Winter & Spring 2020

Registration has a New Look! View the documentation to learn more.



  • Priority Registration for Summer and Fall 2020 begins at 6:00 a.m. on March 26th, 2020! Visit the Priority Registration Schedule to view the full schedule of days and times.

  • The Summer and Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes will be posted at approximately 1 p.m. on February 24th, 2020.



Registration Checklist for NKU Students


After you have registered…

  • Connect with NorseAlert! NorseAlert will contact members of the campus community in the event of an emergency situation or campus closing. NKU students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled but this service is also open to parents, visitors and other interested parties. To create an account, or to opt out, please click here.
  • Purchase or rent textbooks. Go to the bookstore on the plaza level of the University Center or go online to order your books.  Be sure to keep your receipts and leave books wrapped in cellophane until you’re sure you have the correct books for all your classes. 
  • Pay tuition by the first day of classes. More information and ways to pay.


Additional Registration Information for Veteran Students

Readmission of Servicemembers to Postsecondary Institutions

Under the provisions of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Northern Kentucky University will not deny readmission to a servicemember and will promptly readmit servicemembers with the same academic status. Our support is intended to minimize the disruption to the lives of persons performing service in the uniformed services, allowing a student to return to an institution without penalty for having left because of such service.

For additional information on military service absence and to learn more about your options regarding your registration status if returning from or are called to active duty please visit the Veterans Resource Station located in the Student Success Center (UC 131) or visit Absence Due to Military Service.