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Along your journey to the University of Arizona, you’re bound to have questions. Fortunately, we’ve made it easy to find the information you need. Here are the most frequently asked questions (and answers) related to becoming an Arizona Wildcat at our main campus in Tucson, Arizona. If you’ve searched this page and still have questions, we’d be happy to help.

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If you are interested in learning more about the University of Arizona, please fill out this Request for Information form on our website. Upon submission of this form, you will begin receiving updates from the University of Arizona.

The University of Arizona is planning for most courses to be fully in-person. All in-person classrooms will follow CDC guidelines and we will continue to offer online options for students who are not yet comfortable returning to in-person courses. Once you are admitted, you can select courses offered in your preferred format when registering for classes during New Student Orientation. If you have not already registered for an orientation session, visit your Next Steps Center for more information. Learn more about our class formats on our COVID-19 page.

 

There are several things to consider when attending another college or university.

  • The college or university is regionally accredited.
  • The courses you take are similar to courses offered at the University of Arizona.
  • Generally, courses that are very specialized and/or technical, seminars, workshops, college preparatory courses, etc. are not accepted for transfer credit.
  • A grade of "C" or better must be earned in order for the course to transfer to a University of Arizona degree program (see Acceptability of Transfer Credit). Although a grade of "C" must be earned for a course to transfer, grades from previously attended colleges/universities are not transferable, when listed on a third-party transcript.

Arizona community college students can preview how your credits will transfer by using our Transfer Credit Tool. Out-of-state applicants can visit Transfer Credit and Articulation for more details.

 

 

You are not required to live on campus, but it is highly encouraged. For more information and to explore all of our dorms, please visit the Housing & Residential Life website. For off-campus housing options, please visit Off-Campus Housing.

 

Yes, the University of Arizona strongly encourages all incoming students to live on campus their first year. We have 23 undergraduate residence halls and a variety of themed and living-learning communities, including a themed community for transfer students. For more information about living on campus, refer to the Housing & Residential Life website.

There is also a variety of off-campus housing options in close proximity to Arizona’s campus. For more information on off-campus housing options, including roommate matching, check out Off-Campus Housing.

 

The Transfer Student Center is a great resource if you need support navigating the transfer process, finding community among fellow transfer students, and adjusting to Wildcat life.

Applying early is important. Our main campus fall semester application is available starting July 1. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and take 2 to 4 weeks to process. Students who apply and are admitted early have first access to their preferred orientation dates, the on-campus housing application, and our exclusive scholarship-matching service, Scholarship Universe. 

No. It is recommended that students do not wait to apply since test scores are optional for admission.

The determination of acceptability of credit for course work completed at another institution of higher learning is made solely at the discretion of the University of Arizona. The evaluation of any coursework or exam from another institution or organization for acceptance by the University of Arizona will be based only on an official transcript from the institution originally offering the course work or exam. A few of our  general policies include:

  • Credit is not given for grades lower than a "C".
  • Remedial, vocational, technical, highly specialized and personal development courses are not accepted for credit.
  • All transfer courses from Arizona public community colleges will be reviewed individually by the Director of Transfer Curriculum & Articulation and by the appropriate University departments to determine which courses are acceptable for University credit. Visit AZ Transfer for more information on transferring credits to Arizona universities.

It is imperative that the student submit all dual enrollment classes on separate community college or university transcripts. Dual enrollment classes listed on the high school transcript will not be considered for college credit.

Arizona community college students can preview how your credits will transfer by using our Transfer Credit Tool. Out-of-state applicants can visit Transfer Credit and Articulation for more details.

 

Yes. Homeschooled students should self-report their high school level homeschool coursework. A signed transcript with a graduation date is required prior to enrollment.

All students who are currently attending high school are required to self-report their senior year coursework. Select 12th in the Grade Level dropdown menu when adding a course. Select In-Progress as the grades for all coursework currently in-progress.

 

It is important that you enter your grades in accordance with the academic schedule that your school follows. Below you can find instructions on how to input your grades for each academic schedule. If your school does not follow any of these schedules, or you are simply unsure on how to enter your grades, you can select Final Grades Only and provide us with your final course grade in the Grade 1 box.

Semester Schedule

If your high school only assigns semester grades, enter the first semester grade into the first box and the second semester grade into the second box.

Trimester Schedule

If your school only assigns trimester grades, enter each trimester into one box of the three boxes.

Quarter Schedule

If your school only assigns quarter grades, enter one grade in each of the four grade boxes.

