Frequently asked questions
What defines me as a transfer student? Accordion Closed
- You have graduated high school
- You have completed more than 12 college credit hours since graduating from high school.
- High school students with concurrent enrollment are not considered transfer students. Please complete the freshman application.
- For more information on the application process, or if you will be coming in as a transfer student, contact NAU’s Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation.
Does NAU have transfer agreements with other schools? Accordion Closed
What do I do once I have been accepted to NAU? Accordion Closed
There are many steps you need to complete once you have been accepted before you can actually enroll in classes. Please visit our Next Steps page for your enrollment checklist.
Where do I have to send my transcripts from? Accordion Closed
You need to send your transcripts from any community college, college or university you have attended. Official copies of course work transferred to Northern Arizona University must be requested directly from the institution where the course was completed.
Also, if you are transferring less than 24 credit hours you may need to send in your high school transcripts as well.
Clearinghouse Welcome Center for non-current students
Mail to NAU Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation office for evaluation.
Northern Arizona University
Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
PO Box 4084
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4084
How long does transcript evaluation take? Accordion Closed
Once your transcripts are received it can take between 2-4 weeks for your transcript to be processed and post to your account.
How many credits can I transfer? Accordion Closed
For Mt. Campus degrees:
2 year college—64 credits
4 year college—No limit – except 30 hours must be taken at NAU and 18 of those credits must be in upper division of their major to meet degree requirements.
How will I know what credits applied to my degree program? Accordion Closed
See how your credits will transfer towards your degree plan and plan your path forward using Jacks Path. Once your credits are evaluated, you will receive a Transfer Credit Report and you will discuss how your transferred credits will apply to your degree progression in your first advising meeting.
How do I sign up for on-line or in-person orientation for the Mt. campus? Accordion Closed
Complete on-line or join us for an in-person orientation session.
After admittance, how do I get in contact with my advisor to enroll? Accordion Closed
Complete your Priority Enrollment profile online so academic advisors can confirm your transfer credits and build a preliminary schedule for your first semester.
Learn more about advising and our advising policy.
Can I visit campus? Accordion Closed
Yes of course! We would love to see you and show you the campus.
I am bringing a car to NAU, how do I find out about parking permits? Accordion Closed
No matter if you live on campus or off—if you plan to park your car on campus for any reason, you will need to purchase a parking permit. NAU Parking & Shuttle Services has all the information you need.
What is my tuition rate? Who do I contact about financial aid? Accordion Closed
What are important deadlines I need to know about? Accordion Closed
How can I get my Louie password reset? Accordion Closed
Reset your Louie password.
I am a military veteran can I get help? Accordion Closed
Yes, NAU is committed to serving veterans and even ranked as the top school for military veterans in Arizona. There are dedicated services to assist you in attending NAU.
I am a student who is also a parent. What resources are available? Accordion Closed
Our hats are off to you! Going to school while parenting children is tough and we admire your Lumberjack spirit! Please reach out to us if you need assistance. NAU has Grant money available for childcare expenses.