Exchange Student Course Registration

Choosing courses
Open enrollment and class registration
International Exchange Student Course Registration
Helpful links and contacts
Exchange enrollment guide for business courses
Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing courses

1. Search the NAU class schedule for courses offered during the semester you will study at NAU.  From the front page, click “Quick Links” then “C” then “Class Schedule.”

2. When selecting courses, make sure they are offered on the “Flagstaff Mountain” campus.  When you send your course selections, include the 4-6 digit class number so we know which section/day/time you are requesting.

3. Match the prerequisite courses to courses you have taken (or are currently taking) at your home university with the prerequisites required for NAU course enrollment.

4. E-mail Kathy McKeiver, International Academic Advising Coordinator, the list of courses you wish to take, along with the course descriptions and/or syllabi (in English) for your completed courses you feel meet NAU prerequisite information.  Either Kathy or the department academic adviser will contact you for further information. 

5. Kathy will send your course descriptions and transcripts to the academic department which will evaluate your coursework and determine if you can enroll in the course.

6. Please select 4-6 alternate courses in addition to your minimum of 12 units in case we need to make substitutions

To find more information or descriptions of courses, please review the current NAU academic catalog.


Open enrollment and class registration

1. You cannot enroll in classes until the first day of “open enrollment.”  This is typically the third week of April for the Fall semester and the third week of November for the Spring semester.

2. You can enroll in classes that do not have prerequisites or that state “International Exchange Student Group” on your own through the MyNAU/LOUIE electronic records system. Department Academic Advisers will enroll you in preapproved prerequisite courses. 

3. You will need to provide proof of 2 Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations to the Fronske Health Center before you are permitted to enroll in ANY courses. Read more about the MMR vaccine, including where to submit the form. 

International Exchange Student Course Registration

LOUIE login problems:

First, try to reset your password.

If you have trouble accessing LOUIE, Please contact the Help Desk at +1 928-523-9294 or If you contact student computing, please include the following:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your phone number (with area code and country code)
  • A time to call you during Arizona Time (Mountain Standard).  View a time zone converter.

How to register for courses

1. Login to your LOUIE account
2. Click on “Add a Class” on the left side of the screen 
3. Select the Semester 
4. Select “Search for Class” and click “Search” 
5. Click on “Select Class” for the course you wish to add, then click “Next” 
6. To choose additional classes, repeat steps 4 and 5 
7. Click on “Proceed to Step 2 of 3” when you are done selecting courses 
8. Click “Finish” to complete your registration

Helpful links and contacts

Center for International Education

International Academics Coordinator


NAU Directory (instructor contacts)

Registrar (academic calendar, override forms)

LOUIE (information management system)

Department Advising Contacts

Exchange enrollment guide for business courses at the W.A. Franke College of Business

Welcome to the W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB). The following information is provided to ensure a smooth enrollment process and successful completion of your degree requirements.

  • Students planning to earn a business degree must successfully complete all requirements for the Business Professional Program (BPP) before being allowed to enroll in any upper-division business courses. 
  • Students planning a 1 or 2 semester exchange including business courses must meet all prerequisites for those courses. Because these students will not complete the FCB BPP requirements, they must provide proof of completion of courses deemed to ensure success in the courses they wish to enroll in.
  • All transfer and exchange students must provide a transcript showing courses completed and a syllabus (in English) for every business course taken at other institutions. This information will be evaluated and used to place students in appropriate FCB courses.
  • All students who have not completed a college-level math course must take the ALEKS math placement test prior to enrollment in most business courses.
  • Business courses fill quickly and we do not override full courses. Please submit several preferences to ensure that you will be enrolled in a course that meets your needs. There is no guarantee of placement. The sooner we receive your requests and documents listed above, the more options you will have. 
  • Students not earning a degree from the FCB will not be allowed to enroll in the capstone course, MGT 490C. 
  • No undergraduate students will be allowed to enroll in 500 and 600-level graduate courses.
  • Instructors in the FCB do NOT approve overrides. Please do not contact the instructor. Overrides are not granted into full sections and FCB does not allow enrollment in business courses after the first week of classes. In most cases, you may not make changes to your schedule after the first week of classes. All override requests are submitted online.  

Please be aware that our business courses are very rigorous and meet at least 2 to 3 times per week with an expected 2 hours of homework per credit hour. All business courses are 3 credit hours so expect 6 hours of homework or study in addition to 2.5 hrs of class time per week.

Contact information: 

Office of Academic Services
PO Box 15066
Flagstaff, AZ  86011-5066

Phone: (928)523-5232 
Fax: (928)523-6559

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a course description?  Why am I asked to provide this?

A course description details what students are expected to learn in a specific class, and includes all major theories and concepts covered.  Whenever an NAU course lists a “prerequisite,” you will have to provide a course description for the class you completed at your home university that meets the NAU prerequisite requirement.  If you wish to take courses in the W.A. Franke College of Business, you will have to provide a full syllabus to the FCB Advising Center at

Do I have to attend each scheduled class period?

Yes.  Most American universities, including NAU, expect students to attend all class periods. New material will be covered during each class session.  In addition, individual instructors may have attendance policies that can affect your grade in their course.  If you are sick or unable to attend a course, it is courteous to notify your professor by email. 

The class I need to take is closed.  What do I do now?

If a class you need to take is “closed,” this means there are no more seats available in the classroom. If the class is taught in the W.A. Franke College of Business, you can submit an override request to the FCB Office of Academic Services ( ) and they will assist you in selecting another course.  If the class is in any other major, you can contact the professor directly with an override request.  Override request forms are found on the Registrar’s website under “Forms.”  NAU cannot guarantee enrollment in any class.

How many credits should I take?

In order to be considered a full-time student, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units.  As international students, 9 of those units must be in-person, and 3 units may be completed online. The maximum number of units you may enroll in per semester is 19.  

Do I have to pay course fees?

Yes. Course fees are separate from tuition and are attached to the individual class.  Course fees are usually attached to classes with Science or Language Lab uses, Art Studio courses, and Fieldwork courses, among others. 

When can I register for classes?

Before you register, you must send in your course descriptions, in English, for any NAU class with a prerequisite so you can gain NAU approval to enroll in the course.  The first day you will be eligible to register for Fall courses is during the third week of April, and for Spring courses, the third week of November.  On this day, CIE will remove your academic advising hold.  You can enroll on your own in any class without a prerequisite or that states “International Exchange Student Group,” through the LOUIE system.  The departmental advisers will enroll you in any open course in which you have met the prerequisites. If you have difficulty registering for a course you feel you should be able to enroll in, please contact for assistance.  Please note that you will not be permitted to register for classes until your Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)hold is removed.