Applying to NAU is an easy, three-step process.
Review minimum requirements for undergraduate and graduate 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.