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

Thank you for your interest in NSU University School! We encourage you to register for one of our virtual U-Tours to learn about the USchool difference. On-campus tours are limited and we strongly advise you to take a virtual tour prior to visiting. To protect the health and safety of our school community, on-campus visitors are required to wear masks, and tours of indoor spaces and classrooms are limited. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our admissions team at or 954-262-4506.


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.)


Preschool - Grade 12:

Log in to Ravenna and complete all of the required forms.

Step 4

18 Months - 3 years old:

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

Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten:

Our youngest candidates enjoy activity sessions that assess cognitive, language, motor, and social skills. These sessions are scheduled via Zoom. Testing will begin in January and an admissions representative will call you to schedule a virtual exam once your application is received. Junior kindergarten candidates must be 4 years old by September 1, and 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. Testing will begin in January and an admissions representative will call you to schedule a virtual exam once your application is received.

Grades 6-12:

Middle and Upper School applicants have the option to take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT), which measures verbal and quantitative ability, reading comprehension, and writing skills, either in person or at home. Applicants who take the SSAT on our campus on an Alternate Flex Date (weekday) will have the opportunity to tour the school as well as complete the student interview at the conclusion of the test.

Saturday Standard SSAT testing dates are available at local and international testing sites. Please note that the school tour and student interview, whether in person or via Zoom, will be scheduled on a separate date for applicants who take the SSAT on a Saturday.

For test dates and registration instructions, click here. Please contact the NSU University School Admissions Office by phone at 954-262-4506 or by email at to schedule a virtual admissions interview.

International Students:

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.


Preschool (18 Months - 4 years old):

To check the status of your application, contact the admissions team via email at 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.

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