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Application Process

Getting Started:

  • After choosing a program*, go to our Graduate Admissions Application, GradApp.

  • Create a profile and be prepared to upload unofficial pdf versions of all transcripts and diploma/degree certificates.

  • Determine which campus you will be applying to.  Students may not be simultaneously enrolled on multiple campuses.  If you are already enrolled in a graduate program on one UA campus, you must complete or discontinue your current program before enrolling in a new program on a different campus. 

  • Check the departmental application instructions and be prepared to upload miscellaneous documents such as a personal statement, test score data, recommender contact information, etc.  Some departments require official transcripts be sent to them directly for review purposes.

  • Failure to submit departmental documents promptly can delay the review of your application.

  • Use the Application Checklist to track your progress.

  • Pay the application fee**, Review your application details, and Submit your application.

*Applicants to all the Master's of Business Administration (MBA) programs, the PharmD program, or the Law JD program must apply using external departmental applications. Click the appropriate program link to access those applications.

**If you are applying to multiple programs, you must complete and pay for each application.

Awaiting a Decision:

  • Once submitted, your application and electronic documents are available for your department of interest to review.

  • The Graduate College does not make initial admission decisions, we will await an official admission recommendation from your department of interest.  

  • If recommended for admission, the Graduate College will notify you via email and will perform a secondary admission evaluation.  Any additional necessary documents will be requested via email at this time.

After Admission – All students: 

  • Admitted students will receive email notification of admission.

  • Login to GradApp to accept your admission and view/print your official Certificate of Admission. MBA, PharmD, and Law students will be instructed to contact their individual departments after admission.

  • View the Status field on your Certificate of Admission document.  The admissions process for students with a "Complete" status is completed.  

  • Students with “Subject To” status must still submit necessary documents.  Please refer to our Subject To page for more information.

After Admission – International students only:

  • The I-20 process begins after formal admission when the Graduate College Visa Section sends out a Graduate I-20 request email.

  • Students should calculate the funding needed by using our Financial Guarantee worksheet and will be required to submit proof of departmental, sponsor, or family funding.  Any acceptable funding combination to meet the total amount required will be used.  Financial documents must be dated within 6 months.

  • Students whose completed I-20 documents are ready for shipping will be notified via email and given instructions on how to use E-ship Global for document delivery.

  • All international students MUST register for mandatory International Orientation with the International Student Services office.

Last updated 3 Aug 2018