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The guidelines below help high school graduates apply through the University of Arizona system for admission to the College of Engineering.
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The University of Arizona and the College of Engineering perform a comprehensive review of students applying for admission. In particular, the following will be considered:
Core GPA as defined by the Arizona Board of Regents (minimum 3.0 required for College of Engineering)
Math and science completion/grades
Senior year coursework
Rigor of high school classes (AP, IB, honors, etc.)
Optional standardized test score (ACT or SAT)
Optional personal statement
The College of Engineering is “test-optional.” Standardized test scores are not required, but may be submitted if desired to supplement or enhance a student’s application. Applicants who do not present a standardized test score will not be penalized in the review process. If submitted, however, ACT/SAT scores may also be used to fulfill the university’s High School Competency Requirements or to support course placement prior to enrollment. Please note: to be considered, official test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency.
For more information, visit the University of Arizona Office of Admissions.
Complete the University of Arizona online application, and indicate Engineering (All Majors) as your intended degree. You must also select a second-choice major.
Self-report your grades, referencing an unofficial transcript or a copy of your report cards. Prior to the start of your freshman year, the University will verify your coursework pending submission of an official transcript.
You will receive your admission decision via email and a paper admissions packet.
Once you have been admitted to the College of Engineering, log in to the NextSteps Center to do the following:
Take the ALEKS math placement exam when available and, if needed, the writing and second language placement exams. Learn about the importance of math placement for engineering.
Complete the required registration for New Student Orientation.
Fill out the Residence Life application to guarantee your space in on-campus housing.
Submit your immunization records.
Send final official high school transcripts, when prompted by UA Admissions.
Declaring Your Major
Incoming first-year students will be enrolled as Engineering, No Major Selected, until they are ready to declare their major and have met the requirements. The College of Engineering provides an exploratory course – Engineering 102 – to assist students in selecting the right degree program. The major declaration process is non-competitive, with no caps or quotas.
If you are also admitted to the University of Arizona Honors College, you may be given an opportunity prior to orientation to pre-select one of the College’s 17 Engineering Majors.
Reapplying or Changing to the College of Engineering
If you are an incoming student accepted to a non-Engineering major and you wish to be re-evaluated for admission to the College of Engineering, please fill out the online request form.
Not Accepted to the College of Engineering
Students who applied but were not admitted to the College of Engineering must submit new qualifying information (for example: seventh- or eighth-semester high school transcripts, college/university transcripts, ALEKS math placement score) to the Office of Admissions before their requests will be considered.
Engineering Not Chosen on Application
Students who did not select Engineering, or for whom it was not a first choice, are not required to resubmit qualifying information. The college will review your initial UA application.
If you are already enrolled at the UA, please see Declaring an Engineering Major.
The change of major form is currently only open for students starting in the Summer/Fall 2023 semesters.
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