Welcome to NLU's Application for Admission

We are currently experiencing a problem with the online application. Until the issue is resolved, you may download the paper application via the link below and we will waive the $40 application fee. We apologize for the inconvenience and expect to have this issue resolved later today.

FREE Online Application

Is this your first application for admission to NLU? Get Started Here >

  • Online application is FREE. The $40 application fee is waived if you apply online.
  • Applying online is SIMPLE and FAST.
  • This site is secure and information provided to the university is kept confidential.
  • Complete the application in one sitting or return later to complete and submit.
  • Once you submit your application, check on your application status online.

Mail-in application

Although submitting your application online is highly encouraged, you may also choose to download and mail-in your application. Show mail-in application options.

Admission Requirements

Select one of the following to view the Admission Requirements for your program (pdf download):


  • This is an application for admission to a degree program only.
  • Returning students that have been away from the university:
    • Between one and five years, click here.
    • For five years or more, submit a new application.
  • To submit additional items or make changes to a previously submitted application, contact the Admissions Office at: admissions@nl.edu.



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