Evening Program Eligibility

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General Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for Professional Admission, applicants must meet the following requirements by the application deadline:

  • Grade Point Average
    • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on 12 or more completed graded UA units (this minimum is subject to change in future semesters). If fewer than 12 UA units have been completed, a GPA will be calculated using all attempted coursework from all transfer institutions attended.
  • Unit Requirement
    • Applicants must have completed a minimum of 42 units of work acceptable to The University of Arizona, and be on track to complete 54 credits by the end of the semester in which they apply.
  • Foundation Coursework
    • All graded attempts in Pre-Business Foundation courses will be used.
    • Certain Pre-Business Foundation courses must be completed before the start of the Professional Admission application process (see below), and any remaining Pre-Business Foundation courses must be successfully completed by the end of the regular semester in which the student is applying for Professional Admission
      • Accounting Sequence:
        At least one complete and the other can be in progress.
        Acceptable courses include: ACCT 200 and ACCT 210
      • Business Math Sequence:
        At least two complete and the other can be in progress.
        Acceptable courses include: MATH 116, MGMT/BNAD 276 and BNAD 277
        Note: Math 116 can be replaced with an approved Calculus course
        Students who entered UA prior to Fall 2012 may be eligible to apply with the previous math requirements. Please speak with an advisor for more information.
      • Composition Sequence:
        At least one complete and the other can be in progress.
        Acceptable courses include: ENGL 101 and ENGL 102
        OR ENGL 107 and ENGL 108 OR ENGL 109H
      • Economics Sequence:
        Course(s) can be complete or in progress.
        Acceptable course(s) include: ECON 200 OR ECON 201A and ECON 201B
      • Management Information Systems Course(s):
        Course(s) can be complete or in progress.
        Acceptable course(s) include: MIS 111 with MIS 111L OR MIS 111 with MIS 112 (if completing Fall 2018 or later)
        MIS 111L is required for students who entered the UA in Fall 2012 or later (MIS 112 for students who enter the UA Fall 2018 of later).
        Arizona transfer students, please speak with an advisor for more information.
      • Business Communication Course:
        Course is typically in progress in the semester in which applying for Professional Admissions.
        BCOM 214
        BCOM 214 is required for all students who began at the University of Arizona Fall 2015 or later.
  • Skills Assessment Exam
    • Applicants must obtain a passing score of at least 75% on the Skills Assessment exam in order to retain their Professional Admission.
  • Good Academic Standing
    • Students must be in good academic standing (UA GPA of 2.0 or higher) at the UA at the beginning of the semester for which they intend to begin their upper-division courses in order to start the cohort.



Application Fee

A $55 fee will be applied to all students submitting a professional admissions application. For students who are enrolled at the UA, this fee will be assessed to the student's bursars account. Transfer applicants will need to submit a check or money order when they submit their application.


International/"English as a Second Language" Students

All students entering the Professional Program must possess a high level of language proficiency (speaking, writing, listening, and reading) and a high level of interpersonal competency for success and satisfaction. To achieve this, the following language-proficiency policy is in place:

To demonstrate receptive language proficiency (reading and listening), all international applicants must submit at least one of the following official proofs of high-level of English proficiency in their Application Packet. Students MUST have completed this requirement and already received their scores at the time of application:

  • TOEFL score of at least 550 (Paper Based Test), or 213 (Computer Based Test), or 79 (internet Based Test)
  • IELTS score of at least 6.5
  • CESL endorsement based on successful completion of CESL Level 80 prior to UA matriculation

To demonstrate productive language proficiency (speaking and writing), as well as listening proficiency, academic advisors will complete a language-proficiency survey for all international/ESL applicants at the time of the academic advising appointment. The results of the survey will be used to direct selected students toward a more intense assessment of their language/culture proficiency. This special assessment will take place during the interview phase of the application process when these selected international/ESL applicants will be interviewed by Eller College Associates who are specialists in language proficiency. This special interview, which may include an evaluation of both oral and written competency, may be scheduled at a time and place different from the Saturday-morning interviews in order to accommodate for interviewer convenience, time, and lab space. Based on the evaluation of an applicant’s language proficiency during the interview phase, one of the following recommendations will be made:

  • High-level proficiency: Admission granted. No additional language support will be required.
  • Medium-level proficiency: Admission granted. Additional language support will be required.
  • Low-level proficiency: Admission denied. Student will need to participate in University-sponsored language development offerings in order to be eligible to reapply in a future semester


Transfer Students

  • Transfer Students may apply for Professional Admission during their last semester at their Community College, even if they have not been officially accepted to The University of Arizona.
    • The University of Arizona application must be in progress at the time of application. More information can be found on the UA Admissions website.
  • Attend the Transfer Student Professional Admission Orientation. Click here to RSVP
  • Please review the Pre-Business Foundation courses offered through Arizona's Community Colleges: The University of Arizona Community College Transfer Guide.


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