2023-2024 Academic Catalog


Important Information Regarding Matriculation

Policies regarding the enrollment of degree-seeking (matriculating) students at Norfolk State University are listed below:

  • All students will follow the curriculum and the degree completion requirements specified in the University Catalog issued for the year of their initial enrollment as degree-seeking students.
  • The University will honor degree completion requirements specified for students in the University Catalog for the year of initial enrollment as long as such enrollment is continuous (summer semesters not included).
  • A student who does not maintain continuous enrollment (summer semesters not included) will follow the degree completion requirements specified in the University Catalog issued the year of readmission.
  • Any student under any degree program who has re-enrolled in the University after interruptions of more than two semesters will be required to apply for readmission and meet the requirements of the current catalog.
  • A student who is applies and admitted to another degree program will follow the requirements specified in the University Catalog issued for the year of the admission  to the new degree program.
  • Students are held responsible for reading and complying with the University policies contained in the Catalog.
  • The Catalog is not an unchangeable contract but, instead, an announcement of present policies only. Implicit in each student’s enrollment is an agreement to comply with University rules, policies, and regulations that the University may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.

This document is subject to change. Current university policies are located on the university’s web site at http://www.nsu.edu/policies/. Please refer to this website for policy updates and policies and procedures not addressed in the University Catalog.

This document is intended to adhere to all statutory regulations, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) guidelines, and other official documents and pronouncements of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors.

The current version, as amended, is posted on the University’s website.

Norfolk State University is committed to the policy that all persons will have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.