Thank you for your interest in Norfolk State University. As one of the best values in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Norfolk State is proud to offer you many academic opportunities to prepare you for your future. While you are searching our website and discovering the Infinite Possibilities available to you at Norfolk State University, we hope that you also decide to visit our campus to see for yourself what the Spartan experience has to offer you. Behold the Green and Gold!
The best way to learn about the Infinite Possibilities available at Norfolk State University is through a visit to our beautiful campus. You may choose to explore our online view book, participate in a campus tour or to attend one of our Open House events.
Welcome all new students! Please click the image below to access the NSU Next Step Guide. It contains information about orientation dates, setting up email, enrollment fee requirements and much more.
Freshman Interest Page - Future students, sign up for your freshman interest page - NSU Future Students
NSU Coming to Your Area – Check out our online listing of when NSU will be coming to your general location. Click here
Campus Visits – Whether you live in the local community or planning a trip to the Hampton Roads area, come and see what Norfolk State University has to offer. On your campus visit you will have an opportunity to speak with an admissions officer, take a tour of campus, and meet with current NSU students. Click and schedule your visit today!
Transfer students are students who have been enrolled in a program of study with a college or university other than Norfolk State University. Transfer student admission requirements are to have a 2.0 cumulative G.P.A and 12 college transferable hours.
NSU Transfer Thursdays will provide transfer students with the opportunity to learn more about Norfolk State University directly from faculty and currently enrolled students. The program will include on-site admissions, financial aid information, and an opportunity to discuss program requirements.
Guaranteed Admissions Agreement - Tidewater Community College and Norfolk State University recognize the need and importance of facilitating a smooth transition for students moving from one institution to the other as they pursue their educational goals. - Transfer Students website
Intellectual Vigor Meets Academic Rigor:
The NSU Honors College provides an exciting living and learning community dedicated to maximizing your college experience. We offer enhanced academic classes, leadership training and special programming for students in all majors. Renewable scholarships are available while funds last.
Who qualifies? Incoming freshmen need a 3.0 or better GPA from high school, plus a 1450 (Math, Verbal + Writing) SAT for our Parsons General Honors Track; incoming freshmen need a 3.2 or better GPA plus a 1500 (Math, Verbal + Writing) SAT for our Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences Track. Transfers and continuing NSU students may also apply. Ask about our new Discipline-Specific Honors Programs Track, as well. - Honors College website
Undergraduate Readmission fill out the application if you are students that have been away from the University for two or more consecutive semesters and seeking readmission. - Registrar website
Reclamation Project – The Reclamation Project is designed to facilitate the continuing education and the subsequent graduation of Norfolk State University students who have left the institution prior to earning their degree. VBHEC website
The Graduate School administers the University’s nineteen (19) graduate programs in the School of Education, College of Liberal Arts, School of Social Work, and College of Science, Engineering and Technology. - Graduate School Website
International Programs - As an academic division of the Office of the Provost, International Programs is the University entity responsible for supporting, overseeing, and coordinating Norfolk State's international initiatives. International Programs works with all interested programs and services at Norfolk State to assist in international outreach, partnerships, exchanges, research, travel, and funding pursuits. - International Programs website.
International Students - Office of International Student Services generates required documents and processes petitions for non-immigrant students; provides advisory and counseling services; serves as a liaison between the student and university departments, U.S. and foreign government agencies and the greater community; facilitates the assimilation of international students in the larger Norfolk community; acts as a referral source for students, staff, faculty, and the community; and provides support services and education to enhance student success.- International Students website
New Student Orientation (Undergraduate) - Are you ready to become a Spartan? Your next step after being admitted to Norfolk State University is to attend New Student Orientation. The one day session, designed especially for you, starts the process of advising, class selection, registration and acclimation to the campus. - New Student Orientation website
Are you looking for additional information? The following resources may be helpful:
Academic Programs - https://www.nsu.edu/provost/academic-programs
Tuition and Fees - https://www.nsu.edu/finance/student-accounts/tuition-and-fees
Student Outcomes: Reports and Resources - http://research.schev.edu/
Spartan Family Plan: - Please view information and Application Deadline - December 11