How to Apply

To be considered for freshman admission to Northern Kentucky University, you must apply for admission and submit the necessary credentials.

Your checklist for admission to NKU:

 Application for Admission


After completing the application:

  • Pay the Application Fee (non-refundable)   
    There is a non-refundable $40 application fee. A fee waiver may be requested in instances of financial hardship if accompanied by a letter from a high school counselor or principal, or certification of financial assistance by a case worker affiliated with a state agency. 

  •  Submit Official High School Transcript
    You will want to request an official high school transcript from your guidance counselor. Please include a copy of your senior schedule.

    GED scores can be substituted in place of a high school transcript.  Home-schooled and independent study students should submit a notarized transcript detailing the content of the curriculum and the duration of each subject.

  •  Send ACT/SAT Test Scores
    You must also submit your ACT or SAT test scores.  NKU will accept these scores from the test agency, or on your official high school transcript.