Admission to CNU is competitive and increasingly selective. Space in each class is reserved for the best-qualified applicants. Selection for admission is also dependent on your preparation for your intended field of study. To be considered for transfer admission, you should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00, 15 hours of college-level credit, completion of one class in college-level mathematics and a college-level English course.

Apply to CNU via the Common Application   
Deadline to Apply Notification Date
Fall Semester March 1
Late May
Spring Semester October 1 Late November
* Note: Application and Documentation received after the stated deadline will be considered on a space-available basis only.

Application Process
A transfer application will be considered complete and ready for review once we have received the following information:
  • Common Application, including:
    • Essay
    • $50 non-refundable application fee (fee-waiver not applicable)
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges and/or universities attended. Transfer Admission does not accept electronic college transcripts. Please request that all official college transcripts be sent to the mailing address below (partial transcripts and/or grade reports are required until final grades are posted).
  • Official high school transcript(s) (required of all transfer applicants).
  • SAT and/or ACT scores sent directly to CNU(required if you graduated from high school five or fewer years ago).
  • Letters of Recommendation, please submit 1 to 3

Recommended Actions:

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 »

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 postsecondary level, official transcripts from the school(s) or college(s) are required.

Please forward official application documents to the following address:

Christopher Newport University
Office of the Registrar
Attn: Transfer Affairs
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606

Concealment of previous attendance at another college or university is cause for cancellation of the student's 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 CNU.

Applicants may appeal denial of nonfreshman undergraduate admission. Appeals related to denial of freshman admission are directed to the assistant registrar for transfer affairs and will be reviewed by the Committee on Nonfreshman Undergraduate Admission. All appeals should be in letter form and should be submitted by the applicant who has been denied admission. Supporting documentation, if provided, should be submitted at the time of appeal. The Committee will review the appeal and communicate the decision to the applicant in writing.

For questions or more information, please email Transfer Admission at or call 757-594-7155.