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admission requirements


The academic qualifications required to take courses or enter a program of study.
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Academic Advisor: A resource person who helps guide students through their degrees at NAU.  Academic Advisors assist students in choosing courses, obtaining transfer equivalents and substitutions, approving prerequisites and many more academically related tasks.
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academic catalog


There is a new academic catalog for each new academic year (August-May). The year you start your major courses is called your “catalog year.”  The academic catalog outlines university policy and gives the basic information you need to study at NAU.
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academic reinstatement


Refers to returning to NAU after suspension. If you have been academically suspended and wish to return to NAU you must appeal for reinstatement in writing at least 6 weeks before the term in which you wish to return.  Academic reinstatement is not automatic and all appeals must be approved by the Academic Continuation Committee.
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academic standing


 Measure of scholastic excellence held by a university; NAU requires students to maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 to continue their studies. Academic standing is listed on your transcript at the end of each semester.
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academic suspension


Academic Suspension at NAU indicates that your cumulative GPA and a subsequent term GPA have both dropped below the 2.0 requirement, and you are subject to the following three restrictions: Cancellation of enrollment in the next term, Cancellation of university housing in the next term and inability to enroll in any NAU courses.
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accreditation


A voluntary process where a registered institution or program seeks recognition of its high standards of academic excellence in curriculum, facilities, etc. Accreditation is a high honor.  Not every university degree program has accreditation. 
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alumni


A graduate of an educational institution, group or service
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annotated bibliography


  A list of works on a particular topic, with each entry accompanied by a note that explains, describes, and sometimes evaluates the publication.
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audit


At the university, “audit” means you attend the class, but do not receive a grade and are not expected to complete assignments. This is for personal interest. You must still pay all tuition and fees associated with the course.
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