Next Steps to Enrollment

A great deal goes into preparing for your arrival to Northern Arizona University. Please use the Next Steps to Enrollment below to help guide you through the process.

 1. Steps to Admission
Flagstaff/Main Campus
Freshmen
  1. Apply for Admission - Complete and submit your application.
  2. Transcripts

    1. Transcripts are not required for admission if you accurately self-report your high school courses and grades.
    2. If you choose not to self-report your courses and grades, ask each high school you have attended to send your official transcripts to:

      Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
      NAU Box 4084
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4084
    3. If you are concurrently or dually enrolled in high school and college you must submit your official college transcripts. Northern Arizona University cannot award college credit based on high school transcripts.
  3. Test Scores

    1. Please request test scores to be sent directly to NAU from the testing agency.
               
      ACT      act.org                          NAU Code 0086
      SAT      collegeboard.com          NAU code 4006
    2. For Freshmen students to be considered for any merit based scholarships, test score(s) must be submitted.

  4. Check Your Admissions Application Status

    1. Watch your mailbox for your application acknowledgement letter that includes information on how to setup and log into your LOUIE (Lumberjack Online University Information Environment) account.
    2. Monitor your LOUIE account to review your admission status.
    3. To reset your LOUIE password, go to nau.edu/password OR call the Student Technology Center at 928-523-9294 or 888-520-7215.
  5. Accept Your Offer of Admission and Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

    Spring 2014

    1. You will be asked to pay your enrollment deposit of $325. This deposit holds your place in the incoming class and allows you to apply for housing. Go to nau.edu/acceptmyoffer
    2. Students eligible for Military and Veteran Affairs benefits must also pay enrollment deposit; this is not covered by GI benefits.
    3. The enrollment deposit is non-refundable after December 1.
    4. Deposits will not be accepted after the final deposit deadline of December 15.

    Fall 2014

    1. You will be asked to pay your enrollment deposit of $325. This deposit holds your place in the incoming class and allows you to apply for housing. Go to nau.edu/acceptmyoffer
    2. Students eligible for Military and Veteran Affairs benefits must also pay enrollment deposit; this is not covered by GI benefits.
    3. The enrollment deposit is non-refundable after May 1.
    4. Deposits will not be accepted after the final deposit deadline of July 15.
Transfer Students
  1. Apply for Admission - Complete and submit your application.
  2. Transcripts

    1. Ask each college or university you have attended to send your official transcripts directly to the University:

      Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
      NAU Box 4084
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4084
    2. If you have completed fewer than 24 hours of college credit at the time of application or you are 22 years old or younger, please also submit your final official high school transcript.
  3. Check Your Admissions Application Status

    1. Watch your mailbox for your application acknowledgement letter that includes information on how to setup and log into your LOUIE (Lumberjack Online University Information Environment) account.
    2. Monitor your LOUIE account to review your admission status.
    3. To reset your LOUIE password, go to nau.edu/password OR call the Student Technology Center at 928-523-9294 or 888-520-7215.
  4. Accept Your Offer of Admission and Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

    Fall 2014

    1. You will be asked to pay your enrollment deposit of $225. Go to nau.edu/acceptmyoffer
    2. The enrollment deposit is non-refundable after May 1st.
    3. Deposits will not be accepted after the final deposit deadline of July 15.
Post-Baccalaureate Students
Completed First Bachelor's Degree at NAU
  1. Apply For Re-admission

    1. If you completed your first bachelor’s degree at NAU, you will need to apply for re-admission with the Office of the Registrar. You do not need to submit transcripts with your re-admission application. Please go to nau.edu/registrar/forms-and-policies to complete the Application for Readmission.
    2. If you have attended any other institution after you received your first bachelor’s degree from NAU, please have those transcripts sent to:

      Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
      NAU Box 4084
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4084
  2. Check Your Admissions Application Status

