Multi-Term Enrollment

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Multi-Term Enrollment (MTE) 

NAU is now offering multi-term enrollment!  Starting with early enrollment in Spring 2018, students will be able to register for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2018, and Spring 2019 at the same time.

We are thrilled to offer this new option to students.  Multi-term enrollment offers the following benefits to students:

  • Knowledge of which courses will be offered, and when they will be offered, across summer, fall, winter, and spring terms
  • Greater capacity to plan ahead to balance class schedules with work, family, recreation, and other aspects of life
  • Ability to secure seats in required classes for the next academic year
  • Pay as planned - tuition for future terms will not be due any earlier!


Frequently Asked Questions 

What does multi-term enrollment mean? 

Multi-term enrollment means students may register for an entire academic year at one time, without having to do Fall and Spring enrollments at different times.

How do I know my early enrollment appointment time? 

Enrollment dates and times can be found on the Registrar’s Important Dates and Deadlines website by term.  Additionally, you will be notified via email of your early enrollment appointment time.  You can also see the date and time in your LOUIE student center by clicking the details link and selecting the term in which you'd like to enroll.  

Am I required to enroll in both the fall and spring terms at the same time?

No, but doing so will help you secure your schedule and allow you to plan ahead for the entire year.  You can enroll for any of the open terms you choose, although due to pre-requisites, we strongly recommend you enroll in chronological order (e.g., fall before spring).

How does multi-term enrollment affect changing my schedule or add/drop? 

It doesn't.  As has always been the case, you can add and drop courses for any term up until the add/drop deadline for that term.  Multi-term enrollment will not limit your options to make changes to your class schedule.  You are strongly recommended to consult with your academic advisor if you have class or schedule questions. 

What happens if I drop a class that is a pre-requisite for a course in which I enrolled for a future term?  

If you drop a class that is a pre-requisite for a course you registered for in a future term, your enrollment in that future course may be dropped.  If you are planning to take the pre-requisite elsewhere and transfer it to NAU, speak to your academic advisor.

Will I be able to enroll in a course that has pre-requisites?

The LOUIE system allows enrollment in a course with pre-requisites as long as the student will have met the pre-requisites no later than the day before the class starts.  For example, if you wish to enroll in a class in Spring that requires a pre-requisite you have not yet taken, you should plan on taking that pre-requisite in the prior summer, fall, or winter term (NOTE: not all classes are available in each of those terms).  Due to pre-requisites, we strongly recommend you enroll in chronological order (e.g. fall before spring).  If you do not meet course pre-requisites by the time the course starts, you may be administratively dropped.

Can I place myself on a class wait list for any term?  

Yes, wait lists will be available for all eligible classes for each future term.  For more wait list related questions, check out the wait list FAQs page.

I have a hold on my account. How will this affect my ability to register for terms? 

Students with holds preventing enrollment will be blocked from enrolling for any term until the hold is removed. 

What if my class requires instructor permission to enroll, but faculty is TBD?

Contact the department offering the class to obtain permission or determine when an instructor will become available to grant permission to enroll into the class. 

What if my major includes an application or milestone completion? 

If you are attempting to enroll into a class that requires admission to a specific program or to have a milestone completed, you may not be able to enroll at the time of your early enrollment appointment.  If you are unable to enroll, contact your academic advisor to discuss the timeline and your options.

Do I have to pay for all the terms at once?

No, the billing cycle for future terms will not change. 

Will I receive my financial aid sooner? 

No, the financial aid and disbursement processes will not change. 

Do I need to see my Academic Advisor every semester? 

You are strongly encouraged to seek advising every semester. Your advisor can verify that you are on track for your degree plan, answer questions you may have, and discuss campus resources and opportunities with you.

How do I know what Advising Office to go to?  

Please visit the University Advising website to view all contact information for each advising office.