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Academic Support and Advising

An Institution in Your Corner

Push past your limits. Develop new strengths. Achieve your potential. Our comprehensive range of support programs and services means that we’ll be with you every step of the way as you prepare to thrive in a 21st-century career.

First-Year Support

Everything here is built to further your personal and professional exploration. Let us help you take that first step as you prepare for life at NAU.

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Your success is our top priority. We offer comprehensive first-year support that will empower you to develop realistic academic and personal goals, locate helpful on-campus resources, and forge your own successful Lumberjack experience.

Academic Transition Programs

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Providing a strong academic foundation early in your college career, First-Year Learning Initiative courses provide guidance, engaging coursework, and the feedback you need to succeed.

First-Year Learning Initiative

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Elevate your education with your peers and faculty in First- and Second-Year Seminars as you explore rich and engaging topics structured around research, scholarship, and current issues.

First- and Second-Year Seminars

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We offer courses, coaching, and support programs designed specifically for students with a 2.75 or below high school GPA.

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Help Where You Need It

Our support services are second to none; you’ll never have to go it alone.

The Gateway to Success

The Gateway Student Success Center offers a network of support. Our academic and career advising provides the direction you need as your pursue your greatest aspirations.

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Academic Advising

Discover the degree program you’d like to pursue. Build your course schedule. Enhance your education. Our expert advisors are here to help you gain a new vantage point on your future.


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Career Development

From mock interviews to résumé polishing, we’re here to provide everything you need to get to your career path and achieve success—whatever you define it to be.

Career Support

Professional Development

Prepare for the Future