Make a Smooth Transition
to UA Engineering

UA Engineering is home to transfer students from many institutions in Arizona and across the country. The College is honored that you, too, are looking to continue your educational journey as a Wildcat Engineer.

Please explore transfer student admissions guidelines below, and let us know if we can help.

Application Process Academic Requirements Admissions Procedures

Transfer Pathways Transfer Advising

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Transfer students make up about 20 percent of the College’s incoming class.

Application Process

Transfer students apply directly through the UA application system to the Engineering major of their choosing. Applications are reviewed by UA Admissions and the College of Engineering.

The University of Arizona defines as transfer student as someone who has completed 12 or more post-high school credits. High school seniors with dual enrollment, AP, or some community college credit apply as incoming freshmen.


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Academic Requirements

Academic Requirements

The College performs a comprehensive review of each transfer applicant. Among criteria considered are the following:

  • Transferable GPA, as determined by UA Admissions
  • Calculus I credit with a grade of C or better
  • Performance in math and science courses
  • Recentness of coursework

The program fit and your major-specific GPA will also be weighed in determining admissibility. GPA requirements listed in the chart below serve as a general rule.

Major-Specific GPA Requirements 

Aerospace Engineering



Environmental Engineering


Architectural Engineering



Industrial Engineering


Biomedical Engineering



Materials Science & Engineering


Biosystems Engineering



Mechanical Engineering


Chemical Engineering 



Mining Engineering


Civil Engineering



Optical Sciences & Engineering


Electrical & Computer Engineering



Systems Engineering


Engineering Management



Major-specific transferable GPA guidelines are the same as minimum GPA requirements for UA Engineering students seeking advanced standing.

Admissions Procedures

You will receive an admission decision via email and a paper admission packet by mail. Once you have been admitted to the University of Arizona and the College of Engineering, monitor your UA email account, log in to the NextSteps Center and do the following:

  • Sign up for mandatory Transfer Student Orientation.

  • Take any appropriate placement exams.

  • Request any final transcripts be sent to the UA.

  • Submit immunization records.

Remember, all of these steps must be completed before you can register for classes.

Application process

Transfer Pathways to UA Engineering

Arizona Transfer Admissions Pathways agreements outline the official, clearly defined degree pathways between community college partners and the UA. Remember to use pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the University of Arizona. Degree pathways are subject to change, and completion does not guarantee admission; however, utilizing these tools can assist in preparing for a smooth and successful transfer to UA Engineering.

Pima Community College Pathways

Maricopa Community College District Pathways

Please see the University’s Arizona Course Equivalency Guide or Transfer Credit Guide for more information.