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Welcome to the CSTATE2NKU Transfer Site
CState2NKU is a dual-admissions partnership between Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and Northern Kentucky University. This site is provided for transfer assistance for students working toward the completion of an associate degree planning to transfer from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College to Northern Kentucky University.  The information provided on this website does not take the place of an advisor or counselor on your campus.


The pathway guides are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to NKU to complete their baccalaureate degree. The pathway guides also constitute an agreement between community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements.

CState2NKU Pathway Guides

Program Benefits and Requirements


  • Assigned academic advisors at both NKU and Cincinnati State
  • Access to NKU events and facilities (e.g., sporting events, Rec Center)
  • Up to four NKU classes at the Cincinnati State tuition rate
  • Transfer Coordinator to assist in transitioning
  • Access to NKU resources (e.g., Library, Tutoring)
  • Students can park on NKU's campus at a reduced rate
  • Students can apply to live in NKU residence halls (subject to availability, additional fees apply)
  • Students in the pathway program who complete an associate degree may be granted the Reciprocity Tuition Rate upon transfer to NKU (Note: Some programs excluded; applies to residents of Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties)


  • Currently enrolled in at least 6 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
  • Must have at least 15 earned and in-progress credit hours to be eligible to take your first course at NKU through the CState2NKU program

How to Apply to the Pathway Program

The CState2NKU Program has a simple application. Please read the instructions on applying first. If you are not yet enrolled at Cincinnati State, apply for admission to CSTCC and enroll in an Associate degree plan.

Once you are admitted to Cincinnati State, just fill out the CState2NKU application. Note: You will need to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA throughout the program.

Ready to Transfer?

When the time comes for you to transfer to NKU from Cincinnati State, there are a few steps that need to be completed. Please use this checklist to ensure all steps are completed in order to facilitate a smooth transfer.

  • Complete the online application to NKU. (The application fee will be waived.)
  • Make sure NKU is on your FAFSA if you receive Financial Aid. The NKU school code is 009275. Do this as early as possible!

Once admitted, the following items should be taken care of, if applicable:


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

Questions? Contact the Adult and Transfer Center at or 859-572-5898.