NAU + Southern Careers Institute

Take the next Step: Elevate your future with NAU & SCI

Our partnership fuels student success by blending SCI’s nurturing community with NAU’s immersive online education, offering a seamless path to academic and career prospects. Together, we facilitate opportunities for students to transition smoothly to NAU’s associate’s or bachelor’s programs, maximizing their prior learning experiences. With personalized guidance and support, students can pursue their passions and shape their futures on their terms. Discover diverse programs and esteemed degrees from both institutions. Explore the potential with NAU and SCI, where partnership spells opportunity, support, and success.

Leverage Your Experience and What You’ve Earned at SCI, Transfer Seamlessly to NAU

National American University offers multiple pathways for students to “level up” their education and earn credits towards undergraduate degrees:

  • ACE-transcript Credit: NAU accepts appropriate ACE-transcript credit, recognizing learning achieved through military training and other accredited programs.
  • JST Credit or Equivalent: Military personnel can receive credits documented in the JST or equivalent, provided the learning is applicable to the program.
  • Transfer Credit: NAU accepts credits earned from recognized or accredited institutions for courses completed with a grade of “C” or better (some graduate programs may require a higher grade).
  • Credit for Prior Learning: Students can receive credit for prior learning, up to a 50% limit, from appropriately recognized or accredited institutions.
  • Evaluation of Learning Equivalence: NAU evaluates equivalent learning from designated work experience, military and other training programs, and state or national agency recognized educational programs.

Through these pathways, students can accelerate their progress towards a degree, with the potential to earn up to 75% of the credits required for undergraduate degrees.


NAU welcomes SCI graduates into various programs, offering a wide range of opportunities for career advancement and increased earning potential. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median weekly earnings for individuals increase based upon level of education obtained. Additionally, degree holders experience lower unemployment rates and greater job stability, paving the way for long-term career prospects.

NAU Program Options:

Exceptional Quality and affordability 

The NAU + SCI partnership provides learners a special academic partner tuition rate designed to help balance the desire for high quality education with affordability.

Category Credit Hour Rate
SCI Civilian Graduate $250.00
SCI active duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members; retired and separated service members; and dependents with an unexpired United States Uniformed Services ID card – Graduates $166.00

We’re here for you

As you embark on this journey of educational advancement and career opportunity, know that NAU is here to support you every step of the way. Our partnership is designed to empower your success, whether you’re seeking to level up to an associate’s degree or continue your education to earn a bachelor’s degree. Schedule a 1-on-1 advising session with a dedicated NAU partnership advisor today to discuss your unique circumstances and academic goals. Let us help you achieve your dreams.

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