Transfer Admission

Transfer applications for all individuals, including applicants under the Senior Citizen's Higher Education Act of 1974, will be considered complete and ready for review once the following are complete:

  1. Submit the Common Application or Coalition Application, including:
    • Personal statement: Please provide a personal essay (approximately 250 words) indicating why you want to attend Christopher Newport, or provide additional information you would like to share about yourself for the admission committee. This statement is included in your application. Required of all applicants.
    • $65 nonrefundable application fee
  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:
  3. Submit official transcript(s) from all colleges and/or universities attended. We accept official transcripts submitted electronically through Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse. Partial transcripts and/or grade reports are required until final grades are posted.
  4. Submit your official high school transcript (required of all applicants).
  5. One letter of recommendation sent through the Common Application or Coalition Application. Additional letters are not required, but up to two more are welcome to be submitted as follows:
    • Email: transfer@cnu.edu
    • Fax: (757) 594-7711
    • Mail:
      Christopher Newport University
      Transfer Admission and Enrollment
      1 Avenue of the Arts
      Newport News, Virginia 23606

Home-schooled applicants

Submit the School Report Form or the following: 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.

We recommend all applicants complete the following:

    1. Schedule an interview (strongly encouraged). An interview is a great opportunity to distinguish yourself as an applicant and demonstrate your interest in attending Christopher Newport as a transfer student. During this time, we are conducting admission interviews virtually. To schedule an interview please call (757) 594-7296 or email transfer@cnu.edu.

      Schedule an Interview
    2. We hope to resume our on-campus visit opportunities soon. In the meantime, you can still experience the beauty of our campus and discover what makes Christopher Newport special by taking a virtual tour and speaking with an admission staff member. Attend a Transfer Thursday information session.  Virtual information sessions are available Thursdays at 11 a.m.  Or, schedule an individual virtual meeting at a time that works best for you.

      Take a Virtual Tour

      Register for a Virtual Information Session

      Schedule a Virtual Meeting
    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 or Coalition 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
    Transfer Admission and Enrollment
    1 Avenue of the Arts
    Newport News, Virginia 23606

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