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How to Apply to National University

Enrolling in a university is a big decision. Our dedicated admissions team is here to guide you through the admissions process and help you find the right program for you and your career goals.

We’ve simplified and streamlined our application process so you can get enrolled in your program right away. Because we accept and review applications year-round, you can begin class as soon as next month, depending on your program of study and location of choice.

Learn more about the National University admission requirements for undergraduate, graduate, military, and international student admissions, plus admissions information for transfer students. You can also learn more about our tuition rates and financial aid opportunities.

To speak with our admissions team, call (855) 355-6288 or request information and an advisor will contact you shortly. If you’re ready to apply, start your application today.


Create an Account

Determine what type of application you want to apply for (Undergraduate, Graduate, International Student, etc.) and create a free account by providing your basic contact information.

Complete Admission Application Online

Complete your application online. 

Submit the Nonrefundable Application Fee

Provide Transcripts

Transcripts are available through Parchment. Paper transcript copies cost $5, e-transcripts cost $7, and both offer expedited shipping options for an additional cost. Learn more about the process and eligibility here.

Provide Test Scores

Go to the College Board website for step-by-step instructions on how to obtain and send your test scores.

Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Application, Education, and Financial Review

We will review your application, education, work history, and finances to ensure you meet the National University admission requirements.

Check Application Status

Once you complete Steps 1-7, National University will review your application and information and send you a letter with the next steps.


Krystal F. - Class of 2021

“I’m the first of my family to graduate college and I’m so thankful for having this opportunity.”

Krystal F., Class of 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about applying to National University below.

We’re glad you’re considering National University during such an important step in your life. You can start your National University application by cross-referencing our checklist for prospective students.

For a detailed list of what you need and should know before applying to NU, please read our Admissions Checklist

Currently, undergraduates don’t have to pay for a National University application. For more costs and financial information, please view our Tuition & Fees.

Take the first step in your National University journey by requesting more information about a degree program, certificate, or credential you are interested in learning more about. Request more information here.

NU Culture

At National University, you’ll be part of a family — a connected, engaged, and inspired community of students from across the country and around the globe. From the day you start your first class, you’ll have the support of your fellow students and alumni, faculty, and staff who are dedicated to helping you reach your educational and professional goals.

Ready to take the next step in getting your Degree?

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