01 JUL

Fall dates & deadlines (Freshman)

15 September - 01 July Northern Kentucky University


  • 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: