Entrance requirements shall be prescribed in the curriculum program that the student
intends to enroll as determined by the University.
In addition, an applicant to take any of the courses offered of the University shall possess the qualifications and requirements as follows:
1. For New/Beginning Freshmen Students (Undergraduate College):
1.1 Students must have graduated from recognized secondary schools
1.2 Students must meet all the prescribed admission requirements of NSU.
1.3 Must qualify in the NSU College Admission Test.
1.4 Must have complete and valid credential(F-138, Certificate of Good Moral Character, Medical Certificate, ISHIHARA and AUDIOMETRY Test Result (For Maritime students), NSO authenticated Certificate of Live Birth, 2x2 ID picture, and mailing envelope).
1.5 Students must qualify in the general weight average (GWA) grade requirements set by each College/Department.
1.6 Students must qualify in the Medical Examination. No student is admitted into the College of Maritime Education if he failed in ISHIHARA Vision Test and Audiometry Hearing Test.
1.7 Students must pledge to abide by and comply with all the rules and regulations of the NSU.
1.8 Students must not have enrolled in any academic or college subjects prior to their enrollment as beginning freshmen; otherwise, they shall be classified as transferees.
1.9 Students enrolled in vocational courses of those leading to a degree program that is not ladderized are admitted as beginning freshmen.
1.10 New/beginning freshmen may be accepted during the second semester/summer term subject to the requirements above.
2. For Laboratory High School Freshmen Students:
2.1 Students must be elementary graduates from government/private recognized schools.
2.2 Students must meet all the prescribed admission requirements of the University.
2.3 Must qualify in the NSU Secondary Admission test.
2.4 Must present the original copy of Form 138 (report card).
2.5 Must present a Certificate of Good Moral Character.
2.6 Must present a Medical Certificate.
2.7 Students must pledge to abide by and comply with all the rules and regulations of the University.
2.8 Students must qualify in the general weight average (GWA) grade requirement set by the NSU Laboratory High School.
3. For Transferees:
3.1 Must have complete and valid credentials.
3.2 Must meet all the prescribed admission requirements of the University and the concerned College/Department.
3.3 Passed the qualifying Test for Transferees.
3.4 Must obtain a general weight average (GWA) grade requirements prescribed under the curriculum.
3.5 Present copy of grades signed by the Registrar or TOR for reference purposes.
3.6 Present the Certificate of Transfer Credential.
3.7 Passed the College Interview.
3.8 Present Medical Certificates.
3.9 Passed the ISHIHARA Vision test and AUDIOMETRY Hearing Test – for Maritime students only.
3.10 Present 2x2 ID picture.
3.11 Present NSO authenticated Certificate of Live Birth.
3.12 Only students who have enrolled in any course leading to a degree program are admitted as transferees.
3.13 Admission shall be on probation basis during the first term of stay in the University or until such time that they shall have validated/repeated in accordance with University policies all the subjects taken outside the NSU which are required for their course.
3.14 Official Transcript of Records (TOR) and other transfer credentials shall be submitted prior to admission for the following semester as indicated in the duly filled up Undertaking and Waiver; otherwise; enrollment will not be allowed.
3.15 Transferees from State College or University (SUC) shall be admitted and treated as regular students in accordance with the existing policies of the University.
3.16 Must pledge to abide by and comply with all the rules and regulations of the NSU.
4. For Foreign Students:
4.1 Must have complete and valid credentials.
4.2 Must meet all the prescribed admission requirements of the University and the course applied for:
a. University Admission Test
b. Certificate of Completion of a Secondary Curriculum
c. Original Transcript of Record
d. Personal Data
e. Affidavit of Support
f. Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)
g. Result of TOEFL
h. Students Visa
i. Security Clearance from his/her Embassy
J. Resident Guarantor of his/her character
4.3 Must meet all the prescribed requirements by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Bureau of Immigration (BI).
4.4 Must submit Certification of Proficiency in English based on TOEL score (for non-native speakers of English).
4.5 A foreign student may be admitted based on availability of slot of the course applied for.
4.6 Admission of foreign students should be limited to special courses.
5. For Graduate Programs (Master’s and Doctoral):
5.1 Students are required to take the qualifying examination (English Proficiency Test) in the master’s degree program and the doctoral program administered by the Dean, and followed by an appropriate interview before being admitted in any graduate program.
5.2 For admission to the master’s degree program, only students who graduated from baccalaureate level with at least an average rating of 2.0 or equivalent shall be deemed eligible for admission.
5.3 For admission to doctoral level, only those students who are holders of master’s degree with rating of at least 1.75 or equivalent shall be eligible for admission.
5.4 Students whose average rating is below the requirement may be provisionally admitted to a non-degree status, and after the successful completion of at least 18 academic units with an average rating of 2.0 in the master’s degree program and of at least 21 academic units with an average rating of 1.50 in the doctoral degree program shall be elevated to a regular status subject to the approval of the Dean.
5.6 Applicants for admission to the master’s degree program and doctoral degree program shall be required to have the proper and corresponding undergraduate (or any equivalent course at the graduate level) and graduate academic background, respectively to qualify for admission.
6. For Cross-enrollees:
6.1 A student may be allowed to cross-enroll in other school under the following conditions.
6.2 The student is graduating at the end of the school year.
6.3 The subject to be cross-enrolled is not a major subject and is not being offered in the University.
6.4 The subject to be cross-enrolled belongs to the old curriculum and is not anymore being offered in the university.
6.5 The maximum number of units allowed for cross-enrollment is six (6), unless otherwise they are already at the last number of units to be taken by the students to qualify him/her for graduation.
6.6 Request for cross-enrollment shall be recommended by the Dean, noted and approved by the University Registrar. The Registrar’s office shall prepare the cross-enrollment form to be carried by the student to the concerned school.
6.7 Cross-enrollees from other university must present a cross-registration permit from the mother university.