How to Apply as a Main Campus First-Year Student
Prospective first-year students must:
- Have a 3.00 recalculated grade point average (GPA) (a "B" or better where "A"= 4.00) from a secondary school.
- Please note: GPA recalculation occurs during the admissions evaluation process.
- Have three years of high school work.
- Please note: If you are currently in high school, the University of Arizona needs to see 9–11 grade work. If you have completed high school then Arizona needs to see 10–12 grade work.
- Have and present a completed high school diploma or certificate.
Please note some programs or colleges may require additional information and/or admission requirements as noted on their individual requirements pages:
- College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
- College of Engineering
- College of Fine Arts
- College of Nursing
- Eller College of Management
When You Should Apply
Fall Semester Application Dates
Fall Semester begins in August.
- Application opens: August 1, one year prior to the start of the term.
- Application deadline: May 1
Spring Semester Application Dates
Spring Semester begins in January.
- Application opens: April 1, nine months prior to the start of the term.
- Application deadline: November 1
Please note: If any of the above deadlines fall on a Saturday or Sunday, applications will be accepted through the following Monday.
Summer Session Application Dates
For international students enrolling in college for the first time, it is better to start undergraduate studies in the Fall or Spring semester when merit scholarships, a wider range of courses, and more a comprehensive community of academic and social support are available. Should you have extenuating circumstances for enrolling in Summer session, please contact an enrollment counselor to discuss your best start date.
What You Need to Provide
All first-year students can apply through our Future Wildcat Application Portal, the Common Application, or the Coalition Application. No matter how you apply, your complete application will include:
- $85 Application Fee
- You may upload unofficial transcripts for initial admission evaluation. If a transcript is not in English, a certified literal English translation must accompany the transcript. Applicants for enrollment term Summer/Fall 24 will be required to submit official secondary/high school transcripts or official exam results at the time of enrollment.
- Proof of English Proficiency
- If your primary language is not English or you attended school in a non-English speaking country, regardless of citizenship, you will be required to provide proof of English Proficiency.
What to Expect
- The online application takes 30-45 minutes to complete.
- Within two days of submitting your application, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to check your application status online using the Future Wildcat portal.
- At least once a week be sure to check the email account you used to apply for updates about your admission status, which may require you to take some action.
- Once your application is complete, you’ll typically be notified of your admission decision within 2 weeks.
- Admission decisions are announced by email; your admission packet will come in the mail later.
- Be sure to check your email regularly after you’ve been admitted, so you can take the next steps for enrollment.