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Frequently Asked Questions

All Ed.D. students are required to attend one Summer Institute to fulfill their degree requirements.

The Summer Institute will begin on Saturday, July 8, 2017 (registration opens at 7:00 a.m.) and will end at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017.
The Summer Institute will be held at Nova Southeastern University's Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus located at 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Most of the sessions will take place in the DeSantis Building (home to NSU's H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship).
No. Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements, but the Travel and Accommodations tab includes some resources to help you plan your trip.

NSU has reserved blocks of rooms at discounted rates with several local hotels:

  • Courtyard by Marriott (Fort Lauderdale Plantation): $94 per night plus tax
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton (Plantation): $109 per night plus tax
  • LaQuinta Inns & Suites (Plantation at Peters Road): $77 per night plus tax
  • Renaissance Hotel (Plantation): $121 per night plus tax
  • Residence Inn by Marriott (Fort Lauderdale Plantation): $109 per night plus tax
  • Sheraton Suites (Plantation): $120 per night plus tax

Visit the Travel and Accommodations tab to explore your options and to make reservations.

Rates are good for bookings from 7/7/17 to 7/11/17; reservations must be made by 6/7/17. After 6/7/17, if space is available, reservations will be accepted at the prevailing rate.

No, you may make a reservation at any hotel in the area.

No, you will have to arrange for your own transportation from the airport to your hotel. Check with your hotel about the availability of shuttle service to and from the airport.  You may also make use of any of the local taxi, shared ride, or car services that are available at the airport upon your arrival.

Please refer to the Travel and Accommodations tab for additional information.

Attending one Summer Institute is a requirement for graduation.

All doctoral students are required to attend Summer Institute to fulfill degree requirements for graduation.  We are recommending (but not requiring) students to have already completed or be currently enrolled in RES 9300 or EDD 9300 (Methods of Inquiry) before attending the Summer Institute.

Yes! Returning Abraham S. Fischler College of Education doctoral students are encouraged to attend and take advantage of the numerous workshops by registering for FSC 8005.

First-Time Attendees: Regular registration for FSC 8000 began on March 7, 2017, and will close on June 1, 2017; the registration fee is $695. Late registration for FSC 8000 will be accepted from June 2, 2017 through July 1, 2017, and will incur an additional late fee of $100. 

Returning Students: Regular registration for FSC 8005 began on March 7, 2017, and will close on June 1, 2017; the registration fee is $695. Late registration for FSC 8005 will be accepted from June 2, 2017 through July 1, 2017, and will incur an additional late fee of $100.

Semester Code: 201750 (Summer 2017)

Domestic First-Time Attendees

Course ID: FSC 8000

CRN: 52569

Section: SI1

Puerto Rico First-Time Attendees

Course ID: FSC 8000

CRN: 52570

Section: PR1

Domestic Returning Students

Course ID: FSC 8005

CRN: 52571

Section: SI1

Puerto Rico Returning Students

Course ID: FSC 8005

CRN: 52572

Section: PR1

Please refer to the Registration tab for more detailed registration instructions.

  • First-time attending students registering for FSC 8000 and returning students registering for FSC 8005 will pay a fee of $695 for registrations completed prior to June 1, 2017.  Late registrations will be accepted from June 2, 2017 through July 1, 2017 at a fee of $795. 
  • Guests, members of the general public, and NSU alumni who wish to participate should submit the registration form along with the $99 registration fee.
Yes, all NSU alumni are invited to participate! To attend, complete and return the registration form along with the $99 registration fee.

Yes, family, friends, and the general public (excluding children) are welcome to attend! However, they cannot participate in any of the conference activities or sessions unless they complete and return the registration form along with the $99 registration fee. 

Everyone (excluding children) is welcome to attend the Connections Reception that will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2016, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on NSU's main campus at the Don Taft University Center; a nominal fee will apply.        

Making a vacation of your Summer Institute trip? The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau can provide you and your family with resources and information on local attractions.

At the completion of the summer semester, and after verification that attendance and all requirements (concurrent sessions, workshops, etc.) have been met, a grade of "Pass" will be issued for FSC 8000 (0 credits) and FSC 8005 (0 credits). This final grade will appear on your transcript for FSC 8000 or FSC 8005.

All questions regarding the 2017 Summer Institute should be directed to Carole Benedict at summerconf@nova.edu or (954) 262-8525 or 800-986-3223, ext. 28525.
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