How to Apply

To be admitted as an international student into the Program in Intensive English, you must apply through the Center for International Education.

Who can be admitted 

We accept:

  • International students who want to earn a degree from NAU, but whose TOEFL scores do not meet the university English language requirements.
  • Non-native English speakers who want to improve their English, but may not be interested in a degree from NAU.
  • Students with a basic understanding of English (IELTS score of 2.0 or higher)

PIE tuition and fees

The Program in Intensive English costs $6,000 plus 1 credit-hour of NAU tuition and fees per semester.*  Additional information available at  More information on NAU tuition and fees is available at

*Students in Levels 5 and 6 who choose to take English 105 must pay an additional 4 credit-hours of NAU tuition.

Placement Exam

All PIE students must take the placement exam.  There is an $85 administrative fee for the placement exam.

Application cost

There is a $50 application fee that is required.  

Apply now

If you want to be a PIE student, apply for the Program in Intensive English today through the Center for International Education