International Students Admissions Process

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Many international students in kindergarten through grade 12 have made their mark at NSU University School. We offer a variety of programs that help international families and students successfully adjust to our school community and culture and excel in college and beyond. Families seeking international admission to our school should click here for more information or call 954-262-4506.

Global Scholars Program

(K- Grade 12)

The Global Scholars Program provides instruction to further develop academic English language skills and also provides support with successfully acclimating and integrating into the NSU University School environment.

Benefits include:

  • Individualization of English Language instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and listening based upon each student's learning style and needs in a language support class.
  • Assistance with meeting content class expectations in a lab setting.
  • Full immersion in all levels of content classes, based on student's ability, including honors and AP.
  • Designated teacher/counselor to help navigate day-to-day activities and monitor academic progress.
  • Certified, professional, experienced, and caring teachers.
  • Support with participation in extra-curricular and community service activities.
  • Use of Homework and Study Center after school.
  • Comprehensive and specialized guidance and assistance with applying to college as an international student.
  • Social support through collaboration with students and faculty from NSU College of Psychology.

There is an additional fee of $5,000 per year plus the cost of regular tuition for enrollment in the Global Scholars Program.

Admission Criteria

In addition to meeting the academic and character standards required of all NSU University School applicants, international applicants for Grades 4-12 will need to demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to thrive in our college preparatory environment. Acceptable standardized test of English proficiency scores include but are not limited to the TOEFL/TOEFL JR, IELTS, PTE Academic/YTE, ITEP Slate, or the SSAT. If an applicant is unable to access a standardized test, our admissions department will assist with alternative options.

Minimum test scores for Grade 9-12 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.


Susanna Sang - NOVA Connect, LLC – International Student Liaison

Handles coordination of host family, communication between school and family, and transportation. Also acts as a legal guardian.

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English Language & Academic Support

(Grades 2-12)

The goal of our English Language and Academic Support classes is to improve our student's listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the English language. Our supportive, specially trained teachers provide individualized and small group instruction to help students further develop the language skills needed to succeed in their academic classes. Students attend class one period a day and receive credit towards their graduation requirements.

There is an additional fee of $980 per semester for the English Language and Academic Support class.


NSU University School is certified to issue an F1 Visa for qualified students. The Nova Southeastern University Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides support and advisory services for F1 NSU University School students and families. The OISS staff will provide assistance with the necessary documentation and review of paperwork. They are also available to answer your questions and help you with any immigration-related problem that you may have. For further information, please call +1 (954) 262-7240.

Once a student has met the standards for admission and enrolled in NSU University School, OISS will contact the student and family to collect documents and information necessary to issue a Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant Student).