Apply your credits and prior learning toward a degree

Credit for Previous Education

We have lots of options to help you get credit for your previous post-secondary experience, including individual course assessment, block transfer, post-diploma, or second degrees. Please Note: Previous education credits may be subject to time limits

As part of our enrollment advising services we offer free transfer credit evaluation – this way you have an idea of how your previous coursework might transfer (even if you did not complete a diploma or degree)

You will need to request a formal transcript from each school that you attend and provide this to your enrollment to your Enrollment Advisor. (you may provide an unofficial transcript for preliminary review – but they will not be officially recognized until you submit an official transcript)


Get Credit for Work & Life Experience

Lessons learned outside the classroom are relevant and valued at NAU Canada Online. Working professionals might be able to apply relevant experience towards credit. Submit a portfolio with information about your employer’s in-house training and other professional and/or industry-recognized certification for consideration with our Prior Learning Assessment.

The Prior Learning Assessment is a way of assessing your experiential, non-formal learning. To do so, we use the portfolio learning method, which involves your assembling evidence in a portfolio to show assessors how your experiential learning relates to the credential you are pursuing. When you create a Prior Learning Assessment portfolio you are presenting your experience forward as university-level learning related to the NAU Canada Online credential you want.

Please Note: The Prior Learning Assessment does not award credit for experience, or for the number of years in a job, for the number of workshops attended or for the type or level of position you hold.

Why Choose NAU?

Personal Advisor

Our support starts before you enroll – and continues to graduation day. You are assigned a personal enrollment advisor on day one, and will have an academic advisor after you enroll.

Transfer Credit Accepted

We offer free transfer evaluations and accept up to 75% of the program to transfer in from another institution/program.

Experienced Faculty

Our Faculty members are skilled professionals that work in the fields they teach, bringing practical knowledge and experience into the online classroom.

National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

National American University is approved by the Higher Learning Commission to offer programs and courses through distance education.

National American University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, KS, USA. The list of accredited business programs can be found on the IACBE website.


Program Completion Flexibility

As a standard, full-time student you can complete the program in as few as 15 months, however, you may choose your course load – take as many or as few classes at one time as you want.

Credit for Real-World Experience

Earn credit for prior learning which includes experiential learning or portfolio credits awarded by NAU, and evaluated corporate training certificates

Student Learning Resources

NAU offers multiple student learning services, from free tutoring, to our Ask-a-Librarian service (open 7 days a week), to free access to scholarly journals that are up-to-date in your field.

Ready for the Next Steps?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Our support starts before you enroll – and continues to graduation day. You are assigned a personal enrollment advisor.

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