NAU President John Haeger, left, and James Horton, president of Yavapai College, celebrate the signing of a dual admissions agreement between the two institutions in Prescott on May 8.

In the dual admissions agreement, modeled after a similar arrangement NAU has with Arizona Western College in Yuma, students admitted into Yavapai College will be offered the opportunity for admission into NAU. Students will be provided academic advising for their degree goals from both NAU and Yavapai advisors.

The agreement builds on NAU’s commitment to the Verde Valley area to make higher education more accessible and affordable to a burgeoning population