    1. Watch your mailbox for your application acknowledgement letter that includes information on how to setup and log into your LOUIE (Lumberjack Online University Information Environment) account.
    2. Monitor your LOUIE account to review your admission status.
    3. To reset your LOUIE password, go to nau.edu/password OR call the Student Technology Center at 928-523-9294 or 888-520-7215.
Completed First Bachelor's Degree at Another Institution
  1. Apply for Admission - Complete and submit your application.
  2. Transcripts showing your posted degree

    1. Please send transcripts to:

      Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
      NAU Box 4084
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4084
  3. Check Your Admissions Application Status

    1. Watch your mailbox for your application acknowledgement letter that includes information on how to setup and log into your LOUIE (Lumberjack Online University Information Environment) account.
    2. Monitor your LOUIE account to review your admission status.
    3. To reset your LOUIE password, go to nau.edu/password OR call the Student Technology Center at 928-523-9294 or 888-520-7215.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
  1. Apply for Admission - Complete and submit your application.
  2. Check Your Admissions Application Status

    1. Watch your mailbox for your application acknowledgement letter that includes information on how to setup and log into your LOUIE (Lumberjack Online University Information Environment) account.
    2. Monitor your LOUIE account to review your admission status.
    3. To reset your LOUIE password, go to nau.edu/password OR call the Student Technology Center at 928-523-9294 or 888-520-7215.
Extended Campuses
Freshmen
  1. Apply for Admission - Complete and submit your application.
  2.  Transcripts

    1. Submit all transcripts from your high schools and colleges attended. The University prefers to receive transcripts electronically. If transcripts are mailed, please mail them to:

      Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
      NAU Box 4084
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4084
  3. Test Scores

    1. Please request test scores to be sent directly to Northern Arizona University from the testing agency.

      ACT      act.org                          NAU code 0086
      SAT      collegeboard.com          NAU code 4006
  4. Check Your Admissions Application Status

    1. Watch your mailbox for your application acknowledgement letter that includes information on how to setup and log into your LOUIE (Lumberjack Online University Information Environment) account.
    2. Monitor your LOUIE account to review your admission status.
    3. To reset your LOUIE password, go to nau.edu/password OR call the Student Technology Center at 928-523-9294 or 888-520-7215.
Transfer Students
  1. Apply for Admission - Complete and submit your application.
  2. Transcripts

    1. Ask each college or university you have attended to send your official transcripts directly to the University:

      Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
      NAU Box 4084
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4084
    2. If you have completed fewer than 24 hours of college credit at the time of application or you are 22 years old or younger, please also submit your final official high school transcript.
  3. Check Your Admissions Application Status

    1. Watch your mailbox for your application acknowledgement letter that includes information on how to setup and log into your LOUIE (Lumberjack Online University Information Environment) account.
    2. Monitor your LOUIE account to review your admission status.
    3. To reset your LOUIE password, go to nau.edu/password OR call the Student Technology Center at 928-523-9294 or 888-520-7215.
Post-Baccalaureate Students
Completed First Bachelor's Degree at NAU
  1. Apply For Re-admission

    1. If you completed your first bachelor’s degree at NAU, you will need to apply for re-admission with the Office of the Registrar. You do not need to submit transcripts with your re-admission application. Please go to nau.edu/registrar/forms-and-policies to complete the Application for Readmission.
    2. If you have attended any other institution after you received your first bachelor’s degree from NAU, please have those transcripts sent to:

      Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
      NAU Box 4084
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4084
  2. Check Your Admissions Application Status

    1. Watch your mailbox for your application acknowledgement letter that includes information on how to setup and log into your LOUIE (Lumberjack Online University Information Environment) account.
    2. Monitor your LOUIE account to review your admission status.
    3. To reset your LOUIE password, go to nau.edu/password OR call the Student Technology Center at 928-523-9294 or 888-520-7215.
Completed First Bachelor's Degree at Another Institution
  1. Apply for Admission - Complete and submit your application.
  2. Transcripts

