Application Process

Getting Started:

  • View our Graduate Catalog and Programs of Study to choose a program.*

  • Apply online using GradApp, our convenient, online Graduate Admissions Application.

  • 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. 

  • Review 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.

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

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

  • You may return to GradApp and use the Application Processing Checklist to track application review progress.

*Applicants to 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 final verification to affirm that minimum admissions requirements to the University of Arizona have been met.  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.  

  • 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:

  • After admission, students will receive an email from International Student Services (ISS) with instructions on how to request an I-20/DS-2019.

  • Students should review Financial Guarantee requirements to determine the amount of funding they will be required to show.

  • ISS will review the request and email the I-20/DS-2019 directly to the student (while COVID-19 procedures are in place).

  • For more information on the I-20/DS-2019 request process, applying for a visa, online check-in requirements and travel, check the New Graduate Students page on the ISS website.