Steps to Apply

In order to qualify to attend the University of Arizona, you must complete the official admissions process. When you submit a complete freshman application you are considered for admission, scholarships and admission to The Honors College.

1. Complete the University of Arizona official Admission Application. The application can be completed online. You may also download a paper application or submit a request to have an application sent to you via mail.

  • Request a paper application sent via mail
     You must call the 
UA Office of Admissions at 520.621.3237 from 
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mountain Standard Time. 

2. Have your high school submit your official transcript.
Transcripts are official only if sealed in an envelope by your counselor or registrar. An official high school transcript must be submitted if you are under age 22 or if otherwise required. Students whose names have changed should ensure their current name is included on all transcripts.

Mail High School Transcripts to:
Office of Admissions
The University of Arizona
PO Box 210073
Tucson, AZ 85721-0073
If you have completed any course work at a college or university, please submit official copies of transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities.  NOTE: You will be considered for admission as an incoming freshman if you have completed less than 24 transferable college semester units/credits.
Mail College Transcripts to:
Registration & Transcripts
The University of Arizona
Administration Building, Room 210
PO Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066

3.  Submit your Official test scores from the SAT Reasoning Test and/or the ACT.

To submit your scores electronically, write code 4832 (SAT) or code 0096 (ACT) on the test reservation form. Scores posted on your official high school transcript are also acceptable. 

The University of Arizona offers ACT/SAT prep courses during the academic year through the THINK TANK. Courses take place on the UA campus. To register or for more information please visit

Important Note: Applicants may be admitted without test scores, but scores need to be on file to be considered for scholarships or admission to The Honors College and for placement into foundation course work at New Student Orientation.

4.  Pay the $50 (Arizona resident) or $75 (non-Arizona resident processing fee or waiver). This fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Additional Applications for Programs and Colleges

Some programs or colleges may require additional application information and/or admission requirements.

If students apply to those programs and do not meet the additional qualifications, they will be offered admission in another program for which they qualify. A complete listing of undergraduate majors and degree programs is available online.  

Application Deadlines

The deadlines below apply to domestic applicants: prospective students who are U.S. citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, or Asylees.

Complete Application Submission Options
Application Deadline
Application Decision Available
Spring 2016 November 1, 2015 2-4 weeks from complete date
Summer 2016 May 1, 2015 2-4 weeks from complete date
Fall 2016 May 1, 2015 2-4 weeks from complete date

If the deadline date falls on a non-business day, the deadline will be through the next business day.

For more information on the Wildcat Promise notification process and what constitutes a complete application, please visit: