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per email dated 5/25/2021
 
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Dear Colleagues,

As your future University of Arizona student(s) prepare to start their careers with us this fall, we encourage them to consider participating in our Wildcat LEAP program. This program provides for-credit and non-credit immersion experiences designed to help incoming, first-year, students get an academic jump-start before the fall semester begins. Both for-credit and non-credit experiences are offered cost-free to the student.



Non-Credit Skill Bootcamps

  • Math Bootcamp (June 14-July 9, 2021)

This online three-week intensive bootcamp is designed to provide incoming students with an opportunity to improve their math placement, and solidify their math skills. Succeeding in the first math and/or science courses is a top factor in succeeding at the university. Students will receive individualized live online tutoring, and connection to other campus activities and resources.  

  • Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP) - Writing Boost! (August 9-13, 2021)

The Writing Boost! Program will include dedicated writing time, workshops covering common concerns about academic writing, and tutoring with a WSIP specialist. This program is the perfect refresher for students preparing to start at the university in fall 2021.

For-Credit Coursework

curated list of coursework is recommended for new Wildcats as an introduction to the way Arizona students learn and engage in coursework. These courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements for the degree and they are offered cost-free. Learn more about these opportunities on our website.

These experiences will help your student(s) lay a foundation for success as a Wildcat. Applications are now open, and will close one week prior to the start of the bootcamp or course. Early application is encouraged as seats are limited in some bootcamps and courses. APPLY NOW.

We hope you will encourage your student(s) to take advantage of this opportunity and submit an application today!


Bear Down!


  REGISTER  




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per email dated 5/21/2021


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Need to Know

There’s Still Time to Apply & Enroll!
While May 1 and National College Decision Day may have come and gone, during this strange time, we understand that more time may be needed to complete applications or pay enrollment fees. In response, the University of Arizona’s Fall 2021 application deadline has been extended to June 1, 2021! Students still have plenty of time to submit your application to the University of Arizona as well as consideration for our First-Year Merit Awards! If your student has questions about applying, completing or their Next Steps, encourage them to connect with their Admissions recruiter.

As students work to complete their steps to enroll in the Next Steps Center, be aware that our virtual New Student Orientation and on-campus Housing spots are filling up fast! Students will need to complete flagged items in the “Getting Started” section first before checking out available dates for New Student Orientation. The Next Steps Center is also where you will be able to complete your Math Placement, Reading & Writing Placement and Foreign Language Placement assessments. These placements will need to be completed at least two weeks prior to the new student orientation date you select as they will help craft your fall academic schedule.

Good to Know

UArizona Ranks Third Among Top Producers of Fulbright US Scholars!
The University of Arizona has been named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, ranking No. 3 among U.S. research institutions and setting a university record with 11 awardees.

Final High School Transcript Verification
For students planning to attend the University of Arizona, we need a copy of their final high school transcript by the first day of classes. If there are any system-wide delays in sending transcripts from the school, please contact your Arizona Admissions Counselor for assistance. Transcripts are accepted directly from counselors electronically or in a sealed envelope mailed to:

Office of Admissions
The University of Arizona
PO Box 210073
Tucson, AZ 85721

Upcoming Events

Financial Aid Verification
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid has begun their 2021-2022 award year verification process, and students are currently being contacted. If you have questions about how to help students with the verification process, please review our verification FAQ page. For students and families, we encourage them to join the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) for AzAidSmart workshops that will help guide students through the verification process. OSFA team members will be available live to answer questions, and past sessions are available on demand. To see the upcoming events or register, see the OSFA events page.

Rising Senior Events
It’s incredible to think about the few short months until this year’s Junior class begins their college search, application process, and Senior year! With that in mind, the University of Arizona has put together a summer series of events specifically designed with rising Seniors in mind. The events below are designed to help prepare students for the upcoming search and application season:

Senior Year Timeline | Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Senior Year Timeline | Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Scholarships & Resume 101 | Monday, June 21, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Scholarships & Resume 101 | Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Preparing for the Application | Monday, July 19, 2021 at 02:00 PM
Preparing for the Application | Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 02:00 PM


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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per email dated 4/15/2021


NEED TO KNOW, GOOD TO KNOW

April updates from
the University of Arizona



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per email dated 3/18/2021


At the University of Arizona, we know we’re LUCKY to continue to partner with amazing counselors and colleagues such as yourself. We’d like to share some Need to Know and Good to Know updates for Arizona and the weeks ahead.

Need to Know
Fall 2021 Semester Update

We know that most new and returning students are looking forward to an in-person academic experience, and we intend to deliver it. We plan to return most courses at our Main Campus to fully in-person formats in the fall, with some courses offered as flex in-person as public safety requires. (Learn more about our four course formats.) All in-person classrooms will adhere to CDC guidelines. We will continue to offer select Live Online and iCourse options for those students who are not yet comfortable returning to in-person classes. Students planning to learn completely remotely/online should enroll in Live Online or iCourses. Click to learn more about the official announcement. 

