It’s part of our mission to provide convenient ways for students across the nation and all over the globe to earn a degree from Nova Southeastern University. That’s why we offer many of our degree programs through distance education, with classes delivered outside the Fort Lauderdale area either online, or at one of our Regional Campuses.
Students don’t have to be on our Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus to have a traditional college experience. Our Regional Campuses allow those who live far from Fort Lauderdale to experience an on-campus atmosphere. Our campuses provide opportunities to develop friendships, form study groups and use videoconferencing equipment to connect with the main campus.
NSU Regional Campuses offer:
With an Internet connection, Nova Southeastern University students can participate in online courses from any location in the world. These programs provide Web-based instruction, online access to course content and a wide range of activities, including frequent student-teacher and student-student communication.
NSU’s online education features:
Federal and state regulations require that institutions of higher education comply with state laws regarding distance learning. Distance learning programs may utilize a number of different instructional methodologies including online courses or video technology. Degree programs may also integrate some form of supervised field experience such as an internship, externship, student teaching or practica that takes place outside of the institution’s home state. State regulations related to distance learning activities are continuously changing and evolving. NSU makes every effort to monitor these changes, maintain appropriate state approvals, and make the most informed decisions about state authorization compliance for its students. The University works with various regulatory agencies in each state and U.S. Territories to seek authorizations, registrations, exemptions and/or permissions to offer distance education programs to out-of-state residents who wish to enroll in these programs. Students that have any questions related to state authorization should contact their College advisor or NSU’s Office of Licensure and State Relations.
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories in the United States, which establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education activities. These distance education activities may include, but not be limited to, online courses and certain types of supervised field experiences. SARA is intended to simplify the process of state authorization related to the aforementioned distance education activities by establishing a standard approval process through which institutions may participate in the reciprocity agreement with other member states. At present, all states except for California and Massachusetts are members of SARA. Although SARA facilitates state authorization for certain types of distance education activities, the reciprocity agreement has no effect on state professional licensure requirements. To learn more about SARA, please visit: nc-sara.org.
In August of 2017, the state of Florida was approved by the Southern Regional Education Board to join SARA. On December 11, 2017 Florida’s Postsecondary Reciprocal Distance Education Coordinating Council (PRDECC) approved NSU to register with NC-SARA. On January 23, 2018 NC-SARA approved institutional participation for NSU.
Nova Southeastern University provides several means through which a student may address complaints and grievances. In order to resolve academic grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner, students are asked to consult their respective college catalog or student handbook for information on the appropriate grievance procedures. The link above provides academic catalogs for each Nova Southeastern University College. Students are urged to exhaust all possible internal avenues for resolution before filing complaints with external agencies.
In the unlikely event that an issue cannot be resolved internally, students may file a complaint with the following external agencies:
Distance education students that are enrolled in a Florida institution that operates under SARA, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and applicable state grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the Florida State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (FL-SARA) Postsecondary Regional Distance Education Coordinating Council (PRDEC). For additional information on the complaint process, please visit FL-SARA Complaint Process page.
In order to comply with state regulations and SARA policies regarding distance education, NSU is required to make the following disclosure to prospective students with regard to programs leading to professional licensure. Prospective students should note that although SARA establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education activities, it has no effect on state professional licensure requirements. If you live or intend to practice in a state other than Florida, it is the student's responsibility to contact applicable licensure board(s) to confirm whether the NSU program you apply to will meet the state's licensure requirements. While every attempt is made to stay abreast of the laws in each state, NSU cannot confirm whether a particular program meets specific requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of Florida.
Applicants to programs leading to professional licensure should review their College’s program specific disclosures located through the links below. For additional information or questions, please contact an advisor.
The following information is provided in compliance with state regulations related to higher education. Some state laws require an institution to provide students with specific disclosures. The following statements are presented in order to comply with these requirements. Students enrolled in NSU online programs and residing in the states listed below should review this information.
Nova Southeastern University is approved to operate in the State of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. The following information is provided in accordance with the regulations governing schools that operate in that State.
School Performance Fact Sheets
Nova Southeastern University’s College of Health Care Sciences provides School Performance Fact Sheets to prospective students for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program in accordance with regulations established by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Current and prospective students can access the Fact Sheet below at any time to see the most up-to-date information.
These Fact Sheets provide specific information for the Master of Science in Speech Language-Pathology (MS-SLP) program offered at its instructional site in California. This information includes the number of students enrolled, number of degree completions, students’ performance with respect to relevant professional licensing examinations, job placements within the career fields for which the program was designed, and wage and salary information that has been provided by local graduates.
Download NSU MS-SLP Fact Sheet
Please see the College of Health Care Sciences course catalog located at http://www.nova.edu/academics/course-catalog.html
Student Enrollment Agreement
MS-SLP California Student Enrollment Agreement
Annual Report submitted to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Nova Southeastern University is a nonprofit corporation authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degree described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583-030. Inquiries concerning the Standards or school compliance may be directed to the Office of Degree Authorization, 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene, Oregon 97401.
Nova Southeastern University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Nova Southeastern University to offer specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statement Regarding Transfer of Credit
Credits earned at Nova Southeastern University are transferable only at the discretion of the receiving school. Students who wish to transfer credit are advised to contact the admissions office of the receiving school for information.
Statement Regarding Course Cancellation
Nova Southeastern University reserves the right to cancel any class. If a class is cancelled and a replacement is not offered, then students will receive a full refund of tuition paid for the cancelled class. If the student registered for only one class, then the registration fee would be refunded as well.