Transfer Admission Requirements
What you need to know about NAU transfer admission
Transfer students are high school graduates who have enrolled at a college, university or any other institution since graduating from high school and have earned at least 12 college credits.
- If you’re here on student visa, complete the International Application.
- If you’ve graduated from high school and have earned less than 12 college credits, see Freshman Admission.
You will be offered admission to NAU if:
You have completed AGEC, AGEC-B, AGEC-S, or California IGETC with a cumulative GPA of 2.5; or you’ve completed an associate’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Note that with a completed AGEC or IGETC you will have fulfilled all of the lower-level requirements, though not the junior or senior level writing requirement, of the NAU Liberal Studies program.
You will be considered for admission to NAU if:
You have no more than one deficiency on any two areas of the required core courses. If you have a combination of a math and lab science deficiency, you are not admissible.
You have 12-23 transferable credits and a core high school GPA of 2.0 or above, or you have 24 or more transferable college or university credit hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
When is my NAU application considered complete?
Your application is considered complete and a decision will be made when we receive:
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended, submitted directly from those institutions (note: opened transcripts or transcripts issued to students are not acceptable)
- A $25 non-refundable application fee
- If you are younger than 22, provide a final high school transcript or GED scores, unless you have earned an associate’s degree.
- If you are 22 or older, provide a posted high school degree or equivalent, or demonstrate the completion of a minimum of 12 transferrable college credits. At least six of those credits should be from academic subjects requiring college-level skill in reading, writing and/or analysis.
Financial aid eligibility for NAU transfer students
A posted high school degree may be required to determine eligibility for financial aid.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation will evaluate transcripts to determine the number of transfer credits accepted.
Northern Arizona University will accept college-level transfer coursework with grades of C or better or P from an institution that is accredited by one of the following:
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- The Higher Learning Commission
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools