Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Every semester, transfer students just like you successfully apply and complete our programs. Read more about your next steps to transferring to the University of Arizona as an SBS student!

Getting Started

If you are transferring from an in-state or out-of-state community college or university, please follow the steps below to explore your academic options and begin the application process.

Begin by finding the right program for you! SBS offers more than 30 majors with the option of traditional or online classes. 



Before you apply to the UA, you will want to confirm you qualify as a transfer student. 

Review the UA transfer requirements to identify your transfer path based on your age, number of credits at time of application, and the best time to apply.

Out-of-State Institutions

Transferability of 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, with the possible addition of 1-2 laboratory science courses, a diversity emphasis course, and the second language proficiency.

International Institutions

If you plan to transfer to the UA from an Arizona community college in one or two years, you should consider joining the UA Bridge program.

Joining UA Bridge is free and provides dedicated UA transfer staff for pre-transfer admissions as well as a $2,000 renewable scholarships for eligible students.

Check to see if your community college is a UA Bridge partner.

You should apply at least one semester before you plan to attend.

Transfer application deadlines:

  • Summer Session: May 1
  • Fall Semester: July 1
  • Spring Semester: December 1

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Confirm whether your in-state and/or out-of-state credits transfer to the University of Arizona.

Our Transfer Credit Guide shows how courses from other institutions transfer to the UA. Visit Transfer Credit & Articulation for more information.

For general questions about completing your Transfer Application, you can connect with your Transfer Admissions Counselor.

All admitted Transfer students are required to attend a university-wide orientation program.

You'll be able to RSVP for an orientation in your 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 allow you to enroll in courses.

During orientation you will learn more about the university, campus resources, your major requirements, involvement and engagement opportunities, and individually meet with an 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.

You can apply for financial aid such as student loans and grants by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers several scholarship opportunities specifically for SBS students. You can apply for general scholarships offered through the college as well as those offered by your major department.

Begin using and checking your UA Catmail student email to be up-to-date on all UA and SBS communications.

To help assist you with a smooth transition to the UA, connect with our Transfer Student Center.(located on the 4th floor of the Student Union Memorial Center, Suite 402).  It is a space where you can get information, meet other transfer students, and learn more about upcoming activities and workshops!