International Student Graduate Application Process

  1. View degree program application deadlines. Please submit your application six months, or more, before the deadline to allow for optimal time to secure a visa, if admitted.
  2. Complete the online application for graduate admission. This application lists the degree program requirements.
  3. Attach unofficial transcripts to the online application.
  4. Send official, sealed transcripts directly from your higher education institution.
    1. Transcripts must be in the original language of the issuing institution with an English translation vetted by the issuing institution.
      English transcript translation services are accepted from:
      World Education Services
      Educational Credential Evaluators
    2. Official transcripts must include confirmation of graduation.
    3. If the degree/diploma is not posted on the transcripts, a separate degree certificate must be included and indicate the degree awarded and date conferred.
    4. Send your official, sealed transcripts to:
      Northern Arizona University
      Graduate College
      Attn: Graduate International Admissions
      624 S. Knoles Drive
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4125
  5. Submit official TOEFL/IELTS scores.
  6. Submit the $65.00 (USD) application fee (non-refundable).

Application Review Process

Once your application and required documents have been received and reviewed by the Graduate College, your file will be sent to the program and/or department for review. Admission to our graduate programs is competitive and not all qualified applicants can be admitted. If the program and/or department recommends admission to the Graduate College, an official notification of admission will be sent from the Graduate College with the immigration document (Form I-20) needed to acquire a visa to the United States.
International students must submit a Financial Guarantee upon admittance to a program.