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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.

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Transfer to the Eller College of Management

We know that transitioning to the University of Arizona and Eller College is a big decision. Whether you are transferring your previous coursework, moving to a new city, settling on a new campus—it all takes planning and preparation. Please follow the steps below to explore your academic options and begin the application process.

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is home to undergraduate business degree and economics programs, including daytime and online degrees. Review the Cohort options below to determine which track is the right fit for you. Learn more about our specific majors.

Students must earn Professional Admission into the Eller College of Management before beginning one of the programs below. This admissions process is separate from general UA admission. Learn more about Professional Admissions and eligibility requirements.

  Traditional Online Economics
Program Length 17-22 months: (depending on major) Starts August or January 16 months: (or longer with part-time enrollment) multiple starts throughout the year 17-22 months: (depending on major) Starts August or January
When to Apply Early September or early February Ongoing: Applications accepted on a rolling basis, year-round Mid September or Mid February
Admissions Competitive Selective Selective
Class Schedule Classes meet weekly; Monday-Friday mostly offered in the daytime Flexible; classes are online 24/7 Classes meet weekly; Monday-Friday mostly offered in the daytime
Degree Offered Bachelor of Science Business
Administration (BSBA)
Bachelor of Science Business
Administration (BSBA)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Majors Offered Accounting, Business Economics, Business Management, Entrepreneurship (required additional application process), Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Operations Management Business Administration Economics
Special Features Case competitions; rewarding teamwork experience; robust elective offerings, dedicated career coach for each major 7-week accelerated courses delivered online 24/7; integrated professional development, success coach dedicated to online students Flexible curriculum allows students to easily double major or double minor without adding time to graduation
Lifestyle Factors Traditional campus experience, clubs and involvement, daytime classes, study abroad options Continue career uninterrupted, full-time and part-time enrollment options, able to balance course load with career and home life Flexible curriculum; minor required; traditional campus experience; clubs and involvement; daytime classes
Location Tucson, Arizona Flexible; classes are online 24/7 Tucson, Arizona
Estimated Program Cost (based on four semester of major coursework - subject to change) Resident tuition for 2018-19: $28,500; Non-Resident tuition for 2018-19: $76,300; includes mandatory fees and Eller Differential Tuition $560 per credit hour; total program cost is $27,100; no residency requirements or additional fees/surcharges Resident tuition for 2018-19: $28,500; Non-Resident tuition for 2018-19: $76,300; includes mandatory fees and Eller Differential Tuition


Eller College of Management degree programs require professional admission to the individual majors.

In order to be eligible to apply for Professional Admission to the Eller College of Management, applicants must meet GPA, unit and Foundation coursework requirements. Additionally, international/ESL students must also submit official proofs of high-level English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS/CESL). View a complete and detailed list of Professional Admissions Eligibility Requirements.

In-State Transfer Students

The Eller College Foundation course requirements can be met with the completion of the Associates in Business (ABUS). If you are transferring from an Arizona community college please refer to our transfer guides, listed below. Please note that these transfer guides are subject to change and should not be used in place of academic advising.

Out-of-State Transfer Students

Transferability of our Business Foundation and General Education course requirements differs across out-of-state institutions. For information on how specific out-of-state credit will transfer to the University of Arizona, consult the UA Transfer Credit Guide. Additional information on English transfer credit can be found through the English Department Writing Program. For information on math transfer credit, please complete the Mathematics Math Transfer Credit Approval Form.

NOTE: California community college students can satisfy most of the UA’s General Education requirements with the completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), with the possible addition of 1-2 laboratory science courses, a diversity emphasis course and the second language proficiency.

For more information on how specific in-state and out-of-state credit will transfer to the University of Arizona is available, speak with an advisor.

Transfer students must first apply for admission to the University of Arizona. Please visit UA Admissions to learn how to apply and begin your application for UA admission as a transfer student. You should submit your application no earlier than one semester prior to your desired term of enrollment. Please review the application deadlines based on your desired starting semester.

Students who have not yet been accepted into the professional program enter Eller as pre-professional majors and work on general education and business foundation coursework. Many transfer students apply for professional admission during their last semester at a community college, while others transfer to the UA as pre-professional majors and apply to the professional program in a future semester.

The Eller Professional Admission application process is separate from the admission application to the University of Arizona and takes place at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

Transfer students admitted as pre-business majors are required to attend a university-wide orientation program.

Students will be able to RSVP for an orientation in their Next Steps Center once dates become available. If you have any questions regarding registering for orientation, please contact the Next Steps Center at (520) 621-5293. Before signing up for a mandatory orientation, you must first pay your Enrollment Deposit and complete the Transfer Student Academic Preview through your Next Steps Center. Please complete this at least 48 hours before attending the university-wide orientation program, as these two steps are what activates you for registration (matriculation).

