Interesting in transferring to the university and becoming an Honors Wildcat? Here’s what you need to know.
As a transfer applicant, you will be automatically admitted to Honors if you meet any of the following qualifications:
- Overall transfer GPA of 3.75 (or 3.5 if transferring from Arizona State University or Northern Arizona University)
- Member of Phi Theta Kappa (must appear on your official transcript)
- Member of All-Arizona Academic Team
If you do not meet these criteria, you can also follow the following application process.
STEP 1. REVIEW THE UNIVERSITY’S TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS
Details are available on the university’s admissions website.
STEP 2. LEARN ABOUT TRANSFER RESOURCES
STEP 3. COMPLETE THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA ADMISSIONS APPLICATION
Click here to be taken to the admissions application.
STEP 4. SELECT ‘YES’ WHEN PROMPTED ABOUT YOUR INTEREST IN THE HONORS COLLEGE
STEP 5. ACCESS THE HONORS SUPPLEMENTAL APP IN UA FUTURE
Log into your UA Future account. Select “Main Campus Application,” which will take you to your status page and your supplemental application for the Honors College.
If you are a National Merit Semifinalist, National Merit Finalist, or National Hispanic Scholar, there will not be a link to the Honors application because you are automatically admitted to the Honors College.
STEP 6. SUBMIT THE HONORS APPLICATION COMPONENTS
We require additional materials to evaluate your Honors College application. These include:
- An essay question
- A recommendation component
- An activities résumé
Official SAT and/or ACT scores are also required for Honors consideration.
DEADLINES AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS
The Honors College early application date is November 3, 2019 for fall 2020 admission. All admissions decisions for students who have submitted complete applications by the early application date will be released on December 2, 2019. Students interested in honors admission are strongly encouraged to apply by the early application date.
We consider students holistically for admission to honors and that decision is based on several criteria. Factors include your core unweighted high school GPA, the rigor of your high school schedule (to include honors/AP/IB classes taken in high school), your essay responses, extracurricular and leadership experiences, and your SAT and/or ACT scores.
Please note that we only look at core unweighted GPAs – if your school has weighted grades, we will unweight them to calculate your GPA for honors and university admission, and focus on your core 16 classes. Keep in mind that these numbers are only averages – we admit students above and below these values.