Application Process

NSU University School is committed to providing students with a learning environment best suited to meet their individual needs. Because of this, families recognize the value in a NSU University School education. The strong and supportive relationships our faculty, staff, and administration build with students and parents lay the foundation for a successful educational experience in our Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools.

The admissions team looks forward to guiding you through the application process so that you and your child can be part of the NSU University School community. Please call 954-262-4506 if you have any questions.

Step 1

As we are not currently conducting campus tours, we encourage you to peruse through our website to learn more about the USchool difference. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our admissions team at uschooladmissions@nova.edu or 954-262-4506.

STEP 2

Preschool-Grade 12:

Families looking to enroll in preschool (beginning at 18 months) - grade 12 should click here and submit the online application via Ravenna. You will need to create a new account. Please be sure to click here to pay the application fee to complete the process. (If you are a current USchool family applying a sibling or an NSU employee, please note that the application fee is waived.)

Step 3

Schedule the entrance test:

Preschool (18 Months - 4 years old):

Students entering our preschool programs are not required to take an entrance test. However, parent interviews and child screenings may be required.

Kindergarten:

Our youngest candidates enjoy activity sessions that assess cognitive, language, motor, and social skills. These sessions are scheduled via Zoom. You will receive an appointment after your application is submitted. Kindergarten candidates must be 5 years old by September 1 to apply.

Grades 1-5:

Applicants take standardized tests in reading comprehension, math, and writing. The admissions office will schedule the date after your application is received.

Grades 6-12:

Middle and Upper School applicants take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) at home, which measures verbal and quantitative ability, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Applicants will virtually interview with an admissions coordinator or teacher to share interests, talents, and goals.

Please contact the NSU University School Admissions Office by phone at 954-262-4506 or by email at uschooladmissions@nova.edu to schedule a virtual admissions interview.

STEP 4

Preschool (18 Months - 4 years old):

Please contact your child's physician to obtain your child's valid, original Certificate of Good Health and Florida Certificate of Immunization form. We also ask that you download, print, and complete the Child Care Licensing forms by clicking here. These forms are required to secure your child's placement. Your child's health and Child Care Licensing forms can be scanned and emailed to msc@nova.edu.

Preschool - Grade 12:

Log in to Ravenna and complete all of the required forms listed below:

Preschool:

School Recommendation (if coming from another school)
Parent Questionnaire

Kindergarten:

School Recommendation
Release of Records
Parent Questionnaire

Grades 1-5 and BRIDGES:

School Recommendation for Grade 1
School Recommendation for Grades 2-5
Release of Records
Parent Questionnaire

Grades 6-12:

Release of Records
Math Teacher Recommendation
English Teacher Recommendation
Special Interest Recommendation (Optional)
Applicant Questionnaire
Parent Questionnaire

STEP 5:

Preschool (18 Months - 4 years old):

To check the status of your application, contact the admissions team via email at uschooladmissions@nova.edu or by phone at 954-262-4506.

Kindergarten - Grade 12:

Click here to check the status of your application. You will be notified once the admissions committee has met and a decision has been made.


BRIDGES Program (Grades 1-5):

Bridges candidates are required to submit a recent psychological evaluation before scheduling a visit. The visit will include additional assessments in reading, math, and writing along with participation in classroom activities.

International Students:

We welcome students from other countries.

In addition to meeting the academic and character standards required of all NSU University School applicants, international students in grades 2-12 must demonstrate English proficiency at the intermediate level on a standardized test of English proficiency including but not limited to the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL/TOEFL JR), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), PTE Academic/YTE, or the SSAT. Minimum test scores for Upper School applicants are 70 (TOEFL), 5.5 (IELTS), and 49 (PTE).

All international students must submit original language and translated copies of their grades and recommendations. International applicants for Grades 6-12 should take the ITEP SLATE exam for admissions. Testing sites can be accessed by clicking here.

Applicants for grades 8-12 must submit both original language and certified translated transcripts, beginning with grade 8 through the current grade level. All applicants must submit copies of passport and customs documentation (Visa, I-20, Proof of permanent residency).

A video or personal interview is included in the application process to access verbal English ability and to learn more about the student's interests and goals.



International Students in Grades 6-12:

Release of Records
Math Teacher Recommendation
English Teacher Recommendation
Special Interest Recommendation (Optional)
Applicant Questionnaire (Must be completed in English)
Parent Questionnaire
Photocopy of Student Passport
Official Transcript (In student's language)
Official Transcript (Translated to English and evaluated by a NACES accredited agency. Click here for a list of translation services.)

Have Questions?

Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions about NSU University School.

And as always, our admissions team is here to assist you every step of the way throughout the admissions process. Feel free to call us at 954-262-4506 or email a team member at uschooladmissions@nova.edu.