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The guidelines below help high school graduates apply through the UA application system for admission to the University of Arizona and to the College of Engineering.

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Evaluation Criteria Application Process Declaring Major Change of College


Incoming Freshman

Evaluation Criteria

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
  • Class rank
  • Rigor of high school courses (AP, IB, honors, etc.)
  • Personal statement, senior year coursework and leadership experience (not required)



Application Process

  • 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.

  • Submit your immunization records.

  • Send final official high school transcripts, when prompted by UA Admissions.

Application Process
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Declaring Your Major

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, you may be given an opportunity prior to orientation to pre-select one of the College’s 15 Engineering Majors.

Declaring a Major

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.

Currently Enrolled

If you are already enrolled at the UA, please see Declaring an Engineering Major.


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Admissions Guidelines

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Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Transfer Students
Students who've earned 12 or more credits from another institution

International Students

International Students

International Students
Non-U.S. citizens without permanent residence status

Current Students

Current Students

Current Students
UA students switching to Engineering majors

Readmitted Students

Readmitted Students

Readmitted Students
Students who left the UA and are returning

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