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Apply as an exchange student

Begin your international academic journey at NAU

Steps to apply

Follow the steps below to apply as an exchange student.

1. Complete an online application

Complete the online application below. Please note that the application fee can be waived for exchange students by using promotional code EXCH1107. If you are not an exchange student and use the promotional code, you will be billed for the application fee.

2. Submit your unofficial transcripts

Upload copies of your unofficial transcripts for all post-secondary and university education to your application, as well as any vocational or ESL grade reports. All transcripts or mark sheets must be submitted in English. We require a minimum of a 2.5 grade-point average (GPA).

3. 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.

4. Provide proof of financial support

Provide proof of financial support via bank statements along with the financial sponsor form for the total amount of fees and expenses. The document is required for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) form DS-2019, the immigration form you will need to apply for a student visa.

If you bring dependents with you, please submit the financial sponsor with dependents form. An extra $6,000 per dependent is required.