APPLICATION
REVIEW PROCESS

What Happens After I’ve Applied?

Your application will be evaluated by the Office of Admissions, who will conduct a thorough admissions review based on many factors including, but not limited to, course completion, grades, extracurricular activities, and more.

It typically takes two to four weeks to review your application. Request undergraduate information, get updates on your application status, and see your admission decision via Future Wildcat.

Assured Admission for Residents & Non-Residents

You’re assured admission to the University of Arizona if you:

  1. Attend a regionally accredited high school
  2. Rank in the top 25 percent of your graduating class and meet core coursework requirements
  3. Earn an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher in your core competency requirements based on your 6th semester grades*.

*Applicants who have graduated from high school 1 year or more before enrolling at the University of Arizona and did not attend any higher education institutions after high school will be evaluated for admission based on their 8th semester unweighted core GPA.

Comprehensive Review

The University of Arizona admissions team welcomes students – even those who don’t meet assured admission requirements – who will bring unique life experiences and personal achievements to our campus community. Your application is evaluated based on the following:

Academic Factors

Our application review is designed to get to know every student. Every application is reviewed by up to two different reviewers before a final decision is made. There are a few things the admissions team takes into consideration for admission, such as:

  • Class rank
  • Strength of curriculum
  • Performance in curriculum
  • Grade point average in required core coursework
  • Optional materials (SAT/ACT scores, resumé, and personal statement)

During the review process, students may be asked to provide additional information, such as test scores or seventh semester transcripts.

Please note: Official test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency.

Extracurricular Factors

We are interested in learning much more about your preparedness, motivation, and potential in the unique context of your experience. What we look for in future Wildcats includes:

  • Leadership, service, work experience and extracurricular activities
  • Personal characteristics, attributes, and talents
  • The ability to benefit from and contribute to a diverse and challenging learning environment

Your Personal Statement

The personal statement is 100% optional and gives you the opportunity to share your unique life experiences and personal achievements that may not otherwise show up in your application. Through this process, we get to know you better and can make more informed admissions decisions.

Honors College Application Process

Enhance your education as a member of the University of Arizona Honors College. In fall 2020, students were typically admitted to the Honors College if they had a 3.91 unweighted core high school GPA, and had a 1391 SAT score (math and critical reading) or 31 ACT composite score.

Honors Application Process

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