Improve your English as you join the NAU community
Immerse yourself in academic life and discover your opportunities at Northern Arizona University.
The Program in Intensive English (PIE) gives you access to all NAU programs, activities, and support services that prepare you for success. When you exit the program, you are eligible to begin an undergraduate degree program.
In the PIE program, you will:
- improve your English skills
- learn skills to succeed in university classes
- engage in courses that simulate a university environment
- join NAU’s student community
- experience American culture and participate in Flagstaff’s local events
- have access to university services, facilities, and activities, including:
- on-campus living and dining
- library resources
- NAU Recreation Center, tennis courts, and swimming pool
- intramural sports and clubs
- and more…
How the program works
- Apply to PIE
- Receive conditional admittance letter from NAU
- Participate in International Student Orientation
- Take the PIE placement test
- Receive level assignment*
- Start PIE classes!
* PIE recommends an IELTS score of at least 2.0 (TOEFL score of at least 16).