University Undergraduate Admissions: First Year Students
Welcome prospective students and families!
- Apply for Admission to the University of Arizona
- New Eller Direct Admission Program
- Pre-Professional Academic Communities for Excellence
Apply for Admission to the University of Arizona
If you are interested in studying at the Eller College of Management, you must first apply for admission to the University of Arizona. Find application deadlines, download an application, view FAQs and more at the UA Admissions website.
The following classes are required for admission to the university from high school:
- English (4 units/years)
- Math (4 units/years)
- Laboratory sciences (3 units/years)
- Social sciences (2 units/years)
- Second language (2 units/years)
- Either fine arts or career and technical education (1 unit/year)
New Eller Direct Admission Program
The Eller College of Management is changing how students are admitted to the University of Arizona beginning with students who are admitted for the summer 2023 or fall 2023 term. The core principles of our new Direct Admission model are inclusivity and maintaining Eller excellence in business education. Students will be admitted to the University of Arizona as
- Business Management majors if they are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) on the main campus
- Economics majors if they are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics
- Business Administration majors if they are pursuing a BSBA in the Arizona Online campus. The new model guarantees students Professional Admission into the Upper-Division (Professional program), as long as they meet the requirements. This takes away much of the risk in pursuing a degree from the Eller College of Management.
Main Campus in Tucson
For main campus BSBA students, upon completion of the Foundational phase – what has been Pre-Business – students will apply to the Professional phase of Business Management or may opt to apply to a different business major. The admission process will continue to require a 2.75 cumulative GPA in the semester students are completing their Eller Foundational classes; some business majors may be competitive. Students can guarantee their admission into one of our other business majors by achieving Admission with Excellence. Students who do not achieve Admission with Excellence or get selected for one of these other majors, will still be able to continue as a Business Management major and earn their degree from the Eller College.
For BA students, upon completion of the Foundational phase – what has been Pre-Economics – students will apply to the Professional phase of Economics. That admissions process will continue to require a 2.0 cumulative GPA in the semester students are completing their Eller Foundational classes and a final grade of C or better in Economics 200 (or equivalent) and Calculus; BA admission is not competitive.
Arizona Online Campus
For BSBA online students, upon completion of the Foundational phase – what has been Pre-Business – students will apply to the Professional online phase of Business Administration or Accounting. The admission process will continue to require a 2.75 cumulative GPA in the semester students are completing their Eller Foundational classes; both online business majors are not competitive.
Students will learn more about this new admissions process at New Student Orientation and from their academic advisor. Prospective students may attend one of our Virtual Eller Information Sessionswhich take place on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm Arizona time. The virtual sessions cover our new Direct Admissions program, Eller majors, Global Programs, and support services around academics.
Professional Academic Communities for Excellence (PACE)
PACE is a first year experience for Eller Foundational Majors (Foundational Business Management and Economics) living in identified living-learning communities in UA dorms. Within their PACE community, students are enrolled at their first year student orientation into common sections of core classes, such as MIS 111. Students are able to easily create meaningful academic relationships and social learning opportunities with their pre-professional peers.
You can apply to live on the same floor with other Foundational majors in three different Residence Halls for the 2022-2023 academic year: Villa del Puente, Coronado and Manzanita-Mohave. Students who apply to live in our living-learning communities take an additional leadership course together in the Fall semester.
Features of PACE for Students
All first year pre-professional students within PACE theme communities have the benefit of these programs:
Professional Academic Advising is easily accessible, even in the dorms, at peak times of the year or for group advising at students' requests.
You will be enrolled in courses with peers in your theme community so that you can get to know and work with other foundational students early on.