Admission Requirements - How to Apply - Christopher Newport University

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

  1. Submit the online application, including:
    • Essay
    • $65 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver
    • Virginia In-State Tuition Rates Eligibility You must complete all questions in the Residency and Parent/Legal Guardian Residency sections of the 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.
    • Applying to the President’s Leadership and/or Honors Program
      • Select “Yes” for President’s Leadership Program and/or Honors program in the Scholarships section of the application.
      • Complete the mandatory essay questions.
      • An interview is required in order to be considered for these programs.
  2. Submit your most recent official high school transcript. Paper transcripts are accepted, but we encourage electronically submitted transcripts.
  3. Have your SAT, ACT and/or CLT scores sent directly to Christopher Newport (unless you choose to apply test-optional).
    • SAT code 5128
    • ACT code 4345
  4. If applying Early Decision, submit the Early Decision Agreement with required information

We recommend all applicants complete the following actions:

  1. Submit teacher evaluations in a core subject (English, social studies, foreign language, mathematics or science). Note: The Common Application requires that students request a teacher recommendation when completing the application. However, we will review your application without a teacher recommendation.
  2. Schedule an admission interview.
  3. Schedule a campus visit.
  4. Have your school counselor submit a School Report Form electronically through the application website. (Paper forms are accepted, but we encourage online submission through Common Application or Naviance.)
  5. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by March 1, if applicable.
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