Block Schedule

If your school follows block scheduling, enter the grade in the first box.

Final Grades Only 

If your high school only assigns final grades, enter the final grade in the first box.

If your high school assigns final grades with semester or trimester grades, select the term schedule of "Final Grades Only" and enter the final grade in the first box.

 

We do not require letters of reference for admission to the University of Arizona. However, they may be required if you are interested in applying to the Honors College. Learn more about becoming an Honors Wildcat.

Visit our High School Competency Requirements to learn more about our admissions process and score requirements for students who have completed the GED or another high school equivalency test, including High School Equivalency Test (HiSet), California Proficiency (CHSPE), Grand Canyon High School Diploma (GCHS), or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).

 

Once we have your completed application, including self-reported grades and application processing fee or eligible fee waiver, it typically takes 2-4 weeks to process, review, and mail a decision.

You can view updates regarding your application (including any missing information requested and admissions decisions) by logging into your Future Wildcat portal. The application for Summer/Fall term admissions opens in July of the year prior to enrollment, and decisions are released in mid-August, continuing on a rolling basis.

 

Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions for information on how to receive an appeal packet, which could require information like:

  • Updated academic information.
  • New ACT/SAT test scores, if applicable.
  • New personal statement.
  • Letters of recommendation from academic sources.
  • Any other relevant documentation.

 

There are a few things you need to do to officially become an Arizona Wildcat at our main campus in Tucson, Arizona. All of your remaining action items, like paying your enrollment fee and signing up for orientation, can be found in your Next Steps Center.

Meal plans are convenient and can save you money, but they are not required. For more information, visit this list of Meal Plan FAQs

If you believe you are a resident of the State of Arizona but have been classified as a non-resident, you must file a domicile affidavit and submit it to the Residency Classification Office. Please refer to the Residency Classification website for Arizona residency policies and a downloadable PDF of the domicile affidavit form.

The enrollment fee ensures your place at the University of Arizona’s main campus in Tucson, Arizona. The fee is used to pay for orientation, your University of Arizona CatCard (student ID) and placement exams. Visit orientation.arizona.edu for additional details.

Admitted students with a criminal record will provide supplemental information to the Dean of Students Office. In certain cases, admitted students may need an individual review and evaluation to assess appropriate pathways to enrollment at the University of Arizona. In these cases, enrollment may be denied or restricted.

The university understands that families’ financial circumstances may have changed or will change due to COVID-19 and/or other reasons. OSFA will work with students and families to review their individual circumstances and recommend the appropriate next steps. To learn more about the different special circumstance appeals offered, visit the Financial Aid website.

Please visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website to learn more about how merit tuition scholarship award eligibility is determined at the University of Arizona.

As the parent or family member of a University of Arizona student, you are a valued member of the Wildcat community, too. We encourage you to get involved through opportunities available through our Parent & Family Programs.

The application indicates form submission deadline is the 35th day of the fall and spring semester; however, earlier is better. University of Arizona employees can complete the QTR form (available in UAccess in the “Benefits” tile) as soon as the dependent has enrolled for classes. Until the QTR application is submitted, the student will see the charge for full tuition on their Bursar’s Account.

Yes, you can change your deferment term up to two times by going to your Future Wildcat Account and submitting a new deferment form with an updated term.

Yes, you will need to contact us in writing at admissions@arizona.edu to make this request as the deferment request form will not allow you to pick an earlier term. You will need to make this request before the deadline to defer to spring 2022 so that we can update your term before spring semester begins. If you are deferring your enrollment at one of our Near You Network locations, email nearyou@arizona.edu.

Yes, you can change your admission start term up to two times by going to your Future Wildcat Account and submitting a new change of admission start term form with an updated term.

Yes, if you were offered a merit tuition scholarship (Arizona Tuition Award, Wildcat Tuition Award, National Scholar Tuition Award, or Global Wildcat Award) from the University of Arizona for the fall 2021 semester and choose to defer your enrollment to spring 2022 or summer/fall 2022, you will have your original scholarship award reinstated for the new term. If the merit awards change for the new term, you will not be eligible for the new award amount.

However, if you enroll at another postsecondary institution during your deferment, you will no longer be eligible for the merit tuition scholarship you were originally offered. Your admission will be canceled and you will have to reapply for admission and be reevaluated for scholarship eligibility.

