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We are pleased you are considering North American University for your education.

 


Students from across the United States and many foreign countries attend North American University. The diversity of the student body enriches the learning experience for all students with an opportunity to experience new traditions and perspectives.The admission office is here to help you apply. We are a small school with a strong commitment to each and every student.

If you are constrained by geographic limitations, we hope that this website will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about the University, get a feeling for our campus, and catch a glimpse of the dynamic student life here at NAU.If you are neither a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. permanent resident, then North American University recognizes you as an international applicant.The diversity of the student body enriches the learning experience for all students with an opportunity to experience new traditions and perspectives.

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Application Options

Undergraduate Students

Students from across the United States and many foreign countries attend North American University. The diversity of the student body enriches the learning experience for all students with an opportunity to experience new traditions and perspectives.

The admission office is here to help you apply. We are a small school with a strong commitment to each and every student.If you are constrained by geographic limitations, we hope that this website will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about the University, get a feeling for our campus, and catch a glimpse of the dynamic student life here at NAU.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

STEP 1: Create and submit application

Create your NAU Account and submit a completed application online

STEP 2: Pay non-refundable application fee ($50 USD Undergraduate)

Please select to make the payment online via Credit Card or an International Wire Transfer by accessing NAU’s wire transfer banking information. The application fee covers initial mailing, entrance testing, airport pick-up but not shipment fees.

APPLICATION FEE
WIRE TRANSFER
STEP 3: Send Required Documents

In order to obtain admission to NAU or the Intensive English Program at NAU, an international student must submit the following documents by the application deadlines. All application documents should be properly scanned and emailed in PDF format to intadmissions@na.edu :

  1. COPY OF PASSPORT: Only the photograph and visa (when received) page are necessary.
  2. OFFICIAL ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS & TEST SCORES: High school diploma or transcript, SAT/ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores (supporting documents such as reference letters, proof of achievement letters, certificates, etc.)
  3. FINANCIAL STATUS: Bank letter and International Financial Support Form (Sponsorship Letter)
  4. U.S. INSTITUTION TRANSFER: If you are a transferring from another U.S. institution to NAU, please submit a copy of your current I-20 and a signed copy of the Student Advisor Form

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS.
All application documents must be in English or translated into English and notarized (if translated).

Poor quality scanned documents will not be accepted.

A High School Diploma will be verified by the third party Evaluation agency for a fee of $100. The fee will be included to your student account after you register for the school. The fee will not be charged, until you arrive at NAU.

STEP 4: I-20 Shipment

North American University requires that applicants obtain their I-20 by one of two shipping options.
Option 1: North American University will ship out your I-20 form globally to any country that offers DHL services. This is a $100 fee independent of location.
Option 2: Applicants have the other choice to order shipments at study.eshipglobal.com. An account must be created with all the relevant information correctly provided. The shipment should be created upon receiving an acceptance letter from the admissions office.

Important Note: Do not order a shipment, until you receive a confirmation email of your acceptance.

English Proficiency requirements:
TOEFL IBT score: 61* – 79
TOEFL PBT score: 500
TOEFL CBT score: 213
IELTS score: 5.5* – 6.5
SAT Writing: 29 ** ; Math: 530; Reading: 27 **
* Conditional acceptance , ** Previously 500

Graduate Students

Students who wish to pursue graduate study directed toward developing leadership knowledge and skills may pursue a master’s degree here at North American University. The application for our Master’s program is dependent on the program of choice, each program has it’s own specific requirements and vary between programs.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

STEP 1: Create and submit application

Create your NAU Account and submit a completed application online

STEP 2: Pay non-refundable application fee ($50 USD Undergraduate)

Please select to make the payment online via Credit Card or an International Wire Transfer by accessing NAU’s wire transfer banking information. The application fee covers initial mailing, entrance testing, airport pick-up but not shipment fees.

