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. 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 to create an account with Ravenna and submit the online application. Only after an account has been created with Ravenna will you be able to fill out the application. 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.

International Students:

In addition to the required forms mentioned above, international applicants will need to have the following documents uploaded in Ravenna to complete the application: 1) Original and certified translated official grade reports/transcripts beginning with grade 8 through the current grade level (for applicants in grades 8-12 only), 2) English and Math teacher recommendations, and 3) Copy of your child's passport and customs documentation (Visa, I-20, proof of permanent residency). Click here to obtain certified translated transcripts through SpanTran.

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. Testing will begin in January and an admissions representative will call you to schedule an 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 an 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. Click here for upcoming SSAT FLEX test dates and registration instructions.

Saturday Standard SSAT testing dates are available at local and international testing sites. Click here to find a testing center near you or register for the SSAT at Home test. 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.

Please contact the NSU University School Admissions Office by phone at 954-262-4506 or by email at to schedule an admissions interview.

International Students:

The application process for international students includes an interview and English language proficiency screening, in addition to meeting the academic and character standards required of all NSU University School applicants.

Applicants for Grades 1 - 10:

International students entering grades 1-10 will participate in an interview with an English language proficiency screening. Once the application fee is paid, contact our admissions team at or 954-262-4506 to schedule your interview and in-house test.

Applicants for Grades 1 1- 12:

International students entering grades 11–12 will participate in an interview and 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 Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), iTEP Slate, PTE Academic/YTE, or the SSAT. Recommended test scores for Upper School applicants are 70 (TOEFL iBT), 5.0 (ITEP Slate), 5.5 (IELTS), and 45 (PTE).

Testing sites for ITEP Slate exams can be accessed by clicking here.

Once the application fee is paid, contact our admissions team at or 954-262-4506 to arrange an interview.


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