Future Students

Schedule a Visit

If you are considering applying to the University of Arizona, you can visit the Office of Admissions to schedule a tour of campus or click down below to get a personalized tour where we connect you with a current student veteran work study and show you...

Find Your Academic Program of Interest

The University of Arizona (UA) offers a wide variety of acadmic programs both as an undergraduate and as a graduate or professional student. Students can choose from more than 300 undergraduate and graduate or professional degrees through 20 colleges and...

Purple Heart Recipients

Wounded Warriors,

If you received a Purple Heart AND were an AZ resident at the time or deployed from an AZ base and got the Purple Heart from that deployment, you are eligible to get a college tuition waiver.  Tuition waiver's for Purple Heart...

Transfer & Joint Services Transcripts

For more information regarding how transfer courses can be applied to our general education curriculum and major programs of study, refer to the following Academic Information pages:

Acceptability of Transfer Credit UA General Education Requirements...

PALS

Peer Advocacy Liaisons (PALS) are here to serve as the point of contact on difficult issues related to being a student at UA and being a veteran in transition. They will help their peers navigate their transition from military service to academia. PALS...

In-Processing Guide

Apply to the UA Online

Make sure you have:

  • Name and address of the high school that you graduated from
  • Name and address of any previous college you attended, including military

www.admissions.arizona.edu

Request Official Transcripts

From other schools you have attended and mail to:

Office of Admissions
The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210073
Tucson, AZ 85721-0073

Don’t forget official military transcripts too!

For all branches please visit: https://jst.doded.mil

Apply for GI-Bill®

To apply and understand eligibility go to:
www.gibill.va.gov/

If you have questions about your benefit call 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551). Call between 7AM - 7PM central time, Monday - Friday.

You will receive a Certificate of Eligibiliy in the mail. Submit that to the UA Veterans Service Office (Email: veterans@email.arizona.edu, Fax: 520-621-3665, In Person: Modern Languages Bldg. room 347).

Once your UA enrollment is complete, log into UAccess Student and complete the Veteran Certification process located on the Other Financial drop-down menu under Finances. 

 

Apply For Financial Aid

You will need a copy of your taxes from the previous year.
www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Complete Next Steps

NextSteps ensures that students are administratively prepared for the start of the their academic career. Freshman can sign up for an orientation session, create a UA NetID, or find information on scholarships and financial aid.
http://nextsteps.arizona.edu

Check Your Residency Status

For tuition purposes and Verification of Lawful Presence (VLP: Prop 300) visit registrar.arizona.edu/residency to determine your residency status. If there is a discrepancy you must contact the Veteran’s Service Office, which is also the Residency Classification Office, immediately. Otherwise you will have issues certifying your enrollment with the VA in the future.

Consider enrolling in SERV Classes

Supporting Education for Returning Veterans
UA offers an academic and workforce success program for returning veterans. The program consists of three online college-credit, general education courses that will help you convert your military training and experience into lifelong success skills; Resiliency and Human Potential, Leadership, and Learn to Teach to Learn. The program is an on-ramp for getting your college degree and for improving your employability. You will learn how to succeed in school and develop proven skills for success in life. For more information contact Dr. Michael Marks at marksm1@email.arizona.edu

Enroll In Classes

Contact your Academic Advisor for advice on how to arrange your class schedule. Find your College specific advisor at http://advising.arizona.edu/content/academic-advisor-directory or schedule an Advising Appointment at https://sbs.arizona.edu/advising/student/login.php

Certify Class Schedule with VA through UAccess

Login to your UAccess acount at http://uaccess.arizona.edu/
Click the dropdown menu marked “other financial…”, select the “Veteran Certification” option, click the arrow button to the right, and follow the step-by-step instructions.
Refer to the Registrar’s Online Certification Guide at http://www.registrar.arizona.edu/vets/OnlineCertGuide or contact REG-veterans@email.arizona.edu with your questions.

Get Your Catcard

Pick up your university ID (CATCARD) when on campus to utilize a multitude of University of Arizona services.

Reevaluate Financial Aid

The FAFSA uses the tax return from the last year to calculate need. If your financial situation has changed because you are now a student, you must fill out a Resource Reevaluation Form

Get Proof of Immunization

You will need to provide Campus Health with documentation of 2 MMr Immunizations. If you cannot provide proof you can ask for a waiver.
Campus Health:
Phone: 520-621-6490
Fax: 520-621-9471

Register with VA eBenefits

Create a Premium Account at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov. This is where you will go to check your deposits from the VA along with the history of your certification status, months of benefit remaining, setup direct deposit or update your address.

Visit the VETS Center

As a hub of information for student veterans and veterans considering to enroll at UA the Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) Center is staffed by trained student veterans who have transitioned to the UA and are knowledgeable about campus. The VETS Center staff offer individualized services to improve the experience of all veterans attending UA. The VETS Center is a casual safe place for student veterans to relax and study. 

 

Considering becoming an SVA Member

Today’s student veterans face numerous obstacles, these challenges range from a missing sense of camaraderie to feeling like an outsider amongst 18 year old traditional. When coupled with the visible and invisible wounds of war, college life can be daunting for women returning from military service. The SVA is student-led and run organization which strives to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. The SVA chapter here at the UofA does everything from philanthropic work in the community to hosting tailgating events during football season and is a great way for like-minded former military members to network

Housing

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

Due to the fact that student veterans are typically older than your average freshman and have had some unique experiences, most elect to stay in off-campus housing. OCH is a free University of Arizona service that helps students with their housing needs. OCH provides tools, resources, information, and events designed to make searching for a home an easier experience!

http://offcampus.arizona.edu

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

Over 6,600 undergrad students and 300 grad students live on the University of Arizona campus in 22 undergraduate residence halls (aka, “dorms”) and one graduate & professional student apartment complex. These “homes away from home” are located across campus, which means no matter where you live, you are close to campus resources – from academic buildings where you take class, to the Rec Center where you workout, to the Student Union where you grab a bite.

http://www.life.arizona.edu/home/housing-options

Guard and Reservists

Consider sharing a copy of your drill weekend schedule with your professors to work out any tentative schedule conflicts.