    1. Ask each college or university you have attended to send your official transcripts, including your posted degree, directly to NAU:

      Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
      NAU Box 4084
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4084
    2. If you have completed fewer than 24 hours of college credit at the time of application or you are 22 years old or younger, please also submit your final official high school transcript.
  3. Check Your Admissions Application Status

    1. Watch your mailbox for your application acknowledgement letter that includes information on how to setup and log into your LOUIE (Lumberjack Online University Information Environment) account.
    2. Monitor your LOUIE account to review your admission status.
    3. To reset your LOUIE password, go to nau.edu/password OR call the Student Technology Center at 928-523-9294 or 888-520-7215.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
  1. Apply for Admission - Complete and submit your application.
  2. Check Your Admissions Application Status

    1. Watch your mailbox for your application acknowledgement letter that includes information on how to setup and log into your LOUIE (Lumberjack Online University Information Environment) account.
    2. Monitor your LOUIE account to review your admission status.
    3. To reset your LOUIE password, go to nau.edu/password OR call the Student Technology Center at 928-523-9294 or 888-520-7215.
2. Steps to Enrollment (after accepting your offer)
Flagstaff/Main Campus
Freshmen
  1. Apply for Housing

    Fall 2014-2015 Academic Year (August 2014-May 2015) application opens October 1, 2013.

     

    The housing application deadline for guaranteed housing is May 15, 2014.

     

    1. Submit your online housing application at nau.edu/reslife.
    2. Your enrollment deposit includes a $100 non-refundable housing application fee.  If you do not complete a housing application, $100 will be credited to your student account.
    3. The application deadline is May 15th.

  2. Register for Orientation

    The university expects all new students to attend an orientation session.

    Spring 2014

    Freshmen orientation will be held on Friday, January 10th. 

    Fall 2014

    1. Freshman students will stay on campus one night in a residence hall for orientation. Be sure to bring sheets and blankets or a sleeping bag, toiletries, and a towel. 
    2. If parent(s), guardian(s) or siblings wish to attend orientation, they will need to register for the same orientation session as the student. Parents, guardians and siblings will also need to arrange off campus lodging. A list of hotel options can be found online. Orientations are held during the month of June.
  3. Take the ALEKS Math Placement Test

    1. The Assessment and LEearning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) online test is required for all students who have not earned credit for a college-level math or statistics course or CLEP, AP, or IB, or took a college/university level math or statistics course and earned a “C” or better. For more information about CLEP, AP, or IB visit nau.edu/creditbyexam.
    2. There is no cost for the first test. Students may take the test up to three times for a fee, and it must be proctored. The fee for additional testing is paid directly to ALEKS/McGraw Hill via credit card.
    3. For all other placement tests, go to nau.edu/testing.
  4. Complete Priority Enrollment

    1. Once your enrollment deposit is paid, you have access to early class selection for your first semester.
    2. Complete your academic profile. Once completed and submitted an academic advisor will place you in the best classes, given your interests and overall profile.
    3. At Orientation you will meet with your academic advisor to review and finalize your class schedule.
    4. Military and Veterans Affairs benefit eligible students must certify their classes once enrolled with the VA to be eligible for benefits.
  5. Verify Your Citizenship

    1. The state of Arizona requires documentation that each student receiving benefits from state—including in-state tuition and WUE scholarship students—is a legal citizen. If you have filed a FAFSA, you usually will not have to provide additional documentation.
    2. If documentation is requested and not provided, tuition will be charged at the out-of-state rate and financial aid may be impacted.
    3. Visit nau.edu/verify for a list of acceptable documentation and methods of submission.
  6. Provide Immunization Documentation

    1. A list of required immunizations and how to submit documentation can be found at nau.edu/Medical-Services/Immunizations.
    2. Always include your NAU ID on any documentation submitted.
  7. After high school graduation, Request Your High School Send Your Final Transcript to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
    NAU Box 4084
    Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4084

    Your final high school transcript must show your date of graduation.

Transfer Students
  1. Apply for Housing

    2014-2015 Academic Year (August 2014-May 2015) - application opens April 15, 2014 for new transfer students, and closes once space is full. Apply early as assignments are made by date of application and space availability is limited.

    Our Off-Campus Housing Resources page provides information and links to over 50 apartment complexes, and other resources for off campus housing.
  2. Complete Online Orientation and Priority Enrollment 
    Spring 2014
    1. It is a university expectation that new transfer students complete the online orientation modules.
    2. Once you have paid your enrollment deposit you will be sent a link via email to access the online orientation.
    3. After you complete the online orientation you will be invited to contact an academic adviser in your major to enroll in classes.
    4. Priority Enrollment allows you the privilege of choosing your spring semester classes early.  Once you have completed online Orientation and Priority Enrollment, you will be invited to contact and academic advisor in your major. 
    Fall 2014
    1. It is a university expectation that new transfer students complete the online orientation modules.
    2. Once you have paid your enrollment deposit you will be sent a link via email to access the online orientation.
    3. After you complete the online orientation you will be invited to contact an academic adviser in your major to enroll in classes.
    4. Priority Enrollment allows you the privilege of choosing your fall semester classes early.  Once you have completed online Orientation and Priority Enrollment, you will be invited to contact and academic advisor in your major. 
  3. Take the ALEKS Math Placement Test

    1. The Assessment and LEearning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) online test is required for all students who have not earned credit for a college-level math or statistics course or CLEP, AP, or IB, or took a college/university level math or statistics course and earned a “C” or better. For more information about CLEP, AP, or IB visit nau.edu/creditbyexam.
    2. There is no cost for the first test. Students may take the test up to three times for a fee, and it must be proctored. The fee for additional testing is paid directly to ALEKS/McGraw Hill via credit card.
    3. For all other placement tests, go to nau.edu/testing.
  4. Verify Your Citizenship

    1. The state of Arizona requires documentation that each student receiving benefits from state—including in-state tuition and WUE scholarship students—is a legal citizen. If you have filed a FAFSA, you usually will not have to provide additional documentation.
    2. If documentation is requested and not provided, tuition will be charged at the out-of-state rate and financial aid may be impacted.
    3. Visit nau.edu/verify for a list of acceptable documentation and methods of submission.
  5. Provide Immunization Documentation

    1. A list of required immunizations and how to submit documentation can be found at nau.edu/Medical-Services/Immunizations.
    2. Always include your NAU ID on any documentation submitted.
  6. Submit Any Remaining Final Official Transcripts

    1. Request a final official copy of transcripts for high schools, colleges and/or universities you were enrolled in prior to your application to NAU. Be sure that final grades are posted and graduation dates are indicated if applicable.
    • Request the transcript(s) be sent to:

      Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
      NAU Box 4084
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4084
Post-Baccalaureate Students
  1. Apply for Housing
    1. If you intend to enroll in classes less than full time, housing is not guaranteed and is based on availability.  Housing options for fall 2013 are full.Our Off-Campus Housing Resources page provides information and links to over 50 apartment complexes, and other resources for off campus housing
  2. Verify Your Citizenship

    1. The state of Arizona requires documentation that each student receiving benefits from state—including in-state tuition and WUE scholarship students—is a legal citizen. If you have filed a FAFSA, you usually will not have to provide additional documentation.
    2. If documentation is requested and not provided, tuition will be charged at the out-of-state rate and financial aid may be impacted.
    3. Visit nau.edu/verify for a list of acceptable documentation and methods of submission.
  3. Provide Immunization Documentation

    1. A list of required immunizations and how to submit documentation can be found at nau.edu/Medical-Services/Immunizations.
    2. Always include your NAU ID on any documentation submitted.
  4. Obtain advising through your college department
  5. Register for Classes at nau.edu/louie
  6. Obtain a JacksCard ID
    1. The cost is $25 and provides you with access to campus resources and Residence Halls if living on campus.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
  1. Apply for Housing
    1. Housing for part-time students is not guaranteed and is based on space availability. Housing options for fall 2013 are full. Our Off-Campus Housing Resources page provides information and links to over 50 apartment complexes, and other resources for off campus housing.
  2. Verify Your Citizenship
    1. The state of Arizona requires documentation that each student receiving benefits from the state—including in-state tuition—is a legal citizen.
    2. If documentation is requested and not provided, tuition will be charged at the out-of-state rate.
    3. Visit nau.edu/verify for a list of acceptable documentation and methods of submission.
  3. Provide Immunization Documentation

    1. A list of required immunizations and how to submit documentation can be found at nau.edu/Medical-Services/Immunizations.
    2. Always include your NAU ID on any documentation submitted.
  4. Enrollment

    1. You may register for up to 6 credit hours per semester/term
    2. NAU may not accept more than 15 credit hours earned while enrolled as a non-degree seeking student
    3. Course selection may be limited based on pre-requisite requirements.

  5. Obtain a JacksCard ID
    1. The cost is $25 and provides you with access to campus resources.
  6. Financial Aid and Scholarships
    1. Non-degree students are not eligible for aid, grants, loans or scholarships.
Extended Campuses
  1. Please check with your site representative or Extended Campuses for the next steps to enroll online, at the Yuma Branch Campus, or at any of our sites across the state.
3. Steps to Scholarships and Financial Aid
Even if you do not believe you will qualify for Federal Financial Aid, many university and private scholarships require you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If you have not applied to the university and you are an undergraduate student, contact Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation; if you are a graduate student, contact the Graduate College.
    1. Obtain a PIN (Personal Identification Number) at pin.ed.gov
    2. After January 1, complete a FAFSA at fafsa.gov and list NAU [code 001082] as a recipient of the information. NAU’s priority deadline for institutional grant funding, Federal work-study, the Federal Perkins loan, and the Federal Supplement Educational opportunity Grant is February 1.
    3. Complete both the Scholarship Application and the STARS scholarship application at nau.edu/finaid. These applications are available during the winter break and have deadlines between January-March 1.
    4. Monitor your LOUIE To-Do list for any additional required documentation.
    5. If you will be using money from a loan to pay tuition and/or fees, complete Loan Finance Counseling at StudentLoans.gov. Your aid will not be distributed without this.
    6. If you will be using money from a loan to pay tuition and/or fees, you must use your PIN to sign your Electronic Master Promissory Note (EMPN) at StudentLoans.gov. Your aid will not be distributed without this.
    7. Complete your Certification Statement located in your LOUIE To-Do list. Your aid will not be distributed without this.
    8. Sign up for direct deposit of any potential financial aid refunds by logging into your LOUIE Student Center, click on Finances, and then click on Direct Deposit.
    9. Monitor LOUIE to review any type of aid you have been awarded, and to see if your award(s) will fully or partially pay your tuition and fees.
    10. If necessary, pay balances not covered by your financial aid by the due dates listed on your bill. Go to Student and Department Account Services at nau.edu/sdas for tuition due dates and payment methods.
    11. Keep your 'Refund' and 'Preferred' addresses updated in LOUIE. Be sure to check your NAU e-mail account regularly as time-sensitive information about your Financial Aid will only be sent here.
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4. Steps to Military and Veteran Benefits
  1. To determine your eligibility for Veteran Benefits, follow the following steps:

    1. Apply for benefits or transfer of schools through VONAPP.
      • Fill out 22-1990 for first time education benefit user.
      • Fill out 22-1995 for transferring of schools.
    2. Send a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to NAU Office of Military and Veteran Affairs (OMVA)  – if you filled out the 22-1990, the COE may take up to 7 weeks to receive.
    3. Military Tuition Assistance benefits vary by service, please call 928-523-8387 for more information.
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5. Orientation Steps
  1. For information on orientation go to nau.edu/orientation
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