FOR NEW FRESHMEN
How to apply: Step by step
If you are a senior in high school, you will apply to UA as a new freshman. If you have already earned a high school diploma or GED and have never been enrolled at a college or university, you will apply to UA as a new freshman.
Step 1 – Admissions requirements
UA operates on a rolling admissions basis and takes a holistic – or whole student – approach when considering students for admission. We review each applicant based on several factors including cumulative grade point average (GPA), strength of school high coursework, grade trends and special talents.
Step 2 – Apply
You can apply to UA using the Common Application or the UA application. Select the option that is the right one for you. Submit only one application.
The application and all the required materials (Step 3) make up a complete application and must be received by the admission deadline.
Step 3 – Submit require credentials
These materials plus your admission application (Step 2) make up a complete application.
- Official high school transcripts – Request that your high school counselor send your high school transcript, including your senior year coursework, to UA.
- Test scores/Test optional – High school students applying to UA for the 2021 spring, summer or fall semesters will not be required to submit an ACT or SAT test score for admission consideration. See answers to your questions about our test-optional admissions.
Please note: There is no application fee for the 2021 admissions cycle (2021 spring, summer or fall semesters).
Step 4 – Know our deadlines
The table below shows the deadlines if you want to start in the fall (August). Dates for starting in January or May are below the table.
|Oct. 1, 2020||Earliest date to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next academic year. How to apply.|
|Dec. 1||FAFSA submission deadline for priority awarding of federal student aid|
|Jan. 4, 2021||Early admission and scholarship deadline for the Williams Honors College|
|Jan. 31||Private and endowed scholarship deadline for new students|
|April 15||College Credit Plus (Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program) admission deadline for summer and fall semester|
|Maynbsp;1||Regular admission and scholarship deadline for the Williams Honors College|
|May 15||Freshman housing application submission deadline for priority on-campus housing|
|June 1||Target date for the completion of the loan process:
Complete master promissory note.
Complete entrance interview.
|Aug. 15||Final admission and confirmation-fee payment deadline|
|Oct. 15||College Credit Plus (Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program) admission deadline for spring semester|
Admission and confirmation fee payment deadline, meaning your application, application fee, transcript and other required items submitted for admission review and decision, and your confirmation fee payment submitted, Jan. 3
Deadlines for students who want to start next summer (June)
Admission deadline, meaning your transcript, application fee and other required items submitted for admission review and decision, May 1
Confirmation fee payment deadline, May 15
Semester start dates
Fall semester 2021: Monday, Aug. 23
Spring semester 2022: Monday, Jan. 10
Summer semester 2022: Monday, May. 16
Fall semester 2022: Monday, Aug. 22
Spring semester 2023: Monday, Jan. 9