All other financial aid offers including outside scholarships, or non-merit based University of Arizona tuition scholarships, grants, loans and other forms of aid offered for the fall 2021 semesters will not be guaranteed. Upon return to the university in a future semester, you will receive a new financial aid offer. If you return to the University after summer 2022 you will need to submit the 2022-2023 (or the applicable aid year) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive a new financial aid offer. Please remember to use Arizona school code 001083 when completing the FAFSA.

Yes. If you have been awarded the Dean’s Exemplary Award of $1,000, it will be deferred for up to two semesters from the original admit term. If the Dean’s Exemplary Award amount changes for the new term, you will not be eligible for the new award amount. If you enroll at another postsecondary institution during your deferment, you will no longer be eligible for the Dean’s Exemplary Award you were originally offered, your admission will be canceled and you will have to reapply for admission and be reevaluated for scholarship eligibility.

If you defer your enrollment to spring 2022, yes, your Pell Pledge Grant will be retained. Your fall 2021 financial aid, including Pell Pledge grant will be canceled and it will be re-offered for the spring 2022 semester.

If you defer your enrollment to fall 2022, your Pell Pledge Grant will not be retained. To be re-considered for Pell Pledge Grant for the 2022-2023 academic year, you will need to meet all eligibility requirements. For more information, see the Pell Pledge Grant requirements or contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. These details are typically finalized and shared by October 1 each year.

Yes, if you go through orientation you can request to defer to spring 2022 or fall 2022.

Yes, you will have to go through an orientation session again for your future deferred term.

Placement scores for Math and English are valid for one year unless you were placed via your SAT/ACT score or transfer credits, then you will need to take the placement exam again. Second Language scores never expire.

If the deferment deadline has passed for the term you were admitted, you must cancel your admission and submit a new application. Students will be re-evaluated for merit tuition scholarships  based on the criteria of the term for which you apply. Students who return to the university after summer 2021 will need to submit the 2021-2022 (or the applicable aid year) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive a new financial aid offer. Please remember to use Arizona school code 001083 when completing the FAFSA.

Please note that Domestic First-Year Merit Tuition Scholarship Awards are offered to students applying for fall terms and International First-Year Merit Tuition Scholarship Awards and Domestic and International Transfer Merit Awards are offered in both the fall and spring terms.

If you defer your enrollment to spring 2022, yes, your Arizona Assurance selection will be retained. Your fall 2021 financial aid, including Arizona Assurance grant will be canceled and it will be re-offered for the spring 2022 semester.

If you defer your enrollment to fall 2022, your Arizona Assurance selection will not be retained. To be re-considered for Arizona Assurance for the 2022-2023 academic year, you will need to meet all consideration requirements and go through the selection process again. The selection process is subject to change each year therefore you will be subject to all consideration rules including deadlines and eligibility requirements for 2022-2023.

For more information, see the Arizona Assurance program information or contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. These details are typically finalized and shared by October 1 each year.

Yes, if you were admitted to the Honors College, your Honors admission will also be deferred for up to two semesters and you will not need to apply again.

Yes, if you were admitted to the SALT Center you will be able to defer your SALT admission for up to two semesters. Your SALT Center application and application fee will be deferred. If you paid the SALT Center enrollment fee, it will be refunded. You do not need to do anything else outside of submitting the Admissions deferment form to have your SALT Center Admission deferred to a future term.

No, if you were admitted for summer/fall 2021 and completed summer courses at the University of Arizona, you will remain active and eligible to enroll for spring 2022 or fall 2022. However, if you have a merit tuition scholarship you will need to request a deferment for your scholarship to see if you can retain your scholarship when you return. If you want to enroll after fall 2022, you will have to reapply for admission.

Yes, please have electronic transcripts sent to the following addresses:

*NOTE: We can accept electronic transcripts processed by the sending institution through secure, third party vendors only. Please request that your electronic transcript be sent directly to this email address, not to yourself or to your advisor.

Once you have been admitted, and obtained your Student ID number and PIN, you must go to the Next Steps Center to complete your UA enrollment. Here, you will create a NetID and password, and an email account. You will then gain access to your personalized checklist for enrollment, and can begin completing steps.

You can visit the Advising Resource Center at  advising.arizona.edu, and use the Directory to search for advisors by Major or College.

To apply for financial aid, submit your FAFSA to the University of Arizona and include our school code, 001083. You may also be required to submit your official high school transcripts for federal aid verification purposes, even if they were not required for admissions evaluation.

You are considered a first-year student if you will soon graduate high school, you have graduated, or you have a GED and have not enrolled in college since graduating or completed less than 12 college credits post high school. You are considered a transfer student if you have attended other colleges or universities, including community colleges, and have completed 12 or more transferable credits since graduating high school.

