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Transfer Students

We See You Finishing Your Degree at Norfolk State

No matter where your journey began, we are ready to guide you toward the future of your dreams at Norfolk State University.

Transfer Virginia Portal

Your credits. Your degree. Your move.

Transfer Virginia is an initiative to provide transparency and access throughout the college transfer process. Through the Transfer Virginia Portal, we strive to present consistent and current information from all the transfer partners as you research, plan and organize your transfer journey. 

Transfer Virginia Portal

Find the Support to Unlock Your Potential at NSU

You’ve made a good start on achieving your goals, and at Norfolk State University, we see success in your future. We know that as a transfer student, your experience and needs are different from incoming first-year students. Whether you’re coming from a community college or a university, and no matter which academic programs you are considering, we stand ready to help you make a smooth transition toward finishing your degree.

We know that you have options when thinking about colleges. At NSU, you can expect a life-changing education that opens the door to transformational opportunities. Generations of NSU alumni credit their success to the future they began to see and prepare for here. That’s only one reason why NSU is one of the best colleges for transfer students.

Need more? At NSU, we offer a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus, dedicated faculty and staff and a range of high-quality academic programs — all at a school that ranks in the top 20 among historically Black colleges or universities.

Here, we see the future in you, and that starts with helping you exceed your own expectations. We would love the opportunity to further prove what makes us one of the best colleges for transfer students and help you reach your success.

Apply for Admission to Norfolk State University

You’ve already taken several steps toward a rewarding career and future, and we are excited you are considering continuing your educational journey with us. Let our office of transfer admissions and services assist you in taking the next steps when you decide to join one of the best colleges for transfer students and apply to become a Spartan at NSU. 

Apply online for admission to Norfolk State University

Learn more about application deadlines and admission requirements at NSU.

Explore Programs at Norfolk State University

Whether you are called to lead in the business world, to match wits with cyber attackers or to serve your passion of helping people, we offer degrees in how to succeed. As a transfer student, you’ve already begun preparation toward the future you see for yourself. Let us help you finish it with one of more than 64 undergraduate majors, minors and graduate programs offered at NSU. 

Explore academic programs at Norfolk State University 

Visit Our Campus

Join our Spartan community and you’ll be joining a family that expands your horizons and enriches your life. There is plenty of room to spread your wings on our 134-acre campus in the heart of Norfolk, Virginia . Become the leader you were meant to be in a true campus experience, with tech-advanced facilities, only minutes away from beautiful Virginia Beach. 
Schedule a campus visit  or learn about upcoming special events for transfer students at NSU.  

Making an NSU Degree Affordable to NSU Students

Another reason we’re one of the best colleges for transfer students: Norfolk State University proudly offers an accessible and affordable college education to people from all walks of life. Around 95% of NSU students — including transfer students — receive assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, work study and low-interest student loans from the federal government.

Learn more about your financial aid options at NSU

Find out what you can expect for cost of attendance

Find Your Fit at Norfolk State University

When you consider colleges for transfer students, you’re imagining more than your studies in the classroom. At Norfolk State, you’ll instantly be part of the Spartan family. We offer opportunities for involvement no matter your interests, and a safe, comfortable and inclusive environment to make your new home.
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