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Admissions and Recruitment

Northeastern State University is Oklahoma’s fourth-largest public institution, with three campuses and online programming. As the oldest institution of higher education in Oklahoma, we offer strong academics focused on career readiness and the third-lowest tuition of any university in the state.

With a wide variety of options, you can select from 56 exceptional undergraduate and 25 graduate degree programs. We are also the proud home of the Oklahoma College of Optometry, the only optometry school in Oklahoma and one of 21 in the nation. The ultimate goal for our students is success as we strive to exceed expectations from first contact to graduation, career placement and beyond. 

Applications for NSU's Summer and Fall 2021 Semesters ARE NOW OPEN!!

After Admission

What’s Next? Now that you’ve been admitted to NSU, it’s time to take your next steps.

Next Steps

Important Dates!

Dates are subject to change in order to comply with COVID-19 guidelines and changes.

  • Virtual Senior Day 9.24.2020
  • FAFSA Available 10.1.2020
  • On-Campus Senior Day 10.3.2020
  • RiverHawk Rally 11.7.2020
  • Early Freshman Scholarship Deadline 12.1.2020
  • Native Strong Day 1.22.2021
  • Honors & PLC Scholarship Deadline 2.1.2021
  • RiverHawk Jam 2.13.2021
  • Freshmen Scholarship Deadline 3.1.2021
  • Admitted Student Day 3.6.2021
  • Junior Day 4.7.2021
  • Transfer Scholarship Deadline 5.3.2021
  • Deadline for Fall 2021 Applications 8.2.2021
  • Quad State and Non-Resident Scholarship Application 8.2.2021

Admission Representatives

Admission Representatives are assigned by location and student type. Whether a first-time freshman or a transfer student; our friendly staff can assist you in making the right decision for you.

Find your Rep


You need to be admitted before you'll be awarded an NSU Scholarship.

NSU Scholarships

Don't forget you can stack Oklahoma's Promise on top of any NSU scholarship.

Oklahoma's Promise