• Public 4 Year Colleges (AZ)

    Arizona has three public, state universities and they are very different in locale, size and culture.  While they offer many of the same degree programs, each one is different so do some exploring to find your best fit!

    Arizona State University

    Northern Arizona University

    University of Arizona

    Please note that while the U of A and ASU are on the Common Application, if you are only applying to one or both of them it is less expensive to use the school's website.

    Test scores: Beginning with Fall 2016 applications, ACT and SAT scores are no longer required for consideration for general admission.  Scores are still required for consideration of financial/merit aid and Honors Colleges, as well as some specific colleges within the universities.  Please check the individual university websites to make sure you know which ones are requiring test scores.  All test scores need to come directly from either College Board or ACT in order to be used for merit aid and Honors College consideration.


    News and Information from our three state schools:

    University of Arizona

    Did you know that the U of A offers tours in Spanish every Monday? If you would prefer to visit campus with a presentation and tour in Spanish, please visit: https://slate.admissions.arizona.edu/portal/spanishtour.


    Northern Arizona University 

    Check out the link below for information on the new requirements for the Lumberjack Scholarship:
    https://nau.edu/office-of-scholarships-and-financial-aid/freshman-merit-based-tuition-scholarships/

    NAU offers daily campus tours, special programs and events, and their virtual tour is the next best thing to being there in person. Learn more at nau.edu/visit


    Arizona State University

    Deadlines and opportunities for students:

    Now: The fall 2020 application for admission is open via ASU’s application or the Common Application. Now: ASU’s Scholarship Portal is open. Students don’t have to be admitted to ASU to begin applying for scholarships. Oct. 1: The 2020–2021 FAFSA opens. Remind your students to create their FSA ID prior to starting the FAFSA. Families will use their 2018 tax information. Nov. 1: ASU’s priority admission date. Nov. 1: Early action deadline to apply to Barrett, The Honors College. Students don’t have to be admitted to ASU to apply to Barrett. Students who have a complete Barrett application on file by the Nov. 1 early action deadline put themselves in the best possible position for a positive decision. Jan. 15: ASU’s priority filing date for the FAFSA and the Obama Scholars Program. For Obama Scholars consideration, students must submit their:

    • Completed application.
    • Application fee (or application fee waiver, if eligible).
    • Official six-semester graded transcript.
    • Senior class schedule with in-progress-courses.
    • Completed FAFSA

    📣 Announcing a special opportunity for students interested in the medical field:

    Attendees will have an opportunity to:

    • Meet with directors and administrators of diversity affairs, admission, PhD and MD-PhD programs.
    • Hear panel discussions about pathways to becoming a physician or medical researcher.
    • Learn about Aspiring Docs, the Summer Health Professions Education Program, Medical College Admission Test, and other AAMC services.
    • Participate in hands-on medical and health activities.
    • Participate in roundtable discussions with current medical students.

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    For seniors interested in applying to Barrett, The Honors College at ASU: the application is now open.  Check out Barrett's website for more information about their program and the distinctive honors internships, research and travel opportunities also available to students in Barrett. 

    Be sure to follow these steps to apply:

    Step 1: First complete an ASU application before applying to the honors college.  You may start your Barrett application before you are admitted.

    Step 2: Apply to Barrett, The Honors College by the early action deadline of November 1st.

Last Modified on October 1, 2019