May 23, 2024  
National University Volume 86B-2 Catalog - April 2024 
    
National University Volume 86B-2 Catalog - April 2024

Basis for Admissions


Undergraduate Basis for Admissions

All prospective students must provide the following documentation to meet basis for admission to the University:

  • Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited high school, high school level proficiency test, or have documented home school completion.

-OR-

  • Official Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution posted transcript that can be degree-verified through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). Except where prohibited by accreditation.

Note: Students that intend to use VA funding must submit Official transcripts from all regionally or nationally accredited institutions attended.

Unofficial and official transcripts submitted for basis of admissions to NU must include the following information at a minimum:

  • Student’s full name
  • Name of school
  • Course and/or term dates
  • Earned and attempted credit totals
  • Grade point average (GPA)
  • Name of degree
  • Degree conferral date (if applicable)
  • All pages of the transcript

Students who completed Home School instruction must also include:

  • List and description of courses completed by grade level
  • Grades earned for the courses completed
  • Number of credits earned for each course
  • Names of textbooks utilized in courses
  • Signed by person who administered curriculum
  • A letter from their state Department of Education or local school district confirming home school registration.

To be considered official, transcripts must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar in a sealed envelope from the institution via mail or electronically through a third-party transcript processor (e.g., , Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse,).

Note: Degree audit reports and grade reports are not considered unofficial transcripts. All prospective students who wish to receive transfer credit from coursework completed outside the United States must provide official transcripts and official evaluations from an approved agency as needed for official evaluation. Once a student is considered officially admitted, they may receive financial aid.

Note: Students who provide an attestation of conferral for a degree conferral date that has not yet occurred are not permitted to attend courses until official documentation is received. Degree conferral dates must be within six months from the date of application to NU.

Graduate Basis for Admissions

All prospective students must provide the following documentation to meet basis for admission to the University:

  • An unofficial degree posted transcript that can be degree-verified through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). Except where prohibited by accreditation.

-IF-

  • An unofficial transcript is unable to be verified through NSC, an official degree posted transcript is required.

-OR-

  • A signed attestation of conferral and an unofficial transcript that can be degree-verified through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC)

Note: Some programs at National University require degrees conferred from regionally accredited institutions. Please refer to program pages for program specific basis for admissions requirements.  

Note: Students that intend to use VA funding must submit Official transcripts from all regionally or nationally accredited institutions attended.

Unofficial and official transcripts submitted for basis of admissions to NU must include the following information at a minimum:

  • Student’s full name
  • Name of school
  • Course and/or term dates
  • Earned and attempted credit totals
  • Grade point average (GPA)
  • Name of degree
  • Degree conferral date (if applicable)
  • All pages of the transcript

To be considered official, transcripts must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar in a sealed envelope from the institution via mail or electronically through a third-party transcript processor (e.g., , Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse,

Note: Degree audit reports and grade reports are not considered unofficial transcripts. All prospective students who wish to receive transfer credit from coursework completed outside the United States must provide official transcripts and official evaluations from an approved agency as needed for official evaluation. Once a student is considered officially admitted, they may receive financial aid.

Note: Students who provide an attestation of conferral for a degree conferral date that has not yet occurred are not permitted to attend courses until official documentation is received. Degree conferral dates must be within six months from the date of application to NU.