University of Arizona


email dated 10/9/2020


 

October updates from
the University of Arizona

Another school year is underway and we would like to share some Need to Know and Good to Know updates for the University of Arizona. You will receive this helpful email each month, so keep a look out for the monthly updates!

Admission decision letters are starting to hit mailboxes all across the country. The sooner a student applies, the better! Our application can be found here and we review admission on a rolling basis.

The Arizona Tuition Award is the University of Arizona merit scholarship opportunity for non-resident students. When students apply to the University of Arizona for the 2021-2022 academic year, they are not required to submit SAT and/or ACT scores for admission or merit aid consideration. Merit scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year will be awarded based on students’ unweighted, 6th semester GPA in the 16 core courses as defined by the Arizona Board of Regents. Check out our scholarship grid below to see what seniors can be awarded. Other scholarship opportunities for your students can be found here.

Non-Resident Arizona Award Chart

Assured Admission

Students may earn admission to Arizona 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 coursework deficiencies as prescribed by the Arizona Board of Regents or earn an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher in their core coursework. You can view a detailed list of the course requirements on our ABOR Course Competencies page.

All students who do not meet the above requirements for Assured Admission will be evaluated through our Comprehensive Review Process. You can view more details about Comprehensive Review on our Applicant Review Process page.

 
Meet our Team

We want you to know more about the team that supports your students. To check out who your admissions counselor is, please check out our Find my recruiter page.


Upcoming Events

Virtual NACAC College Fairs

The University of Arizona is excited to participate in the Virtual NACAC College Fairs this year! Don’t miss out on this virtual experience to explore the University of Arizona and access over 600 universities from all over the country. Students can register for the Virtual NACAC College Fairs via their website.
  • Sunday, October 18 from 12 PM - 8 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
  • Sunday, November 8 from 2 PM - 10 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
FAFSA Workshops

Do your students need help filing the 2021-2022 FAFSA? Looking for support or just to get some questions answered? If so, the University of Arizona Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is hosting a series of FAFSA Filing Workshops throughout the month of October, and registration is open now!
  • Saturday, October 10 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Arizona time)
  • Wednesday, October 14 from 6 PM - 7 PM (Arizona time)
  • Saturday, October 24 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Arizona time)
  • Tuesday, October 27 from 6 PM - 7 PM (Arizona time)
  • Saturday, October 31 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Arizona time)

Bear Down!

Emily Ross 
Director, Undergraduate Recruitment
The University of Arizona

Joe Elliott
Associate Director, National Recruitment
The University of Arizona

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as of email dated 8/7/2020

 
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AMBITION REQUIRED.
TEST SCORES ARE NOT.

COVID-19 has changed many things, but it shouldn’t prevent students from achieving their college aspirations.

When students apply to the University of Arizona for the 2021-22 academic year, they will not be required to submit SAT and/or ACT scores for admission or merit aid consideration.

Merit scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year will be awarded based on students’ Core GPA as defined by the Arizona Board of Regents. Additionally, SAT and/or ACT scores will not be required for application to the following colleges for the 2021-22 academic year: College of Architecture; College of Engineering; College of Nursing; Eller College of Management; Planning & Landscape Architecture; and the University of Arizona Honors College.

More information about scholarships and our merit aid chart is available by clicking here.


Why has the University of Arizona made this change for the 2021-22 academic year?

COVID-19 has impacted many students’ ability to take the SAT and/or ACT due to more frequent test cancellations and fewer testing days and sites. Many universities across the country have also decided to suspend their SAT and/or ACT requirements for the 2021-22 academic year.

Will this impact the university’s admissions standards?

Our admissions standards are set by the Arizona Board of Regents and will not be changing. We have always been test-optional for admissions, but this year we are also removing the test requirement for merit scholarships. Arizona Wildcats are some of the best and brightest students in the nation, and we are confident that our next incoming class will be no exception.

If you’re doing this, why aren’t you test blind this year?

Our admissions practices have always followed a holistic approach that considers students on an individual basis. Many factors, including a student’s academic record and GPA, extracurriculars, notable experiences, and background, are considered before offering admission. Test scores have always been just one factor in a wider array. It became apparent with the many challenges this year that test scores are better suited to help a student clear an academic deficiency than add any additional stress or burden.

How will the university recognize AP/IB and honors classes, along with other accomplishments?

We value students who work hard and have big aspirations, and these qualities don’t go unnoticed. To reward students who have gone above and beyond, we offer a Dean’s Exemplary Award that is designed to acknowledge the completion of rigorous coursework.

How will the university enhance its student support and retention initiatives?

Students have access to a number of free resources, including academic support via the THINK TANK and SALT Center, as well as career guidance through Student Engagement and Career Development. Our Arizona Assurance program provides individualized support for Arizona students from low-income families, while First Cats helps first-generation college students cross the graduation finish line.

In addition, our new Student Success District is scheduled to be completed for the 2021-22 incoming class. This cutting-edge district in the core of campus will revolutionize how students leverage academic advising, career coaching, and wellness services to maximize all levels of their success.

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