Course requirements for undergraduate admission

English

Meet one of the following:
  • Four years of high school English (composition/literature based)
  • Minimum test score of 21 on ACT English or SAT Critical Reading score of 530 or above prior to March 2016 or 580 or above March 2016 or after
  • One transferable three-semester-hour college English composition course 

Mathematics

Meet one of the following:
  • Four years of high school math courses, including one year each of Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II and an advanced math class for which Algebra II is a prerequisite
  • Minimum test score of 24 on ACT math or SAT Math score of 540 or above prior to March 2016, or 570 or above March 2016 or after
  • One transferable three-semester-hour college math course for which at least intermediate algebra is a prerequisite 

Laboratory Science

Meet one of the following: 
  • Three years of high school laboratory science, one year each from biology, chemistry, earth science or physics. An integrated science class may be substituted for one required course.
  • Two years of high school laboratory science, including biology, chemistry, earth science or physics, plus a minimum ACT science score of 20 or SAT II subject test score on one of the following:
    • chemistry: 600
    • biology: 590
    • physics: 620
    • Subject test score may not be from the same subject as either high school credit earned and may be used to satisfy only one laboratory science unit.
  • Three transferable four-semester-hour college laboratory science courses, including one semester each from the following: biology, chemistry, earth science, physics. An integrated laboratory science or an advanced level science may be substituted for one required course.

Social Science 

Meet one of the following from Section A and one from Section B:
Section A 
  • One year of high school American History
  • Minimum SAT II subject test score of 560 on American History/Social Studies
  • One transferable three-semester-hour college American History course
Section B 
  • One year of high school social science (such as European history, world history, economics, sociology, geography, government, psychology or anthropology)
  • Minimum SAT II subject test score of 580 on world history
  • One transferable three-semester-hour college social science course

Second Language

Meet one of the following:
  • Two years of the same high school second language (foreign, Native American or sign language)
  • Attainment of minimum score on a national standardized second/foreign language test: AP 3, CLEP 50 or higher, IB 4 or higher, and SAT II must place in the 50th percentile or higher
  • One year of transferable college study in the same second language 

Fine Arts

Meet one of the following:
  • One year of high school fine arts or Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • A combination of two semesters of high school fine arts or Career and Technical Education (CTE).
  • One transferable three-semester–hour college fine arts course

Exceptions

You may be exempt from the course requirements if you meet one of the exceptions below.
  • You are 22 years of age or older
    We will use your overall high school GPA or a combination of high school and any college work for evaluation.
  • You have earned a GED
    You’ll submit an official score report from the applicable state’s department of education:
    • Prior to 2002, a minimum score of 50 is required
    • 2002-2014, a minimum score of 500 is required
    • Beyond 2014, a score of 680 with 170 in each content area is required
  • You have completed an associate’s or higher level degree
    If you have earned a degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution, a minimum 2.0 GPA is required if you are an Arizona resident. If you are a nonresident, you must have a minimum GPA of 2.50.
  • You have completed the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
    If you have completed the AGEC, a minimum 2.5 GPA is required
  • Home-schooled students
    If you were home-schooled, you will provide a transcript of your high school coursework. ACT or SAT composite test scores should be submitted for scholarship consideration.