Students enrolled in the MBA, MM, or MSN will use the following definitions:
A graduate student who is enrolled in nine or more graduate-level quarter hours of credit in a given quarter will be considered a full-time student.
A graduate student who is enrolled in less than nine graduate-level quarter hours of credit in a given quarter will be considered a part-time student.
Special (Non-degree Seeking) Status Students
A special status student is one who is not seeking a degree at the graduate program. No more than 18 quarter credit-hours may be taken through the "special" status. Students wishing to take more than the 18 quarter credit-hour limit must enroll in the graduate program before enrolling in additional classes. Special students generally are not eligible for federal financial aid. However, alternative loan programs may be available. Contact the NAU financial aid office for more information at DLGradFinancialAid@national.edu.
Students who wish to attend the class sessions of a university course but do not wish to receive credit or a letter grade must meet with their graduate advisor to request auditing privileges. Privileges will be extended to students upon recommendation of the student’s advisor and approval of the graduate dean.
The following students are eligible to request auditing privileges:
- Students who are already carrying at least eight hours of credit may audit one or more on-campus or online courses, on a space available basis, at no additional cost.
- Graduates of NAU may audit, on a space available basis, a course they have previously taken and passed at NAU at no additional cost.
Students may not audit independent study courses or courses not already completed that are required in the program of study.