University Advising at NAU is a team of dedicated professionals who strive to support students by teaching them the skills to navigate the University experience and empowering them to take ownership of their educational experience. NAU Academic Advisors are assigned to each undergraduate student throughout the length of their study.
NAU University Advising aligns with the philosophy and best advising practices outlined by The Global Community of Academic Advisors (NACADA). NAU advisor training, advising student initiatives, and daily student interactions are informed by national best practices.
What We Do
When students think about their Academic Advisor, typically they think about a person to help them choose and enroll in classes.
YES- Advisors do that. But they do so much more!
An Advisor can be thought of as a teacher or guide, there to support you through your educational journey. Through a collaborative relationship, NAU Advisors are here to assist students by:
- Guiding students through academic goal planning
- Supporting students with academic problem solving
- Being a referral to NAU resources and departments
- Identifying internships and career options
And yes, Advisors also help students:
- Choose and enroll in classes
- Make a plan towards graduation
- Complete various academic forms
How advising Works
Incoming students on the Flagstaff Mountain campus, in their first year of college, will start with our First-Year Advising team to explore which degree paths may be right for them, adjust to life as a college student, and find their community.
Upon successful completion of the student’s first year of college, and a declared major in good academic standing, they will be connected to an Advisor within the college that awards their degree of choice. This college specific Advisor will help guide students through their selected degree pathway, until graduation.
Students who join NAU in their 2nd year or beyond and those studying online or at one of our statewide locations will be assigned an Advisor based on their declared major of choice.
Advisors are here to help you achieve your educational, career, and personal goals and are available through appointments, drop-in hours, or email.