APPLICATION FEE
WIRE TRANSFER
STEP 3: Send Required Documents

In order to obtain admission to NAU or the Intensive English Program at NAU, an international student must submit the following documents by the application deadlines. All application documents should be properly scanned and emailed in PDF format to intadmissions@na.edu :

  1. COPY OF PASSPORT: Only the photograph and visa (when received) page are necessary.
  2. OFFICIAL ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS & TEST SCORES: University diploma and transcript, General Evaluation with GPA transcript from the Evaluation agency, and TOEFL or IELTS scores (supporting documents such as reference letters, proof of achievement letters, certificates, etc.)
  3. FINANCIAL STATUS: Bank letter and International Financial Support Form (Sponsorship Letter)
  4. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: Resume, Letter of Intent and 2 Recommendation Letters
  5. U.S. INSTITUTION TRANSFER: If you are a transferring from another U.S. institution to NAU, please submit a copy of your current I-20 and a signed copy of the Student Advisor Form

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS.
All application documents must be in English or translated into English and notarized (if translated).

Poor quality scanned documents will not be accepted.

A High School Diploma will be verified by the third party Evaluation agency for a fee of $100. The fee will be included to your student account after you register for the school. The fee will not be charged, until you arrive at NAU.

STEP 4: I-20 Shipment

North American University requires that applicants obtain their I-20 by one of two shipping options.
Option 1: North American University will ship out your I-20 form globally to any country that offers DHL services. This is a $100 fee independent of location.
Option 2: Applicants have the other choice to order shipments at study.eshipglobal.com. An account must be created with all the relevant information correctly provided. The shipment should be created upon receiving an acceptance letter from the admissions office.

Important Note: Do not order a shipment, until you receive a confirmation email of your acceptance.

For International students applying for our Master’s Program must fulfill a language competency:

Applicants are required to show proficiency in English Language. To show language proficiency, international applicants are required to submit a minimum of TOEFL Score: 79 or equivalent (paper based-550, CBT-213, IELTS 6)

Applicants who score 61 to 78 in TOEFL (or equivalent) may be accepted on the condition to take 2 remedial courses in English and pass those courses successfully.

Applicants who score 60 or below (or Equivalent) must attend North American University Intensive English Program Level 6 and successfully complete that level. Those students who complete NAU Intensive English Program Level 6 may still be required to take remedial courses in English.

TOEFL score requirement could be waived if the applicant provides evidence of 3 or more years of relevant work experience that requires high level communication skills. The relevancy of the work experience and the determination of the language proficiency based on the entire application package are solely at the discretion of the admission committee.
OR
English Proficiency must be met if undergraduate degree was received outside the U.S. from a non-English speaking country:**
Option 1: 2 Years teaching experience in English – verification of work history to be sent directly from the Human Resources department.
Option 2: TOEFL ( IBT 79) or equivalent nationally recognized standardized tests. If you cannot prove you are English Proficient from these two common ways, you may still have options. Talk to your admission counselor at 832-362-0129.
Option 3: If you graduated from a higher institution where the language of instruction is English.

 

Please visit each program’s information hubs for additional application requirements.

M.B.A
M.S. Computer Science
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

Gulf Language School

Students from across the United States and many foreign countries attend the Gulf Language School at North American University. The diversity of the student body enriches the learning experience for all students with an opportunity to experience new traditions and perspectives.

The admission office is here to help you apply. We are a small school with a strong commitment to each and every student. If you are constrained by geographic limitations, we hope that this website will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about the GLS and the University, get a feeling for our campus, and catch a glimpse of the dynamic student life here at NAU.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

STEP 1: Create and submit application

Create your NAU Account and submit a completed application online

STEP 2: Pay non-refundable application fee ($50 USD Undergraduate)

Please select to make the payment online via Credit Card or an International Wire Transfer by accessing NAU’s wire transfer banking information. The application fee covers initial mailing, entrance testing, airport pick-up but not shipment fees.

APPLICATION FEE
WIRE TRANSFER
STEP 3: Send Required Documents

In order to obtain admission to NAU or the Intensive English Program at NAU, an international student must submit the following documents by the application deadlines. All application documents should be properly scanned and emailed in PDF format to intadmissions@na.edu :

  1. COPY OF PASSPORT: Only the photograph and visa (when received) page are necessary.
  2. FINANCIAL STATUS: Bank letter and International Financial Support Form (Sponsorship Letter)
  3. U.S. INSTITUTION TRANSFER: If you are a transferring from another U.S. institution to NAU, please submit a copy of your current I-20 and a signed copy of the Student Advisor Form

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS.
All application documents must be in English or translated into English and notarized (if translated).

