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.

  • Printable Applications
  • 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.

Applicants may be admitted to the university without test scores but will not be considered for UA scholarships or admission to The Honors College. SAT/ACT test scores may also be required by specific departments or majors and/or for placement into foundation coursework at orientation. Please note: Official test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency.

In March of 2016, the College Board will launch a redesigned SAT, preceded by a new PSAT in October 2015. For more information about the redesign—what they've changed, and why it matters—please visit the College Board website.  The University of Arizona will accept test scores from either test (old or new), however, we encourage one over the other depending on applicant term.

Applicants for any 2016 term

Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the SAT exam by December 2015. This will ensure that we receive your test scores in plenty of time for scholarship consideration.

Applicants may provide scores from the new test offered in March 2016. We will consider applicants for scholarships as long as we receive the test scores by May 1. 

For students who are taking the SAT for the first time in March: The College Board will be releasing test scores after May 1. If you qualify for a merit based scholarship based on this test score, we will send your award offer as soon as possible, but it will be after May 1.

For students who are re-taking the SAT in March: The College Board will be releasing test scores after May 1. If you qualify for a merit based scholarship, or upgraded scholarship, based on this test score, we will send your award offer as soon as possible, but it will be after May 1.

Applicants for 2017 or beyond

Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the new test.

Applicants with scores from the pre-2016 version may submit them for scholarship review. 


Although we encourage certain tests based on your applying term, UA wants you to be successful and will recognize either test for years to come.  With information from the College Board’s "concordance table" (how scores from one version translate into the other one), we will ensure that all scores are reviewed fairly for each applicant.

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
Fall 2016 May 1, 2016 2-4 weeks from complete date
Spring 2017 November 2, 2016 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: