Three Steps To A Smooth Transition

There are three key steps that students who want to transfer into the College of Agriculture and Life 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. 

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

Apply for admission. 

Bridge program for transfer students
If you’re transferring from one of our community college partners in Arizona, you also may want to apply for the UA Bridge program. The Bridge program provides guaranteed admission into most UA undergraduate degree programs, dedicated transfer student counseling and events, and a $2,000 renewable scholarship for students who meet the requirements. 

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 course competencies 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, 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 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, tour campus, get tips on how to make a successful transition, learn about resources available to you through our college, and meet other incoming students.  You must complete all of the steps within your NextSteps center, most importantly the Transfer Student Academic Preview, before you can register for the required orientation session.