Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to NAU. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to NAU.

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at NAU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    Need chances at another college?

    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At NAU, 29.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Northern Arizona University, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for NAU?

    NAU requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of Some
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
    Interview Not Required
    Standardized Test Scores Not Required
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Not Required

    In addition to the above requirements, NAU also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    NAU requires a minimum of 12 credits.

    What are Northern Arizona University’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down NAU transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
    Winter Transfer Deadline rolling
    Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
    Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for Northern Arizona University transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to NAU on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
    Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is Northern Arizona University’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, NAU received 7369 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 5294 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for NAU is 71.84%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into NAU. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

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    Additionally, of the 5294 accepted transfer students, 2405 students enrolled - that means the yield was 45.43%.

    NAU accepts 72 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    What are the Northern Arizona University transfer GPA requirements?

    NAU requires a minimum college GPA of 2.0 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, NAU requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.0.

    Will you enjoy transferring to NAU?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to NAU. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Flagstaff...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at NAU is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to NAU then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into NAU

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the NAU website for more info.
    NAU accepts 71.84% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into NAU, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.61 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.75. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of NAU students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 510 610 560
    SAT Reading 520 620 570
    2018 Total SAT Score 1030 1230 1130
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 18 25 21
    ACT Reading 18 24 21
    2018 Total ACT Score 36 49 42

    Northern Arizona University’s average SAT score is 1130. To be a competitive applicant for Northern Arizona University your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

    What are your chances at NAU?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at NAU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to NAU, you may also want to consider the schools:

    Transfering to University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
    Transfering to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    Transfering to The University of Texas at San Antonio