Application Deadline: NSU's Priority Application Deadline for the fall semester is May 31 for Undergraduate Admission.
Application Criteria: The Admissions Philosophy of Norfolk State University is to select students that may reasonably benefit from its program offerings, faculty, rich campus environment, and available support services. NSU seeks students that will take advantage of the opportunity to engage in a transformational experience that can increase their ability to maximize their potential, and foster a passion for lifelong learning that will equip them to be engaged leaders and productive global citizens.
NSU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions evaluates applicants based on their individual potential for successful graduation at NSU. Several key factors are taken into consideration:
The Office of Admissions is authorized to review, accept, defer, or deny applicants based on this evaluation of a student’s application. NSU does not discriminate based on ethnicity, race, gender, age, disability or religious beliefs.
- prior academic performance
- SAT and/or ACT test score(s)
- special talents
- demonstrated leadership
- individual motivation and character
- recommendation letters
All applicants under the age of 21 must submit Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) scores or American College Testing (ACT) scores. Applicants over the age of 21 are exempt from submitting SAT and ACT scores.
The applicant should have completed a minimum total of 22 units distributed as follows: