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Prospective Students

We see the future in you.

Learn about our high-quality, affordable education and what it means to be a part of Norfolk State University.


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Let Us Help You See What Your Future Can Be

At Norfolk State University, your future starts here. We have high expectations for you and we help you achieve them.

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NSU Round Up

Dates: June 18, 2019 and July 18, 2019

The Office of Admissions will host “Round Up” for prospective students.  If you are interested in attending Norfolk State University for the first time or would like to transfer from another college, please plan to attend one of our sessions.  

Prospective students will have the opportunity to complete an admissions application and receive a $25 application fee waiver.  An on-site admissions decision will be provided for those who submit the following: Freshman Applicants: Official high school transcript Official SAT or ACT test scores Transfer Applicants: Official College transcript’s from each institution attended. If applying for Financial Aid, please complete the 2019 – 2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and add the Norfolk State University Financial Aid code: 003765

NSU Round Up will take place on the 2nd floor of the Norfolk State University Student Services Center from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 18, 2019 and July 18, 2019 - Flyer

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12 Tips to Help You Thrive in Your First Year of College

Even though you may be still thinking about college, here are some tips for thriving in your first year on campus.

1. Get to know your roommate and others in your residence hall.
2. Use an app, organizer or calendar to get organized.
3. Attend your classes.
4. Make a commitment to get good grades.
5. Know your course requirements and due dates.
6. Visit your professors during their office hours.
7. Take advantage of the study resources on campus.
8. Find your ideal place for studying.
9. Attend campus events or join on-campus clubs or organizations.
10. Keep track of your money.
11. Know that you may get homesick.
12. Seek help through the Counseling Center or Health Center when you need it.

Campus Life Information

Open House

As a freshman, Diamond Giles jumped right into campus life.

As a member of a Learning Community during my freshman year, I was afforded the opportunity to travel to New York; Washington, D.C.; and Canada. This was absolutely amazing! We were able to meet new people and embark on several adventures."

Diamond Giles '18