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General Information

University information may be obtained from:

Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Northeastern State University
701 N Grand Ave
Tahlequah, OK 74464-2399
Local: (918) 444-2200
OK Toll Free: (800) 722-9614

New students should submit an application and credentials at least one month prior to enrollment. For details, contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment in the CASE Building.

Enrollment Services will assist transfers and undeclared majors with the enrollment process. All new students will be notified of enrollment procedures in their admission letter

Students who have attended NSU but did not enroll in the immediate past semester (summer sessions are not included) must be readmitted. Students who have enrolled in another college since attending NSU must submit official transcripts of all work attempted before readmission can be granted. For details, contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment in the CASE Building.

Graduate students should submit an application and credentials one month prior to enrollment. Students not enrolled the previous spring or fall semester must be readmitted. For details, contact the Graduate College in the Administration Building.

If you are single, under 21, have completed less than 60 hours, live outside a reasonable commuting distance (approx. 45 mile radius) from Tahlequah and plan to live off campus (includes commuting or seeking approved off campus housing) you must clear Housing (Leoser Center) before enrolling.

Students using VA educational benefits must contact the Office of Veteran Services  prior to enrollment.

If you enroll early and become ineligible to continue, your registration will be canceled. After one or more semesters following suspension, you may petition the Admissions, Enrollment and Retention committee for readmission. The student should submit an application for admission, a letter of appeal and official transfer transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment by October 15 for spring semester, April 15 for summer semester and July 15 for fall semester.

If you cannot attend NSU after you enroll, it will be necessary to withdraw prior to the beginning of classes. The Semester Withdrawal form is available at (https://offices.nsuok.edu/registrar/Forms.aspx). If you need assistance, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

The catalog in effect at the time the student officially declares a major will govern the degree requirements for the major and minor, provided that the student has had continuous enrollment. Continuous enrollment will be defined as not being out of an Oklahoma State System college or university for more than two consecutive enrollment periods. Students who have been out three semesters will be subject to any new degree requirements.

Repeated Courses: In courses where the original grade earned was a “D” or “F”, students may repeat a maximum of 4 courses (up to 18 semester hours) and have only the second grade earned, even if it is lower than the first grade, used in the calculation of overall GPA.  If a student repeats an individual course more than once, all grades earned, with the exception of the first, are used to calculate the GPA. In certain circumstances, students may apply for an academic reprieve for up to two consecutive semesters of course work or academic renewal for removal of all previous coursework. For more information regarding the Academic Forgiveness Policy, contact your advisor or the Office of the Registrar.

Changes in schedule during the add/drop period will result in full charges for courses added and full refund for courses dropped. Refunds will not be made after the defined add/drop period.

Unpaid accounts receivable may be assigned for collection. If an account is assigned, any collection costs, court costs, and/or attorney’s fees necessary to collect the amount owed will be added to the balance due. The balance due may be reported to national credit bureaus, which may adversely affect credit ratings. A hold will be placed on university records and future enrollment until the balance is paid in full.

Each student who expects to complete degree requirements for a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree must file an application by March 1 for Summer graduates, August 1 for Fall graduates, and January 1 for Spring graduates via goNSU. Undergraduate students, in conjunction with the advisor, should utilize the Degree Works audit to check eligibility for graduation. In addition, graduate students who expect to complete requirements for master’s degrees next term should submit a degree check form to the Graduate College in the Administration Building. Forms to request the degree check are located on the Graduate College home page. Degree check requests are not taken during grade reporting, registration or add/drop periods. 

PLEASE REMEMBER:  You have not officially graduated until a final audit of degree requirements is performed by the Office of the Registrar.  This verification takes place after final grades are posted for the semester under consideration and after commencement ceremonies. Students not meeting eligibility requirements will be notified.  For students who meet eligibility requirements, diplomas will be mailed no more than three months after the end of the semester in which you are graduating.

Degrees are conferred at the end of fall, spring and summer semesters.  Students completing degree requirements at the end of a summer term may participate in the spring commencement. Tahlequah campus graduation ceremonies are held during the fall and spring of each year and are open to all NSU students. The Broken Arrow campus graduation ceremony is held only during the spring. Broken Arrow students completing in the fall may attend the ceremony at the Tahlequah campus in December or may attend the Broken Arrow ceremony the following May.

Students are personally responsible for completing all requirements established for their degrees by the university, college and department. A student's advisor may not assume these responsibilities and may not substitute, waive, or exempt the student from any established requirement or academic standard.

Please register early. Courses are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. All information is subject to change.