Articulation agreement is academic partnership between community colleges and four-year institutions. An articulation agreement usually provides a simplified, guaranteed transfer process for transfer students.

NAU Articulation and Memorandum of Agreements:

1. Houston Community College, USA

HCC graduates who have earned an Associate degree in recommended program with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and apply to a related degree program (see Schedule I for the list of program-to-program mapping) at NAU, shall be eligible for admission into the North American University, Bachelor’s degree Programs.

Schedule I: Program to Program Mapping

HCC Program -> Computer Science Program to NAU Program -> BS in Computer Science
HCC Program -> Teacher Education to NAU Program -> BS in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education

For those HCC students interested in transferring to NAU prior to completing their associate’s degree, transferability of course work will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. List of transferable courses can be found in Schedule II.

2. Texas Southern University, USA

TSU and NAU agree that the courses taken at either institution are transferable to applicable programs and to other programs as an elective if applicable. TSU accepts up to 66 credit hours and NAU accepts up to 66 credit hours. Periodically, a technical review team (preferably department heads and/ or deans) from each institution will initiate a review of course equivalency. The frequency of the review shall be no fewer than once every three years.

TSU and NAU agree that any students who completed the English as a second language program at either institution will be accepted as language proficient and TOEFL requirements will be waived. Students may need to take remedial courses if necessary.

This agreement will remain in effect until 4/30/2017.

3. Zaman University, Cambodia

In an effort to promote higher education, expand educational opportunities for students, and promote joint efforts in providing affordable educational services, North American University and Zaman University (ZAMANU) at Cambodia proudly announce a memorandum of agreement that was signed on February 15, 2013. This agreement is designed to facilitate opportunities transferring students from ZAMANU in Cambodia to North American University (NAU). This agreement identifies all required and equivalent courses at each institution in order to facilitate the transfer of students between similar programs in the same degree levels without the loss of any acquired academic work. This agreement will help qualified students to transfer to North American University in the areas of BS in Business Administration and BS in Computer Science degree programs. For the details of the admission conditions and transfer credits process students must contact with the NAU admission office.

4. Fatih University, Turkey

In an effort to promote higher education, expand educational opportunities for students, and promote joint efforts in providing affordable educational services, North American University and Fatih University at Istanbul, Turkey proudly announce a memorandum of agreement that was signed on January 28, 2013. This memorandum of agreement is designed to facilitate an agreement between Fatih University and North American University in the area of Intensive English Program. This agreement identifies all requirements at each institution in order to facilitate the movement of students between Intensive English programs without the loss of any acquired academic work. This agreement provides that Fatih University students will be given diagnostic test upon their arrival to NAU. Based on test scores students will be placed in appropriate ESL levels. Students who successfully complete NAU Intensive English program will be awarded a certificate of completion that will enable them to begin their academic programs at Fatih University. Through this new agreement, 35 students from Fatih University will be enrolling Intensive English Program of Gulf Language School at the North American University beginning Fall 2013. After successful completion of the Intensive English Program, students will be returning their academic degree studies at Fatih University.

Fatih University is a prestigious university with its rigorous curriculum, research and global education focus. Its motto is “Bir Dunya Universitesi- A university of the World” and it attracts students from all over the world who have high academic achievements and career aspirations. As a private, non-profit, and non-denominational four-year institution, North American University is privileged and honored to engage in this educational partnership, which promises true relationship with opportunities for prospective growth and breadth of academic programs.”

5. The University of South-East Europe Lumina at Bucharest, Romania

In an effort to promote higher education, expand educational opportunities for students, and promote joint efforts in providing affordable educational services, North American University and The University of South-East Europe Lumina proudly announce a memorandum of agreement that was signed on April 26, 2013 in the areas of Intensive English, Business Administration, Education, and Computer Science.

6. Ishik University, Iraq

In an effort to promote higher education, expand educational opportunities for students, and promote joint efforts in providing affordable educational services, North American University and Ishik University proudly announced a memorandum of agreement that was signed on April 15, 2013 in the areas of Intensive English, Business Administration, Education, and Computer Science. President Pecen and International Student Office Director Ms. Diane Ward also visited US Consulate General in Erbil, Iraq in April 2013, to talk about the memorandum of agreement signed between two institutions and how to help the prospective students from Iraq to Houston, TX for their ESL and higher education needs .