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Norfolk State University
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Public   4-Year
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Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
4992
Transfer-in
1409
Average Class Size
Overall
23
Years 1 & 2
17
Years 3 & 4
21

Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA
Norfolk State University is a comprehensive urban public institution, is committed to transforming students' lives through exemplary teaching, research, and service. Offering a supportive academic and culturally diverse environment for all, the University empowers it students to turn their aspirations into reality and achieve their full potential as well rounded, resourceful citizens and leaders for the 21st century. Norfolk State University will be recognized nationally as a premier public institution with outstanding signature academic programs, innovative research, and community engagement opportunities.
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Academics
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Freshman Definition
An applicant who has graduated high school or earned a GED
College Fit
Norfolk State University enrolls approximately 400 transfer students each fall. The average class size is 23 students ....see moreNorfolk State University enrolls approximately 400 transfer students each fall. The average class size is 23 students . The student to teacher ratio is 18:1. On campus housing is available. Our top five academic programs for transfer students is Pre-Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Business, and Interdisciplinary Studies
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
The online application fee is $25 and must be paid via credit card when submitting the Common Application or NSU's onlin...see moreThe online application fee is $25 and must be paid via credit card when submitting the Common Application or NSU's online application. Do not submit cash, checks or money orders. The fee is nonrefundable.
Financial Aid
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Freshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript (including senior-year grades, if availa...see moreFreshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript (including senior-year grades, if available. GED holders must submit their official GED scores.
Tests
Freshman applicants (high school graduates and GED holders) the submission of test scores is required for students seeki...see moreFreshman applicants (high school graduates and GED holders) the submission of test scores is required for students seeking scholarship eligibility, if applicable, an official copy of their GED scores. Electronic submission is recommended. Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Excluding the exceptions noted below, freshman applicants with a minimum high school GPA of 3.3 may request that their application be reviewed without submitting standardized test scores. Applicants should request to be considered for admission to the university without test scores on the Common Application for freshman admission.
Essay
An essay is required for students seeking scholarship eligibilty.
Letter of Recommendation
A letter of recommendation is not required
Interview
An interview is not required.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Rolling Admissions
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
Rolling Admissions
Freshman Financial Aid Date
3/1/2022
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
5/1/2022
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
12/1/2022
Freshman Financial Aid Date
3/1/2022
Academics
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Transfer Definition
An applicant who has attempted college credits after graduating high school or earning a GED
College Fit
Norfolk State University enrolls approximately 400 transfer students each fall. The average class size is 23 students ....see moreNorfolk State University enrolls approximately 400 transfer students each fall. The average class size is 23 students . The student to teacher ratio is 18:1. On campus housing is available. Our top five academic programs for transfer students is Pre-Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Business, and Interdisciplinary Studies
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Completion of the general education certificate or a transfer-oriented associate degree program will guarantee completio...see moreCompletion of the general education certificate or a transfer-oriented associate degree program will guarantee completion of the University Core general education component of the VCU undergraduate curriculum but may not fulfill specific departmental requirements or prerequisites needed for the major.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
Students earning an associate degree while in high school are not eligible for guaranteed admission programs and must co...see moreStudents earning an associate degree while in high school are not eligible for guaranteed admission programs and must complete 3 college specific general education courses. All courses are evaluated and trasnferred as applicable to your degree.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
We accept AP, IB, and CLEP results for college credit if the score earned meets college expectations.
Course Transfer Criteria
Min grade for courses to transfer: C All online science labs are accepted for General Education Requirements.
General Education Programs
NSU accepts the UCGS and Passport programs to meet General Education requirements
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Students may confirm intent to enroll via the Transfer VA Portal
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
The online application fee is $25 and must be paid via credit card when submitting the Common Application or NSU's onlin...see moreThe online application fee is $25 and must be paid via credit card when submitting the Common Application or NSU's online application. Do not submit cash, checks or money orders. The fee is nonrefundable.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Transcripts
Transfer applicants are required to submit an offiicial transcript from all colleges/universities attended.
Tests
Test scores are only required for applicants who have not earned the minimum 12 credit hours.
Essay
Essays are not required.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are not required.
Interview
An interview is not required.
Maximum Transfer Credits
63
Minimum GPA
2.0
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
Rolling Admissions
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
Rolling Admissions
Transfer Financial Aid Date
3/1/2022
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
5/1/2022
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
12/1/2022
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Academic Programs
Academic Programs
Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
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Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
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Career Services
Disability Services
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Student Clubs & Organizations
Sports
Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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Helpful Links
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SCHEV College Data Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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NSU Virtual Tour
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Transfer Admissions and Services
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Course Catalog
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