Admission Requirements - Undergraduate

It is recommended that applicants and their families visit National American University so that they may become acquainted with the personnel and facilities of the university. A personal interview should be scheduled with a member of the admissions staff. 

Regular Admissions

Regular admission applies to citizens of, permanent residents of, or refugees in the United States of America or Canada.

For admission to NAU’s undergraduate academic programs, students must have graduated from a recognized U.S. or Canadian high school (or the U.S. Department of Education- or Canadian province-recognized equivalent). Individual programs may have additional admissions requirements and fees. Additional requirements are indicated in the specific program and fee sections of this catalog.

To apply for admission, students may complete and submit a Student Application for Admission (see www.national.edu). 

NAU may require documentation in support of an application as deemed necessary by NAU. The university reserves the right to reject documentation or to request verification of documentation as may be necessary. Admissions documentation is considered the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant (some exceptions may apply). The university reserves the right to reject any submitted application for enrollment.

International Admissions

An international student is a student who is not a citizen of, nor a permanent resident of, nor a refugee in the United States of America or Canada.

For admission to NAU’s undergraduate academic programs, international students must have appropriate evidence of having completed a secondary and/or post-secondary education.  In addition, international students must demonstrate English proficiency or that English is the native language.
To apply for admission, students may complete and submit an International Student Application for Admission (see www.national.edu). 

Additional documentation in support of an applicant’s candidacy may be requested as deemed necessary by NAU. The university reserves the right to reject documentation and to request verification of documents as necessary. Admissions documentation will be considered the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant (some exceptions may apply). NAU reserves the right to reject any and all student applicants.

Full-time Students

Students who enroll for 12 or more credit hours per quarter are considered to be full-time.

Part-time Students

If a student chooses not to attend full-time, a schedule may be arranged for one or more courses. Credits earned may be applied to degree or diploma programs.

Special Students

A special student is one who is not enrolled in a diploma or degree program. Special students are generally not eligible for federal financial aid. However, alternative loan programs may be available. Contact an NAU financial services representative for more information.

Transfer Students

Students who have successfully completed course work at other accredited post-secondary institutions may apply for admission to NAU. University policies on transfer credits, residency requirements, and other admissions requirements are outlined in this catalog.