Enrollment Dates and Term System

Undergraduate

NAU undergraduate programs are offered on a four-quarter calendar schedule. These quarters are 11 weeks in length. New students may begin classes during any of the four quarters.

A standard quarter credit hour is based upon 10 hours of instruction per quarter. A laboratory credit hour is based upon 20 hours of laboratory time per quarter. An externship /internship credit hour is based upon a minimum of 30 hours per quarter of on-the-job work experience.

Master’s

NAU's master's programs are offered on a four-quarter calendar schedule. Master's classes are delivered in 11-week sessions. Students can enroll (as early as two terms in advance, and no later than seven days prior to the term start date. Students enrolled in one course can add or drop additional courses up to seven days after the term start.

Doctoral

NAU's Doctor of Strategic Security (DSS) program is offered on a four-quarter calendar schedule. DSS classes are delivered in 11-week sessions.
NAU's Doctor of Education (EdD) program is offered on a three-trimester calendar schedule. EdD classes are delivered in either 8-week or 16-week sessions.