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Enrollment Management

The Enrollment Management Office, established in 2005 at Norfolk State University, seeks to provide the highest standards of excellence in enrollment planning. Our mission is to provide synergy, integration and organizational efficiency among key student administrative units and services to maximize the ability to influence enrollment.


Through exemplary teaching, scholarship, and outreach Norfolk State University transforms lives and communities by empowering individuals to maximize their potential, creating life-long learners equipped to be engaged leaders and productive citizens. Norfolk State University seeks to admit in-state and out-of-state applicants whose combination of academic preparation, aptitude, achievements, and motivation predict a reasonable probability of success in one or more of the University's academic programs.

NSU does not discriminate based on ethnicity, race, gender, age, disability or religious beliefs. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions evaluates applicants based upon their individual potential for success at NSU and their perceived potential contribution to enhancing university performance against its goals and objectives. - Admissions Website

transfer Admissions & services

The Office of Transfer Admissions & Services (OTAS) is dedicated to provide a seamless and positive transfer enrollment process by empowering and equipping our students with the knowledge and resources needed to graduate and succeed in a diverse and changing society. - Transfer Admissions & Services Website

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation introduces new students to the NSU campus. Orientation is a process designed to assist new first-year and transfer students in making a successful transition to college life at NSU. The one day session affords new students the opportunity to learn about college courses at NSU, student life, available services, and unique opportunities to broaden their experience. - New Student Orientation Website 

Financial Aid

The purpose of Norfolk State University’s financial aid program is to provide assistance to eligible students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend the University. Aid is awarded on the basis of financial need and or merit. Types of aid include scholarships, grants, loans, and employment.

The University offers a number of awards each year to eligible returning students and to students who have been accepted for admission. Some of these awards are available only to Virginia residents while others are awarded without regard to state residency. - Financial Aid website 


The Registrar is the official custodian of academic records and is responsible for the process of enrolling students in courses, providing registration statements (which include tuition charges and related fees), and collecting and maintaining academic information in accordance with University policy.

The Registrar certifies students for graduation and is the keeper of the University seal. The Registrar is responsible for calculating and recording student grades and notifying students of their enrollment status, including academic probation and suspension. - Registrar website