High School Programs
UArizona Academy (ONLINE)
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.
International high school students can get a
head start on the college experience
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.
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:
- College Algebra
- Calculus 1 and 2
- Chemistry 1 and 2
- Biology 1 and 2
- Foundations Writing
- Basic Economic Issues
- Social Media Strategies Across Professions
- Intro to the Study of Communication
- Introductory Psychology
- Introductory Programming
- Intro to Web Design and Development
The UArizona Academy program is delivered through our Desire2Learn community or D2L. D2L is a course management system that provides a digital platform for creating community and providing course materials and activities such as syllabi, readings, recorded lectures, online quizzes, discussions, and assessments. Some of the modules embedded in D2L include:
- Zoom for audio and video conferencing, screen sharing and other resources.
- Panopto for recorded audio and video.
- Examity for online exam authentication and proctoring.
- VoiceThread for video and audio discussion boards and interactive and media-rich lectures, collaborations and discussions.
- Adobe Creative Cloud for photography, design, video, web UX and more.
More information about remote learning is available here.
Our UArizona Academy students may have access to classrooms, computers and the internet through their high schools. Talk to your advisor to find out which resources are available for you. Additionally, there are many online resources provided by the University of Arizona to support your studies including:
- Our 24 hour IT chat support center for hands-on help covering personal computers and all campus-wide technologies like UAWiFi, VPN, CatMail, UAccess, etc., as well as general questions about the University.
- Think Tank – our online academic support service.
- University libraries provide online support and resourcing for remote students.
For more information visit our online support page.