Application timeline

  • 15 JUN

    International Freshman deadlines (August Intake)

    01 April - 15 June Northern Kentucky University

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    • 01 APR

      Priority Application Deadline

      01 April
    • 01 MAY

      Confirmation Deadline

      01 May
    • 15 JUN

      Final Application Deadline

      15 June

      Students must have all application materials submitted to ISSS on or before this deadline in order to be considered for admission. 

  • 01 JUL

    Fall dates & deadlines (Freshman)

    15 September - 01 July Northern Kentucky University

    FOR STUDENTS STARTING CLASSES IN AUGUST

    • 15 SEP

      Apply to NKU!

      15 September

      The NKU Admissions Application opens mid-September for students wishing to start classes the following fall.

    • 01 OCT

      Apply for Financial Aid

      01 October

      Apply for Financial Aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for loan and grant options to finance your college education.

    • 01 DEC

      Housing application opens

      01 December

      Interested in living on campus? The Housing application opens December 1 and allows students to select their actual room until March 15. From March 16 - May 1 rooms are assigned based on availability.

    • 01 FEB

      Northern Exposure Registration & Orientation

      01 February

      Sign up for Northern Exposure Registration & Orientation. Starting February 1, students who have paid their confirmation fee will be invited to select their summer registration date.

    • 15 FEB

      Submit your NKU Admissions Application

      15 February

      Submit your NKU Admissions Application! You must have a complete admissions application (application submitted, application fee paid, transcripts and test scores submitted) to be considered for scholarships.

    • 15 FEB

      Assured Consideration Deadline

      15 February

      Applicants applying after this deadline run the risk of not being admitted if NKU reaches capacity for new freshmen. You could be placed on a waiting list, deferred to a subsequent semester or denied admission.

    • 15 FEB

      Scholarship Deadline

      15 February

      To be eligible for scholarship consideration you must have a completed admission application on file by February 15. Most awards are based on your application for admission, however there are a few select awards that do require an additional scholarship application.

    • 15 MAR

      Pick your Campus Housing option

      15 March

      Considering living on campus? Students that complete the application and submit their housing deposit by March 15 can select their room.

    • 15 MAR

      Apply to the Honors Program

      15 March

      Interested in being a University Honors Scholar? Students wishing to participate in the Honors program must submit their application by this date.

    • 01 MAY

      Register for any required college placement tests

      01 May

      Complete any necessary tests prior to attending your Northern Exposure Registration program.

    • 01 MAY

      Campus Housing

      01 May

      Campus Housing final deadline.

    • 01 MAY

      Confirm your Enrollment

      01 May

      Admitted students must confirm their intent to enroll at NKU by submitting a $75 enrollment confirmation fee prior to May 1, or two weeks after their acceptance. Confirmed students will be invited to Northern Exposure, our new student registration and orientation program.

    • 01 MAY

      Scholarship Acceptance Deadline

      01 May

      Have an NKU scholarship? Make sure you accept your award!

    • 01 JUL

      Final Admission Deadline

      01 July

      Final Admission Deadline:

  • 01 NOV

    International Freshman deadlines (January Intake)

    02 October - 01 November Northern Kentucky University

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    • 02 OCT

      Priority Application Deadline

      02 October
    • 13 OCT

      Confirmation Deadline

      13 October
    • 01 NOV

      Final Application Deadline

      01 November

      Students must have all application materials submitted to ISSS on or before this deadline in order to be considered for admission.