College Prep Information
The first steps toward success
It’s never too soon to start learning how to become a successful
Here are some important things to keep in mind while
you prepare for your university experience:
Freshman year of high school
Explore your strengths, limits, likes,
Take a range of academic classes,
read widely, and participate in extra-curricular activities.
Challenge yourself academically.
Consider advanced placement, honors classes, accelerated programs, and precollege
Sophomore year of high school
Explore many colleges and pay particular attention to each school's:
- degree offerings and programs of study
- scholarship opportunities
- campus community and environment
- student clubs and organizations
- athletics and sports
- career planning and internship programs
- housing options
Talk to your parents, guidance
counselors, teachers, family, and friends.
While the college
choice is yours, you should discuss options and opinions with people you trust.
Your family can learn more about the university by reading the Parent Resource Guide.
Junior year of high school
Plan for the SAT and ACT.
Arizona University does not require these tests for admission but they are
required for scholarship consideration.
Think about how you will finance your
College is an investment in your
future. Explore your options before it’s time to decide.
Want to know more about Northern Arizona
Have specific questions for us?
Direct any admissions questions to our admissions officers.