Academic Success Appraisal
The purposes of the academic success appraisal are to:
- Encourage academic success and degree completion.
- Identify existing knowledge and skills in both reading and sentence skills, mathematics, and computer literacy.
- Provide students with feedback about their basic skills.
- Aid in the appropriate course placement in English or mathematics and advise the student if pre-college studies are needed.
- Recommend a course of study in which the student may reasonably expect to achieve academic success.
As an open-enrollment institution, NAU requires all degree-seeking students to complete academic success appraisals at the time of enrollment or provide evidence of successfully completed college-level English and mathematics courses or equivalent. Course completion or equivalents are defined as follows:
- A student has successfully completed college-level algebra and/or composition ("C" grade or above) and has submitted a copy of a college transcript as documentation.
- A student has successfully completed the CLEP College Composition and/or College Algebra examination with a passing score as defined by the CLEP program, and has submitted a copy of the official CLEP transcript as documentation.
- A student has successfully completed the equivalent Advanced Placement (AP) English and/or mathematics examinations with a score of 3 or above and has submitted a copy of the official AP transcript as documentation.