Academic Transition Programs
The following courses and programs are designed to increase
first-year students’ chances for academic success.
NAU 100-Transition to College
Transition to College is a one-credit-hour course designed
to help incoming first-year students get the information they need in order to
be successful at Northern Arizona University. This class prepares you for
future challenges as a university student, while granting freshmen the
opportunity to form new friendships with an instant support network of peers.
Contact NAU 100 for more
NAUreads is our campus-wide reading program. We ask all
first-year students to read the same book and encourage them to participate in
conversations. This provides all our first-year students with a common
experience as they begin their educational journey.
Find out more
information or contact the NAUreads
NAU 120-Study Skills and College Success
Study Skills and College Success is a three-credit-hour
freshman course about how to study in college. The course will help you
establish the habits and skills required for academic success. In addition to
instructor support, NAU 120 students will also work with an Academic Success
Coach for assistance and guidance throughout the semester.
Don’t hesitate to contact Academic Success Coaching if you have questions.
NAU 130-Back on Track
Back on Track is a one-credit-hour course offered during the
spring semester. This course is for
first-year students who are on academic probation, and is focused on academic
recovery and prevention strategies. In addition to instructor support, NAU 130 students
will also receive additional assistance and guidance throughout the semester from
an Academic Success Coach.
Contact Back on Track
for more information.
Academic Success Coaches-Mentoring Excellence (ASC-Me’s) are
offered as additional support to students enrolled in NAU 120 and NAU 130.
ASC-Me’s meet with students weekly and assist with:
- creating individual study and time management
- connecting students with key academic and campus
- interpreting academic feedback
- maintaining an academic focus
- balancing curricular and co-curricular
Contact Academic Success Coaching if you would like to know more.
Academic Peer Leadership program
Applications for Fall 2013 Academic Peer Leadership positions are now open! We’re hiring NAU 100 Peer Instructors, Academic Success Coaches, Peak Performance Math Coaches and Math Jacks. Our positions can be a meaningful professional development opportunity for students in all majors. We’ll provide you with valuable skills and experiences as you prepare for your future career.
Descriptions of each position and our online application are available on our YouLead website at www.nau.edu/YouLead.