AZ Ahead

AZ Ahead

Photo of Northern Arizona University Students sitting on the south NAU sign.

AZ Ahead is a unique collaboration between Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Mohave Community College (MCC). The AZ Ahead program is designed to advance postsecondary educational attainment by increasing college retention, persistence, and baccalaureate degree completion rates of students. We are fostering a comprehensive effort to support community college students with direct scholarship funding and services to help students persist and graduate from MCC and ultimately transfer to NAU.


  • Individualized Student Support
  • Academic Advising and Support
  • Career Development Workshops
  • Mentorship Opportunities
  • Scholarships
  • Family Engagement Events
  • Workshops & Social Activities 

Program Eligibility

  • Recent high school, online, home-schooled, OR GED completion (within the past year)
  • High School GPA 2.0 or Higher 
  • First-time enrolled in Higher Education 
  • Enrolled in 12 credit hours or more 
  • Completed FAFSA 
  • Degree or Certificate seeking 
  • Resident of Mohave, Coconino, Navajo or Apace County 
  • Must be interested in obtaining baccalaureate degree from NAU

Program Interest

  • Complete Interest Form if student meets all eligibility requirements:
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  • Schedule one-on-one appointment with AZ Ahead Team Member
  • Attend Info Session to learn more about AZ Ahead
  • Complete AZ Ahead application
  • Complete Academic Skills Assessment
  • Develop Individualized Success Plan

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