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Steps to apply

Follow the steps below to apply as a full-time student seeking a bachelor’s degree.

1. Complete an online application

Complete the online application and pay the $50 application fee. You will be required to pay the application fee while completing your online application.

2. Submit your passport copy

Upload a copy of your passport to your application or email it to

3. Submit your official transcripts

Upload copies of your official transcripts from all secondary (high school) and post-secondary (college or university) education to your application, as well as any vocational or ESL grade reports. You can also later email them to All transcripts become the official property of the university and cannot be returned. Failure to provide complete information may delay your admission decision.

  • All transcripts and mark sheets must be submitted in English.
  • We require a minimum 2.5 grade-point average (GPA) for first-year and transfer students.
  • Transfer students who have earned 24 or more credits at an American post-secondary institution only need to submit that transcript as part of their application. A high school transcript is not required.

NAU accepts transcript evaluations from members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) as part of the evaluation process. However, the result of a transcript evaluation does not guarantee that transfer credits will be awarded. All transcripts from post-secondary institutions in Nigeria must be evaluated from members of the NACES services.

Evaluation Services: NAU SpanTran Application, World Education Services

4. Submit your English test scores

Upload a copy of the results of your proof of English proficiency to your application according to the procedures associated with your test provider. The minimum requirements for university admission are:

Test or statusMinimum requirements
TOEFL70 iBT and iBT Home Edition (School code 4006, MyBest Score accepted)
ACT English and Reading21
Pearson Test of English56
IB English A5 for higher level and 6 for standard level
IB English B7 for higher and standard levels
Transferring from a US institutionOne 3-credit course in English composition with a passing grade
Exchange student from EuropeB2 level in English
From a high school entirely taught in EnglishFour years of high school English (composition and literature) with passing grades as well as verification from your school that all courses are taught in English
From one of these English-speaking countriesNo proof of English required

If you do not meet NAU’s English proficiency requirement, you may be required to take an English placement test upon arriving and/or enroll in Northern Arizona University’s Program in Intensive English until you pass the English proficiency requirement.

5. Provide proof of financial support

Provide proof of financial support via bank statements and complete the financial sponsor form for the total amount of estimated tuition and fees for bachelor’s degree students for the academic year (summer not included). This document is required to issue your SEVIS form I-20 (needed in order to apply for your student visa).

If you bring dependents with you, please submit the financial sponsor with dependents form and provide an extra USD $6,000 per dependent.

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