The College of Education wants to welcome transfer students from community colleges to our certification programs.
We know that transferring may seem challenging, so we want to help make the process as easy as possible. If you are planning to transfer to the University of Arizona, College of Education, please contact one of our academic advisors right away for an advising appointment. Academic advisors will meet with you along the way to make sure that your transfer is successful. This is especially crucial because most of our programs require an application the February of your sophomore year for professional admission; academic advisors are here to help you prepare for this as well.
Before you schedule an appointment with an advisor, complete the Online General Information Session (GIS). The GIS provides important information to your advisor to help you plan your program, gives you information about our programs and admission requirements, and helps develop questions about your transfer process.
After completing the GIS, call (520) 621-7865to schedule an appointment with the appropriate advisor.
Students are assigned to an advisor according to the first letter of your last name. An updated list of advisor assignments can be found here.
Application deadline dates:
Undergraduate programs at the University of Arizona:
We also encourage you to sign up for our pre-education listserv. The listserv is a weekly message from the College of Education that gives students information about:
To sign up for the listserv, please email Coefirstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Arizona has articulation agreements with the community colleges in Arizona. You can access them at: http://aztransfer.com/. Advisors will help you translate these agreements and apply them to your program of study. In addition, we encourage students transferring from community colleges in Arizona to complete an Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) to facilitate your transfer process. Please speak with an advisor at an Arizona community college to discuss options for completing coursework leading to an AGEC.
To make a seamless transfer from an Arizona Community College, see your counselor and complete an AAEE or an AAECE. Either of these AA programs will satisfy the first two years of our bachelor's degrees in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education or Special Education Mild-Moderate.
The University of Arizona also has several pathways available at some community colleges in Arizona to provide a clear, supported pathway for transfer students to earn their bachelor's degree. Learn more about these options by visiting the UA Admissions website or speaking with an academic advisor.
Additional transfer steps and tips are on this guideline: Transfer Student Checklist.