Application Review Process
Assured Admission for Residents and Non-Residents
In recognition of the high level of academic aptitude and course work competency demonstrated by many students who seek admission to UA, we also offer Assured Admission. Students may earn admission to UA through the Assured Admission process if they attend a regionally accredited high school, rank in the top 25 percent of their graduating class, and have no course work deficiencies as prescribed by the Arizona Board of Regents or earn an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher in their core coursework.
Applicants who do not meet the Assured Admission criteria are still considered for admission through comprehensive review.
Your personal excellence can and should be evaluated by more than just academic achievement. Through our comprehensive review process, the UA admissions team expands access to students who will bring unique life experiences and personal achievements to our campus community.
The University of Arizona’s application review process is holistic and every application is reviewed by up to two different reviewers before a final decision is made. Factors such as class rank, strength of curriculum, performance in curriculum, grade point average in required core academic courses, and optional materials (SAT/ACT scores, resumé, and personal statement) will be considered for students’ admission and merit aid eligibility. During the review process students may be asked to provide additional information, such as test scores or 7th semester transcripts.
Please note: Official test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency.
Other factors may include leadership, service, work experience and extracurricular activities; personal characteristics, attributes, and talents; and the ability to benefit from and contribute to a diverse and challenging learning environment. We are interested in learning much more about your preparedness, motivation, and potential in the unique context of your experience.
Your Personal Statement
The inclusion of an optional short answer, personal narrative or statement to the UA application gives you the opportunity to include unique life experiences and personal achievements in your application. Through this process, we create more comprehensive and individualized admission and scholarship decisions.