First-Year and Exploratory Advising

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.

Contacting your Advisor

You can e-mail or call your advisor at any time. Watch the “find your advisor” video on Gateway’s YouTube channel to learn how to find your advisor’s name and contact information.

You can also talk to your advisor by coming to walk-in advising, attending an advising workshop, or scheduling an appointment.

"Academic Advising 101"
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, activities, and quizzes prior to scheduling an appointment or attending a workshop.
USC 150: Rethink Possible
Rethink Possible is a series of engaging, interactive eight-week courses centered around the "big questions" of college and beyond. Taking a USC 150 course is a great way to add meaning to your college experience, make friends, and develop connections. Ask your advisor about how to get enrolled!
Exploratory Advising

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.


Advising Holds
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.
College Success Program
The College Success Program (CSP), through Academic Transition Programs, supports students who demonstrated a 2.75 or below high school core GPA at the time of admission with specialized course content, individualized scheduling, and expert advising.
Priority Enrollment
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.