Your first year


The university experience is different than high school, and sometimes the first year transition can be challenging. It is important to develop successful skills and habits during this first year. Development and academic success of first-year students is our top priority.

Starting your journey

Learn how the University College can ensure a successful start to your undergraduate journey.

The Northern Arizona University commitment

Discover our commitment to student success and learning.

The College Success Program

Understand the services and benefits of the College Success Program designed for select students. If you qualify, the program offers a strong start your first term at NAU.

The Lumberjack Mathematics Center

Explore the math resources available to you in the Lumberjack Mathematics Center.

First year seminar program

Read more about the first year seminar program.

First year programs

Find out more about the programs designed to increase your academic success.