Transfer of Credit

Students wishing to transfer credits must see that an official transcript of those credits is sent to the registrar. Transfer credits are subject to the university's residency requirements. Transfer credit will not be granted for designated capstone courses in the university's academic programs. Credit transfer may be restricted to that which has been completed within a recent time period. For specific articulations and agreements, the provost and the president/CEO may adapt or make exceptions to its transfer policies.

A student who is enrolled at another university may also enroll for course work at NAU as a special student. It is the student's responsibility to request an official transcript of credits earned at NAU to be sent to the university at which he/she is a candidate for a degree.

Approved transfer credits will not be charged a tuition fee. The following conditions apply:

  • All such courses must have been completed at an institution recognized or accredited by an appropriate government or third-party agency or at an international institution of higher education that is approved by the appropriate national ministry of education or recognized country equivalent. Transcripts from other organizations may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Transferred courses that replace core courses must be academically comparable to the NAU courses they are intended to replace.

In addition to the conditions above, programs of study may apply further conditions. The further conditions applied in specific programs are listed below.