International Student Undergraduate and Master's Program Requirements

For admission to NAU's undergraduate or master's degree programs, international students must provide evidence of secondary and/or post-secondary education completion through one of the following requirements:

  1. An official credential evaluation of the academic transcript or marks sheets from the country where secondary education was completed. The documents presented should be those which would allow the student access to post-secondary education in the home country. Diplomas or certificates of government examinations must show the subjects passed, and grades or marks received. All records must be submitted to a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) or AICE (Association of International Evaluators, Inc.) member approved credential evaluation service following the requirements listed by the service. The original course-by-course evaluation report and copies of the transcript evaluated should be sent directly to National American University’s Registrar’s Office; or
  2. An official transcript that indicates completion of a post-secondary program of at least two years in length with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0/4.0 or the equivalent from (i) an international higher education institution that is approved by the country’s national ministry of education or appropriate approval body or (ii) an accredited U.S. higher education institution. Any international official transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES or AICE recognized evaluation service. The original course-by-course evaluation report and copies of the transcript evaluated should be sent directly to National American University’s Registrar’s Office; or
  3. An original General Educational Development (GED) examination report demonstrating passing marks for the overall examination.

In addition, international students must demonstrate proficiency in English through satisfaction of one of the following requirements:

  1. Provide an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report indicating a minimum score of 500 for a paper-based, 173 for a computer-based, or 61 for an Internet-based exam. (The TOEFL must have been taken within the past two calendar years. Official test scores must be sent from the testing agency to National American University. When ordering TOEFL test results, include the university’s school code of 6464.); or
  2. Provide an official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report with an overall minimum score of 5. (The IELTS must have been taken within the past two calendar years. Official test scores must be sent from the testing agency to National American University.); or
  3. An official Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) score report indicating a minimum score of 750; or
  4. Evidence of completion of two semesters (or equivalent) of college-level English (excluding ESL courses) with a grade of "C" or higher at an accredited college or university whose language of instruction is English.

Individual programs, schools, or colleges may have additional admissions requirements and fees. Additional requirements are indicated in the specific program and fee sections of this catalog.