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Current Student FAQs

Academic Advising

  1. How do I find out who my academic advisor is and how I can contact him/her?
  2. When should I see my academic advisor?
  3. How do I schedule an appointment with my academic advisor?
  4. I am a new student. What do I need to do to get started?

Registration

  1. How do I know what courses I need to take?
  2. What is a prerequisite and why do I need it?
  3. How do I search for classes?
  4. How do I register for classes?
  5. I tried to register but I have a hold. Why?
  6. When are the registration deadlines?
  7. What are late registration fees?
  8. What if I change my mind about taking a class?
  9. How do I drop a class?

Online Resources

  1. How do I sign up for an NSU e-mail account?
  2. How do I get a receipt for my classes?
  3. How do I access my online class?
  4. Where can I get a report card?
  5. Who do I contact if I'm experiencing technical difficulty with NSU systems or programs?

Academic Course Information

  1. Where do I find my syllabus?
  2. How do I find out what books I need for my classes and where do I order them?

Financial Information

  1. How do I pay for my classes?
  2. Who do I contact if I have questions about financial aid or scholarships?
  3. How many credits must I take to be considered eligible for financial aid?
  4. When is payment due?

Academic Advising

  1. How do I find out who my academic advisor is and how I can contact him/her?

    You can find a listing of all of the Huizenga College of Business Academic advisors along with their contact information here.

  2. When should I see my academic advisor?

    In order to be successful in your academic career, it is essential to stay informed, plan effectively, and engage in proactive, positive decision-making and problem-solving. Your academic advisor is here to help!

    Academic advising is a partnership between student and academic advisor, and includes shared decision-making and responsibility. Make sure to meet with your academic advisor regularly to ensure that you are on the right track.

  3. How do I schedule an appointment with my academic advisor?

    You can schedule an appointment with your academic advisor online. You can find the online advising calendar here. You can also contact the Office of Academic Advising at 954-262-5067 or 1-800-541-6682, ext. 25067.

  4. I am a new student. What do I need to do to get started?

    Welcome to NSU! Please click here to get started!

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Registration

  1. How do I know what courses I need to take?

    You can use your CAPP Report, Program Map and Catalog to determine program and degree requirements. Steps to access your CAPP report can be found here. You may access the Program Maps here. The current catalog can be found here. Past catalogs can be found in the Huizenga Portal.

  2. What is a prerequisite and why do I need it?

    A pre-requisite is a course that must be completed prior to the course in question. Prerequisite courses are important to develop a strong foundation in a content area for subsequent study. For a list of prerequisites, consult the catalog or curriculum sheet.

    Graduate Students: There are two types of prerequisite classes for graduate students. Some programs require certain undergraduate courses which must be taken prior to its graduate counterpart. Prerequisites may also be graduate-level courses that are required to be taken before other graduate courses.

  3. How do I search for classes?

    You should use the Schedule of Classes to search for classes. Beginning in September the University will transition to Course Wizard. Course Wizard enables students to browse and search course information, class dates, times and locations. Course descriptions, instructor names, book information and syllabi can also be retrieved via this updated scheduling tool.

  4. How do I register for classes?

    You should register for classes through SharkLink, you may view registration instructions here.

  5. I tried to register, but I have a hold. Why?

    Students may incur holds for a variety of reasons, including missing documentation, an outstanding balance, or an issue regarding your academic status. To review your holds, go to SharkLink, select "My Academics" go to the area titled "I Would Like To…" then select on "View Holds"

  6. What are the registration deadlines?

    Registration deadlines for Doctoral, Masters, and Undergraduate students can be found here.

  7. What are late registration fees?

    The late registration period follows the normal registration period. During the late registration period, students who have not yet initiated registration for the semester may register through SharkLink and/or their academic advisor; however, a late fee will be added to their account.

  8. What if I change my mind about taking a class?

    Before the start of the semester/term, you can make changes to your schedule without financial or academic consequences. Once the term has started, you will have financial obligations; these vary depending on when you submit your request to drop or withdraw from the course. In addition, depending on when you drop/withdraw, there may be implications for your academic progress, academic standing and/or satisfactory academic progress (SAP). Please consult the academic calendar for the refund schedule.

