The University of Arizona and the College of Engineering perform a comprehensive review of all
students applying for admission. In particular, the following will be considered:
Math and composite scores for SAT or ACT (required)
Academic GPA (unweighted)
Math coursework and grades
Science coursework and grades
Rigor of high school courses (AP, IB, honors, etc.)
Personal statement, senior year coursework and leadership experience (not required)
Complete the University of Arizona online application, and indicate Engineering, No Major Selected as your intended major.
Self-report your grades, referencing an unofficial transcript or a copy of your report cards. Prior to the start of your freshman year, the University will verify your coursework pending submission of an official transcript.
Submit SAT or ACT test scores (required for admission to the College of Engineering).
You will receive your admission decision via email and a paper admissions packet.
Once you have been admitted to the University of Arizona and the College of Engineering, log in to the NextSteps Center to do the following:
Take the ALEKS math placement exam and, if needed, the writing and second language placement exams.
Complete the Orientation section for the College of Engineering.
Fill out the Residence Life application and orientation registration.
You will be enrolled as Engineering, No Major Selected, until you are ready (and have met the requirements) for declaring your major. The College of Engineering provides an exploratory course – Engineering 102 – to assist students in selecting the right degree program. The major declaration process is non-competitive, with no caps or quotas.
If you are also admitted to the University of Arizona Honors College and attain a score of 70 or higher on your ALEKS math placement exam, you may be given an opportunity prior to orientation to select one of the College’s 15 Engineering Majors.
Reapplying or Changing to the College of Engineering
If you are an incoming student accepted to a non-Engineering major and you wish to be re-evaluated for admission to the College of Engineering, please fill out the online request form.
Not Accepted to the College of Engineering
Students who selected but were not admitted to the College of Engineering must submit new qualifying information (ACT/SAT scores, seventh- or eighth-semester high school transcripts, college/university transcripts, ALEKS placement score) to the Office of Admissions before their requests will be considered.
Engineering Not Chosen on Application
Students who did not select Engineering, or for whom it was not a first choice, are not required to resubmit qualifying information. The College will review your initial UA application. Please note that a standardized ACT or SAT score is required.