IMPORTANT DATES
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

Required Actions

An application will be considered complete and ready for review once you:

  • Submit your Common Application including your:
    • Essay
    • $50 non-refundable application fee (if seeking a fee waiver submit an official College BoardACT 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)

Virginia In-State Tuition Rates Eligibility: You must complete all questions in the Residency and Parent/Legal Guardian Residency sections of the Common Application if you are claiming entitlement to in-state tuition privileges. Supporting documents may be requested and must be received on or before the first day of the semester or term for which you are applying if you wish to be considered for in-state status. View the Virginia Domicile Guidelines »

If applying to the President’s Leadership Program and/or the Honors Program: Select “Yes” for President’s Leadership Program and/or Honors program in the Member Questions section of the Common Application, then complete the mandatory Writing Supplement. An interview is required in order to be considered for these programs.

Recommended Actions

  • 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 School Report Form or the following is required:

  • A description of why home schooling was chosen for the applicant and the home schooling 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

Audition and application to the Department of Music is required! -  Learn more about the audition process for composition, performance, music education and the Marching Captains

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.