You may contact the admissions recruiter assigned to you or contact our Admissions Office.

 

Paying the enrollment fee and signing up for orientation in your Next Steps Center is how you secure your spot at the University of Arizona.

While there is no hard deadline for students to commit, deadlines to cancel your admission and request a refund of the enrollment fee are listed in your Next Steps Center. Additionally, orientation sessions fill up quickly, so we encourage you to complete these items as soon as possible. The deadline to be refunded the enrollment fee is May 15.

If you have already been admitted to the university, you can learn more about getting #WildcatReady by visiting the New Student Orientation website.

For detailed information about how to apply for  financial aid and scholarships, please visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

The first step to apply for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov for the appropriate academic year and list the University of Arizona (Title IV School Code 001083) as one of the schools on the FAFSA.

After the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) receives your FAFSA, your financial aid eligibility will be determined and you will be sent a digital financial aid offer. 

The FAFSA opens on October 1 of each year so seniors should file the FAFSA as soon as possible after that date. The University of Arizona’s FAFSA Priority Submission Date is March 1st so make sure it is submitted by then to be considered for the most financial aid possible. Funding for various types of financial aid is limited so apply early each year. For more information about applying for financial aid and the FAFSA, visit the Apply For Aid webpage.

There is a lot that goes into estimating your costs to attend the University of Arizona. Everything from how much your tuition will be to what you may spend on books, supplies, rent, food, etc. To review the current estimated cost of attendance, visit the Cost page, found on the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website

It may be possible for you to use both your QTR benefit and merit tuition scholarship awards. Please see the Qualified Tuition Reduction and Merit Aid page for additional details.

No – only the cost of base tuition and tuition differentials are offered at a reduction.

No, your admission will be canceled and you will have to reapply for admission and be reevaluated for scholarship eligibility.

Yes, if you were offered a merit tuition scholarship from the University of Arizona for fall 2021 semester and choose to defer your enrollment to spring 2022 or fall 2022 you will have your scholarship reinstated for the new term. If the merit awards change for the new term you will not be eligible for the new award amount. 

However, if you enroll at another postsecondary institution during your deferment, you will no longer be eligible for the merit tuition scholarship you were originally offered. Your admission will be canceled and you will have to reapply for admission and be reevaluated for scholarship eligibility.

All other financial aid offers including outside scholarships, or non-merit based University of Arizona tuition scholarships, grants, loans and other forms of aid offered for the fall 2020/spring 2021 academic year will not be guaranteed. Upon return to the university in a future semester, you will receive a new financial aid offer. If you return to the University after summer 2022 you will need to submit the 2022-2023 (or the applicable aid year) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive a new financial aid offer. Please remember to use Arizona school code 001083 when completing the FAFSA.

If you defer your enrollment to spring 2021, yes, your Arizona Assurance selection will be retained. Your fall 2020 financial aid, including Arizona Assurance grant will be canceled and it will be re-offered for the spring 2021 semester.

If you defer your enrollment to fall 2021, your Arizona Assurance selection will not be retained. To be re-considered for Arizona Assurance for the 2021-2022 academic year, you will need to meet all consideration requirements and go through the selection process again. The selection process is subject to change each year therefore you will be subject to all consideration rules including deadlines and eligibility requirements for 2021-2022.

For more information, see the Arizona Assurance program information or contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. These details are typically finalized and shared by October 1 each year.

 

If you defer your enrollment to spring 2021, yes, your Pell Pledge Grant will be retained. Your fall 2020 financial aid, including Pell Pledge grant will be canceled and it will be re-offered for the spring 2021 semester.

If you defer your enrollment to fall 2021, your Pell Pledge Grant will not be retained. To be re-considered for Pell Pledge Grant for the 2021–2022 academic year, you will need to meet all consideration requirements and go through the selection process again. The selection process is subject to change each year therefore you will be subject to all consideration rules including deadlines and eligibility requirements for 2021-2022.

For more information, see the Pell Pledge Grant requirements or contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. These details are typically finalized and shared by October 1 each year.

Yes, if you were offered a merit tuition scholarship from the University of Arizona for fall 2020 semester and choose to defer your enrollment to spring 2021 or fall 2021 you will have your scholarship reinstated for the new term. However, if you enroll at another postsecondary institution during your deferment period, you will no longer be eligible for the merit aid tuition scholarship you were originally offered.

