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Admissions FAQ

Q. Is National American University accredited?

A. Yes, National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - - 800-621-7440.

Q. Is there an application fee?

A. No. NAU does not require an application fee. Click here to get started today.

Q. How do I find out which degree programs are offered at a location near me or online?

A. Programs do vary by campus; click here to learn about program availability by campus.

Q. Are there registration deadlines?

A. NAU operates on a quarter system. The registration deadline for courses is typically one-week prior to the start of the course. If you are receiving federal financial aid, you must register for all courses two weeks prior to the start of the quarter.

Q. How do I register for classes?

A. Once you have completed the application process, you may register for classes online by going to and clicking on the appropriate link. Financial arrangements must be made prior to class start.

Q. Am I eligible for financial aid?

A. You will be eligible for federal financial aid if you qualify. For more information on financial aid, visit our financial aid page or contact a location near you to talk with one of our financial service representatives to find out more. You can also contact your local civic and professional organizations to learn more about scholarships and assistance programs.

Q. How do online courses compare with classroom courses?

A. Online courses are regular college credit courses that differ from classroom courses in the mode of delivery (the Internet). All courses, whether online or face-to-face, have a syllabus identifying all information that will be covered throughout the class.

Q. How long do I have to complete a course?

A. Each course is either 8 or 11 weeks long. All course work must be completed within the specific time frame for the particular course.

Q. How quickly can I get my degree?

A. It will vary depending on which degree program you are in; however, with classes starting every 11 weeks, you may be able to finish your degree in less time than you may think.

Q. What do I need to know about tuition rates and fees?

A. Tuition can be paid by cash, money order, through tuition assistance, or major credit card and generally must be paid in full at the time of registration. NAU does not have in-state and out-of-state tuition. To find out more about tuition and fees, contact a location near you today.

Q. How do I get a transcript?

A. To order an electronic or paper transcript, please create a secure account with Parchment here or login to your Student portal. The cost of standard requests are $14.50 or FedEx delivery for $37.00. 

Q. Can I transfer in any courses to this program from other universities?

A. In most cases, yes. The transfer of course work is evaluated on a case-by-case basis by NAU, and must be from an accredited institution.

Q. Can I get transfer credit for previous training or work experience?

A. Many times, yes. The training and/or work experience is evaluated on a case-by-case basis by NAU, which can lead to quicker degree completion.

Q. Can I transfer any courses from this program to other universities?

A. In most cases, yes. The transfer of course work is evaluated on a case-by-case basis by universities. This decision is up to the school to which you apply.

Q. Who can I talk to if I have questions or need help?

A. For your convenience, you will be assigned an admissions advisor that can help you with all your needs from application to graduation. Contact a location near you today to find out more.

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