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The UAO Recruitment Team

The Northern Arizona University Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation is dedicated to supporting our colleagues who help guide students through the college admission process. Welcome to your website! We appreciate the time you invest as a critical resource in helping students select the college that best fits their personality and aspirations. This site will serve as a convenient place for you to browse through information necessary for your students to learn about the many wonderful opportunities available to future Lumberjacks.

As always, do not hesitate to connect with our Admissions team with any questions or concerns you may have. Please check our Admissions Officer Map to connect with the Admissions Officer assigned to your area, or contact our office directly at either 928-523-5511 or

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Anika Olsen
Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation

Please check our Admissions Officer Map to connect with the Admissions Officer assigned to your area.

All NAU applicants must meet our 16 core competency requirements. There are additional requirements for each ‘type’ of student:

Freshman- Freshman applicants will complete a self-report application.  We highly recommend students have an unofficial copy of their high school transcript available when applying.  Sending of official final high school transcripts will be required for verification once graduation is posted, but will not be required prior to graduation unless specifically requested. Freshmen students are encouraged to understand our detailed admission requirements as they plan their high school coursework.

Transfer- The transfer student application is considered complete when our office has received official transcripts from all colleges attended, a final high school transcript (for students who have not earned an Associate’s Degree completed the Arizona General Education Curriculum [AGEC] or the Inter-Segmented General Education Transfer Curriculum [IGETC].) These transcripts will be necessary to determine whether transfer students have fulfilled our specific admissions requirements.

International- All International students will complete the admission process with the assistance of the Center for International Education.


Northern Arizona University, located at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, is ranked the fifth most scenic college campus in the country. We welcome you and your students to take advantage of this beautiful scenery by joining us for a campus visit. We have a variety of visit options for students to choose from, including daily campus tours and Discover NAU days, which are expansive day-long visit programs on select Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year.

College Counselors interested in bringing a group of 10 or more students are encouraged to register for one of our group tours

Of course, if you cannot make it to Flagstaff, we are more than happy to try to come to you! You can invite us to an event at your school or check out one of our upcoming events near you


One of the many reasons NAU is consistently rated as one of the top values in higher education is our commitment to providing generous financial aid options for applicants. Our value starts with our four-year Pledge Tuition program, which guarantees a four-year tuition rate and helps keep our cost of attendance affordable for Arizona and Non-Arizona students alike.

In addition to an already affordable cost of attendance, students are automatically considered for a number of scholarships as part of the admission process. Arizona residents are eligible for our NAU Merit, Dean’s, President’s and Lumberjack scholarships, while Non-Arizona Residents are eligible for our generous President’s scholarship.  Students from one of fourteen Western Undergraduate Exchange states, three U.S. Pacific Territories, or three freely associated states will also be automatically considered for our WUE scholarship—one of the most generous WUE scholarships in the country.

We realize that financial aid goes beyond the cost of attendance and scholarship opportunities.  Financial aid also means financial literacy. We encourage you to inform your students of our financial aid resources including our Net price calculator, and Jobs for Jacks—an online student job portal for future Lumberjacks!