Admissions and Application Procedures
Inquires may be directed to:
Health Professions Division
Enrollment & Student Services
Nova Southeastern University
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33328
- NAPLEX pass rate for the Class of 2015: 90.2%
- MPJE pass rate for theClass of 2015: 92.5%
- On time (6 year) graduation rates
Pharm.D. Entry Level Program:
* Percentage is lower than previous years due to a change in the manner in which the data is reported. The 2013 graduation rate does not include those students who graduated in December 2013, as they will be included in the 2014 data. Data only includes graduation rates between January 1 and August 31, 2013. Future years will include graduation rates from September 1 to August 31.
Pharm.D. Advanced Standing Program:
*no graduating class
The College of Pharmacy selects international pharmacy graduates for the program based on previous academic performance, GRE scores (if applicable), TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable), written applications, pharmacy experience, and letters of reference.
- Prior to matriculation, applicants must have an earned Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited institution. The college will evaluate all official transcripts to determine if the student has successfully completed the courses listed below with a grade of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale:
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The college may require an applicant to complete additional prerequisite courses in order to strengthen his or her academic background.
- It is required that applicants have a minimum 2.75 GPA, on a 4.0 scale, on all college-level coursework completed.
- An official course-by-course evaluation of foreign coursework with the cumulative grade point average included (see under application procedures for further details).
- Proof of English proficiency is required of all applicants. The following standardized tests currently satisfy NSU College of Pharmacy English requirements for nonnative English speakers:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)*
- 213 or above on a computer-based test; 80 or above on the Internet-based is required
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*
- 6.0 or above on the test module is required
*TOEFL & IELTS scores may be no more than two years old at the time of interview
- Candidates who have taken college courses in the United States may also prove English proficiency by completing two college-level English composition courses at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States with a grade of a 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Three letters of reference are required from the dean/director of a pharmacy program, registered pharmacists, or professors. One of the letters must be from the dean/director of your previous bachelor of pharmacy program.
- Applicants are strongly recommended to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
PHARM. D. ADVANCED STANDING (INTERNATIONAL PHARMACY GRADUATES)
- A completed international application along with a $50 (U.S.), nonrefundable application fee must be submitted electronically to NSU by February 1 of the year of anticipated entry. The application is available on our web site (www.nova.edu).
- Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed below.
World Education Services
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, New York 10274-5087
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33173
(305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 fax
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470
It is the applicant’s responsibility to have this coursework evaluated and must be sent directly from the evaluation service to NSU’s Enrollment Processing Services.
- In order to be considered for admissions, applicants must submit all required documents, including all official test scores from the testing center, directly to NSU’s Enrollment Processing Service:
Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Service
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905
- Personal Interview
- Upon receipt of the completed application and submitted required documents, the Committee on Admissions will select and notify those applicants the day and time of the interview. Being granted an interview is not a guarantee of admission.
For all this information and additional information, please refer to: COP Brochure
It is the responsibility of international students and scholars to ensure that their visa status allows for the issue of a Social Security number. A social security number is mandatory to receive an intern license in the Pharm.D. program, which is a requirement for placement on pharmacy practice experiences. Without an intern license, a student cannot complete the curriculum or the requirements of the Pharm.D. degree program.
International students in the Ph.D. program, who are paid teaching assistants, will need to obtain a social security number for employment with the univeristy.
It is the responsibility of the international applicant to contact the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) for information on immigration regulations and student visa requirements. For more information visit http://www.nova.edu/internationalstudents/.