Student Life Experience
Supporting future Lumberjacks with college access programs
At NAU, we believe a quality education and the experiences that are a part of the journey play a critical role in helping us grow, expand our horizons, and pursue our dreams. That is why Access NAU is committed to creating educational opportunities for students and families to gain access to information regarding post-secondary enrollment and completion. Through technical assistance, resources, and advise, Access NAU programs support students in exploring, enrolling, and transitioning to college.
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Pathways to college
NAU helps students with a variety of college access resources and bridge programs to help high school students and their families prepare for college.
Northern Arizona College Resource Center
The NACRC provides free individual assistance and group presentations and workshops to help students and families in their career exploration, finding and applying to college, trade school, and university, and technical assistance in funding their education.
The Nizhoni Academy is a residential and academically-rigorous summer STEM program for Native American high school youth.
Yuma Educational Success
The Yuma Educational Success program offers a unique guided pathway for college success that provides individualized support, resources, and enhanced experiences to help students reach their educational goals and achieve career readiness.
Helping students access higher education
Federally, grant-funded college opportunity (TRIO) programs of the U.S. Department of Education to help low-income, first-generation and other high school students gain access to higher education.
Educational Opportunity Centers are part of a college success-based TRiO program for low-income, first generation adults in Northern Arizona region.
Talent Search is a college success-based TRiO program for low-income, first generation 7th-12th graders in Northern Arizona region.
Upward Bound TRIO guides and supports first generation, low-income high school students for educational success.
The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the academic and social capital of participating students and encourage them to pursue postsecondary education.