Dual Admission Program
NSU's Dual Admission Program allows highly qualified applicants to undergraduate programs to simultaneously apply to the university's master's and professional degree programs of their choice. Those accepted have secured their place in graduate school before they even begin their bachelor's degree coursework. The program is managed by the Office of the Dean in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.
A full list of academic programs with dual admission options can be found on NSU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions Web page.
How Dual Admission Works
Stage 1: Acceptance into an Undergraduate Program
High school students (some dual admission programs also accept transfer students) apply to NSU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Stage 2: Determining Dual Admission Eligibility
Once accepted into an undergraduate program, eligibility for dual admission programs is determined. Each dual admission program has unique requirements based on high school curriculum, grades, test scores, references, and other elements.
Stage 3: Maintaining Standards During the Undergraduate Years
During their undergraduate career, dual admission students must complete undergraduate program requirements, maintain minimum grade standards, and fulfill other graduate school admissions requirements such as standardized tests (e.g., MCAT, LSAT, and GRE) and in some cases, interview with the graduate school.
To apply to a Dual Admission Program, visit NSU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions Dual Admission Program page.
Dual Admission Is Different from Dual Enrollment
Dual enrollment means that the student is taking classes at more than one academic institution at a time. NSU's Dual Admission Program means participating students have been accepted into both undergraduate and graduate programs at NSU at the same time. However, dual admission students attend only one program at a time.
Advantages of Dual Admission
- Participating students have the opportunity to pursue a diversity of interests outside of their intended career goals.
- The Dual Admission Program links undergraduates to activities outside the classroom, including shadowing programs and networking events.
- Undergraduate scholarships are available for dual admission students.