Undergraduate Degree

Students enrolled in undergraduate programs will use the following definitions:

Full-time Student

An undergraduate student who is enrolled in twelve or more undergraduate-level quarter hours of credit in a given quarter will be considered a full-time student.

Part-time Student

An undergraduate student who is enrolled in less than twelve undergraduate-level quarter hours of credit in a given quarter will be considered a part-time student.

Special (Non-degree Seeking) Status Students

Special status students at NAU are those students who wish to take NAU courses, but who are not seeking a degree from the university. These students may be pursuing courses for their own personal interest, for transfer to another institution, for career advancement, or in preparation to apply to the university for a new degree program. Prospective special status students must indicate that they are non-degree seeking on the application and must meet the educational requirements specified. Some courses are available only to degree-seeking students. The provost may approve exceptions.

Special students generally are not eligible for federal financial aid, however, alternative loan programs may be available. Contact the NAU financial aid office for more information at naufinancialservices@national.edu.