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Yearly "To-Do" list


Download a print-friendly version orientation-and-first year-checklistFirst Year ChecklistOrientation Checklist

Before Orientation:

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Step One
  • Pay enrollment deposit and confirm offer of admission as soon as possible.
Step Two
  • Send to NAU Admissions
    • Official SAT or ACT Scores 
    • Official AP Scores
    • Official IB Scores
    • Official transcripts, college & high school, including dual enrollment credits
Step Three
Step Four
Step Five
Step Six

First Year:

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Step One
  • Finalize your schedule before the last day to add and last day to drop a class. (Mark these dates on your calendar, they are super important and can affect housing, scholarships, or your degree progress!)
    • See an advisor during Gateway Walk-In hours for help with this.  No appointment necessary.
Step Two
  • Attend all your classes!
Step Three
Step Four
Step Five
  • Use ResourceConnect to find campus resources about academics, health wellness, or student life.
Step Six
  • When you receive your early enrollment advising email, open it and 
  • Sign up for an Early Enrollment Advising appointment to prepare for enrolling in next term’s classes.  This is required in order to remove your Academic Advising Hold, and you cannot enroll until that hold is cleared.
    • Review your Advising Report in LOUIE before going to your appointment. Learn How to Interpret your Academic Requirements
    • Hint: don’t confuse this with an Early Enrollment appointment…that is when you actually enroll for next term…more on that below!
Step Seven
  • Check and clear any holds in LOUIE before enrolling for next term.
Step Eight
Step Nine
  • Undeclared? Get busy exploring your options!
Step Ten
Step Eleven

Locate campus services

Learn more about academic support, tutoring, health wellness, and student life using ResourceConnect .

Academic standing, probation, and suspension

Learn more about the university protocol regarding academic standing and performance.

Withdraw from your classes

Learn how to withdraw from all classes in a semester.

Student Resources

Find more information about financing your education, campus safety, and dining and housing at Student Resources.

Grade point average (GPA) calculator

Find out your grades with our easy to use GPA calculator.

In-state transfer equivalency

Arizona Transfer shows you how courses taken at Arizona community colleges could transfer to Northern Arizona University.

Out-of-state transfer equivalency

If you are transferring from an out-of-state institution, see the Out-of-state and Non-Arizona Transfer Articulation portal.