Make a Smooth Transition into a CALS Major

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Keys to Transfer Student Success 

As you get ready to take the next step in your college career, we’re here to help you make a smooth transition into the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Our recruiters, advisors, faculty, staff, and student peers provide the support, knowledge, experience, and occasionally, the extra push you need to achieve more than you may be able to imagine. With 18 majors with more than 30 different emphasis areas, we’re here to help you get the degree and the job you want.

At the University of Arizona, you’re considered a transfer student if you’ve completed 12 or more post-high school credits. If you’re a high school senior with dual enrollment, AP or fewer than 12 college credits, you’ll apply as an incoming freshman. As you get ready to transfer from a community college or other institution to the university, you’ll want to review the transfer pathway guides found on this page to determine which courses you’ve already taken will transfer. If your institution or courses are not listed, student academic specialists are available to evaluate your credits.

You'll also want to consider what scholarships and financial aid are available for transfer students. In addition to the university's transfer specific scholarships and other financial aid such as grants and loans, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers more than $1 million in scholarships specifically for students in our majors each year. 

CALS Majors Transfer Pathway Guides

These pathways are designed as a reference for transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. They are not official 2+2 guaranteed transfer programs. Please remember that degree agreements are subject to change, and attaining transfer course credit does not necessarily guarantee admission.

Visit Arizona's Course Equivalency GuideTransfer Credit Guide, or AZ Transfer for more information.

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General Curriculum Plans

How to Apply

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Find out the five steps you need to take before you begin your admissions application. 

Learn more about the transfer student application and admissions process

Scholarships & Financial Aid

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See if you qualify for a university award, merit-based scholarship, or other financial aid.

Learn more about transfer student scholarships and financial aid

Frequently Asked Questions

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Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from incoming students.

View frequently asked questions and answers

Virtual Information Sessions

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the University of Arizona, and the admissions process. 

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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: