How to Enroll in a CTE Class

Below are step-by-step directions for enrolling in a CTE class. If you are already an admitted student you can skip steps 1 and 2.  If you have ANY problems with the online system, call the help desk at 888-520-7215 or 928-523-9294--they are available 7 days per week (hours vary by term).  It is helpful if you can be online when you call them so they can walk you through the process.

Enrollment deadlines are established for every semester.  You can check deadlines for registration, adding a class, dropping a class, etc... at http://extended.nau.edu/Calendar.aspx

To register for any CTE class

  1. You first need to be admitted as a student at Northern Arizona University.  There are two types of admission: degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking. 

Degree-Seeking Students

If you are planning on taking classes from NAU towards a degree in CTE, you can apply online and be admitted as a "degree-seeking student." Degree-seeking students may be eligible for financial aid, can take a full class load, and are eligible to enroll early based on their enrollment appointment for upcoming terms. Degree-seeking graduate admission is $65.  Degree-seeking undergraduate admission is $25 for Arizona residents and non-residents. Transcripts are required to be admitted with a degree-seeking status. It takes 24-48 hours for your graduate application to be processed. Undergraduate applications take 2-4 weeks.  Make sure you pay the fee online, through wire transfer (call 928-523-3122 for instructions), by mail with a check, in-person at Student and Departmental Account Services, or through third-party billing.  For more information, visit nau.edu/SDAS/Payment/Payment_Methods/.  You can call 888-628-2968 to inquire about the status of your undergraduate admission; call the same number and ask for Graduate Admissions to inquire about the status of graduate admission (or dial the Graduate College directly at 928-523-4348).

Make sure you select "online" as your "campus" when getting admitted to NAU for taking our online classes.  If you do not select online, you will be required to provide proof of measles immunization to NAU prior to being able to register for classes. The only exception is if you are being admitted into one of our secondary degree programs (Business Ed, Ind Tech, or FACS Ed) you will need to choose the campus where you will be taking your ECI courses (which for most students is the "Mountain Campus" in Flagstaff).

Non-Degree-Seeking Students

If you are only planning on taking only one or two classes from NAU, you can apply and be admitted as a "non-degree-seeking student." Non-degree-seeking graduate admission is $35.  Non-degree-seeking undergraduate admission is $35 for Arizona residents and non-residents. You can apply and pay online. Transcripts are not needed to be admitted with a non-degree-seeking status. It takes 24-48 hours for your graduate application to be processed. Undergraduate applications take 2-4 weeks. Make sure you pay the fee online, through wire transfer (call 928-523-3122 for instructions), by mail with a check, in-person at Student and Departmental Account Services, or through third-party billing.  For more information, visit nau.edu/SDAS/Payment/Payment_Methods/.  You can call 888-628-2968 to inquire about the status of your undergraduate admission; call the same number and ask for Graduate Admissions to inquire about the status of graduate admission (or dial the Graduate College directly at 928-523-4348).

Make sure you select "online" as your "campus" when getting admitted to NAU for taking our online classes.  If you do not select online, you will be required to provide proof of measles immunization to NAU prior to being able to register for classes. The only exception is if you are being admitted into one of our secondary degree programs (Business Ed, Ind Tech, or FACS Ed) you will need to choose the campus where you will be taking your ECI courses (which for most students is the "Mountain Campus" in Flagstaff). 

Undergraduate Admissions forms (including online) can be found at http://nau.edu/Admissions/Apply-Now

Graduate Admission forms (including online) can be found at http://nau.edu/GradCol/Admissions/Application.

  1. After completing step 1 (and waiting 24-48 hours) go to http://www.nau.edu/password to set up your LOUIE User ID and password. This LOUIE ID will allow you access to all online student services including registration.
  2. You can then use your LOUIE ID to access the online system to check your application status, register for classes, pay fees, etc...  The online system can be accessed at http://www.nau.edu/louie ; use your LOUIE ID and password to log in. Once you are logged into the system, follow this chain of menus to do the following common tasks:
    • Add/drop classes (the CTE homepage nau.edu/cte has the course numbers needed for registration): [SA Self Service > Learner Services > Academics > Enroll in a Class] 
    • Pay registration fees  (tuition and fee information can be found at http://home.nau.edu/sdas/): [SA Self Service > Learner Services > Finances > Make a Payment]  
    • Check admission status: [SA Self Service > Learner Services > Admissions > View Application Status]  
    Tuition and fee information can be found at http://nau.edu/SDAS/Tuition-Fees/.

Important information for out-of-state students

Summer and winter session tuition and fees are the same for all students. There is not a higher fee for out-of-state students for these sessions. For fall and spring sessions, all CTE students are eligible for the discounted World Wide University (WWU) program tuition rate and many graduate students are eligible for in-state tuition rates through the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP).

World Wide University Program
If you are an out-of-state student (taking CTE classes), you are eligible to receive reduced out-of-state tuition rates (they will be 150% of in-state rates instead of the full out-of-state rates). To receive the WWU rate:  When you go to add a class in LOUIE, after you choose the semester, there is a link at the bottom of the page that says "WWU" - make sure you click that link and select the yellow box link "Check Eligibility". This is the way your tuition rates will be adjusted.
Western Regional Graduate Program

Out-of-state graduate students who are residents of Alaska, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming only pay in-state tuition.  Normally, students should be a resident of one of these states for at least one year before applying for admission as a WRGP student. Arizona law requires you to submit proof of U.S. citizenship/legal residency status at the time of application in order to qualify for the WRGP tuition rate. 

You will be considered for WRGP status at the time of your application to a graduate program listed above. If you do not hear about your WRGP status within four weeks of applying, please fill out the WRGP Application completely and return it to us as described in the application. Only incoming students are eligible to apply for WRGP status to one of the approved WRGP programs. WRGP students must fulfill all the usual requirements of the institution concerned and meet all admission deadlines. Students need not meet financial aid criteria.  Part-time students (matriculated) are eligible to participate if they have been admitted to the program.

Additional class registration information

Undergrads need to have a signed "Override Authorization/Out-of-Career" form to take 500-level classes.

Graduate students need the same form to take a 400-level class and have it count towards a degree program. Complete the form (PDF version) (Word version) and fax it to Laura Cook at 928-523-9284. 

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