Poor quality scanned documents will not be accepted.

A High School Diploma will be verified by the third party Evaluation agency for a fee of $100. The fee will be included to your student account after you register for the school. The fee will not be charged, until you arrive at NAU.

STEP 4: I-20 Shipment

North American University requires that applicants obtain their I-20 by one of two shipping options.
Option 1: North American University will ship out your I-20 form globally to any country that offers DHL services. This is a $100 fee independent of location.
Option 2: Applicants have the other choice to order shipments at study.eshipglobal.com. An account must be created with all the relevant information correctly provided. The shipment should be created upon receiving an acceptance letter from the admissions office.

Important Note: Do not order a shipment, until you receive a confirmation email of your acceptance.

Visa Application

After receiving the I20, the applicant must complete the following steps in order to apply for a visa at the U.S. Embassy:

  • Step 1. Get your I-20
  • Step 2. Pay your SEVIS Fee
  • Step 3. Complete F1 Visa Application (DS-160 form click here). If you have some questions regarding the application, please check FAQ at click here. To watch an instruction on filling out the DS-160, click here.
  • Step 4. Schedule visa interview date
  • Step 5. Preparation for the interview – practice questions and have documents ready
  • Step 6. Attend visa interview
  • Step 7. Email visa interview result to intadmissions@na.edu. For more information, Click here

VISA PREPARATION

It is very important to be well prepared for the Visa interview. Be sure to google “visa interview questions”. For instance, please check the following link CLICK HERE. Answer them all based on your situation.
Gather the following documents for the visa interview day:

I20
Passport
Bank Letter or bank statement
SEVIS receipt fee
Visa Application Confirmation Page

Acceptance letter from North American University
SAT/TOEFL/IELTS tests score (if you have)
Achievement Certificates (optional)
High School/ University Diploma
Embassy fee

 
Small Tips:

  • Be confident and don’t be shy.
  • Arrive to at the US Embassy at least 30 minutes prior your interview time.
  • You should know answers to the following questions such about as your school name, program you applied to, why you applied to this particular program, where you will a stay and who will cover your financial obligations.
  • Answers should be short but to the point.
  • Be polite and do not forget to greet the US Counselor. Smile all the time and be sure to maintain good eye contact throughout the interview.
  • Your financial status will be discussed in depth. If anybody is sponsoring you, please provide all necessary documentations, such as sponsorship letter, employment verification letter and income statement.
  • It is important to discuss how you will use your degree once you return to your home country. Demonstrate your strong ties to your home country and that you will return upon receiving your degree.
  • Please research on Google and YouTube more about the visa preparation.

VISA GRANTED APPLICANTS

  1. Contact the Admissions Office
  2. Airport Pick Up – to arrange an airport pick up, the applicant has to send following information:
    • First and Last Name
    • Email
    • Phone Number (country code)
    • Airline and Flight Number
    • Date and Time of Arrival
    • Departure and Arrival Airports
  3. Housing Application: email to housing@na.edu
  4. Meningitis Vaccination: Fill out the Meningitis Form. NAU accepts only MCV4 and MPSV4 types of vaccinations. 22 and older applicants are not required to take the Meningitis vaccination. Without proper meningitis vaccinations, the applicant will not be able to register for the classes.

COST OF ATTENDANCE

Sample Approximate Cost Semester Annual
Tuition * $7,225 $14,450
Fees $225 $450
Room ** $2,250 $4,500
Meal Service ** $2,200 $4,400
Health Insurance $675 $1,350
Books & Supplies $561 $1,122
TOTAL $13,136 $26,272

 

*Based 12 to 16 credits per academic semester.
**Based on two-bed, 19 meals per week and 12 months of insurance coverage

Sample Approximate Cost Per Credit Entire Program*
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) $497.22 $17,900
Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S CS) $552.77 $19,900
Master of Education (M.Ed.) $386.11 $13,900

 

*Based on 9 credits per academic semester. All other expenses are similar shown on the Undergraduate programs table

Sample Approximate Cost Per Session
Tuition Fee $1,975
Books $170
Health Insurance $260
Two-Bed Room $1,200
Three-Bed Room $900
Four-Bed Room $800
Meal Service Options
10-Meal per Week $800
19-Meal per Week $1,100


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