Special Student Status

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.

If at some point special status students wish to become degree-seeking, they must complete the university’s entry process, including entry testing and placement as applicable, and must complete all required courses and their prerequisites per university policy.

NAU does not offer financial aid to special status students.