Forms for Applicants and Students
All students who wish to enroll as a graduate student at NKU must submit a Graduate Application Form. Applications must be submitted for those who wish to apply as a degree seeking student (master's degree or doctoral degree), for a graduate certificate program, or as a non-degree seeking student who wishes to take graduate level classes but are not intending to pursue a degree or certificate.
- Applications for master's degree, graduate certificate programs and non-degree seeking students ....................$40.
- Applications for the doctoral program ..........................................................................................................$50.
Visiting Student Form: Submit this form with the regular application to the Office of Graduate Programs if course credits are to be transferred to your home institution.
If you are a graduate student at another university and wish to take course here at NKU, in addition to the application, we will need the Visiting Student Form. Fill out the form and email it to the director of the program offering the class.
Letters of Recommendation Forms:
Unless otherwise specified, please use this Recommendation letter form for most programs
Applicants for the programs listed below, please use the form for your program.
- Doctor of Education form
- Education Specialist form
- Executive Leadership and Organizational Change
- Master of Science in Nursing form
- Master of Social Work form
- Masters of School Counseling form
- MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling form
Other Admission Forms
To check your application status, go to the online application. Enter your e-mail address and password, then click on the Details next to the Status field.
Change of Area of Concentration/Change of Catalog of Record: Change of Area of Concentration (change of major) and/or Change of Catalog of Record
Transfer Credit: Transfer Credit Authorization Form
Fill out this digital form and save as a word document and email it as an attachment . Please do not save as PDF. Please do not print and mail or hand deliver the form. The program director will then forward this form to the director of graduate programs for final approval. You will receive confirmation of the decision via e-mail from the director of graduate programs. The program director will let you know if additional information is required and that can be sent directly to the program director.
Thesis/Dissertation/Final Project: For forms associated with dissertations, theses, final projects and comprehensive exams, click here.
Application for Graduation
Apply for graduation through your MyNKU account. You must apply in order to have a master's, doctorate or graduate certificte conferred.
Other Forms (click on the form name to open):
Address Update (online form)
Pass/Fail Option Form (online form)