Classes start every Friday. The admissions process usually takes two to three weeks. Students can enroll as “Registered” while they submit transcripts, resumes, essays and any other admissions requirements. All applicants can apply electronically for admission at “apply now link.” The Online Application will guide applicants through the admissions process, but an admissions advisor is available by phone or email 8am – 5pm MST. An applicant can also request an application mail, email or fax. Applicants who would like their previous schools transcripts considered must request them. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during the evaluation process, but official transcripts will be required.

Admission Requirements: The admissions portfolio consists of: 

  1.  Your online application form submitted with the $75 non-refundable application fee.  Please visit and click the "APPLY NOW" title bar in the upper lefthand corner to access the online application.
  2. The essay (included in the online application), 3-4 paragraphs describing your career objectives and how you see a degree supporting them, and your readiness for a degree program. 
  3. Your professional resume
  4. Official transcripts from any institution where you earned college credit and/or military service transcripts that you would like to be evaluated for transfer credit eligibility. 
    A note:  unofficial copies of transcripts may be used for the Degree Program Evaluation until the officials arrive.  The unofficials will need to show the course title, the amount of credit per course, the credit unit of measure (in semester or quarter hours), the grade, the name and address of the institution. 
    Please email or fax unofficial transcripts to me directly.
  5. Optional items include professional certificates or diplomas, a manager's recommendation/reference letter or performance evaluation. 

The objective with the portfolio is to create for the Admissions Committee a well-rounded picture of yourself as a working professional and prospective online learning student.

When your admissions portfolio is complete, The Admissions Advisor submits the information to the Admissions Committee.  The faculty deans will review your transcripts and award any transfer credit.  Based on your personalized Degree Program Evaluation, they will make an acceptance determination and outline your program, tailored for you based on transfer credit and professional background.  CNU does not issue Prior Experiential Learning credit for years of workplace experience, but the committee does review the entire portfolio to determine the best program structure for each student.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have majored in Engineering as an undergraduate in order to apply for an Engineering Degree?
No. But, applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have an academic background in algebra, plane geometry, trigonometry, physics and chemistry. If an applicant lacks this background, prerequisite courses will be assigned from the CNU Basic Science curriculum. Students who have not taken Calculus I will be required to take a math placement test in the field that they are applying to.

What kind of financial support does CNU provide?
CNU provides a military scholarship to eligible active military and their spouses to meet the gap of the GI Bill.  

How long should the essay in my application be?
The essay is generally 3–4 paragraphs, but should be no more than 2 pages, double spaced.

Should supplemental materials (letters of recommendation, transcripts) be sent all in one package or sent separately?
Either method is fine. If the applicant is sending all of these items in themselves, the letters of recommendation should be in sealed envelopes with the recommender’s signatures across the envelope flap. Also, the transcripts should be in sealed envelopes as well.