  9. How do I drop a class?

    Graduate students should fill out the Master/Doctoral Drop Form found in the Huizenga Portal in the My Classes module. NSU employees must submit a Student Transaction Form to the One Stop Shop for processing. Please allow 48 business hours for the processing of submitted request via the Huizenga Portal.

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Technical Resources

  1. How do I sign up for an NSU e-mail account?

    Your NSU Email Name is created automatically once you've been accepted to NSU. To retrieve your NSU Email Name and password, you can go to http://www.nova.edu/sharklinkid/. Your e-mail username and password will serve a number of purposes. Not only will you use them to access your WebMail account (sharkmail.nova.edu), but you will also use them to log into the Huizenga Portal).

  2. How do I get a receipt for my classes?

    You can print out a listing of all tuition charges by logging into WebSTAR (www.webstar.nova.edu). However, if you need an itemized receipt, you can request one from the Bursar's Office by contacting them at 954-262-5200 or 800-541-6682 x25200.

  3. How do I access my online class?

    HCBE courses utilize Blackboard for online course delivery. You can access Blackboard via Sharklink https://sharklink.nova.edu/cp/home/displaylogin or directly at https://mako.nova.edu/webapps/login/. Students will have access to their courses 3 days prior to the start of the course. Tutorials and additional information about Blackboard can be found at http://www.nova.edu/help/blackboard/.

  4. Where can I get a report card?

    You can print an official grade report by logging into SharkLink. Got to "My Academics" then select on "View Official Grade Report" Select on the semester for which you wish to generate your grades. Please note that you will have to follow the instructions listed in WebSTAR to enable the printing of background images and colors.

  5. Who do I contact if I'm experiencing technical difficulty with NSU systems or programs?

    For technical assistance, please contact the OIIT Help Desk at 954-262-4357 or 800-541-6682 ext. 24357 or by e-mail at help@nova.edu. You can also refer to the OIIT Help Desk Website.

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Online Resources

  1. Where do I find my syllabi?

    Syllabi can be accessed through the Course Wizard when searching for courses.

  2. How do I find out what books I need for my classes and where do I order them?

    Your book list can be accessed through the Course Wizard when searching for courses. Books can be ordered through the NSU Bookstore (http://nsubooks.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/BNCBHomePage?storeId=10055&catalogId=10001&langId=-1) If you decide to order your books through somewhere other than the NSU bookstore, make sure that you order the correct edition of your books. The easiest way to ensure this is to make sure that the ISBN number on your book(s) matches what is listed in your syllabus.

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Financial Information

  1. How do I pay for my classes?

    There are several options for you to utilize:

    1. you can pay for your classes online in SharkLink, select "My Account", go to the area titled "Account Summary" select on "NSU EBILL (View and Pay Bill)."
    2. you can mail payment directly to the Bursar's office at NSU Bursar's Office, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
    3. you can pay in person at the One-Stop Shop located in the Horvitz Administration building at the main campus
    4. financial aid recipients should be in contact with the financial aid office
  2. Who do I contact if I have questions about financial aid or scholarships?

    Main campus and online students can contact the Financial Aid office at 954-262-3380 (or 800-806-3680). For questions about the Huizenga College of Business, please see our scholarships page. For all other scholarship information, please refer to www.nova.edu/financialaid/scholarships/index.html.

  3. How many credits must I take to be considered eligible for financial aid?

    Graduate students seeking financial aid eligibility must register for a minimum of 6 graduate level credits per semester that are applicable to a student's curriculum. To verify that courses are part of your curriculum you must generate your CAPP report. Courses that are 0 credits or that begin with the following prefixes; ACTP, FINP, QNTP, or PUBP are not considered towards the credit amount needed for financial aid eligibility. The Office of Financial Aid also has specific criteria regarding repeated courses. Students are encouraged to speak with the Financial Aid Counselors regarding questions about their Financial Aid.

  4. When is payment due?

    Payment is due 30 days after the semester begins.

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