Academic Placement

The purposes of the academic success appraisal are to:

  1. Encourage academic success and degree completion.
  2. Identify existing reading, comprehension, and writing knowledge and skills.
  3. Provide students with feedback about their skills.
  4. Aid in the appropriate placement in English (EN) courses.
  5. Recommend a course of study in which the student may reasonably expect to achieve academic success.

English Entry Requirements

As an open-enrollment institution, NAU requires all certificate, diploma and degree-seeking students to complete the English Placement Activity at the time of enrollment or to provide evidence of having successfully completed college-level English courses or their equivalent. Course completion and equivalents are defined as follows:

  1. A student has successfully completed Composition I or successful completion of two college-level courses in writing and communications ("C" grade or above) at a regionally or nationally accredited or ministry-approved institution and has submitted a copy of a college transcript as documentation.
  2. A student has successfully completed the CLEP College Composition examination with a passing score as defined by the CLEP program, and has submitted a copy of the official CLEP transcript as documentation.
  3. A student has successfully completed the equivalent Advanced Placement (AP) English examination with a score of three (3) or above and has submitted a copy of the official AP transcript as documentation.
  4. A student has successfully completed an associate degree or 72 quarter credits with a GPA of 2.0 at a regionally or nationally accredited or ministry-approved institutions.
  5. A student has completed the ASVAB and as a result of his or her score, has been accepted into the military and has signed the NAU military self-certification form.

Math Entry Requirements

NAU requires diploma and degree-seeking students to complete the full college math sequence or to provide evidence of having already completed college-level math courses or their equivalent. Co-requisite remedial math is integrated into these courses. As a result, the courses require more time and work related to math competencies. Course completion or equivalents that exempt the student from one or more math courses are defined as follows:

  1. A student has successfully completed two math or statistics courses ("C" grade or above) at a regionally or nationally accredited or ministry-approved institution and has submitted a copy of a college transcript as documentation.
  2. A student has successfully completed the CLEP College Mathematics, Precalculus, or College Algebra examination with a passing score as defined by the CLEP program, and has submitted a copy of the official CLEP transcript as documentation.
  3. A student has successfully completed the equivalent Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics examinations with a score of 3 or above and has submitted a copy of the official AP transcript as documentation.
  4. A student has successfully completed an associate degree or 72 quarter credits with a GPA of 2.0 at a regionally or nationally accredited or ministry-approved institutions.
  5. A student has completed the ASVAB and as a result of his or her score, has been accepted into the military and has signed the NAU military self-certification form.

Computer Literacy and Orientation to Online Learning

To encourage academic success and degree completion, NAU requires diploma and degree-seeking students to complete the college success skills courses, which contain computer literacy and an online course and LMS orientation. Students may also provide evidence of having already achieved the computer literacy and/or online learning skills as follows:

  1. A student has completed College Success or equivalent introductory courses that include learning outcomes and assessments related to computer literacy and online learning.
  2. A student has successfully completed ("C" grade or above) comparable College Success or Computer Literacy courses, which include an orientation to online learning.
  3. A student has successfully completed an associate degree or 72 quarter credits with a GPA of 2.0 at a regionally or nationally accredited or ministry-approved institutions.
  4. A student has completed the ASVAB and as a result of his or her score, has been accepted into the military and has signed the NAU military self-certification form.