Visiting Applicants

Students at ABA-approved law schools who have completed at least one academic year of law study may seek to enroll at Shepard Broad Law Center as a visiting student with the permission of their home law school.

Application Checklist

  • Completed and signed Visiting Student Application. This is a paper form that must be printed, completed and returned by mail or email.
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $53 (US) payable to Nova Southeastern University.
  • Letter from dean of home law school indicating you are in good academic standing, your rank in class, your eligibility to return to that law school, and that the law school will accept credits for coursework you successfully completed at Shepard Broad Law Center.
  • Official law school transcript sent directly from the issuing institution.

Admission and Registration

Admission will be approved if you are in good academic standing and have your home law school’s permission to visit here. Admission as a visiting student will be confirmed by letter from the Admissions Office; a $500 seat deposit will be required to confirm your enrollment and permit you to register. Registration will take place after NSU Law students have registered for their classes. Your ability to register for classes will depend upon seat availability in class; once capacity is reached in a course registration will not be possible. The Assistant Director of Student Services assists visiting students with their registration.
Links: Academic Calendar; Class Schedules; Course Descriptions; Disability Services

Costs and Financial Assistance

Tuition and fees for fall and winter terms are charged on a flat-fee basis depending upon student status as full-time or part-time. Summer tuition is charged per credit hour. Link: Tuition and Fees

Financial aid for visiting students is processed and disbursed through your home law school. Upon being offered admission to NSU Law as a visiting student, contact your home law school’s financial aid office and ask them to fax a "Consortium Agreement" to Ms. Marsheila Bryant, Financial Aid Manager, NSU Law Center, at 954.262.3844. Ms. Bryant will complete tuition, fees, and cost of attendance information and return the Consortium Agreement to your home law school so they may process and disburse your aid. NSU Law Center does not offer financial assistance or scholarship or grant aid to visiting/transient students.

Student Life

Visiting students are issued a NSU ID card (Shark Card) that is valid for their period of enrollment. The Shark Card provides access to University facilities including parking, shuttle service, RecPlex recreation center, and libraries. Students may add cash value, in $100 increments, and use the Shark Card at campus dining facilities.

Visiting students interested in living in on-campus graduate housing should contact the NSU Office of Residential Life and Housing, 654.262.7052 or 800.541.6682, ext. 07052.

An essential part of life for most law students is involvement in student organizations. As a visiting student, you may participate in all student activities.

Contact the NSU Bookstore for information on books.

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