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Applying to Norfolk State

We believe that applying to NSU will be one of the best decisions that you make. We also believe in you! Below are the three simple steps to apply to Norfolk State University. Use the links to the left under How To Apply to find specific information on freshman, transfer and international application requirements.

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 1 - Create a NSU Portal Account

    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 2 - Complete the Online Application

    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 3 - Submit Your Application Materials

    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.