Preparation for Graduate Study
If you are a prospective UA graduate student, we are prepared to speak with you individually to help you identify graduate programs and potential faculty mentors whose research is aligned with your research interests. Fill out our prospective student web form to get that conversation started or call 520.626.0095. We also meet with prospective students at career fairs in the Southwest, West, and Puerto Rico, as well as at conferences such as SACNAS, ABRCMS, AISES, and the California Diversity Forums.
When you are ready to apply for admission to the University of Arizona, you'll find tremendous resources available to you on this Graduate College web site. If you are affiliated with an approved sponsored program, you may qualify for an application fee waiver.
There are a number of prestigious institutional, national, and private scholarships and fellowships available to support you and your educational goals. In many cases, these is no separate application for you to complete; we work closely with UA departments and centers to identify top candidates for these awards.
Preparation tips & resources
Are you looking for answers to frequently asked questions about graduate school and the graduate admission process?
Be sure to read through this basic step-by-step guide to the graduate admission process.
Application fee waiver
If you are affiliated with a federally-sponsored program serving underrepresented students, you are eligible for a Graduate College Application Fee Waiver.
- Select your sponsored program affiliation on the graduate application's question number five.
- Ask your program director to contact Donna Treloar by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (520-621-7112) and provide verification of your participation in the program.
- Send Donna the email address that you are using to apply on-line.
A fee waiver will be approved upon receipt of verification. If you complete the application before verification has been received, please DO NOT PAY. You will be notified by email once the waiver is processed.
Find a UA Grad College recruiter near you!
Every year, the Graduate College 'hits the road' to visit a variety of conferences and fairs where we know we'll meet talented and interesting students just like you! Check our our recruitment calendar.
Helpful Hints for Graduate School Admission
You may find this .pdf file of a Powerpoint presentation on "Applying to Graduate School" to be a useful resource as you consider your options for studies beyond the baccalaureate degree.
We have created a simple webform to request additional information. Alternatively, call 520-626-0095.