There's still time to apply and enroll!
May 1st and National College Decision Day are right around the corner! The Fall 2021 application deadline is May 3, 2021, so there is still plenty of time for students to apply and be reviewed for admission and merit scholarships! Students can reach out to their Admissions Counselor to answer their questions about applying, committing, or next steps.

Fall 2022 Application
We are very excited to announce that we are moving up the date for our Fall 2022 application! Mark your calendars, July 1, 2021 the University of Arizona fall application will go live on our website! Decisions for those who take advantage of applying early will go out and be posted in their Future Wildcat application portal the week of August 16. We are also planning some special events over the summer to assist students, parents and counselors regarding the application process... stay tuned!

Honors Decision Release
The Honors College application has officially closed for Fall 2021 and decisions have started to show on students’ Future Wildcat Page as of March 10, 2021. The Honors College has expanded their virtual visit options for all admitted Honors Students this spring! Students will have the opportunity to meet our deans, engage with Honors faculty and staff, and interact with current Honors students. Please be sure to share this link with your future Honors Wildcats! 
 

Good to Know
We are thrilled to announce The University of Arizona has been selected as a 2020 Virtual Innovation Award winner for adapting support services to a virtual space due to COVID-19! The UArizona community as a whole adapted quickly to help students be as successful as possible despite difficult circumstances.

Student Success & Retention Innovation’s (SSRI) virtual support services, included:

COVID-19 Launch Pad – Launch Pad was created by Arizona Online and campus partners and updated and maintained by SSRI.
TSOS – The SOS program continued to provide virtual support for students and the UArizona community through text, chat and email. 
Virtual Drop-In Advising and a Meet Your Major Fair – The A Center moved the already popular major fair to an interactive, engaging, and informative virtual experience.
New Start – New Start is a 51-year-old program that has aided countless students on their UArizona path. With full funding for Pell-eligible students, the virtual program provided two online courses to prepare students for the first semester of college, a network of support including a tutor, peer mentors, student coordinators, professional staff, and engaging virtual programs. 
Microaffirmation messaging – SSRI provided virtual microaffirmation messaging for the entire UArizona community to use on Zoom, and social media platforms. Additionally, motivational texts are sent weekly to more than 1,500 subscribers. 

These are just some of the ways the university community supported students and worked to aid in their educational success in 2020.  

UArizona Ranks Third Among Top Producers of Fulbright US Scholars! 
The University of Arizona has been named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, ranking No. 3 among U.S. research institutions and setting a university record with 11 awardees.
 

Upcoming Events
StriveScan Virtual College Exploration

StriveScan recently hosted over 300 presentations with over 450 colleges through 45 states and 13 countries. The University of Arizona contributed to several of the presentations. If you did not have a chance to check out some of our sessions, StriveScan has made them available to re-watch! https://www.strivescan.com/virtual/


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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per email dated 2/15/2021


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NEED TO KNOW, GOOD TO KNOW

February updates from
the University of Arizona





Need to Know

FAFSA Priority Date Approaching - March 1

The University of Arizona’s priority filing date to submit the FAFSA is March 1, 2021. Students are not required to apply by the priority filing date, but it is highly recommended due to the limited availability of need-based funds such as grants and Federal Work Study. The priority filing date does not affect eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant or Federal Direct Loans or many merit scholarships.

Net Price Calculator

The University of Arizona Net Price Calculator will give students and families an idea of how much aid they could qualify for, and is a great tool to help guide future Wildcats. We offer a full array of financial aid options to help students pay for their education, and this great tool is now updated for Fall 2021 students! As always, students can get the most accurate picture of their cost of attendance by applying for admission and submitting their FAFSA, but to get an estimate, encourage students to check out: https://arizona.studentaidcalculator.com/.



Good to Know

Orientation Spots Filling Up Fast!

As students work to complete their steps to enroll in the Next Steps Center, be aware that our New Student Orientation and on-campus Housing spots are filling up fast! All Summer 2021 New Student Orientation sessions will be held digitally, so students, families and supporters can plan ahead now. Students will need to complete flagged items in the “Getting Started” section first before checking out available dates for New Student Orientation or completing their Housing application, and can reach out to their Admissions Counselor to answer any questions regarding their Next Steps.


Upcoming Events


Virtual NACAC College Fairs

The University of Arizona is excited to participate in the Virtual NACAC Signature College Fairs again this spring! Don’t miss out on this virtual experience to explore the University of Arizona and access over 600 universities from all over the country. You can register for the Virtual NACAC Signature College Fairs, including the upcoming event on Sunday, February 28 via their website.

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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per email dated 1/21/2021


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NEED TO KNOW, GOOD TO KNOW

January updates from
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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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