Keeping Student Life Smooth Sailing

Nova Southeastern University gives you all the resources you need to navigate the college experience and excel academically and personally. Use this page to connect with academic and career advisers, get access to important forms and information via the SharkLink portal, and discover health and wellness services and activities.

The Office of Student Services’ dedicated staff is here to guide you through the process of picking classes, finding job opportunities, and connecting with your NSU community.

SharkLink: Resources, Tools, and Information at Your Fingertips

SharkLink is NSU’s main online portal and your one-stop shop for accessing important info.

With a single username and password, you can easily view:

  • Your student profile
  • Online applications
  • Course information
  • Financial aid requirements and disbursement
  • Grades and transcripts
Current Students: Access SharkLink

Mark Your Calendar

Academic Calendar

Get information on important start dates and deadlines.

View Current and Past Academic Calendars

Event Calendar

Stay up-to-date on the latest events at the College of Education and School of Criminal Justice.

View Upcoming Events 

Dedicated to Your Academic and Professional Success

NSU is committed to providing you with the tools and resources to push you ahead of the rest. Stay on track with your education and career with assistance from your academic adviser, career support, writing and dissertation aid, and other academic resources.

Academic Advising That Gives You an Edge

The Student Services Department provides a student-centered approach so you can make the most of your education. A student support representative will be with you every step of the way to help you explore academic opportunities and identify and reach your professional goals.

Connect with a Graduate Student Support Representative Visit the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
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Real-World Experience and Career Support

With field and professional experience built into your curriculum, you’ll be ready to transition into a successful career in your field.

The Office of Placement Services will assist teacher candidates in finding the best location for completing the field/clinical experiences needed for your degree.

The Center for Academic and Professional Success will connect you with your own academic and career Edge adviser. Your adviser will help you with picking the best classes for your field of interest as well as finding internship and job opportunities.

Prepare for Your Teaching Certification

Gain the preparation needed to sit for your Florida-state certification exam (FTCE or FELE) through the College of Education’s state-approved programs.

The requirements for certification approval vary per program. Get in touch with your adviser to ensure you’re taking all the right steps to receiving your professional certification.

Connect with an Academic Adviser

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Become Part of an Engaged, Supportive Community

Whether you’re online or on campus, connect with your peers and school community through clubs and organizations. NSU’s Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice houses a variety of honor societies and student organizations that correlate with your studies and interests.

Explore Clubs and Organizations

Writing Center

Staffed by trained professional and peer writing consultants, the Writing and Communication Center offers individualized writing and communication assistance online and in person.

Get assistance on all types of academic writing projects at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to editing.

Visit the Writing Center
Writing Center

Resources for Ed.D. Students

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Applied Dissertation and Strategic Research Project Support Services

Receive assistance for your Applied Dissertation or Strategic Research Project from a group of faculty who will help you with the process from start to finish.

Connect with Capstone Support

The Summer Institute

Doctoral students are required to attend at least one Summer Institute as part of required coursework. During each day of the institute, students will attend sessions where they will learn valuable skills to help them be successful in the program.

There will also be sessions offered specifically to assist with the understanding and completion of the culminating capstone option (applied dissertation or strategic research project) that all students are required to complete. The sessions offer a unique blend of direct instruction and time for students to ask questions and connect with NSU faculty and engage with fellow students.

The overall goal of the institute is to immerse students in a learning experience that will provide students with the information and tools needed to be a successful Ed.D. student. 

Learn More About the Summer Institute

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The Alvin Sherman Library

The Largest Public Library in Florida at Your Fingertips

NSU is home to the largest public library facility in the state of Florida—the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center.

As a student of the Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice, you can access extensive databases and a comprehensive collection of reference materials from anywhere in the world.

Additionally, our librarians are on call 24 hours a day to answer your emails or questions, and any books or documents you request can be delivered quickly to you.

Learn About the Alvin Sherman Library

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