How do I apply?
Apply online at https://apply.grad.arizona.edu/. If you are unable to apply online, you may print and mail an application and fee here. You may need to apply to both to the Graduate College and to your intended major department.
The exceptions to this are the Master of Business Administration, Public Health, and Chemistry programs. When applying online with these programs, your application to the Graduate College is automatically facilitated by that department.
Applicants who wish to apply to multiple graduate programs will need to submit a separate application for each program and pay the application fee for each application. The Graduate College will send you an e-mail confirmation that will serve as your receipt for your online application.
I have already applied online, now what?
Contact the department you intend to study with and ensure you have submitted a departmental application (if required) and all supporting documents. Submit all supporting documents (transcripts, letters of recommendation, CV, etc.) directly to the department you intend to study with. Many departments now give the option to submit all supporting documents electronically within the application.
What if I have questions about a Graduate Program?
The Graduate College does not house advisors or counselors for specific programs. Applicants must contact their department of interest for answers to specific questions regarding requirements, program details, and advising issues, etc.
How do I contact my department?
All department and contact information is listed in the Graduate College Program Description Guide located under Program Descriptions on our main website at grad.arizona.edu. From this link you may select the department you are interested in and view their contact information along with a brief description of their program of study. Some departments keep very specific instructions in this area, others supply general information only, but all departments will provide a link to their specific department websites.
How do I send my test scores for TOEFL or GRE?
The preferred method is to have your scores sent electronically from your testing center. The University of Arizona school code is 4832. Once received, your scores will be matched to your student record and will be available to any department that views your record. Please contact the department you intend to study with regarding their specific score requirements. If you are unable to submit the scores electronically, please mail the results page to the address listed at the bottom of this page.
What if I don't have a completed financial guarantee when I apply?
You are not required to submit Financial Guarantee documents with your application. After final admission, the Graduate College Visa Section will require a Financial Guarantee form before they can process any visa documents. If you receive departmental funding, this funding may be applied towards your total financial guarantee. If you do not require visa documents, you will not need to submit a Financial Guarantee. Check here for more information on Proof of Financial Resources.
Am I an Arizona Resident?
If you are a domestic student and an Arizona Resident you will need to complete the Residency Classification Process. Only students who are claiming Arizona Residency need to complete this process. Check here for residency requirements.
What if I applied more than once by accident?
If you were charged more than one fee for the same application, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Be prepared to provide us with details of the multiple charges. We will need to know your name and student ID (if known), when you applied, how you applied, and the details of why you believe you were charged more than once. Please understand that if you submitted your online application multiple times our computer staff typically will catch those duplications and correct them immediately. Please contact your banking institution to verify that multiple charges have not already been voided before contacting the Graduate College.
What if I can't get everything there by the deadline?
The Graduate College does not have posted deadline dates. Please check with your department regarding their individual deadlines.
What else do I need to send?
Contact your department regarding their required documents. They are the only ones who can extend deadline dates or make special allowances for items arriving late.
What about my transcripts?
Send all transcripts to the department directly. The department will forward those official transcripts to the Graduate College. We will use the official transcripts you have provided to process your final admission only after your department has made a positive recommendation for your admission. Many departments now allow you to upload unofficial versions of your transcripts and supporting documents within the application. Note that official versions will be required to complete your admission.
How can I check if everything I need to send is there?
The best way is to contact the department you intend to study with. They will determine if your file is complete and when it will be presented to their committee for review.
How will I know about my application or admission status?
For those who applied online, you may log back in to the online application system at https://apply.grad.arizona.edu/ and check your application status.
If you have mailed your application to the Graduate College, please contact the department you intend to study with for confirmation that your application is in the student record system.
Once your application is in our system, no further action will be taken by the Graduate College until your department of interest makes a decision about your application.
After a student is recommended, the department should forward documents required for admission to the Graduate College. If your department does not have the needed documents, we will request them from you via e-mail. You will be notified by the Graduate College if any items are missing only after your department has recommended your admission to us.
What about financial aid?
Contact your department of interest and the Financial Aid office. The Graduate College sponsors many different programs but all decisions about funding are done at the departmental level. Only your department can tell you their particular funding options and what may be available to you. The Financial Aid office can assist domestic students with student loans and grants only after a FAFSA form has been completed. You can fill out and check on your FAFSA status at this link: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. For financial aid at the University of Arizona please visit their site at http://financialaid.arizona.edu/.
What is the Graduate College express mail address?
The Graduate College physical street address for UPS, DHL, or FedEx purposes is:
University of Arizona
Graduate College Admissions
1401 E University Blvd, #322
Tucson, AZ 85721
What is the regular U.S. mailing address?
University of Arizona
Graduate College Admissions
PO Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
What is the Graduate College phone number and email address?
The main phone number for general Graduate College questions is: (520) 621-3471. The email for the Graduate College is email@example.com.