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Are you a transfer?

Admission to Northern Kentucky University is based on academic performance.

Here are some important points to consider if you're thinking about applying:

  • A minimum of a 2.0 or 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale is required dependent on the academic program.
  • Transfer credit will only be awarded to students who have earned credit from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Transfer students must be in good academic standing at their most recent institution and meet transfer criteria.


Ready to get started?

Step 1: Apply

Complete and submit the online Application for Undergraduate Admission with a $40 non-refundable application fee by the following transfer application deadlines:

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 1

If you experience problems with paying or sending the application, please contact:

Office of Admissions:
telephone: 800-637-9948

Step 2: Request transcripts

Request official transcripts from all institutions attended to be mailed directly to:

Northern Kentucky University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
AC 400, Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY  41099

You are responsible for contacting all previous colleges attended to request an official transcript sent to NKU.

Step 3: Get acceptance!

The Office of Admissions should notify you in approximately two weeks of receiving your completed application.

Please contact the Transfer Services Office with questions regarding the status of your application.

Step 4: Talk with your advisor

Contact your program advisor after your admission to the university to discuss your degree requirements and registration information.

All new online students must contact their advisor by phone or email prior to registering for courses.

Step 5: Register for classes via MyNKU

What you can do in myNKU:

  • Financial Aid
  • Registration
  • View/Print Class Schedule
  • Review Address Information
  • View Holds
  • View Advisors
  • Access Parking Information
  • Access Forms/Instructions to request changes to Personal Information 

How to log on to myNKU:

  • Current students:  
    NKU username and password

All services are in myNKU for you!


NKU Bookstore

Students may purchase textbooks and other course materials online from the University Bookstore or by telephone: 859-572-5141.


Steely Library

You are eligible for Distance Learning Services at the Northern Kentucky University W. Frank Steely Library.



Applying from outside of Kentucky?


Learn more about State Authorization and Licensure


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