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Congratulations again on your admission to Christopher Newport University. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

View the transfer checklist to get started on your next steps or visit the transfer FAQ to answer questions you may have.

Now that you are admitted, here are the items you’ll need to complete if you haven’t done so already:

  • Tell us you’re coming.
    Complete the Plan to Attend card enclosed in your acceptance letter indicating whether you will or will not attend Christopher Newport and mail it to:

    Office of the Registrar

    ATTN: Transfer Enrollment
    1 Avenue of the Arts
    Newport News, VA 23606

Once you’ve accepted your admission offer, please also do the following as soon as possible:

  • Submit your immunization records.
    Complete and turn in your immunization records to the Office of the Registrar before the start of classes.
  • Apply for Financial Aid.
    Apply for need-based financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The priority deadline to submit your FAFSA is March 1. Applications are accepted and encouraged after this date, but funding may be limited. Christopher Newport’s school code is 003706.
  • Apply for housing.
    Complete your upper class contract acceptance and submit your $250 deposit as soon as possible for planning purposes. Housing is on a first-come, first-served basis for all incoming transfer students.
  • Send in final transcripts.
    Contact your current college or university to request your final official transcript(s) be sent to Transfer Enrollment by the first week of August for fall admission and by the first week of January for spring admission.
  • Submit Transfer College Report(s).
    Contact each college or university you have attended and request that your transfer college report (verification of enrollment) be sent to Transfer Enrollment by the first week of August for fall admission and by the first week of January for spring admission.

We require an updated transfer college report after your current semester ends and grades are posted. Failure to submit all transfer college reports will result in cancellation of registration and housing. Should Christopher Newport learn of conduct that would violate our standards, we will reconsider any admission decision and may withdraw our offer of admission and cancel all registration.

  • Prepare for class registration.
    Once you accept your admission offer, a student ID and email address will be mailed to you in a welcome letter between June and August for fall admission and in December for spring admission. Activate your Christopher Newport email address when you receive the packet and do the following:
    • Complete a Transfer Registration Form.
      The information you provide on this form will help Transfer Enrollment staff create a preliminary course schedule for you based on academic requirements you must fulfill and your area of academic interest. This ensures you will have a secured schedule with classes that directly fulfill requirements and progress you towards graduation.
    • Log in to CNU Live.
      Test your CNU Live log-in information within 10 days of receiving your welcome letter. If you experience any difficulty, call IT Services at (757) 594–7079.
    • Review our Registration Guide for Students.
      Find helpful information about CNU Live and class registration in our step-by-step guide.
    • Generate a Degree Evaluation.
      Refer to the registration guide to generate a degree evaluation. The degree evaluation will show you how your previously completed classes and the classes you are registered for apply to the Liberal Learning Core requirements.
    • View your Transfer Credit Evaluation.
      Once you log in to CNU Live, view your transfer credit evaluation under Student Services & Financial Aid, Student Records and Transfer Coursework. Final grades are received in our office in September for fall admission and in January for spring admission. Any classes posted with an IP (in progress) grade will not be reviewed for possible credit until our office receives the final transcript from your previous college.
    • Review your course schedule.
      Your preliminary course schedule is listed on CNU Live under Student Services & Financial Aid, Registration, and Student Detail Schedule. Our staff will register you for your classes by mid August for the fall semester and by mid December for the spring semester.
    • Meet with your faculty adviser.
      Once our staff has registered you for classes, schedule an appointment with your faculty adviser (the department chair for your major) to review your schedule and obtain your alternate PIN (required for schedule adjustment). You can make changes to your schedule during the schedule adjustment period.
  • Register for and attend Changing Tides.
    The Changing Tides orientation program is designed specifically for transfer students. Whether you are transferring from a two-year or four-year college or university, this orientation provides information essential to making your Christopher Newport experience a success (applies to first-time transfers only).
    • Get your Captains Card.
      During Changing Tides you’ll get your Captains Card, your student ID card and lifeline to campus. You’ll use it to access your meal plan and Captain’s Cash account, and to check out game-room equipment or student club office keys in the David Student Union.
  • Access your online bill and pay your tuition and fees.
    Once we have created your preliminary schedule, your bill will be posted online (you will not receive a bill in the mail). You can access all financial information, including tuition, through your CNU Live account. For information regarding tuition and fees and corresponding payment due dates and payment options, please contact the Business Office.
  • Purchase your books.
    Purchase your books through CNU’s online bookstore (allow sufficient time for delivery).
  • Buy a parking decal.
    All parking at Christopher Newport is decal-enforced. Buy your decal at Parking and Transportation Services, located in the parking garage of the Ferguson Center for the Arts. Be sure to bring your vehicle registration and driver’s license with you.

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