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Choosing the right university is one of the most exciting and difficult decisions you will make.  At NKU, we know you are looking for a school that is affordable, safe and most importantly, has a reputation for academic excellence and career placement.

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Admission applications are not available from 11:00 p.m. to 12:01 a.m. daily.


Additional Resources:

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Freshman Admissions Requirements and Deadlines
Transfer Admissions Requirements and Deadlines 
Graduate Admissions Requirements and Deadlines
Selective Undergraduate Admissions Program Information
Pre-College Curriculum Form
Clery Act Notice/Campus Safety

Financial Assistance:
Degree-seeking students can apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at When completing the FAFSA, be sure to indicate the NKU school code: #009275. 


Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.