Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Applying as a first-year student

What you need to know

Apply now and bring your future into view.

We’re excited to guide you through the application process so you can start your college experience on your schedule and be ready to succeed even before you step onto the NAU campus.

Are you a freshman?

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You’ll begin at NAU as a freshman if:

  • you’ll graduate high school within one year, or

  • you’ve earned fewer than 12 college credits since graduating from high school, or

  • you’re dual-enrolled but have not yet graduated from high school.

Begin your application here if you fit into one of these criteria. NAU admission requirements are the same, whether you apply to the main campus in Flagstaff or any of our statewide locations.


Meet the important deadlines that ensure you are ready to start classes when the next term begins.

Important dates and deadlines

Freshman admission requirements

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To be admitted as a freshman at NAU, you must have completed:

  • four years of high school English
  • four years of high school math
  • three years of high school lab science
  • two years of high school social science
  • one year of high school fine arts/Career and Technical Education (CTE)

New student application resources

Have you already applied to NAU?

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Continue preparing for your first year after completing your application. See information here on obtaining financial aid, tracking your application status, and taking next steps on your path to success.

Additional resources