During orientation you will learn more about the university, campus resources, Eller requirements, involvement and professional development opportunities and individually meet with an Eller academic advisor to review your previous coursework and register in the appropriate courses. You will not be permitted to register for classes until you attend a mandatory orientation.

If you have additional questions about the Eller College of Management, please contact the appropriate pre-business advisor based on the first letter of your last name.

Note: Orientation for student completing Pima Community College’s STU 210 is embedded into their coursework.

To help assist you with a smooth transition to the UA, connect with our Eller Transfer Ambassadors. Consisting of pre-business and professional major transfer students, Eller Transfer Ambassadors promotes the leadership of transfer business students. Most importantly, our ambassadors are available to you as mentors as you begin your academic journey with the Eller College of Management.

Transportation options to and from campus are plentiful and include paid campus parking, free Cat Tran campus shuttle, U-Pass for Tucson Transit, bicycle services and more. Please visit UA Parking and Transportation Services to explore all our options and set up one that is right for you.

You will also want to explore scholarship opportunities and resources.

You can access your booklist for required courses by logging in to your UAccess account using your UA NetID and password. Select your current term and follow the "Proceed to the BookStore" link below your class schedule.

Finally, begin using and checking your UA Catmail student email to be up-to-date on all UA and Eller communications. And don't forget to schedule an academic advising appointment through the Eller Student Management System (eSMS) to review you semester schedule and create an academic plan.

Eller Freshman Direct Admission

Freshmen Direct Admission is a program designed to recognize high school students for their academic achievement and encourage them to excel in their academics and Pre-Business Foundation courses while at the University of Arizona.

This program only applies to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majors. Students are identified at the point of admission to The University of Arizona and are part of this program beginning their freshmen year. More information will be shared at the point of admission to The University of Arizona and throughout the semesters leading up to the students application for Professional Admissions.

Students qualify for this program by achieving both:

  • Unweighted high school GPA of 3.8*+
    • unweighted GPA's are on a 4.0 scale, no additional grade points are awarded for AP or honors coursework
  • ACT score of 26+ or SAT of 1260+

* The high school GPA calculation is based on the following required core academic courses:

  • 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)

Students retain their Freshmen Direct Admission status if they:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application for Professional Admissions
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 pre-business foundation GPA at the time of application for Professional Admissions
  • Schedule and attend academic advising appointment once per semester

Students who meet the above criteria will be guaranteed Professional Admission to the Eller College. There will be a required advising appointment (following submission of the online application through eSMS) where we will confirm your status. Although admission to the Eller College is guaranteed for Freshmen Direct Admission applicants, each student is still expected to meet all stated deadlines and requirements throughout the Professional Admission process. Freshman Direct applicants will participate in a customized interview experience and will be expected to complete a skills assessment assignment in place of the exam. 

Any questions concerning eligibility for Freshman Direct Admission should be directed to Tatum Rochin, academic advisor for pre-business students, at

Pre-professional Academic Communities for Excellence (PACE)

PACE is a first-year experience program for Eller Pre-professional Majors (Pre-Business and Pre-Economics). All first year students are a part of a PACE community based on their on or off campus housing assignment. Within their PACE community, students are enrolled at their freshman 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.

Features of PACE for Students

All first-year pre-professional students within PACE have the benefit of these programs:

Professional Academic Advising is easily accessible, even in the Residence Halls, at peak times of the year or for group advising at students' requests.  

You will be enrolled in courses with peers in your community so that you can get to know and work with other pre-business students early on.

PACE uses the group messaging platform GroupMe and Facebook as a way for all PACE students to communicate. You are encouraged to join the PACE GroupMe via the website or app to keep up to date on upcoming events, find study groups or connect with their community. You can also find us on Facebook.

Additional Opportunities to Engage with PACE

We want all PACE students to engage actively with their PACE community, such as planning gatherings, study groups and requesting events for your community. However, we also have three structured ways for first year students to get more involved within PACE and deepen their Eller Experience:

You can apply to live on the same floor with other Pre-Business majors in three different Residence Halls for the 2019-2020 academic year: Villa del Puente, Coronado and Manzanita-Mohave. Students who apply to live in our theme communities take an additional leadership course together in the Fall semester. 

PACE Theme Community Application

You are encouraged to sign up for PACE Peer Mentoring, which would allow you to develop a meaningful connection with a successful Eller student and get individualized guidance.

PACE Peer Mentoring Application

In the Fall semester, you can apply to participate in the Spring semester leadership development honorary PACE PREMIER to further develop your leadership and professional development within small cohorts.  

Advisor: Stephanie Hanson, educational specialist, Eller Undergraduate Programs