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If you are a degree-seeking student and leave the University for one full academic year or longer, you must seek re-admission in order to continue your studies at Christopher Newport. Re-admitted students must meet all academic requirements published in the university catalog at the time of re-admission.

Re-admitted students must enroll full-time.

All re-admission applications, including applicants under the Senior Citizen's Higher Education Act of 1974, will be considered complete and ready for review once we have received the following information:

  1. Submit the Common Application, including:
    • Personal statement: Required of all applicants. Please provide a personal essay (approximately 250 words) indicating why you would like to be re-admitted to Christopher Newport or provide additional information you would like to share about yourself for our admission committee. Your statement should be uploaded and attached to your Common Application.
    • $65 nonrefundable application fee (no fee waivers)
  2. One letter of recommendation must be sent through the Common Application. Additional letters are not required, but up to two more are welcome to be submitted as follows:
    • (757) 594-7711 (fax)
    • Christopher Newport University
      Office of Transfer Admission and Enrollment
      1 Avenue of the Arts
      Newport News, Virginia 23606
  3. Submit the Transfer College Report (Verification of Enrollment) certified by each college attended (if you have attended another college or university while away from Christopher Newport. You must send a Transfer College Report to the appropriate representative(s) at each college/university you attended. Each in turn must send the reports directly back to CNU via:

    If you are currently enrolled in college, you will only be required to send CNU the Transfer College Report after your current semester concludes.

  4. Submit official transcript(s) from all colleges and/or universities attended. Christopher Newport accepts official transcripts submitted electronically through Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse. Partial transcripts and/or grade reports are required until final grades are posted.

The following Common Application Offline Supplemental forms are not required:

  • College Officials Report
  • Instructor Evaluation
  • Secondary Report

In some cases we do require the mid-term report for students who attended another college or university after leaving Christopher Newport.

Virginia In-State Tuition Rates Eligibility
You must complete all questions in the Residency and Parent/Legal Guardian Residency sections of the Common Application to be eligible for in-state tuition. Supporting documents may be requested, and you must submit them on or before the first day of the semester or term for which you are applying.

Mailing Address
Christopher Newport University
Office of the Registrar
Attn: Transfer Enrollment
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, Virginia 23606

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