The NationsUniversity admissions process occurs year-round. You can submit an application and become registered at anytime. Once you are registered, you may begin your studies immediately before you are formally admitted to a degree program.


Starting January 1, 2019 all new students will be required to pay a $25 registration fee. There will be no exemptions. To see the upcoming changes to our tuition policy download a free copy of the new NationsUniversity Academic Catalog & Student Handbook.

Admission to NationsUniversity begins with registration.  Registration occurs when the applicant completes the online Registration Form and pays the $25 registration fee.  The admissions process is completed with the submission of credentials and a favorable evaluation of credentials is made by the Registrar.  At that point, the student is assigned to an academic plan.  Admission to NU does not automatically means the student is admitted to a degree program.

Admission to a degree program requires the successful completion of the third course. Non-credit students are welcome to register and browse the site, but they are not eligible for student services and should not submit written assignments.

Students in the following 35 developed countries must pay annual tuition and should make sure that their registration fee and at least first month’s tuition payment has been made when sending their entry credentials. Incarcerated U.S. students and international students residing in countries outside of the 35 developed countries do not pay tuition and, in the case of international students, some fees.

List of Top 35 Countries

Australia Denmark Italy Norway Spain
Austria Finland Japan Oman Sweden
Bahrain France Kuwait Qatar Switzerland
Belgium Germany Luxembourg Saudi Arabia Taiwan
Brunei Iceland Malta Singapore United Arab Emirates
Canada Ireland Netherlands Slovenia United States
Cyprus Israel New Zealand South Korea United Kingdom

Prospective students incarcerated in U.S. prisons should contact the Prison Services Division 

An official transcript is one sent directly to NationsUniversity by the institution awarding credit, a diploma, or a degree. Documents received from the student are unofficial. These unofficial documents may be sent for inquiries but official documents should follow. Exceptions for credential evaluations may be made with certified, authenticated or notarized documents in certain countries or for students with special circumstances. Many transcripts in languages other than English are evaluated by qualified NU staff; however, some transcripts will need to be submitted to a NACES-approved company ( by the student for evaluation at the student’s expense. Student will be notified by Registrar should this additional evaluation be necessary.

When you are ready for official admission to a degree program at NU, please have official entry credentials sent to:

650 Poydras St., Ste. 1400, PMB 133
New Orleans, La 70130 U.S.A.

Once you submit entry credentials you may email for questions.  Please allow three to six weeks for credential evaluations. Students living in the top 35 developed countries shall pay an annual tuition.  Payment is due within one week of receiving your letter of admission and enrollment agreement. The enrollment agreement must be signed and returned in order to be valid.

Also upon admission, all non-incarcerated students should send a copy of their government issued photo ID to the Registrar along with their completed enrollment agreement.

Admission to NationsUniversity requires certificate/degree applicants to possess the educational background, intellectual capabilities and language skills necessary for college-level study. The degree/certificate programs are listed as follows:

Certificate in Biblical Studies
Bachelor of Religious Studies
Master of Theological Studies
Master of Divinity

Non-Discrimination and Disability

NationsUniversity is in compliance with all requirements imposed by or pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. NationsUniversity does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in it activities, programs, or employment policies in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. It also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended.

Note: Although it is good to go ahead and make a request to your institution for official entry credentials, you must have an NU username in order for your credentials to be processed when they arrive at NU. Therefore, please make sure you are registered BEFORE submitting entry credentials.