Transfer Admission

Admission Review

We feel that a holistic review that encompasses all aspects of your background and application is the most effective method for finding students for whom Christopher Newport is the right fit. Typically, competitive transfer applicants present at least 15 credit hours of college-level credit, a history of full-time enrollment (at least 12 credit hours) each term and an earned cumulative GPA of 3.0. We strongly encourage completion of one college-level mathematics and English course. Standardized test scores are encouraged but not required.

Although many factors are considered in the transfer application review process, the most important factor is the rigor of the applicant’s previous academic program(s) and grades earned in previous academic courses.

An interview is a great way to personally provide additional information beyond what we might find in your transfer application, transcript(s) or test scores. While not required for transfer admission, we strongly encourage all transfer applicants to participate in a transfer admission interview.

Other factors included in the holistic review of transfer applications include the following:

  • Leadership and service
  • Legacy
  • Interview
  • Student conduct records (including academic and law enforcement)
  • Major requested
  • Personal statements and/or essay
  • Extracurricular activities

Note: A transfer student is defined as a new student matriculating at Christopher Newport for the first time but who has previous post-secondary enrollment after high school graduation (excluding summer enrollment). Transfer applicants who have earned the transfer associate’s degree through the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) or Richard Bland College (RBC) may qualify for Christopher Newport’s Guaranteed Admissions Agreement (GAA) with the VCCS and RBC.

Transfer applicants who are interested in the post-graduation outcomes of our graduates can obtain career, employment and post-secondary enrollment information from the Center for Career Planning. Additional information about most popular majors and degrees, retention rates, graduation and other institutional profile data are available from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

If admitted, you are expected to enroll full-time (12 or more hours) each semester at Christopher Newport.

Applicant Expectation

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.

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