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Applying to Norfolk State

Please set aside approximately 30 minutes to complete the online application for Undergraduate or Graduate admissions. You may save what you have entered and return to the application at any time in the future. An admissions decision will be provided once we have received your complete application and all required documentation. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for complete processing of your application.

Step 01

Step 01 - Create a NSU Portal Account
Your NSU Portal account will give you access to complete the online application. Once you create your NSU account you will begin receiving information from the NSU admissions team and your recruiter. After you have applied you will be able to check your application status using your NSU account.


Step 02

Step 02 - Complete the Online Application
Completing the online application is easy once you have created your NSU account. Most applicants are able to complete the online application within 15 to 20 minutes.


Step 03

Step 03 - Submit Your Application Materials
After you have submitted your online application you will need to submit your application materials or supplemental items to the admissions office. You can find a list of your required supplemental items in your NSU account. Your NSU account will be updated as we receive your submitted information.


NSU Admissions

Deciding to apply to Norfolk State University means that your are committed to educational excellence. It shows that you are determined to reach your fullest potential. The Office of Admissions is available to assist you through this exciting process.

Additional Information


Contact Us
Contact us at admissions@nsu.edu, (757) 823-8396, or 1-800-274-1821.
Phone lines are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday. Fax us at (757) 823-2078.