Am I On Track?

Due to the double degree nature of IGP, it is absolutely vital that students who join the program be on track with course work for both degrees in order to be successful in the program. Please read through the criteria below in order to find if you are eligible to apply to IGP.

Freshmen

For freshmen entering our program in the summer before they start at NAU, students don’t need to worry being on track with their language. All students can join and study any language of their choosing, as long as they start language coursework right away, alongside their first degree classes.

Math Placement

Math placement is a bit trickier. The only way students can graduate within five years with our programs is if they start their freshman year in the correct math course. Visit this page to see which math placement you need for first semester freshman year in your chosen degree. Students who are more than one class behind will be ineligible to apply.

For more information about Math Placement, check out this page with Gateway.

Language Placement

If you already have significant language experience, and think an introductory language course won’t be the right fit for you, click here to learn more about exam credit, retrocredit, proficiency exams and placement exams with Global Languages and Cultures.  

Applying as a freshman in the spring, or a sophomore in the fall

You need to apply NOW. September 15 your sophomore year is your last chance to be part of IGP. In order to be eligible to apply you need to be on track.

For students studying French, German, or Spanish:

  • You must enter fall semester sophomore year in FRE/GER/SPA201 or higher
  • You must enter fall semester sophomore year in sophomore level coursework for your first degree

For students studying Chinese, or Japanese:

  • You must enter fall semester sophomore year in sophomore level coursework for your first degree.
  • You must also have completed 6 units from the following:
    • Chinese: ARH143, REL203, HUM 261, ARH269, CCS250 (Gateway to East Asia)
    • Japanese:  ARH143, REL203, HUM 261, ARH270, CCS250 (Gateway to East Asia)
  • AND be enrolled in ARB/CHI/JPN101 or higher fall semester of your sophomore year. If you have studied language first, it is possible you may still be able to join, contact an IGP coordinator to find out more. 

If you already have significant experience in a language, and are hoping to test into a higher level language course in order to be on track, click here to learn more about exam credit, retrocredit, proficiency exams and placement exams with Global Languages and Cultures.

Transfer students

Contact an IGP coordinator to find out more.