Apply as an international sponsored student
Steps to apply
Follow the steps below to apply as an international sponsored student.
1. Complete an online application Accordion Closed
Complete the online application below. Please note that the application fee can be waived for sponsored students only by using promotional code INSPAG for undergraduate and #INSPAG for graduate applications. Note: If you are not a sponsored student and use the promotional code, you will be billed for the application fee.
2. Submit your passport copy Accordion Closed
Upload a copy of your passport to your application or you can later email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Submit your official transcripts Accordion Closed
Upload to your application a copy of your official transcripts for ALL secondary (high school) and post-secondary/university education*, as well as any vocational or ESL grade reports. You can also later email it to email@example.com All transcripts/mark sheets must be submitted in English. In addition, we require a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) for first-year and transfer students.
* Transfer students that have earned 24 or more credits at an American post-secondary institution (college or university) 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.
4. Submit your English test scores Accordion Closed
Upload to your application a copy of the results of your proof of English proficiency. You can also later email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may submit unofficial test results but we may later ask for official results. The minimum requirements for university admission are:
|Test or Status||Minimum Requirements|
|TOEFL||70 IBT (School code 4006, MyBest Score accepted)|
|ACT English & Reading||21|
|Pearson Test of English||56|
|IB English A||5 for higher level & 6 for standard level|
|IB English B||7 for higher and standard levels|
|Transferring from a U.S. institution||One 3-credit course in English composition with a passing grade|
|Exchange student from Europe||B2 level in English|
|From a high school entirely taught in English||4 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 countries||No proof of English required|
If you don’t meet one of these requirements, please consider joining our Program in Intensive English! You can receive conditional admission to NAU and be fully admitted upon completion of the program. To participate, all you need is a Duolingo score of 55, TOEFL 20 or IELTS 4.
5. Provide proof of financial support Accordion Closed
Provide the financial sponsor letter from your sponsoring agency. This document is required for the SEVIS form I-20, the immigration form you will need to apply for a student visa.