High School Programs
The University of Arizona (UArizona) Academy links international high school students with professors who are teaching high-quality courses online at the University of Arizona. Academically talented high school students have the opportunity to enroll in a carefully curated selection of college-level courses, participating and learning alongside UArizona college students who are taking the same course as part of their undergraduate degree programs.
How it Works
UArizona Academy students typically start in the junior year and may earn 15 credits in non-degree seeking admission status; these credits can be applied toward a UArizona undergraduate degree program, in-person or fully online. After completion of 15 units, well-qualified students will be invited to apply for degree-seeking admission. In this status, students may earn more credits while in high school.
A University of Arizona advisor will help students determine which and how many courses to take, and how those credits will apply toward UArizona degree requirements. All courses taken in the UArizona Academy program will be recorded on an official University of Arizona transcript, allowing for students to continue their undergraduate education at the University of Arizona or transfer credits to another U.S. university.
Students May Enroll In The Program In One Of Two Ways:
- Independently, Pursuing Credits And Studying On Your Own.
- Through Your UArizona-Affiliated High School.
UArizona Academy is designed for the most academically talented students and requires a GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), as well as an endorsement* from the student’s Head of School/Principal. UArizona Academy participants pay a tuition rate tailored to the country in which the student will study. Additional expenses may include cost of textbooks and course materials (up to $250 USD per course).
Online Application Requirements Include:
- Unofficial High School Transcripts
- Demonstrated English Proficiency
*After completing the application, students may be asked to submit a digitally signed endorsement statement from their high school head of school/principal.
The course offerings vary slightly from semester to semester. The following is a representative list of some of the courses offered through UArizona Academy:
- Classical Mythology
- Intro To Study Of Communication
- How Insects Shaped Human History
- Intro To Global Change
- Earth's Environment: Intro To Physical Geology
- Introduction To Public Health
- Introductory Biology I
- Intro To Human Nutrition
- Sustainable Earth
- Our Place In Nature: Biology & Environment
- Careers In Sustainability