Out-of-State Transfer Students

Considering a degree and career in business? Our Eller College Undergraduate Programs – ranked No. 11 among public business schools nationwide and No. 21 among business schools overall in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report survey – offers 9 different majors with the option of traditional, evening, or online.

Every semester, transfer students just like you successfully apply and complete our programs. We are excited that you are ready to begin your Eller Experience!

For students transferring from an out-of-state college or university we know that transitioning to the University of Arizona and Eller College is a big decision. Transferring your previous coursework, moving to a new city, settling on a new campus -- all takes planning and preparation.  Please follow the steps below to explore your academic options and begin the application process. Begin by finding the right program for you!

Step 1: Explore Your Options

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is home to undergraduate business administration degree programs, including evening 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 Admissions into the Eller College of Management before beginning one of the programs below. This admissions process is separate from general UA admission. More information on Eller College of Management Professional Admissions and eligibility requirements HERE.

  Traditional Cohort Evening Cohort Online Cohort
Program Length 17-22 months: (depending on major) Starts August or January 14 months: Starts each May and ends the following July 16 month: (or longer with part-time enrollment) multiple starts throughout the year
When to Apply
Early September or early February Early February Ongoing: Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Class Schedule
Classes meet weekly; Mon-Fri offered in the daytime Classes meet weekly; Mon-Thurs at 5:00PM or later Flexible; classes are online 24/7
Majors Offered
Accounting, Business Economics, Business Management, Entrepreneurship (required additional application process), Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Operations Management Business Administration Business Administration
Special Features
Case competitions, Onboarding experience, robust elective offerings Small class sizes, evening schedule, onboarding experience, accelerated curriculum, integrated professional development Carousel of accelerated courses delivered online 24/7, integrated professional development
Lifestyle Factors
Traditional campus experience, clubs and involvement, daytime classes, study abroad options Continue career uninterrupted, accelerated coursework, close-knit and self-contained learning community Continue career uninterrupted, full-time and part-time enrollment options, able to balance course load with career and home life
Location Tucson, Arizona Tucson, Arizona Flexible; classes are online 24/7
Estimated Program Cost (based on four semester of major courework - subject to change)
Resident tuition for 2016-17: $27,180; Non-Resident tuition for 2016-17: $73,580; includes mandatory fees and Eller Differential Tuition Resident tuition for 2016-17: $25,515; Non-Resident tuition for 2016-17: $48,715; includes mandatory fees and Eller Differential Tuition $550 per credit hour; total program cost is $25,600; no residency requirements or additional fees/surcharges


evening-ugrad@eller.arizona.edu online-ugrad@eller.arizona.edu


Step 2: Review & Meet Eligibility Requirements

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).

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.

A complete and detailed list of Professional Admissions Eligibility Requirements can be found HERE.



Step 3: Planning to Apply

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.



Step 4: Next Steps & Orientation

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.



Step 5: Preparing to Start!

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 click on "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.