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University of Arizona - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Completed application, $75 fee and official transcript in a sealed envelope to the Graduate College. Ordinarily, a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Deadline for Fall, June 1; Spring, October 1. [Applicants should consult the academic unit to which they are applying regarding that unit's grade-point average expectations and specific requirements concerning letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, departmental deadlines, etc.]

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Proof of English proficiency is required for any international applicant born in a country where English is not the official language.

Individual departments may require higher scores than the Graduate College and tests must be dated within 2 years of the enrollment term to be considered valid.

Acceptable English Proficiency tests are:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (link is external) (TOEFL) - minimum score of 79 iBT or 550 PBT
International English Language Testing System (link is external) (IELTS) - minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area below a 6
Pearson PTE Academic (link is external) - minimum score of 60
Conditional Admission
Graduate departments may recommend a student for Conditional Admission if the prospective student meets all Graduate College requirements except the minimum English proficiency requirement. See International Conditional Admission for more information.

Those exempt from submitting English proficiency scores are:

Applicants from countries where English is the official language.
Applicants who have completed a bachelors or graduate degree at a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or an approved institution in an official English speaking country. Degree must not be older than two years from the term of enrollment.
Applicants who have completed two years of full-time academic study must have 48 upper division, graded undergraduate semester units or 30 graded, graduate semester units.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Holistic evaluation based on undergraduate performance, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and personal statements.

Residency Requirements

Contact Residency classification (520) 621-3636.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Refer to Graduate Admissions and contact department offering degree.