Message from the Dean

Dean Schrum

Dr. Kimberly Durham

Please accept FCE’s congratulations on your completing your program of study.  I hope you will join us in marking this event by attending the commencement ceremony.  Contrary to popular thought, commencement does not mean the end of something; rather it means the beginning of a new chapter in your professional life. We are proud to have participated in your journey and know that over the past few years you have established a relationship with Nova Southeastern University. 

I personally want to encourage your continuing involvement with the Fischler College of Education; we want you to let us know where you are working and about exciting events in your life.  Together we can work collaboratively in enhancing our respective professional commitments.

Application for Degree/Diploma

Dear Student:

This letter contains important information pertaining to degree conferral upon completion of your program. Please keep in mind, submitting the Application for Degree/Diploma initiates the conferral process. Once your application for degree/diploma and payment has been received and processed by the university, your application will be on hold until you have satisfied all degree requirements.

The application for degree/diploma form is now submitted electronically. Please visit the following link for submission of this form: Online Application for Degree/Diploma

Upon completion of all academic requirements, your application for degree/diploma will be approved and forwarded to the Degree Conferral Department. The conferral department will submit your name to the Board of Trustees for approval to award your degree at their next monthly meeting. This process takes approximately three (3) to four (4) weeks to complete. You should expect to receive your diploma within six (6) weeks from the date your application for degree/diploma is processed for conferral.

To participate in the annual commencement exercises of the Fischler College of Education (FCE), all masters, education specialist, and doctoral students must satisfy all NSU and FCE requirements including degree conferral prior to June 1 of the same year.

*Should you need an official transcript reflecting the conferred degree, please verify that the conferral is posted to your record prior to ordering transcripts. Transcripts can be ordered via Webstar ( or visit the Office of the University Registrar. For additional information on obtaining a transcript, please contact the university registrar via email,, or 1-800-541-6682 (toll free), extension 7400 or 954-262-7400 (local).

If you should have questions or concerns regarding the application for degree/diploma and conferral process, please contact the Fischler College of Education (FCE) Academic Progress Oversight Department, via email: