The following admission requirements apply to all FSE students.
Full admission to any academic program requires the submission of all official transcript required for program admission within 90 calendar days of the first day of the official start of the term. Provisional admission status may be granted based on unofficial documents but will be revoked and further registration prohibited if official transcripts and other admission documents are not received within the 90-day timeframe. Students are not eligible for financial aid until full admission status has been granted. Admission Requirements for Master’s and Educational Specialist Programs:
- All applicants must complete an application form with a $50 nonrefundable fee.
- Submit all final official transcripts reflecting academic coursework for all institutions attended.
- Applicants applying to the Master of Science program must provide an official transcript of an earned baccalaureate degree. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of a 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) is required for applicants applying to the Master of Science program. Applicants who do not meet the 2.5 CGPA requirement must submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores (a combined score of 1000 for verbal and quantitative scales only) for conditional admission. If the applicant does not meet the minimum 2.5 CGPA or GRE score requirement, the applicant may enroll in a maximum of six (6) credit hours and must earn a grade of B or better in each course during the first term of enrollment. Students who do not earn a grade of B or better in each course will be submit to admission from the program.
- Applicants applying to the Educational Specialist program must provide an official transcript of an earned master’s degree. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) is required for applying to the Educational Specialist degree.
Additional admission requirements for each program/specialization of study is listed on the admission application and in the current catalog available at http://www.fischlerschool.nova.edu/gtep/Student-Catalog-and-Handbook
The NSU approved programs of study, additional admissions and exit requirements, and respective professional competencies and standards are available at http://www.fischlerschool.nova.edu/Resources/uploads/app/45/files/Approved_Programs_in_Teacher_Education.pdf
International Applicants Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency . The following standardized tests currently satisfy the University's English requirement for nonnative English speakers:
- Academia 2 certificate from NSU’s Language Institute
- College Level Freshman English course passed with a grade of C or better
- GMAT score: 450
- GRE score (Verbal & Quantitative): 1000
- High School diploma or GED issued in the U.S.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 on the test module.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 213 on the computer-based test; 79-80 on the Internet based test.
- SAT Verbal score: 480
- Test of Spoken English (TSE) score of 50
Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the FSE Admissions department. Proof of English language competency can also be in the form of successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education.