The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Transfer Students

Admitted Transfer Students

As a transfer student new to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the University of Arizona (UA), you are required to attend a college-specific transfer student orientation session. This program serves as an opportunity to meet with your UA academic advisor, generate a class schedule, and meet your peers. Reserve your program date today!


The transfer student orientation session agenda includes the following opportunities for students:

  • Discover tips and strategies for a successful transition
  • Recieve academic advising and information on your chosen major
  • Learn about the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and its resources
  • Generate a class schedule for the upcoming semester
  • Get familiar with the UA campus
  • Meet other transfer students
  • And more!


Note: you will not be able to register for a CALS orientation session until you have completed all of the steps within your NextSteps center (, most importantly the Transfer Student Academic Preview (TSAP).  


Transfer students starting at UA in Summer/Fall 2017 can register for the CALS transfer orientation program HERE


CALS Majors include:

Agribusiness Economics & Management     Agriculture Technology Management & Education     Animal Sciences    

Environmental Sciences    Environmental & Water Resource Economics     Family Studies & Human Development    

Microbiology     Natural Resources     Nutritional Sciences    Plant Sciences     Retailing & Consumer Sciences    

Sustainable Plant Systems     Veterinary Science     No Major Selected in Ag & Life Sciences



Prospective Transfer Students

Transfer students should apply one semester before they intend to enroll.




Transfer Application Deadlines

Summer Session: May 1

Fall Semester: June 1

Spring Semester: November 1


Transfer Admission Requirements
Arizona residents and non-Arizona residents under age 22 may be admitted with both of the following:
       -  Cumulative recalculated GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum of 24 transferable semester credits completed
       -  No more than one course work deficiency in two subject competency areas satisfied with high school and/or college work and not in                both math and lab science
Arizona residents and non-Arizona residents aged 22 or older may be admitted with the following:
       -  Cumulative recalculated GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum of 24 transferable semester credits completed
Arizona residents will be admitted with one of the following:
       -  Successful completion of the Arizona General Education Curriculum, AGEC, and a minimum cumulative GPA established by the                     Arizona Board of Regents
       -  An associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and a minimum GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
Non-Arizona residents: Admission is competitive.
Transferring credits: After a student is admitted, the Registrar's Office or the Office of Admissions will evaluate the transferability of credits from other institutions.
Students must earn a C or better in a transferable college-level course for it to be accepted.