All other financial aid offers including outside scholarships, or non-merit based University of Arizona tuition scholarships, grants, loans and other forms of aid offered for the fall 2020/spring 2021 semesters will not be guaranteed. Upon return to the university in a future semester, you will receive a new financial aid offer. If you return to the University after summer 2021 you will need to submit the 2021-2022 (or the applicable aid year) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive a new financial aid offer

Placement scores for math and english are valid for one year unless you were placed via your ACT/SAT score or transfer credits, then you will need to take the placement exam again. Second language scores never expire.

Yes, you will have to go through an orientation session again for your future deferred term.

Housing Application Fee: Your housing application fee, if paid, will not be refunded. If you defer your admission to spring 2021 or summer/fall 2021, your housing application fee will be credited to your Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 housing application. If you return after fall 2021 and wish to live in on-campus housing you will have to pay your housing application fee again.

Rent Down Payment: If you have paid your rent down payment, that fee will be refunded.

Yes, if you were admitted for summer/fall 2020 and completed summer courses at the University of Arizona, you can defer your admission for fall 2020 to spring 2021 or fall 2021.

Yes, if you were admitted to the SALT center you will be able to defer your SALT admission for up to two semesters. Your SALT Center application and application fee will be deferred. If you paid the SALT center enrollment fee, it will be refunded. You do not need to do anything else outside of submitting the Admissions deferment form to have your SALT Center Admission deferred to a future term.

Yes, if you were admitted to the Honors College your Honors admission will also be deferred for up to two semesters and you will not need to apply again.

Yes, you will need to contact us in writing at admissions@arizona.edu to make this request as the deferment request form will not allow you to pick an earlier term. You will need to make this request by December 21, 2020 so that we can update your term before spring semester begins.

Yes, you can change your deferment term up to two times by going to your UA Future Account and submitting a new deferment form with an updated term.

Yes, if you were offered a merit tuition scholarship from the University of Arizona for fall 2020 semester and choose to defer your enrollment to spring 2021 or fall 2021 you will have your scholarship reinstated for the new term. However, if you enroll at a four-year university during your deferment period, you will no longer be eligible for the merit tuition scholarship you were originally offered.

All other financial aid offers including outside scholarships, or non-merit based University of Arizona tuition scholarships, grants, loans and other forms of aid offered for the fall 2020/spring 2021 academic year will not be guaranteed. Upon return to the university in a future semester, you will receive a new financial aid offer. If you return to the University after summer 2021 you will need to submit the 2021-2022 (or the applicable aid year) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive a new financial aid offer.

Yes, if you have been awarded the Dean’s Exemplary Award of $1,000 that award will be deferred for up to two semesters from the original admit term.

Yes, you will still have your merit scholarship honored for up to two semesters from fall 2020.

Domestic and international first-year, transfer, and non-degree seeking students who are admitted to any of the following campuses: main, Arizona online, distance and south. Reasons for deferment may include, but are not limited to: COVID-19, military, medical, faith based, financial. Re-admit students are not eligible for deferment and must apply again for the future term.

If the deferment deadline has passed for the term you were admitted, you must cancel your admission and submit a new admissions application.

Students will be re-evaluated for merit aid based on the criteria of the term for which they apply. Students who return to the University after summer 2021 will need to submit the 2021–2022 (or the applicable aid year) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive a new financial aid offer. Please note that First Year Merit Awards are offered to students applying for fall terms and Transfer Merit Awards are offered in both the fall and spring.

We recognize that personal excellence can and should be evaluated by more than just academic achievement. Through our Comprehensive Review Process, we expand access to students with solid academic records who will also bring unique life experiences and personal achievements to our campus community. This process allows us to consider more than just a student's academic profile. As part of our Comprehensive Review Process, we consider:

Academic Factors

The University of Arizona’s application review process is holistic and every application is reviewed by up to two different reviewers before a final decision is made. Factors such as class rank, strength of curriculum, performance in curriculum, grade point average in required core academic courses and optional materials (SAT/ACT scores, resumé, and personal statement) will be considered for students’ admission and merit aid eligibility. During the review process, students may be asked to provide additional information, such as test scores or 7th semester transcripts. Please note: Official test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency.

Extracurricular Factors

Other factors may include leadership, service, work experience and extracurricular activities; personal characteristics, attributes, and talents; and the ability to benefit from and contribute to a diverse and challenging learning environment. We are interested in learning much more about your preparedness, motivation, and potential in the unique context of your experience.

