The CState2NKU Program has a simple application. Please read the instructions on applying first.

If you are not yet enrolled at CState, apply for admission to CState and enroll in an Associate degree plan.

Once you are admitted to CState, just fill out the CState2NKU application found here.

Your application will be reviewed for eligibility by CState, forwarded to NKU, and reviewed for eligibility by NKU. You will be notified of the status by either CState or NKU.  Note: You will need to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA throughout the program.


Work together with your advisor or counselor to establish an appropriate pathway for transfer.

Contact Kelsey Haskins at or 859-572-5990.



Welcome to the CState2NKU Transfer Site

This site is provided for transfer assistance for students working toward the completion of an associate degree designed for transfer from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College who plan to transfer to Northern Kentucky University. The information provided on this web site does not take the place of an advisor or counselor on your campus.


Pathways to Degree Completion

The Pathways are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to NKU to complete their baccalaureate degree. Pathways also constitute an agreement between community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. A complete list of available pathways can be found here.



Program Benefits

  • Guaranteed acceptance to NKU with Junior Standing
  • General Education requisites are completed prior to transfer
  • A seamless roadmap from an associate’s degree to an NKU bachelor’s degree
  • Personally assigned NKU advisor while still a student at Cincinnati State
  • Priority Registration during your first full- semester at NKU
  • Access to activities and services on both campuses, including access to the recreation center at NKU
  • Free admission to NKU regular season athletic events


Program Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in at least 5 credit hours at Cincinnati State
  • Enrolled in an Associate Degree program
  • Plan to transfer to NKU
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at Cincinnati State