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Admissions checklist


  • The deadline for fall applications is March 15. However, early admissions will be considered starting on January 15 for the fall semester.

All materials are to be submitted electronically via NAU's online application form, which you can find here: Typically we send out offers of admission during the first week of April, and funding decisions are sent out approximately 2 weeks after. While you may apply at any time due to our rolling admissions policy, we highly encourage students to start in the fall semester so that they can bond with their cohort and move through the required courses in order. If you have any questions please contact us and we will help you as much as possible. Required materials include:

  1. A statement of intent that includes a description of your interests, relevant experience, passions, and reasons for why you selected this program. Remember to make a case for why this is the right program for you and how you fit with what we are doing.
  2. Three letters of recommendation (preferably from professors, unless not possible). We really prefer that these be submitted electronically within the online application process.
  3. Official transcript of your undergraduate work. These should be sent to the graduate college as described in the online application process. However, you can also send unofficial transcript to the SUS department as you wait for the official transcripts to arrive.

Please see the graduate college website for application fee requirements. Thank you!