Your Personal Statement

The inclusion of an optional short answer, personal narrative or statement to the application gives you the opportunity to include unique life experiences and personal achievements in your application. Through this process, we create more comprehensive and individualized admission and scholarship decisions.

 

You can find your University of Arizona Admissions recruiter by visiting Who Is My Recruiter?. You may also reach out to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@arizona.edu or 520-621-3237 for additional support.

 

If you are applying as a first-year student, you will send your official high school transcripts once you are admitted and enrolled to the university.

High school transcripts should be sent directly from your high school to:

The University of Arizona
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 210073
Tucson, AZ 85721-0073

If you are applying as a transfer student, we also require official transcripts from each institution you have attended, including high school.

Contact the Registrar's Office at all of the colleges and universities you attended, and request that an official transcript be sent by mail or electronically:

Mail physical domestic college transcripts to:

Registration & Transcripts
The University of Arizona
Administration Building, Room 210
P.O. Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066

You do not have to send your high school transcripts if you are a transfer student and:

  • You are age 22 or older.
  • You have completed an AGEC, GED, or IGETC.
  • You have completed an associate’s degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution, posted on transcripts.

Mail international college transcripts to:

International Admissions
The University of Arizona
Global Center
615 N. Park Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85721

Note: We can accept transcripts via secure, third-party vendors. Electronic submission of high school transcripts may be directed to admissions@arizona.edu. College-level transcripts may be directed to REG-transcripts@email.arizona.edu. Please note that we cannot accept transcripts directly by email or fax; they must be sent through a secure online service, such as Docufide by Parchment.

If you are a continuing student and, for example, take a summer school course at another institution, your transcripts should be sent to the Registrar's Office at the above address.

Please note that the processing time for submitted documents can be up to 2-4 weeks and students may receive correspondence from our office during that time. This situation often occurs when transcripts and the notification pass in the mail; the transcripts do not need to be sent again. If you have concerns, please feel free to contact us at admissions@arizona.edu or 520-621-3237.

If you took the GED, your GED test scores will fulfill the high school transcript requirement. You will be able to send your official scores directly from the testing agency to the address above. If you’ve completed another high school equivalency test, please refer to our High School Competency Requirements.

You can learn about our Core Competency Requirements.

No. SAT/ACT scores are not required for general admission to the university, merit scholarship eligibility, or admission to our more selective programs such as the Honors College. If a student chooses to submit official SAT/ACT scores, they may be used to assist with class placement at orientation or to help fulfill our Core Competency Requirements.

Please note: To be considered, official test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency.

You will still apply as a first-year and will be considered a first-year with college-related credit for the purpose of admissions consideration. Once you have been admitted and the credits have been evaluated you will be classified to the appropriate grade level based on the earned credits and their applicability to your chosen degree program. All students are considered first-year applicants when they apply for admission directly from high school.

 

We ask that you input your high school course grades according to the University of Arizona’s standard letter scale to assist in our evaluation process. Grades should be entered unweighted. You must have your high school transcript, or official grade report, with you when filling out this section. If you are having trouble converting your grades into a letter scale you can refer to our conversion guide. For classes in which you are currently enrolled, please select a grade of In-Progress. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at  admissions@arizona.edu or (520) 621-3237 if you have additional questions.

Numerical Grade Conversion Guide

90% or above converts to an A
80-89% is a B
70-79% is a C
60-69% is a D
59% or below converts to an F

IB Grade Conversion Guide

6 or 7 converts to an A
5 is a B
4 is a C
3 is a D
1 or 2 is an F

4.0 Scale Grade Conversion

3.5-4.0 converts to an A
2.5-3.49 is a B
1.5-2.49 is a C
1.0-1.49 is a D
Below 1.0 is an F

 

Upon receipt of your official high school transcripts, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your application. If determined that your self-reported information and your transcript do not match and your academic record does not meet our admission guidelines, your admission will be rescinded and our office will be in contact.

Official transcripts are required for verification purposes and to officially transfer any college credit to the university. If you’re having trouble obtaining your official transcript, please contact the University of Arizona Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (520) 621-3237 or admissions@arizona.edu.

 

Yes, if you go through orientation you can still request to defer to spring 2021 or fall 2021. Please note, you will have to go through orientation again prior to enrolling for the updated term.

While you do not need to send official transcripts when you apply as a first-year student, you do need to send them once you have been admitted and enroll in the University of Arizona with your final year of high school grades posted with your graduation date, in order for us to verify your self-reported grades and courses in progress.

