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How to Apply

Take the First Step

You have a future to get to, and we have options to help you get there. Review the list below to determine the type of student you will be and complete your application online.

Undergraduate Admission


Freshman To activate the Freshman tab, press your spacebar.

You are considered a freshman if you will graduate high school within one year, have earned fewer than 12 college credits since graduating from high school, or are dual-enrolled but have not yet graduated from high school.

Transfer To activate the Transfer tab, press your spacebar.

You will apply as a transfer student if you’ve graduated from high school and have earned 12 or more transferable credits from another college or university.

Online To activate the Online tab, press your spacebar.

Online options offer the flexibility to take classes that work with your schedule. NAU offers traditional online courses as well as competency-based degree paths.

2NAU To activate the 2NAU tab, press your spacebar.

Begin your academic journey at an Arizona community college near you and earn credits toward your NAU degree. It’s a great way to clear up academic deficiencies, save money while you pay lower community college tuition rates, earn your associate degree, and seamlessly transfer your coursework to NAU.

International To activate the International tab, press your spacebar.

Join thousands of students from across the nation and around the world to live and learn on the Flagstaff campus.

Non-Degree-Seeking To activate the Non-Degree-Seeking tab, press your spacebar.

You’ll apply as a non-degree-seeking student if you want to take six or fewer credits or want to take classes for personal enrichment without earning a degree.

Post-Baccalaureate To activate the Post-Baccalaureate tab, press your spacebar.

If you have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and want to earn an additional bachelor’s degree, you should apply as a post-baccalaureate student.

Returning Students To activate the Returning Students tab, press your spacebar.

You should apply as a returning student if you are a former degree-seeking Northern Arizona University student who has not attended for at least three consecutive terms, excluding summer and winter.

Concurrent Students To activate the Concurrent Students tab, press your spacebar.

If you are enrolled in high school and want to attend classes on the Flagstaff campus while you’re still in high school, you will apply as a concurrent student.


Graduate Admission


Graduate To activate the Graduate tab, press your spacebar.

Choose from more than 50 master’s degrees, 13 doctoral degrees, and more than 20 graduate certificates, with both in-person and online options.

International Graduate To activate the International Graduate tab, press your spacebar.

Our diverse international graduate student community provides opportunities for growth, development, and education resulting in a rich environment for all our students.


After You Apply