Enrollment Dates and Quarter System
NAU is on a four-quarter calendar schedule. These quarters are 11 weeks in length. New students may begin classes during any of the four quarters.
A standard quarter credit hour is based upon 10 hours of instruction per quarter. A laboratory credit hour is based upon 20 hours of laboratory time per quarter. An externship /internship credit hour is based upon a minimum of 30 hours per quarter of on-the-job work experience. Nursing standards for laboratory credit hours and clinical credits vary. Please refer to the school of nursing student handbook for details.