NSU Admissions and Recruitment

Our Spring 2023 Undergraduate Admissions Application is NOW OPEN!

Summer 2023
and Fall 2023 Undergraduate Admissions Applications will open in August.

Go Apply!

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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.

Application Status

Application Guide (PDF)

After Admission

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

Next Steps

2022 - 2023 Events

Tahlequah Area Wide College Fair: September 19, 2022
Senior Day: September 22 and 27, 2022
Counselor Connection: October 20, 2022
TRIO Day: October 26, 2022
RiverHawk Rally/Fall Preview Day: November 12, 2022
PLC Leadership Conference: November 16, 2022
Native Strong Day: January 20, 2023
RiverHawk Jam/Spring Preview Day: February 18, 2023
Multicultural Recruitment Day: TBD
GEAR Up Day: March 8, 2023
Music Day at BA: March 24, 2023
RiverHawk Hype/Admitted Student Day: April 1, 2023
VIP Junior Day: April 12, 2023
RiverHawk Transfer Day @ BA: April 20, 2023

Additional Event Details

Virtual Information Sessions

Admissions 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 Representative