Transfer student information
Transfer credit policy
If your university is recognized by the Ministry of Education in your home country or if it is directly accredited by one of the US regional accrediting bodies, we will grant transfer credit. Students can receive up to 90 credits from a 4-year institution and up to 64 credits from a two-year institution. Students must submit official post-secondary transcripts and course descriptions in English in order to receive transfer credit and have a grade of C or better. Please note that transfer credit will not be awarded for remedial level classes. The academic unit will determine direct equivalency for any major required courses.
Transfer credit is a two step process. Step 1 involves international admissions posting transfer credit and determining liberal studies designations. Step 2 involves the student providing course descriptions and syllabi to their department. The student will work with their department adviser to determine if any classes transferred in meet major requirements.
Please note that international students transferring to Northern Arizona University may look up course equivalencies. Please visit the AZTransfer website, select “Northern Arizona University”, then select the institution from which you intend to transfer.
Transfer in SEVIS
Students currently attending a secondary or postsecondary institution in the USA will be able to transfer their I-20 from their current institution to NAU. In the student’s acceptance packet a Transfer Form will be sent to the admitted student. To complete the SEVIS transfer procedure, we must verify that the student is (was) in valid F-1 status at the school in the term preceding the student’s transfer or preceding an authorized vacation. The form will be completed by the student’s current international student adviser and can be accessed online here.
Admissions Policy Accordion Closed
An application is considered complete when all secondary and post-secondary transcripts are received. 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. Students with fewer than 24 U.S. post-secondary credits must submit a high-school transcript and if you have taken post-secondary courses, that transcript as well.
Transfer students without a post-secondary degree must have a 2.5 GPA to be considered for admission to NAU. Transfer students with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree will be considered for admission with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Health Insurance Requirements Accordion Closed
All international students in F-1 and J-1 status are required to have the NAU student health insurance, which will be charged to all student’s LOUIE accounts each semester. More information is available here. Questions regarding health insurance should be directed to the NAU Campus Health Services.