- International Conditional Admission
- International Exchange Programs
- International Non-Degree Seeking
Conditional Admission is a departmental promise of future admission for international students who have met all Graduate College requirements except the English proficiency requirement.
Helpful Facts regarding Conditional Admission:
- There are no exceptions to meeting the minimum English requirement.
- Conditionally admitted students are not permitted to enroll in degree courses until their English requirement is met and they have been formally admitted into a degree program.
- Conditionally admitted students are required to successfully complete the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) English training course or submit acceptable English proficiency test scores before final degree admission can be granted.
- The English requirement must be met within one year of the Conditional Admission term.
- The department will adjust the semester of admission to the degree program after the English requirement has been met.
- Students must apply to and enroll at CESL, at their own or their sponsor's expense, with the expectation of achieving English proficiency within one year.
- If English proficiency is not achieved within one year of the Conditional Admission, the applicant must re-apply to the Graduate College.
Visa Information for Conditional students
The student's initial I-20 or DS-2019 will be generated by CESL. At the time of formal admission into the Graduate College, the student's visa must be transferred from CESL to the University of Arizona Graduate College. Once all financial guarantee requirements have been met, a new I-20 or DS-2019 for the degree program can be issued by the Graduate College.
Further information on The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) can be found on their website at www.cesl.arizona.edu.
The University of Arizona has Memorandums of Agreement with various universities around the world. One component of these agreements is the exchange of students. The Exchange program allows students to engage in graduate level coursework and, possibly, transfer the coursework back to their home university. Memorandums of Agreement carry a clause that waives non-resident tuition fees.
Students are selected to participate in the exchange program by their home country university and are identified as exchange participants by the Study Abroad & Student Exchange (SASE) office at the University of Arizona.
The Graduate College, Exchange Application process is as follows:
- Applicants must submit an Exchange application with the SASE office and a Graduate College Exchange application to the Graduate College.
- Prospective Exchange students must contact the Study Abroad & Student Exchange office to verify eligibility.
- Check the Graduate Admission Requirements.
- Check individual departmental requirements in our Programs of Study. Some departmental admission requirements may exceed Graduate College minimum requirements.
- Exchange Applicants must obtain a Graduate Exchange Authorization code from SASE to gain access to the Graduate College Exchange application.
- Apply to the Graduate College (Choose Graduate Exchange and enter code when prompted.)
- Work closely with the SASE office and the intended department’s Graduate Coordinator.
- Recommendations for admission are made by the department(s) and timelines vary. Final evaluation and the official notification of admission will come from the Graduate College.
- After admission, submit Financial Guarantee to the Graduate College for processing of DS-2019 visa documentation.
Universities interested in establishing an exchange program, please contact the Study Abroad and Student Exchange office.
- The Graduate College does not issue any visa documents for Non-Degree applicants.
- Eligible applicants must currently hold a US visa that permits incidental study. Please verify your visa eligibility with the International Student Services before applying. The application fee is non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa status is not eligible.
- Applicants must meet all Graduate College minimum admission requirements, including English proficiency.
- Applicants should be prepared to submit copies of their visa documents, additional transcripts, or degree documentation if requested.
- University of Arizona regulations require that all international students on non-immigrant visas carry the University of Arizona student health insurance plan.