Mark your calendar with these important admission deadlines:

Spring Deadlines (for students starting classes in January)

  • Admissions Priority Deadline:  November 1

  • Final Admissions Deadline:  December 1

Fall Deadlines (for students starting classes in August)

  • Scholarship Deadline:  January 15
    Incoming freshman interested in NKU scholarships must submit a completed admission application to the university by this deadline.

  • Financial Aid Priority Deadline:  February 1
    The FAFSA is available after January 1 every year.

  • Assured Consideration Deadline:  February 15
    Applicants applying after this deadline run the risk of not being admitted if NKU reaches capacity for new freshmen. You could be placed on a waiting list, deferred to a subsequent semester or denied admission.

  • Honors Program Application Deadline:  March 15
    Students wishing to participate in the Honors program must submit their application by this date.

  • Enrollment Confirmation Deadline:  May 1
    Admitted students must confirm their intent to enroll at NKU by submitting a $75 enrollment confirmation fee prior to May 1, or two weeks after their acceptance. Confirmed students will be invited to Northern Exposure, our new student orientation program.

  • University Housing Deadline:  May 1
    The University Housing application opens December 1, priority room selection is based on date of application.

  • Final Admission Deadline:  July 1