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Admissions - Welcome

Congratulations on your admission and welcome to The University of Arizona South!

The following information will begin to orient you to the branch campus, our classes and our academic services. Please also visit for more new student resources and to RSVP for your New Wildcat Welcome session.

To meet the demands of working students, classes are offered in various formats, including face to face in late afternoon and evening one or two days per week, ITV, online and/or in a hybrid format with both online and face-to-face meetings. Most of your classes will have an online component of some kind so make sure you familiarize yourself with the learning management system of the UA, D2L (Desire2Learn). The D2L Help Page has resources to learn system requirements and help you learn how to navigate D2L so you feel comfortable in your classes. You can also watch this video to learn how to Navigate D2L). Please note that student access to D2L course sites is available anywhere from 1 week before the semester starts up until the first day of class. When you change your enrollments, it can take up to 12 hours for D2L to update with your new classes.

Tutoring at UA South comes in many different forms and at different locations, including Drop-in, Online, Individual Appointments and more! UA South provides free tutoring for writing and math, and various other related subjects, at multiple locations and fully online. Students can access free tutoring in-person at all of our Cochise County and Santa Cruz locations, at the UA Think Tank in Tucson, as well as fully online from the UA Think Tank.

To help you perform well in your classes and produce academic work, you may be asked to use to examine your papers for academic integrity and proper academic citations. As a UA South student, you have access to UA Library distance resources such as article databases, FREE document delivery, and even access to NAU, ASU, and Pima Community College libraries.

A Student ID Card can be needed to check out materials in person at the UA Library, pay for your textbooks on your Bursar account and for other university business. Many local businesses and those across the country also provide student discounts for student ID holders. UA South students can get a UA CatCard at the UA South New Wildcat Reception, by making an appointment at your local campus or learning center, or online at

You have been provided a UA email address that you can access at This is the universities official means of communication with you so you MUST either check this email regularly OR forward your UA email to an account you check regularly to ensure you receive our communications. Not reading your email is not an excuse for missing a deadline.

During Fall and Spring semesters, UA South students enjoy a lower tuition rate from students attending the UA main campus. Your tuition rate depends on whether you are taking UA South courses only or a combination of UA main and UA South so please reference the tuition rates for information. To avoid late payment and payment plan fees in Fall/Spring or being dropped from your classes in Winter/Summer, follow the payment dates and deadlines. UA South students have the option to participate in a Guaranteed Tuition Program if you choose to opt-in. For more information on the program, FAQs, and instructions on how to opt-in, visit

UA South students also benefit from unique scholarship opportunities available through Scholarship Universe. Every UA South student should login to Scholarship Universe and find the scholarships to which you are eligible to apply. For smooth Financial Aid and Scholarship refunds, you should set up web refunds in UAccess Student by going to your Payment Profile and selecting Web Refund Enrollment.

UA Life & Work Connections offers Qualifying Child Care Assistance for student parents. The Student Child Care and Housing Subsidy Program is designed to help students pay for specific, school-related child care expenses in Arizona. Email if you have any questions about applying for funding or to request a child care consultation on how to assess and select child care.

UA South students have access to virtual UA Career Services resources and appointments. Your student services fees cover your registration for online Career Services so we encourage you to utilize these resources for professional development of resumes and cover letters, job searches, career planning, etc. to make the most of your degree and transition smoothly to the work force.

All students at the UA must adhere to academic standards of integrity and performance. Students falling below academic requirements are subject to Academic Standing policies. Students struggling academically should meet with their faculty and academic advisor to explore resources including tutoring and the Grade Replacement Opportunity.

Students performing with academic excellence are recognized with Academic Distinction and are often admitted to The Honors College. Speak to your UA South advisor if you would like more information on academic recognition or if you were admitted to The Honors College.

To get enrolled as a UA South student after you complete your Next Steps Center, a mandatory appointment with your academic advisor is required. Your academic advisor will walk you through all of your degree requirements, guide you in course selection decisions, and help you interpret and navigate university policy and processes. Please contact the advisor at your nearest UA Campus or Learning Center and he/she will remove your enrollment hold to make you eligible to enroll in classes!

We also encourage you to make early connections with your academic faculty. Each program has a faculty program director available to mentor you academically and professionally towards your goals. Faculty program directors can be found on the UA South website under your program information.

In addition to meeting with your academic advisor, some UA South programs require a program orientation to get you connected to your faculty and other academic resources specific to your field of study.

Elementary Education

Students must complete the Placement Request form to your Clinical Practice Coordinator as soon as possible to assist in establishing your initial clinical practice school placement: UAS_El_Ed_Teacher_Candidate_Placement_Request_Required

Organizational Leadership

Students must also complete an Online Organizational Leadership Orientation


Students must also complete an Online Psychology Orientation