• 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 individual 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

    Next Steps Center

    Once you are admitted, please check out the Next Steps Center. This is a student’s one-stop shop to make sure anything and everything needed to enroll is completed.  You will need to complete flagged items in teh "Getting Started" section before checking out exciting items such as the housing application, enrollment fee and orientation dates.

    Students who have been admitted to the university are encouraged to check out our https://financialaid.arizona.edu/ScholarshipUniverse website as scholarship season is happening NOW.

    Admitted Student Day - April 4

    On Admitted Student Day, admitted students can test out everything Wildcat Life has to offer.  Admitted students will hear about the resources and knowledge they have access to, but more importantly, fully grasp what student life at the University of Arizona will bring.  Students and families will have the opportunity to tour dorms, participate in mock classes and meet fellow future Wildcats.  Registration for students is availalble here.

    FAFSA Priority filing date:

    The University of Arizona's priority filing date to submit the FAFSA is March 1, 2020.  Students are not required to apply by the priority filing date, but it is highly recommended due to the limied availability of need-based funds such as grants and Federal Work Study.  Priority filing dates do not affect eligibility for the Federal Pell Grand or Federal Direct Loans or many merit scholarships.

    Financial Aid Verification Flags

    Teh Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid has started the process of FAFSA verification.  Verification is the confirmation that what a student notes on their FAFSA is accurate.  Select students will be asked to verify their FAFSA info.  Please be sure to check your UA email account and stay on top of any pending to-dos in the Next Steps Center or in your UAccess Student Center.

     New Start Application is Live For more than 50 years, students have started their journey to a UArizona degree with New Start. This 6-week, summer bridge program allows incoming UA freshmen the opportunity to get ahead, earning 6-7 units of credit, and seamlessly transition to life as a Wildcat. The program boasts a nearly 6-10% higher retention rate compared to the general UA student body. There are also great financial benefits available to Arizona residents and students who qualify for a summer Pell Grant. You can check out all of the great financial benefits/opportunities here. The New Start application is only available to admitted students. They can find the application through their UA Future page (the same place where students complete the initial UA application).  

    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:

    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

    Sun Devil Days are in full swing! These are the best opportunities for your students to tour campus, explore classes and majors, and learn about life as a Sun Devil. All students are encouraged to attend a Sun Devil Day.

    Enrollment Deadlines:

    Students need to pay their $300 enrollment deposit before registering for orientation. Pell-eligible students can delay their deposit by visiting My ASU and following the prompts. It may take 1–2 business days for the page to reflect the payment deferral.


    Many students who have paid their enrollment deposit have not signed up for required New Student Orientation. The earlier you register, the more options you will have. At Orientation, students will:

    • Meet with advisors to plan their college journey.
    • Register for classes with the most scheduling options.
    • Connect with their future classmates.
    • Tour a residential community.
    • Learn about all the resources available to them as Sun Devils.

    Housing Portal:
    First-year students are expected to live on campus in residential colleges alongside their classmates. Residential colleges are designed to build communities within each major, inspire students to work together and support students throughout their first year at ASU.
    All incoming students need to go into the portal to let us know their housing plans for fall 2020.

    Want to see what living in residential housing at ASU is like? Check out this video

    Spring deadlines:

    FAFSA Verification Items:

    Students who have submitted a FAFSA might be selected for verification. This means that you will need to provide additional documentation to support the information you provided in the FAFSA. If you have questions about this process or need help, please check to the find my rep webpage. Our admission team is happy to help!

    Public Service Academy
    Students who join the Next Generation Service Corps at ASU are committed to more than academic achievement and career preparation. This program builds a culture of service in future leaders who will go on to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges.

    The second deadline is March 15.

    Entrepreneurship + Innovation Fellows
    For students who are ready to think big and make their mark at ASU, look no further than our E + I Fellowship. Entrepreneurship and innovation are big parts of what ASU is all about. With this scholar program, students will have the opportunity to express their creativity and inner innovators.

    The second deadline is April 1.

    Scholarship Portal
    Students admitted to ASU have access to the Scholarship Portal and can begin applying for scholarships right away.

    Scholarships can be awarded based on creativity, talent and personal stories. There are even some scholarships that are based on where students live. Some scholarships will cover all of their tuition while others can cover smaller expenses, but they all add up and can help offset the cost of their education.

    Barrett, The Honors College late consideration date
    Barrett, The Honors College is a selective honors experience for outstanding students that offers exclusive research, internship and study abroad opportunities. Students must apply to Barrett through a separate application to be admitted. Barrett applications may be submitted before an ASU admission decision is received.

    Students who submit the Barrett application on or before March 8
    will receive an admission decision by April 17.

    New automatic application waiver

    The ASU application fee waiver is now automatic for eligible students. 


    When the student reaches the end of the application, they will see the following checkboxes under Pay & Submit

    If you feel that your financial circumstances might qualify you for an application fee waiver, please select all that apply:

    • I have received or am eligible to receive an ACT or SAT testing fee waiver
    • I am enrolled in or am eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch program
    • My annual family income falls within the eligibility guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service
    • I am enrolled in a federal, state or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g.TRiO programs such as Upward Bound)
    • My family receives public assistance
    • I live in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home or am homeless
    • I am a ward of the state or an orphan
    • I can provide a supporting statement from a school official, college access counselor, financial aid officer or community leader
    • I have received a NACAC fee waiver

    If they check any of these, they will see the following prompt: I certify that I understand and meet the eligibility requirements to request an admission application fee waiver. I also understand that I may be asked to submit verification of eligibility.

    Once the student has confirmed that all information is accurate, they will be prompted to sign and submit the application.

    If none of the circumstances apply to the student, they will select “None of these options apply to me.”

    They will then be prompted to pay the fee using a credit card or wire transfer, or they will have the option of deferring payment to a later date.

    Have you been admitted? Take the next steps to secure your plans.
    Pay enrollment deposit.
    Register for orientation.
    Select housing.
    Talk to an admission team member about next steps.

    Need to check the status of literally anything related to your ASU enrollment?

    Haven’t applied, but interested in learning more about ASU?
    Visit campus
    Apply to ASU

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