Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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Q&A Question: How do I pay for college?

Learn about financial aid opportunities at the university.

Q&A Question: What does CALS provide outside of class?

Hear how CALS builds communities through celebrations and other events.

Q&A Question: How do I get a job when I graduate?

Find out how the CALS Career Center can help you get a job or internship.

Q&A Question: Who will help me figure out what classes to take?

Learn about the resources available to you through the CALS Advising Center.

Q&A Question: What clubs do you have?

Get tips on how to make friends and get involved in clubs at the university.

Q&A Question: Can I work in a research lab?

Find out how to get involved in research opportunities as an undergraduate student.


The Fall 2020 freshman application deadline is June 1, 2020. The deadline is July 15, 2020, for transfer applicants.

View key admissions dates and deadlines

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers research opportunities in the fields of environment, energy and natural resources; plant, insect and microbe systems; health and food safety; families and communities; animal systems; and commerce.

Learn more about our world-class research

The university accepts AP exam scores as a basis for awarding credit toward a degree.

Learn more about AP credit by examination and the International Baccalaureate credit by examination.

Our Office of Transfer Credit and Articulation facilitates the evaluation of transfer credit and will work with you to explore your transfer credit options, including dual-enrollment classes.

Admissions requirements vary depending on your status, for instance, whether you’re an incoming freshman, transfer student, or international student.

Get details about admissions requirements and the application process

You can learn more about our majors by visiting our majors overview page, where you can watch videos and get an overview of each major. If you would like a course checklist, please feel free to email us with your request at

Incoming first-year students are not required to live on campus but are encouraged to do so. More than 80% of the students who live on campus are first-year students.

Learn more about your campus housing options

There are more than 40 student clubs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and more than 600 recognized clubs and organizations at the University of Arizona. Explore CALS student clubs and view a directory of all university clubs and organizations.

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers a variety of options including scholarships, grants, loans, and federal work-study funding.

Learn more about financial aid

We highly recommend you explore our student story videos on our majors overview page. If you would like to talk with a student ambassador, please email your request to us at

As an admitted student, your Next Steps Center is where you’ll find everything from placement tests, to paying your enrollment fee, to changing you major.

Visit your Next Steps Center to change your major

Tucson is Arizona’s second-largest city and offers something for everyone.

Explore the Old Pueblo

Absolutely! You can email Erin and Ruben at to set up a virtual meeting.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Center provides personalized services to students who are looking for jobs, internships, career advice, and professional development opportunities.

Learn more about the CALS Career Center

You'll meet your academic advisor at orientation, where you'll register for classes and set up your semester schedule. In the meantime, you can email to set up a virtual meeting to talk about the college and your intended major. 

For more information about orientation and your next steps, visit your Next Steps Center.

Questions? Contact Us

We're happy to answer any questions you have about the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the admissions process. Please contact one of our recruiters for more information: