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First-Year Students

Thank you for your interest in Norfolk State!

If you have never attended a college or university and are graduating from high school, you’re in the right place. We will walk you through the process to becoming a part of Norfolk State.

Academic Calendars
The academic calendars provided below outline the comprehensive schedule of events throughout the academic year at Norfolk State University. These calendars encompass crucial dates such as examination schedules, spring breaks, as well as deadlines for cancellations, withdrawals, and other important milestones.

Academic Catalog
The Norfolk State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs provide a wealth of information, including general admissions details, degree programs, curriculum outlines, and academic calendars. These catalogs serve as indispensable guides for students, offering insights into academic offerings, requirements, and important dates essential for navigating their educational journey at NSU.

Admission Requirements
Norfolk State University's admissions philosophy is to identify students poised to benefit from its program offerings, faculty expertise, vibrant campus environment, and support services. NSU aims to enroll individuals who will seize the opportunity for a transformative journey, enhancing their potential, nurturing a lifelong commitment to learning, and empowering them to become proactive leaders and valuable global citizens.

Admitted Students  - Next Steps
Congratulations on your acceptance Norfolk State University! We believe that you will be an excellent addition to the Spartan family and we are excited to welcome you to campus. Click the link above in order to finalize your enrollment process by adhering to the checklist customized for your student category.

Financial Aid
At Norfolk State University, our Financial Aid Office is dedicated to student success. We offer scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans to support your academic journey. Whether you're a prospective or current student, we're here to help you access the financial aid you need to achieve your goals.

New Student Orientation
The New Student Orientation Office assists students with their transition to the University, providing academic, financial, and social support. Collaborating with different departments, we offer tailored programs to introduce incoming students to Norfolk State University, equipping them with essential knowledge about academic support services, student development initiatives, and technology tools for academic success.  Participation and completion of New Student Orientation are mandatory for all incoming first-year and transfer students before enrollment.

Search for Classes
The Search for Courses and Course Sectiosns onlne application equips students with a comprehensive database of courses and sections available at NSU. This resource allows students to explore diverse academic offerings, aligning their course selections with their goals and interests. With user-friendly search filters and detailed course descriptions, students efficiently navigate the catalog, ensuring informed decisions about their educational path. Whether fulfilling core requirements or selecting specialized electives, this section provides the tools for constructing a personalized academic schedule.

Tuition and Fees
Each year, Norfolk State University's Board of Visitors sets tuition and fees. We strive to minimize increases, prioritizing affordability for students. For the latest fee details, students can access the Schedule of Tuition and Fees and Registration Information online or from the Registrar's or Admissions Office in the Student Services Center.