Out-of-State Transfer Students

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.

  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 AZTransfer Course Equivalency Guide (CEG).

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

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. Please visit UA Admissions to learn how to apply for UA admission as a transfer student.

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.

This 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 Eller College of Management transfer orientation.

Once you are admitted to the University of Arizona, have a student ID number, and have completed the Next Steps online academic tour for new transfer students, you can RSVP for an Eller Transfer Orientation session. After the orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor to register in the appropriate courses.

Note: Transfer students applying and accepted for direct transfer admission to the Eller Professional program do not attend the transfer orientation.


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.

With your first semester schedule ready, don’t forget to purchase a parking permit (if applicable).

You will also want to explore scholarship opportunities and resources.

And access your booklist for required courses! Login to your UAccess account using your UA NetID and password. Select your current term and click on "Proceed to the BookStore" below your class schedule.