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General Admission Requirements Effective July 1, 2011

The following general admission requirements apply to all prospective Abraham S. Fischler School of Education graduate students. Additional admission requirements for each program are outlined within each program's section in this catalog. For assistance with the admission process, please contact the Office of Student Services toll-free at (800) 986-3223, ext. 28500 or visit www.nova.edu/gradadmissions.

  1. All prospective students must submit a completed application with a $50.00 non-refundable fee. (A $50.00 application fee is applicable for each application submitted to Nova Southeastern University.)
  2. Final, official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions are required. Transcripts should be forwarded directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope in order to be considered an official transcript. Applicants with transcripts from institutions that generate electronic transcripts should provide this email address when submitting their transcript request: electronictranscript@nova.edu
    • Photocopies and facsimiles will not be accepted as final, official transcripts.
    • Admission decisions are based on degrees earned at regionally accredited institutions or an official approved equivalent such as an evaluation by one of the approved agencies. The evaluation must include a course-by-course analysis and list all course subjects with United States semester credits and a GPA on a 4.0 scale. For more information, refer to the Transcript Evaluation section.
  3. Applicants may be provisionally admitted based on a preliminary review of unofficial transcripts and/or program-specific admission requirements. However, full admission to any degree program requires the submission of all final, official documents required for admission within 90 calendar days from the official start date of the term.
    • Once provisional acceptance is granted, students who do not attain full-admittance within 90 calendar days from the official start date of the term, will not be permitted to continue his/her studies. Registration will be prohibited and other services may be suspended.
  4. Upon acceptance, all students are required to complete an Enrollment Agreement. (applies to students residing in Arizona, California, Indiana, Missouri, and Nevada only)

Admission Application Deadlines

Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

Applications for admission to the Master of Science in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders program (SLCD) are reviewed by an Admissions Committee. Applicants who meet the admission requirements will be accepted. Enrollment will be determined based on seat availability for an upcoming term. Applications for admission to the Doctoral Program in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP.D.) are reviewed by an Admissions Committee. Applicants who meet the admission requirements will be accepted. Enrollment is available one term per academic year. Applications for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Education program (Ph.D.) are reviewed by an Admissions Committee. Applicants who meet the admission requirements will be accepted. Enrollment will be determined based on seat availability for an upcoming term.

All application documents and materials must be mailed to:
Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
Attn: Abraham S. Fischler School of Education
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

Non-Native English Speakers

Applicants who have indicated a language other than English as their primary language on the application form will need to demonstrate English language proficiency by one of the methods below. Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the Admissions Department (see above address). Proof of English language competency can also be in the form of successful completion of a degree at an approved United States institution of higher education.

  • TOEFL score of 79
  • Academa 2 certificate from NSU’s Language Institute
  • IELTS score: 6.0
  • College Level Freshman English course passed with a grade of C or better
  • GMAT score of 450
  • GRE scores of 1000 (combined Verbal and Quantitative scales only)

Transcript Evaluation

Applicants who possess a baccalaureate or a graduate degree from a non-U.S. institution, or possess credentials from a foreign institution, must provide official documentation of degree equivalency for admission. The evaluation must include a course-by-course analysis and list all course subjects with United States semester credits and a GPA on a 4.0 scale from one of the four evaluation agencies listed below. Applicants are responsible for all fees associated with the evaluation process. For information, contact one of the following:

Academic Evaluation Services, Inc.
11700 N. 58 Street G&H
Tampa, FL 33617
Telephone: (813) 374-2020
Fax: (813) 374-2023
Web site: http://www.aes-edu.org

Educational Credential Evaluators
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Telephone: (414) 289-3400
Web site: http://www.ece.org/

Josef Silney & Associates
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Telephone: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1338
Web site: http://www.jsilny.com/

World Education Services
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Telephone: (212) 966-6311
Fax: (212) 739-6100
Web site: http://www.wes.org/

Favorable evaluations will also be accepted by one of the evaluating agencies approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A current list of members can be viewed by visiting the NACES Web site at: http://www.naces.org

International Applicants

International applicants may be required to show verification of a student I-20 visa or permanent residency status. International candidates who intend to reside in the United States and who are required to obtain an I-20 must be full-time, degree-seeking students and must attend classes in the tri-county area, or at any one of NSU's Campuses located in the State of Florida. For further information, contact the Office of International Students and Scholars at (800) 541-6682, ext. 27240 or (954) 262-7240.

Concurrent Enrollment

FSE offers concurrent enrollment into additional graduate programs for recertification and/or professional development purposes. Current FSE students interested in concurrent enrollment must complete the appropriate admission application for the intended program of interest, along with the concurrent enrollment form. Students interested in concurrent enrollment must discuss the enrollment process with an Academic Advisor prior to registering for classes.