Do More, Learn More,
Achieve More.

Continue your journey to a bachelor’s degree
as an Arizona Wildcat.

You Are Considered a
Transfer Student If ...

You have completed 12+ transferable post-high school college credits.


Before You Begin

If you are under the age of 22 at the start of your desired term, you will need to meet the Core Competency Requirements and have a minimum 2.0 cumulative college/university GPA.

If you are 22 or older at the start of your desired term, you will need a minimum 2.0 cumulative college/university GPA.


Wondering How Your Credits Will Transfer?

Arizona Institutions »

Out-Of-State Institutions »

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Here's How to Apply as a Transfer Student

Start Your Application

When completing your application, it’s helpful to have a copy of your transcripts and around 30 minutes. Need to take a break and finish later? You can save your progress and pick up where you left off any time.

Main Campus Application Deadlines

Starting SemesterApplication DeadlineApplication Status
Fall 2023July 14, 2023Closed
Spring 2024December 1, 2023Closed
Summer 2024May 1, 2024Accepting Applications
Fall 2024July 1, 2024Accepting Applications

*We recommend submitting your application no earlier than one semester prior to your desired start term. Deadlines vary for Near You Network locations and Arizona Online.


To request a paper application, contact us at 520-621-3237 or Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time).


The short answer: no. However, the optional 500-word personal statement is the perfect chance to fill in any gaps on your application. Whether you’ve worked while taking college classes, dealt with a family emergency that made your grades slip, or have big dreams that you want us to know about, the personal statement is your opportunity to tell us more about yourself.

To join the remarkable students of the W.A. Franke Honors College, indicate your interest while filling out the general admission application to the university. You will be reviewed for admission to the Franke Honors College once your application for admission is complete. Learn more about the Franke Honors application process.

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Finalize Your Application and Prepare for Your Transfer

A complete application includes payment of the application fee, which is $50 for Arizona residents and $80 for non-Arizona residents.

Please note that fees may vary for Near You Network locations and Arizona Online.

Unsure if you qualify to apply as an Arizona resident? Learn more about residency classification. If you do not live in Arizona but you are a member of one if its 22 federally recognized tribes, you may qualify for resident status by completing the Native American Residency Classification Exception [PDF].


We believe everyone who wants to be an Arizona Wildcat should have the chance to apply. If the application fee is a burden due to your financial situation, you may qualify for a fee waiver that can be requested as you are completing your application.

When you apply, we’ll automatically consider you for merit-based transfer scholarships. Learn which ones here. Once you are admitted, you will also gain access to Scholarship Universe, our scholarship-matching tool.

We have a convenient tool to preview how your credits will transfer and help you plan your degree path. Check it out. If you still have questions, Transfer Credit and Articulation can help.

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Send Us Your Transcripts

You’ll need to send us your official college transcripts from every institution you’ve previously attended so we can verify your credits to ensure you meet our admission requirements.

Mail College Transcripts to:

Registration, Residency & Transcripts
The University of Arizona
Administration Building, Room 210
PO Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066

If you are under age 22, please also send your official high school transcripts to:

Office of Admissions
The University of Arizona

PO Box 210073
Tucson, AZ 85721

Official electronic transcripts can be submitted to

Get Excited

Once your application is submitted, our review process typically takes about 2-4 weeks. Be sure to check your Future Wildcat account for status updates on your application.

I'm in! Now What?

Congratulations! You can officially become an Arizona Wildcat by visiting your Next Steps Center.

Check out our Additional Resources for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students, home-educated students, military and veterans, non-residents with Arizona high school degrees, and U.S. citizens who have attended an international institution.