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Your Guide to Applying

Applying to NAU is an easy, three-step process.

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Review Admission Requirements

Review minimum requirements for undergraduate and graduate admission.

Undergraduate Requirements  Graduate Requirements

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Submit Application for Admission

You have a future to get to, and we have options to help you get there. Review the list below to determine the type of student you will be and complete your application online.

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Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for scholarships, grants, and loans to help you pay for school.

How to Apply for Aid  Explore Financial Aid


Freshman To activate the Freshman tab, press your spacebar.

You are considered a freshman if you will graduate high school within one year, have earned fewer than 12 college credits since graduating from high school, or are dual-enrolled but have not yet graduated from high school. Read our freshman admission requirements, or learn more about what you’ll need to complete your application.

Transfer To activate the Transfer tab, press your spacebar.

You will apply as a transfer student if you’ve graduated from high school and have earned 12 or more transferable credits from another college or university. Read our transfer admission requirements, or learn more about what you’ll need to complete your application.

Online To activate the Online tab, press your spacebar.

Online options offer the flexibility to take classes that work with your schedule. NAU offers traditional online courses as well as self-paced, competency-based degree paths.

2NAU Joint Admission To activate the 2NAU Joint Admission tab, press your spacebar.

Begin your academic journey at an Arizona community college near you and earn credits toward your NAU degree. It’s a great way to clear up academic deficiencies, save money while you pay lower community college tuition rates, earn your associate degree, and seamlessly transfer your coursework to NAU.

Graduate To activate the Graduate tab, press your spacebar.

Choose from more than 50 master’s degrees, 13 doctoral degrees, and more than 20 graduate certificates, with both in-person and online options. Read our graduate admission requirements.

International To activate the International tab, press your spacebar.

Join thousands of students from across the nation and around the world to live and learn on the Flagstaff campus. Read our international admission requirements.

Non-Degree-Seeking To activate the Non-Degree-Seeking tab, press your spacebar.

You’ll apply as a non-degree-seeking student if you want to take six or fewer credits or want to take classes for personal enrichment without earning a degree. Read our non-degree admission requirements or learn more about what you’ll need to complete your application.

Post-Baccalaureate To activate the Post-Baccalaureate tab, press your spacebar.

If you have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and want to earn an additional bachelor’s degree, you should apply as a post-baccalaureate student. Learn more about what you’ll need to complete your application.

Returning Students To activate the Returning Students tab, press your spacebar.

You should apply as a returning student if you are a former degree-seeking Northern Arizona University student who has not attended for at least three consecutive terms, excluding winter.

Concurrent High School Students To activate the Concurrent High School Students tab, press your spacebar.

If you are enrolled in high school and want to attend classes on the Flagstaff campus while you’re still in high school, you will apply as a concurrent student. Read more about concurrent admission requirements.


After You Apply