Transfer - Admitted Students - Christopher Newport University

Admitted Students


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):

Click the button below to accept your offer of admission, or email us at to tell us you're coming.

Complete and turn in your immunization records by July 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission.

More information can be found on the Office of the Registrar website.

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.

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.

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.

Contact each college or university you have attended and request that your transfer college report (verification of enrollment) be sent to Transfer Admission and Enrollment by the first week of August for fall admission and by the first week of January for spring admission.

We require a 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 may reconsider any admission decision and may withdraw our offer of admission and cancel all registration.

Once you accept your offer of admission, we will mail you a welcome packet between May and August for fall admission and in December for spring admission. This packet contains your initial class schedule, CNU email credentials and academic adviser information. 

  • 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.

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).

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.

Please submit registration form and payment form below to complete your reservation for Changing Tides orientation.

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 through CNU's online bookstore (allow sufficient time for delivery).

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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