Next Steps

Congratulations! Welcome to Northeastern State University

What’s Next? Now that you’ve been admitted to NSU, it’s time to take your next steps. Below are a few essential items you need to address before the semester begins.

  1. Get enrolled
  2. Get connected to NSU
  3. Have a plan to pay for college
  4. Tahlequah students, make your living arrangements

Did you know?

Oklahoma state law requires that all first-time students who attend Oklahoma colleges and universities provide proof of immunization for MMR and Hepatitis B. Medical, religious, and moral exemptions are allowed by law, and such requests must be made in writing using the Northeastern State University Certificate of Exemption form (pdf). The requirement does not apply to students enrolled in courses in which you are not required to attend class on campus. 

Please plan on bringing your immunization records or the completed Certificate of Exemption form with you to your enrollment appointment.

For more information please call Student Health Services at 918-444-2126.

Get Enrolled

First things first. Follow the instructions in your letter of acceptance for making your enrollment appointment.

NSU students will make their appointment in many different ways depending on their situation so please follow the instructions on YOUR letter.

Get Connected to NSU

You will conduct much of your NSU business electronically through goNSU. This is where you will eventually enroll, see your transcript and semester schedule, view your your financial aid award, make payments, see your degree plan, etc. You will also be given an NSU email account through which you will receive all formal NSU correspondence. This is how you will connect electronically to everything you need at NSU. We highly encourage you to complete this prior to your enrollment appointment

To start this process:

  1. Go to the NSU Password Manager and follow the instructions to get your UserID and Password.
  2. Log into your GreenMail account and explore all of your personal email and calendar options. You probably already have emails from NSU waiting for you. The Office of Student Financial Services will communicate exclusively through GreenMail.
  3. Go to goNSU and log in with your new NSU UserID and Password. This will be your personal portal to access all of the electronic services that NSU has to offer you...feel free to explore this site before your enrollment appointment.

If you need help, call our service desk at 918-444-5678.

Have a Plan to Pay for College

Do you have a plan? College is not cheap! Do you know how much it will cost you for tuition and fees, living expenses and books? Have you applied for scholarships or financial aid? Do you have OHLAP? 

Go to to start the financial aid application process. Also visit NSU's Student Financial Services website to see what else we can do to help you fund your education. For information about veterans benefits, go to NSU’s Veteran Services website.

Tahlequah Students, Make your Living Arrangements

It’s a fact that students who live in the residence halls are more involved in campus activities and earn better grades. Make sure you get the “full college experience.” Remember, university housing is priority based so apply and submit your deposit now. Check out the NSU Housing website to see campus housing options.

Students with a disability should contact the office of Student Disability Services at 918-444-2042 for accommodation information.