and paramedic training and nursing education in training hospitals. Specific documentation is required for each standard grant. For more information, contact the Office of Prior Learning at 1-800-338-4723, extension 28414.

Tuition and Fee Schedule  arrowtop

At the Huizenga Business School, we know that tuition is a major factor when deciding on the right university. For that reason, we want to provide you with a clear understanding of the anticipated costs for earning your bachelor's business degree at NSU. Keep in mind that since tuition is credit-based, each program has a varying total tuition cost for completing your degree. As a general estimate, you should anticipate a total tuition cost of $77,400.
We make every effort to make our high quality academic programs an outstanding investment. The following outlines 2012-13 tuition and fees. Don't hesitate to Contact Us regarding possible scholarship and grant awards!

Our Tuition Estimator can help you get an idea how scholarships and grants can affect your tuition costs.

Tuition Charges 2013-14
Full-Time Tuition, Main Campus (per semester) $12,375.00
Per Credit Hour, Main Campus, Evening Program $675.00
Per Credit Hour, Off-Campus $535.00
Online Program, Per Credit Hour $675.00

Additional Fees
Application fee $50.00
Registration Fee (per semester) $25.00
University Student Services Fee (per semester) $300.00

Upcoming Application & Admission Deadlines  arrowtop

Applications for our Bachelor's Degree Programs are individually reviewed and admission is offered to those applicants who meet both qualitative and quantitative criteria. All required documentation must be received before an admission decision can be rendered. Each term (Fall, Winter, Summer), new students must submit an application for admission no later than 10 working days before classes begin. Class formats are designed so that each term includes two 8-week sessions. Below are the deadlines for upcoming terms:
2013-2014 Application Deadline Admissions Deadline Registration Deadline
Fall II September 15, 2013 September 20, 2013 October 2, 2013
Winter I December 1, 2013 December 8, 2013 December 18, 2013
Winter II February 2, 2014 February 10, 2014 February 19, 2014
Summer April 6, 2014 April 14, 2014 April 23, 2014

Residential Life & Housing  arrowtop

The members of the Office of Residential Life and Housing team are dedicated to enhancing your total educational experience by providing and facilitating an enjoyable on-campus living experience. Living on campus is an integral part of your total education. The Office of Residential Life and Housing provides housing services, academic support, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of academic, cultural, social, and recreational programs.

For more information, visit Residential Life & Housing.



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