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 Preschool, 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 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 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.)

**We are nearing capacity for our PK3 program. Please contact our admissions office at 954-262-4506 or uschooladmissions@nova.edu to inquire about availability before submitting a PK3 application.

STEP 3

Preschool--Grade 12:

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

International Students:

Log in to Ravenna and complete all of the required forms. International applicants will also need to upload the following documents:

  • Official grade reports/transcripts beginning from grade 8 through the student's current grade level. Click here to request certified translated transcripts through SpanTran.
  • English and math teacher recommendations
  • Copy of your child's passport

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. To begin our PK1 program, children must be walking independently.

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. To enter Junior kindergarten, children are required to be potty-trained for daytime.

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 uschooladmissions@nova.edu to schedule an admissions interview.

International Students:

Once the application fee is paid, contact our admissions team at uschooladmissions@nova.edu or 954-262-4506 to arrange an interview and discuss any testing requirements. The application process for international students includes an interview and English language proficiency screening, in addition to requirements for all applicants.

Applicants for Grades 1--10:

The application process for international students entering grades 1--10 includes an interview and an English language proficiency screening. Contact our admissions team at uschooladmissions@nova.edu or 954-262-4506 to schedule your interview and in-house test.

Applicants for Grades 1 1--12:

The application process for international students entering grades 11--12 includes an interview and a standardized English language proficiency test. Recommended English Proficiency Assessments and Scores:

ITEP Slate: 5.0
IELTS: 5.5
TOEFL IBT: 70
PTE Academic: 45
Duolingo: 80

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.

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.