How to Apply
|Application Plan||Deadline to Apply||Notification Date|
|Early Decision||November 15||December 15|
|Early Action||December 1||January 15|
|Regular Decision||February 1||March 15|
An application will be considered complete and ready for review once you:
- Submit your Common Application including your:
- CNU Supplement Form
- Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates found on pgs. 3-4 of CNU Supplement (must be submitted before the first day of the semester or term you are applying if you wish to be considered for in-state status).
- $50 non-refundable application fee (if seeking a fee waiver submit an official College Board, ACT or NACAC Fee Waiver Request signed by high school counselor who can attest to a financial hardship)
- Submit your most recent official high school transcript electronically through the Common Application website. (Paper transcripts are accepted, but online submission through Common Application School Forms System or Naviance is encouraged.)
- Have your SAT and/or ACT scores sent directly to CNU (unless you qualify to apply test-optional). CNU's SAT code is 5128; our ACT code is 4345)
- Submit teacher evaluations in a core subject (English, social studies, foreign language, mathematics or science).
- Schedule an interview with a member of the admission staff.
- Schedule a visit to campus.
- Have your guidance counselor submit a School Report Form electronically through the Common Application website. (Paper transcripts are accepted, but online submission through Common Application School Forms System or Naviance is encouraged.)
- If you plan to apply for financial aid or scholarship, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by March 1.
In addition to the required actions under the admission checklist, home-schooled applicants must submit the Home School Supplement to the School Report Form or the following is required:
- A description of why home-schooling was chosen for the applicant and the home-school philosophy.
- A detailed description of curriculum — which may include texts read, course titles and descriptions, skill levels completed, grades received or performance evaluation. If curriculum has been supplemented by formal coursework either at the secondary or postsecondary level, official transcripts from the school(s) or college(s) are required.
Music majors are not required to submit the Arts Supplement to the Common Application. However, all students auditioning for acceptance as a music major must demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency and potential in performance, musicianship, and scholarship commensurate with the professional study of music. For more information, please contact the Department of Music.
If you have questions about any part of the admission process, please don't hesitate to contact our office.