Checklist for admitted students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Northern Arizona University. Please follow the steps below to prepare for your attendance and arrival.

1. Are you coming to Northern Arizona University?

Complete the online enrollment form

2. Apply for housing

Please find a place to live as soon as possible after you are admitted.


On-campus housing is popular and space is limited. You must apply and pay the application fee and rent confirmation to be considered for housing by the priority dates. Housing on campus is not guaranteed.

Priority deadline: May 1

Here are some options for living on campus:

You will need your LOUIE login to apply online to on-campus housing. Get help if you are having trouble with your password and login.


These off-campus options are not affiliated with Northern Arizona University. However, if you missed the on-campus housing deadlines or would like to live off campus, please use these additional resources for off-campus housing:

3. Pay your SEVIS fee

To obtain a visa, you must pay the SEVP I-901 fee, which you can pay online or by contacting the US Embassy in your area.

4. Apply for a student visa

Information on how to obtain a student visa can be found online.

5. Submit immunization verification

To register for classes and to help ensure the health of the entire student population, we require verification of measles (rubeola) immunizations for all students. The form can be found here.

6. Review the international student guide

You can download the guide in English or Chinese.

7. Submit arrival information

Please read over our arrival information

8. Send final transcripts

Please forward any updated transcripts and/or exam results. This information is needed for your permanent student record.

Please note that transfer students must submit a copy of course descriptions and course syllabi. We strongly recommended that you provide this material prior to arrival on campus. This information needs to be in English and will be required by your academic adviser before your advising session at orientation.

9. Read other helpful information

Make sure you are well informed by exploring our helpful resources:

10. Take the math placement test

The math placement test is required only for students admitted into a major. These students must take the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Test, unless they have either:

  • earned credit for a college-level mathematics or statistics course with a/an:
  • CLEP exam
  • AP exam
  • IB exam
  • OR earned credit for a college-level mathematics or statistics course (equivalent to MAT101X or higher) from dual enrollment or transfer from another college or university.  Learn more.

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