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FAQs


Course FAQs

If students need to complete any general education courses, can they be completed online? If so, how long would it take to finish the general education courses they may need?

All courses can be completed online in 7-week terms.

How are lectures given? Live Chats, office hours, video and/or publisher notes?

Delivery varies by course and instructor, but all lectures will be recorded and available at the students convenience.

Admissions FAQs

Do transcripts have to be sent directly from school to school?

For official acceptance, official transcripts are required to be sent from the schools directly to NKU.

How can I check my application status?

The links below can be used to help applicants check on their application status and documents:
Undergraduate: https://www.nku.edu/admissions/undergrad/admission-process/status.html
Graduate: https://www.nku.edu/admissions/graduate/admission-process/status.html

Does NKU accept international students?

Overall, NKU does admit international students. However, since this is an online program, students are not eligible for an F1 visa; if they want an F1 visa to stay in the US, they will not be accepted. If they are in their home country, or if they are in the US and do not need an F1 visa, they are eligible to take the program.

What if I have international school experience?

If a student (domestic or international) has any international school experience, they will need to submit their transcripts for evaluation. This will add time to the decision process.

  • Undergraduate transfer students are required to get their overseas transcripts professionally evaluated.
  • Graduate students may be allowed provisional admission for one semester pending professional foreign transcript evaluations; this will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

How much do the general education courses cost?

The cost of a general education course is $441 per credit hour, based on a 3 credit-hour course.

Will I need to set up an advising appointment?

All applicants pursuing an undergraduate degree are required to schedule and complete an advising session.

Do I need to complete an online orientation?

Yes—you will receive instructions for the online orientation in your acceptance letter. Students must complete orientation prior to the first day of class, or a registration hold will be placed for the next term.

Registration FAQ

How do I register for my class?

For complete steps click here

Program Specific FAQs:
DNP

What GPA is used to determine admission into the DNP Program?

The graduate GPA is calculated to determine admission into the program.

Am I admissible if I completed an RN to MSN program but was not awarded a bachelor’s?

Yes, but students will still need to submit all required documentation to determine if they meet other admission requirements for the program.

If I do not have a statistics credit, is there an option for me to take the course online? If I have taken statistics, is there a course expiration date?

Undergraduate statistics will meet the admission requirement. Students should contact their advisors about course options within NKU.

RN to BSN

Is clinical time required?

Yes. Clinical time is assignment/project based, not hour based.

Are preceptors needed for any of the clinical hours?

No preceptors are required for clinical hours.

How much do the general education courses cost?

The cost of a general education course is $441 per credit hour, based on a 3 credit-hour course.

Will I need to set up an advising appointment?

Undergraduate advising is required.

Do I need to complete an online orientation?

Yes—you will receive instructions for the online orientation in your acceptance letter. Students must complete orientation prior to the first day of class, or a registration hold will be placed for the next term.

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