Transfer Admission

Transfer applications for all individuals, including those 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:

  • 15 hours of college-level credit with minimum 3.00 GPA
  • One college-level mathematics course
  • One college-level English course

If you are offered admission and you accept, you are expected to enroll full-time (12 or more hours) each semester.

Your application is considered complete and ready for review once you complete the following

  1. Submit the Common Application, including:
    • Essay
    • $65 non-refundable application fee (no fee waivers)
  2. Submit the Transfer College Report (Verification of Enrollment) certified by each college attended. 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 the Transfer College Report after your current semester concludes.

  1. Submit official transcript(s) from all colleges and/or universities attended. We do not accept electronic college transcripts. Partial transcripts and/or grade reports are required until final grades are posted.
  2. Submit your official high school transcript (required of all applicants).
  3. One letter of recommendation (up to three are welcome) sent directly from your references:

The Common Application will allow one reference to be sent through their system.

Home-schooled Applicants

Submit the School Report Form or the following is required: 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 post-secondary level, official transcripts from the school(s) or college(s) are required.

Concealment of previous attendance at another college or university is cause for cancellation of your admission and registration. New transfer applicants who have been suspended or placed on academic probation from previously attended colleges or universities for non-academic, social or disciplinary reasons may be denied admission to Christopher Newport.

Once offered admission, should Christopher Newport learn of conduct that would violate CNU conduct standards, we will reconsider any admission decision and may withdraw.

Applicants may appeal denial of non-freshman undergraduate admission. All appeals should be in letter form and should be submitted by the applicant. Supporting documentation, if provided, should be submitted at the time of appeal. We will review the appeal and communicate the decision to the applicant in writing.

We recommend all applicants complete the following actions:

  1. Schedule an interview.
  2. Schedule a campus visit.
  3. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by March 1, if applicable.
  4. Have your SAT and/or ACT scores sent directly to CNU (required if you graduated from high school five or fewer years ago).
    • SAT code 5128
    • ACT code 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 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.

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