Prospective Student Resources

Students from all backgrounds are welcome at the University of Arizona. And to learn what UA life is like you can take advantage of the many tours, summer camps, on-campus workshops and more that the UA hosts for incoming, middle and high school students. Here are the programs available to help you prepare for your education at UA.

New Students

Undergraduate Admissions
Find comprehensive information about the UA undergraduate admissions process.

New Start
This six-week program helps incoming freshmen succeed in the transition from high school to college.

International Undergraduate Students 
Coming from another country? Get help with the application process.

Graduate Admissions
Discover extensive information about the UA’s graduate programs, as well as resources for prospective, new and current graduate students. 

International Graduate Students 
Learn more about the enrollment requirements and application procedures for international graduate students.

Tours 
View times and dates, and register for a student-led campus tour aimed at prospective students and their families.

Middle School and High School Students

Early Academic Outreach (EAO)
The EAO aims to increase the number of ethnically diverse, low-income and first-generation college-bound students who have access to a college degree. It does this by providing college preparation programs and services for elementary, middle and high school students in southern Arizona. Programs supported by the EAO include: 

  • College Academy for Parents (CAP): CAP is a free, 12-week program for parents of elementary school children. Topics covered include college admissions, financial aid and academic preparation.
  • Cultural College Days: Each day focuses on a different culture, including the African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American cultures, and features presentations on admission, financial aid, residence life and academic success.
  • Man Up and Go to College: This program provides young men from underrepresented, first-generation and low-income backgrounds an opportunity to examine masculinity, and explore the cultural, social and environmental factors affecting academic achievement.
  • Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA): This college-readiness program exposes underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) college majors and careers.
  • Native American Science and Engineering Program (NASEP): This free, year-long program provides Native American high school students a comprehensive introduction to careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.      

Med-Start 
The program, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Medicine, was created to improve healthcare in rural, reservation and economically disadvantaged areas through the recruitment and training of students from these regions. Med-Start provides an academic enrichment opportunity for Arizona high school juniors interested in a health career.