Official high school transcripts will be used to confirm that all self-reported coursework and grades were reported accurately prior to enrollment at the University of Arizona. If you provided false information for the purposes of GPA or course improvement, it may invalidate further consideration for admissions or result in rescinding of the offer of admission and scholarships.

 

The fall semester deadline to apply for first-year students interested in attending main campus is the first Monday of May each year. Visit our deadlines page for more details.

 

The application fee is $50 for Arizona residents and $80 for non-residents. If you apply online, you can log into your application after it has been submitted and pay the application fee online using your username and password. We do not accept cash payments.

If you are unable to pay the application fee, we will accept a "fee waiver". You can request an application fee waiver within the application when you apply online. The waiver is based on financial need. Please note that the application will not be processed until a fee waiver or application fee has been received.

Yes. You may be assured admission to University of Arizona if you are applying as a first-year student, you attended a regionally accredited high school, rank in the top 25% of your graduating class, and have no coursework deficiencies as prescribed by the Arizona Board of Regents or earn an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher in your core coursework

Core GPA calculations will not use a Pass/No Pass grading in the calculation. However, courses completed with a pass will fulfill the course requirements needed for admission.

The University of Arizona will accept Pass/Fail grades for meeting core requirements but will not calculate into the core GPA. Arizona has always taken a comprehensive approach in our application review process. Our admissions office uses all application information provided, along with each student’s academic transcript. We are comfortable with a variety of grading systems, including letter or numeric grades, narrative evaluations, credit/no credit, and pass/fail. 

 

Students who submit a complete an admission application will automatically be considered for merit tuition scholarship awards, so long as they submit a completed application by the respective deadlines for first-year and transfer students. Admitted students may find additional scholarships using our scholarship matching database, Scholarship Universe. The peak season to apply for scholarships is from November through April so don’t wait to begin applying for scholarships via Scholarship Universe. 

If you are offered a merit tuition scholarship, you will be notified by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students who also file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will later receive a digital financial aid offer from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid which will include the merit tuition scholarship you have been offered as well as any other financial aid you are offered as a result of your FAFSA. You can also review your application status and scholarships awarded within the application portal, Future Wildcat.

If you would like to cancel your admission to the University of Arizona and have not paid your enrollment fee, please complete and submit the Admissions Cancellation Form.

If you have already taken action with your enrollment fee, please visit the Next Steps Center to cancel your admission to the University of Arizona.

You may also mail in your cancellation notice. Please download and complete this Admissions Cancellation Form. Mail the form to:

Office of Admissions
University of Arizona
PO Box 210073
Tucson AZ 85721

Please note: This is NOT a blanket cancellation. Appropriate cancellation forms must be sent to all university departments, i.e. Orientation, Admissions, Residence Life, etc. Please contact each department for details on their cancellation procedures and requirements.

Prior to submitting the application, you may save your progress and make changes to it.  However, once submitted, you cannot make changes to your application, so be sure to review entries carefully. If you realized that you made a mistake with your self-reported coursework, please submit our Self-Reported Class Rank & Grades Form for First-Year Applicants [PDF].

 

The University of Arizona and the Arizona University System offer options for eligible employees and their families to further their education at reduced tuition rates. You can learn more by visiting Human Resources and Financial Aid.

Class will meet virtually for fall 2021. Students should check the Announcements on the STU 210UA webpage for Zoom links.

No. Students should request their Pima transcript be sent electronically to the University of Arizona. Students can request their transcripts online via MyPima or at the Student Services Center at any Pima campus.

No. In order to qualify for STU 210UA Priority Registration, transcripts must be expedited to ensure timely processing of applications. The fastest method is to have transcripts sent to your home but keep them sealed. Mark STU 210UA on all transcript envelopes, place them in a 9x12 manila envelope (include checklist), and mail them to the Office of Admissions.

No. Many STU 210UA students are able to submit all application requirements online or electronically. If you are not required to submit your High School transcript and have not attended a college other than Pima, you do not need to turn in an application packet.

No. Immunization records are not required until after an applicant is admitted and has a University of Arizona Student ID number. At that point, the student can fax their form to Campus Health.  Instructions on how to submit your Immunization Records can be found at Campus Health.

The Re-Admission application is only for students who previously attended the University of Arizona and earned grades. The Arizona Re-Admission application can be submitted ONLINE. If you have never attended the University of Arizona as a Degree-Seeking student, then you are required to apply via the Online Application System.

