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.

Students were identified at the point of admission to The University of Arizona and are part of this program beginning their freshmen year. Students cannot join/qualify for this program at the point of application to the Eller College of Management. 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. 

Students qualify for this program by achieving a high school GPA of 3.8*+ and  ACT score of 26+ or SAT of 1260+

* The courses considered in your GPA are:

  • 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
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 business foundation GPA at the time of application
  • 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 professional training assignment in place of the skills assessment exam. 



Additional Information

Any questions concerning eligibility for Freshmen Direct Admission should be directed to Elise Romero at ** Honors Direct Admission is only available for Honors Students who were admitted to The University of Arizona in or prior to the Fall 2015 semester.**