What's next...

Congratulations! You’re in. Now follow these steps and you'll be all set for the start of classes.


Confirm your enrollment

Pay your confirmation fee:
Your first step in confirming your enrollment is to pay the confirmation fee. There are 3 ways to pay your confirmation fee: 

  • Mail: send in your confirmation form along with the $75 confirmation fee to the Office of Admissions 
  • In person: bring in your confirmation form along with the $75 confirmation fee to the Office of Admissions
  • Online: pay by credit card or e-check through your myNKU account. You'll need to set up your myNKU account if you haven't already. (see next step).  

Deadline: May 1

All first time degree-seeking, undergraduate students (freshmen and transfers students) who are offered admission to Northern Kentucky University and enroll in six or more credit hours must confirm their intent to enroll by submitting a non-refundable $75 Enrollment Confirmation Fee.



First, go to password.nku.edu and enter your

  • NKU username (can be found on your acceptance letter, or call the Office of Admissions for assistance, 859-572-5220)
  • The last four digits of your social security number

This will allow you to create a password that you'll use to log into your NKU email and myNKU accounts. Once you've created your password you can now access myNKU at mynku.nku.edu.  

The myNKU portal is used for everything here at NKU. View your financial aid, add/drop courses after you've met with your advisor, pay your tuition, and much more.




Sign up for Northern Exposure: Registration & Orientation
Upon receipt of your confirmation fee, students will be assigned or invited to select a summer registration date. The advantage to confirming your enrollment early is the opportunity to select any registration date.

  • Registration: A 1-day advising and registration program to schedule your classes, occurs in June or July.
  • Orientation: An exciting introduction to campus life at NKU. Occurs just before classes start in August.

Students are required to attend both Registration & Orientation in preparation for their first NKU classes.


Transfer & Veteran Students

Orientation is required for all incoming students. Depending on the number of credit hours you are transferring, this will be either a 1-day experience, or an online experience. Transfer students click here for more information. Veteran students click here for more information.  

During each orientation experience, students will have the chance to meet with faculty and staff from your respective college or school, new classmates, and current students. Students will also learn about the campus resources available to enhance their success from their first semester to graduation.