The Office of Academic Advising at Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayn Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship provides a variety of resources to help current students succeed. This page includes frequently asked questions (FAQ) on topics such as course registration, degree requirements, and financial aid. This FAQ is a great resource for students who need help with any aspect of their academic journey.

The Office of Academic Advising is committed to helping students succeed. If you have any questions about your academic journey, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Academic Advising.

If you are a new student, we recommend you start here!


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Fall 2024
Registration for the Fall semester is open!

Need help planning? Contact your Academic Adviser for assistance.



Academic Advising

You can find a listing of all of the Huizenga College of Business Academic advisers along with their contact information here.

In order to be successful in your academic career, it is essential to stay informed, plan effectively, and engage in proactive, positive decision-making and problem-solving. Your academic adviser is here to help!

Academic advising is a partnership between student and academic adviser, and includes shared decision-making and responsibility. Make sure to meet with your academic adviser regularly to ensure that you are on the right track.

You can schedule an appointment with your academic adviser online. You can find the online advising calendar here. You can also contact the Office of Academic Advising at (866) 437-0005 or (833) 569-3279.


Registration deadlines for undergraduate and graduate students can be found here.

Your Degree Works Evaluation allows you to review your curricular and program requirements as you progress through your degree. Comprehensive information and instructions are available at: You may access the Huizenga College of Business Course Offerings here. The current catalog can be found here along with past catalogs.

You should use Course Wizard to search for classes. Course Wizard enables students to browse and search course information, class dates, times, and locations. Course descriptions, instructor names, book information, and syllabi can also be retrieved via this updated scheduling tool.

A prerequisite is a course that must be completed prior to the course in question. Prerequisite courses are important to develop a strong foundation in a content area for subsequent study. For a list of prerequisites, consult the catalog or curriculum sheet.

Graduate Students: There are two types of prerequisite classes for graduate students. Some programs require certain undergraduate courses which must be taken prior to its graduate counterpart. Prerequisites may also be graduate-level courses that are required to be taken before other graduate courses.

You should register for classes through SharkLink. View registration instructions here.

Registration deadlines for graduate and undergraduate students can be found here.

Students may incur holds for a variety of reasons, including missing documentation, an outstanding balance, or an issue regarding your academic status. To review your holds, go to SharkLink, select "My Academics" go to the area titled "I Would Like To…" then select on "View Holds."

The late registration period follows the normal registration period. During the late registration period, students who have not yet initiated registration for the semester may register through SharkLink and/or their academic adviser; however, a late fee will be added to their account.

Before the start of the semester/term, you can make changes to your schedule without financial or academic consequences. Once the term has started, you will have financial obligations; these vary depending on when you submit your request to drop or withdraw from the course. In addition, depending on when you drop/withdraw, there may be implications for your academic progress, academic standing, and/or satisfactory academic progress (SAP). Please consult the academic calendar for the refund schedule.

Graduate students should fill out the Master/Doctoral Drop Form found in the Huizenga Portal in the My Classes module. NSU employees must submit a Student Transaction Form (PDF) to the One Stop Shop for processing. Please allow 48 business hours for the processing of submitted request via the Huizenga Portal.

Technical Resources

Your NSU email address is created automatically once you've been accepted to NSU. To retrieve your NSU email address and password, you can go to Your email username and password will serve a number of purposes. Not only will you use them to access your WebMail account (, but you will also use them to log into the Huizenga Portal).

NSU's Huizenga College of Business utilizes Canvas for online course delivery. You can access Canvas via SharkLink. Students will have access to their courses 3 days prior to the start of the course. Tutorials and additional information about Canvas can be found at

For technical assistance, please contact the Help Desk at (954) 262-4357 or (833) 569-3279 or by email at You can also refer to the Shark IT Service Center.

Course Information

Syllabi can be accessed through the Course Wizard when searching for courses.

Your book list can be accessed through the Course Wizard when searching for courses. Books can be ordered through the NSU Bookstore. If you decide to order your books through somewhere other than the NSU bookstore, make sure that you order the correct edition of your books. The easiest way to ensure this is to make sure that the ISBN number on your book(s) matches what is listed in your syllabus.

You can print an official grade report by logging into SharkLink. Go to "My Academics" then select "View Official Grade Report." Select the semester for which you wish to generate your grades. Please note that you will have to follow the instructions listed in WebStar to enable the printing of background images and colors.

Financial Information

There are multiple options for you to utilize:

  1. You can pay for your classes online in SharkLink, select "My Account", go to the area titled "Account Summary" select on "NSU EBILL (View and Pay Bill)."
  2. You can mail payment directly to the Bursar's office at NSU Bursar's Office, 3300 S. University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33328-2004
  3. You can pay in person at the One-Stop Shop located in the Horvitz Administration building at the Davie-Fort Lauderdale campus.

Financial aid recipients should be in contact with the Financial Aid Office

On-campus (Davie-Fort Lauderdale) and online students can contact the Financial Aid office at (954) 262-3380 or 800-806-3680. For all other scholarship information, please refer to

Graduate students seeking financial aid eligibility must register for a minimum of 6 graduate level credits per semester that are applicable to a student's curriculum. To verify that courses are part of your curriculum you must generate your CAPP report. Courses that are 0 credits or that begin with the following prefixes; ACTP, FINP, QNTP, or PUBP are not considered toward the credit amount needed for financial aid eligibility. The Office of Financial Aid also has specific criteria regarding repeated courses. Students are encouraged to speak with the Financial Aid counselors regarding questions about their Financial Aid.

Payment is due at registration. If payment is not received within 30 days after the semester begins, a hold will be placed on your account.

You can print out a listing of all tuition charges by logging into Self-Service Banner (WebSTAR). However, if you need an itemized receipt, you can request one from the Bursar's Office by contacting them at (954) 262-5200 or (833) 569-3279.