Next Steps After Admission

1. Schedule your SOAR session/enrollment appointment

The next step toward becoming a RiverHawk is enrollment. Your academic success is NSU’s top priority — that’s why your top priority now is to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor before enrolling. No matter which campus you plan to attend, your advisor will help with the transition to NSU and prepare you for the rest of your academic career.

Your letter of acceptance (enclosed in your packet) has the contact information needed to schedule your appointment. We want to provide you with the best possible service, and you can help make that happen by following the instructions carefully. Act now to ensure an early appointment.

2. Apply for financial aid

The Office of Student Financial Services is ready to keep your education as affordable as possible by letting you know about all available options, including federal student aid. 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available Oct. 1. For Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) consideration please complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after Oct. 1, 2016. OTAG funds will be awarded to those eligible, until funds have been expended. (Note: Payment of OTAG will be based on availability of funds.) Make sure to get a personal I.D. number at fsaid.ed.gov and complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. NSU’s school code is 003161.

For more information, visit the Office of Student Financial Services. Don’t be fooled by websites that make you pay to fill out your FAFSA.

3. Apply for scholarships

Be sure to apply for scholarships. Northeastern State University offers a variety of scholarships to incoming students. The process is quick and easy, and you can apply for multiple scholarships on one application. We have scholarships based on academic merit, as well as many privately funded scholarships for students with financial need, children of alumni and many more. Begin the process online by visiting the Scholarship Office.

Learn more about tuition. We also encourage you to visit the NSU Cost Calculator.

4. Obtain your NSU user ID and password

Before you can begin using goNSU and GreenMail, you'll need to retrieve your User ID and Password. You’ll be asked for your NSU ID# (sometimes referred to as Banner ID)- it is included on your acceptance letter. 

To start this process:

  1. Go to the NSU Password Manager and follow the instructions to get your User ID and Password.

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

5. Check your NSU email and log on to goNSU

goNSU is the online portal to almost everything at NSU. It allows easy access to your financial aid awards, account balance, transcripts, semester schedule, advisement session and to enroll in courses. Note: You will not be able to login to goNSU until the semester you have been admitted for is opened.

You can also access your NSU email account, or GreenMail, through goNSU. GreenMail is how you will receive important NSU correspondence. The Office of Student Financial Services will communicate exclusively through GreenMail, so check it often. 

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

6. Apply for housing (Tahlequah students)

Students attending the Tahlequah campus are encouraged (new freshmen are required) to live on campus.

University Housing provides a variety of living options from traditional residence halls and family housing to private and semi-private suites. University housing also provides a safe, engaging community to enhance your NSU experience outside the classroom.

Visit University Housing to learn more about residency requirements, see housing rates and complete the online housing contract.

7. Attend your SOAR session/enrollment appointment

Your success is our mission. Understanding the inner workings and resources at NSU will aid you in achieving your goals. First-time freshmen participate in SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising & Registration) and University Strategies their first semester. Visit SOAR for more information or call 918-444-2526.

In Tahlequah, transfer students participate in an orientation session at the time of their enrollment. Broken Arrow students are offered an optional orientation program prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

For more information, call 918-444-3651 Tahlequah or 918-449-6143 Broken Arrow.

8. Submit your immunization records to Student Health Services

Oklahoma state law requires that all students who attend Oklahoma colleges and universities provide proof of immunization for certain diseases.

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.

Questions? Contact Student Health Services at 918-444-2126 or shs@nsuok.edu.