First-Year and Exploratory Advising
Contacting your Advisor"Academic Advising 101"
During your first year and while you are Exploratory, you are assigned to a Gateway academic advisor who is trained to
advise for all NAU-Flagstaff majors. Your advisor will be your first point of contact when you have questions about things like enrollment, degree progress, academic support, and more. Your advisor will help you master the First-Year Academic Advising Learning Outcomes.
USC 150: Making Major Decisions
Use the content in “Academic Advising 101”
in Bb Learn to learn about exploring degree plans, tracking progress, picking a major, and
enrolling in classes. We strongly encourage completing the modules and activities prior to scheduling an appointment or attending walk-in advising.
Learn how to use each tool with tutorial videos on Gateway's YouTube channel.
This course is designed to help you make big decisions in general, and decisions about your major in particular. Through identifying strengths and interests, setting goals, clarifying values, and reflecting on the decision making process, you will develop a framework for making academic, career and life decisions. Click here to learn more
If you are unsure of your major or are exploring your options, you may always meet with a Gateway academic advisor to discuss your interests. We have resources for exploratory students like O-Net Online, What Can I Do With This Major?, and the NAU Academic Catalog.
Ask an advisor about upcoming events for Exploratory students.
College Success ProgramPriority Enrollment
First-year and Exploratory students may have an advising hold placed on their accounts, requiring advising before enrollment. See your advisor to clear this hold and enroll in courses. You can get your hold lifted by coming to walk-in
advising, attending an advising workshop
, or scheduling a 1:1 appointment
Priority Enrollment is for incoming students who have not started at NAU yet. Before coming to Orientation, submit your Priority Enrollment
profile. Your advisor will use this to enroll you in classes appropriate
to your profile and major for your first term.