Most students who take STU 210UA will receive Priority Registration, as long as they meet the application deadline and attend their mandatory College Meeting. Due to longer evaluation times, the following groups of students do not qualify for Priority Registration:

  • Re-Admit applicants who left with less than a 2.0 GPA.
  • Students who previously attended as Non-Degree Seeking, and left with less than a 2.0 GPA.
  • International applicants or those who have applications that require the review of international documents.

Students must follow the link in the Transfer Guide and fill out the form to be coded for STU 210UA. This coding determines qualification for Priority Registration. Please be aware that the University of Arizona Admissions Processing Team will verify enrollment in STU 210UA for every student that requests coding. Students who are not enrolled in STU 210UA will not be coded. The form link and instructions to request coding are provided in the STU 210UA Transfer Guide.

Admissions Decisions days are posted on the STU 210UA webpage, and vary by class section.

There are two designated Admission Decision days for each class section. Please review the dates for your section, posted on the STU 210UA webpage. If you complete your application requirements after the STU 210UA deadline, please check with your Pima Instructor in class for updates, or contact a University of Arizona Transfer Representative. Official notices of admission are sent from the UA via US Mail.

Students should contact Paul Miller, or University of Arizona Admissions (520-621-3237/admissions@arizona.edu) with questions about their application. Please DO NOT contact the University of Arizona Admissions Processing Team with questions about your application.

Students enrolled in STU 210UA will qualify for Priority Registration for two regular semesters (Fall/Spring) following their Transfer Strategies course. If you decide to skip a term between the course and enrollment, please see Paul Miller for application instructions, prior to completing any steps.

Please review the STU 210UA Transfer Guide.

The downloadable Checklist is the last page of the STU 210 UA Transfer Guide. There is a link under the section titled: Instructions for Applying to the University of Arizona. If you have hard-copy transcripts to submit, adhere to the guidelines on the checklist. If you have no hard-copy documents to submit, you do not need to download the Checklist.

Sex for Federal Reporting: Sex data will be used to comply with mandatory federal reporting obligations including, but not limited to, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), student employment records, and the administration of federal financial aid. Additionally, should an equity issue be identified in the aggregate data, executive level leadership may perform further analysis at the personal record-level for the limited purpose of addressing the issue.

Aggregate gender identity information may be used to track outcomes related to access, student success, and retention. This allows the university to identify additional ways to support students and communities. Additionally, should an equity issue be identified in the aggregate data, executive level leadership may perform further analysis at the personal record-level for the limited purpose of addressing the issue.

Pronoun information may be used in a variety of places across campus including, but not limited to, communications, class rosters, dorm rosters, advising reports, etc., to support accurate use of pronouns.

For more information, visit arizona.edu/admissions/info/pronouns.

 

Staff members involved in complying with federal reporting requirements will have access to sex data in a de-identified aggregate form, in addition to personnel with a demonstrated educational need to know.

Individual responses (i.e. your name connected to your response) will not be shared with individuals, programs, or departments across the university. However, limited personnel with a demonstrated educational need to know will have access to individual responses. Additionally, gender identity information may be shared in aggregate form (i.e. percentages or category totals) with individuals or departments deemed to have an educational need to know.

Student pronouns may be visible to and used by a variety of University employees, including, but not limited to, instructors, advisors, housing staff, and business managers (for student employees). Students who do not feel comfortable having this information available to or used by these types of individuals should select “prefer not to answer.”

For more information, visit arizona.edu/admissions/info/pronouns.

Providing your gender identity and pronouns is optional and will not be used in admissions decisions. The University of Arizona attempts to collect this information for:

  • Sex for Federal Reporting: The University of Arizona is required to collect this information in order to comply with mandatory federal reporting obligations. If you are (or plan to be) a university employee or anticipate receiving federal financial aid (federal student loans or the federal Pell Grant), your sex designation must match the designation on file with the Social Security office. If you are an international student, your sex designation must match the sex designation on your passport.
  • Gender Identity: We recognize that gender identity is not limited to, nor always congruent with, the binary sex options required for federal reporting. We collect gender identity information to affirm this and provide students with more inclusive options.
  • Pronouns: Pronouns are used in everyday speech and writing and are often used in place of people’s names. Oftentimes pronouns have an implied gender and using someone’s correct pronouns is an important way to respect their identity. The University of Arizona collects pronoun information in an effort to create an inclusive campus experience.

The University of Arizona’s Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy “prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, based on a protected classification, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.”

For more information, visit arizona.edu/admissions/info/pronouns.