• 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 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

    • Due to all of the recent changes, we have extended our first-year application deadline to June 1, 2020. We have also extended our Enrollment Fee deadline for admitted students to June 1, 2020. Make sure you have completed an application and submitted your application fee/waiver by this date to be considered for admissions for the 2020-2021 school year.


    • Any students applying to Arizona will need to self-report their academic history, including in-progress courses. Please encourage them to use an unofficial transcript to assist with accuracy.


    • An application will not be evaluated without either a fee waiver or the payment of the application fee. Until either one of those is received, the student's application will be considered incomplete.

    The University of Arizona will accept scores from the ACT rescheduled for June 13, 2020. In addition, we will accept scores from the SAT that has been rescheduled to June 6, 2020 for merit scholarship review. Students must list Arizona when they register for the exam or during the test itself for the test score to be used for scholarship consideration. Students are encouraged to reach out to their admissions representative for more info.

    Until then, we invite you and your students to connect with us online!

    If you have questions, the Office of Admissions will continue to operate at full capacity during regular business hours of 8am-5pm and is available to take your calls or questions at 520-621-3237 or admissions@arizona.edu.

    Northern Arizona University 

    Please check NAU's Admissions Website for the most up-to-date information on requirements.

    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

    More information will be available on April 1st.  If you need assistance with your admission’s next steps, you can request a virtual or phone meeting with Ms. Maria Solis, Ironwood Ridge's representative, through this link: https://calendly.com/maria-solis/asu-appointment.

    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

    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.

    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

Last Modified on March 29, 2020