Three Steps To A Smooth Transition

There are three key steps that students who want to transfer into the College of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Arizona from another college or university need to take to ensure a successful transition. 

1. Apply For Admission

If you plan to transfer to the University of Arizona, you should apply at least one semester before you plan to start classes here.  When completing your application, it is helpful to have a copy of your transcripts and around 30 minutes. If you need to take a break and finish later you can save your progress and pick up where you left off any time. A complete application includes submission of your official transcripts and payment of the application fee, which is $50 for Arizona residents and $80 for non-Arizona residents.

The optional 500-word personal statement is the perfect chance to fill in any gaps on your application. Whether you’ve worked while taking college classes, dealt with a family emergency that made your grades slip, or have big dreams that you want us to know about, the personal statement is your opportunity to tell us more about yourself.

Transfer application deadlines
•    Summer Session: May 1
•    Fall Semester: July 1
•    Spring Semester: December 1

Apply for admission. 

Returning to the UA after an absence?
Please be aware that if you’ve attended the University of Arizona in the past and would like to return after an absence of a semester or more, you may need to apply for readmission. 

2. Review Our Transfer Admission Requirements

Transfer admission requirements vary depending on your age and whether you attended school outside of the United States. It’s important to review our transfer requirements and determine whether your current credits will transfer before you’re admitted to the UA. You must earn a C or better in a transferrable college-level course for it to be accepted. 

The guidelines below provide an overview of the requirements depending on your circumstances.

If you’re younger than 22 years old

  • At least 12 transferable credits post-high school
  • A cumulative recalculated college or university GPA of 2.0
  • A cumulative un-weighted high school GPA of 2.5
  • Fulfill the Core Competency required by the Arizona Board of Regents

If you’re older than 22 years old

  • At least 12 transferable semester credits post-high school
  • A cumulative college or university GPA of 2.0

If you’ve completed the AGEC or your associate degree

  • A minimum recalculated cumulative GPA of 2.5 after completing the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC), or
  • A minimum recalculated cumulative GPA of 2.0 after completing an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education

If you studied at an institution outside of the U.S. or are an international student

Once you’re admitted, the Registrar’s Office or the Office of Admissions will complete an official evaluation of your credits to determine what will transfer from other institutions.

3. Complete Your Transfer Student Orientation

All admitted transfer students are required to attend a UA orientation session where you will participate in a college meeting, meet with your academic advisor, schedule classes, get tips on how to make a successful transition, learn about university and college resources available to you, and more.  You can sign up for an orientation session and learn more within your NextSteps Center