Volunteer with P.A.W.S

Welcome to the University of Arizona Parents and Alumni Working with Students (PAWS) page! There have been some recent changes to our page, so take some time to explore the new links and familiarize yourself with the volunteer opportunities open to PAWS members!

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Interested in helping to recruit the best and brightest future Wildcats in your area?

Alumni and parents can play an integral role in continually advancing the prestige of the University of Arizona. Find out more about becoming an official PAWS member. If you have specific questions about being a PAWS volunteer, contact our Admissions office at 520-621-3237 or Admissions@arizona.edu

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Admissions 101

The Insider’s Guide to Recruitment

UA uses a comprehensive review structure when evaluating students for admission.  This means merit scores (test scores and GPA) are not the sole components for admission.  We also feature a 3-in-1 application which considers students for admission to the University, admission to the Honors College and merit based scholarships at the same time.

A completed application file includes:

  1. Completed online application
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. Application Fee or Wavier
  4. SAT/ACT Scores*

*Test scores are optional with the exception of specific majors, but are required for consideration for merit awards and admission to the Honors College. 


Find out more about the University of Arizona Admissions Office
and Recruitment Guidelines Below:

Virtual Admissions Presentation

Alumni Guidelines

NACAC Guidelines


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College Fairs

Interested in attending college fairs to recruit new Wildcats?

Many high schools host college fairs to introduce their students and families to various college options. Some allow alumni to volunteer at the fair.  Additional information will be included in your volunteer packet, but the basics have been included below.

Please keep in mind that these guidelines should serve as a supplement, not a replacement to the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) principles of good conduct.


  •     Come dressed professionally.
  •     Ensure that you are current on all UA facts, admissions standards, deadline, etc.
  •     Make sure your display table/booth is adequately stocked and organized at all times.
  •     Remain at your table for the entire length of the fair.
  •     Maintain a positive attitude and demeanor throughout the fair.


  •     Guarantee a student admission to UA, no matter how strong their grades and test scores.
  •     Hesitate to share the admissions office contact information, especially with students who ask questions you are not sure how to answer.
  •     Discourage students from attending UA
  •     Treat prospective student athletes differently than other students.


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