Frequently Asked Questions re: UAGC Affiliation with the University of Arizona
UAGC is operated in affiliation with UArizona. However, the two institutions are separate organizations with separate governance and administration. UAGC and UArizona have separate accreditation, faculty, staff, schools, colleges, departments and program offerings, and they award separate degrees. For more information about UAGC, visit about The University of Arizona Global Campus. For more information about UArizona, visit about University of Arizona. An earned degree from UAGC will read the University of Arizona Global Campus. An earned degree from UArizona (including Arizona Online) will read The University of Arizona.
Accreditation is the recognition from an accrediting agency that an institution maintains a certain level of educational standards. UAGC is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and UArizona is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information about UArizona accreditation, visit UArizona accreditation. For more information about UAGC accreditation, including the university’s response to the WASC notice of concern, visit UAGC accreditation.
Yes, the admission requirements differ for UAGC and UArizona. Some of those differences are summarized below.
Undergraduate admission to UAGC requires high school or GED completion, English language, and technology requirements. Program specific admissions requirements may also apply. For more information about the undergraduate admissions process to UAGC, visit UAGC Undergraduate Admissions.
Master’s degree program admission to UAGC requires prospective students to meet conditional, provisional, or full admission requirements to be fully admitted. For more information about the master’s degree admissions process, visit UAGC Master’s Degree Admission.
Doctoral degree program admission to UAGC requires prospective students to meet conditional, provisional, or full admission requirements to be fully admitted. For more information about the doctoral degree admissions process, visit UAGC Doctoral Degree Admission.
Admission to UArizona as a first-year student is assured for high school graduates in the top 25% of their class or who have an unweighted 3.0 GPA or better. Those that don’t meet these criteria can go through a review process. For more information about the admissions process to UArizona, visit UArizona Admissions.
Admission to Arizona Online (UArizona’s online degree program) requires completion of the application and if the applicant is under 22, a high school transcript. If the applicant is over 22 and has not completed 12 transferrable credits, they will need a high school transcript. For more information about the admissions process to Arizona Online, visit Arizona Online Admissions.
UAGC is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). UAGC offers 100% online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and certificate programs taught by and conferred by UAGC faculty, the Forbes School of Business and Technology® and the College of Arts and Sciences. Length of courses at UAGC are five weeks for undergraduate, six weeks for master’s and six to nine weeks for doctoral. Doctoral capstone, planning and project classes are 9 weeks. An earned degree from UAGC will read the University of Arizona Global Campus.
Residents of the District of Colombia, Massachusetts, New York and Puerto Rico are not currently eligible to enroll at UAGC. Some specific UAGC programs are not offered in additional states. For more information about UAGC enrollment eligibility based on student residence, please call 1-866-711-1700.
Arizona Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Arizona Online offers 100% online programs that are the same as the University of Arizona’s on-campus programs, taught by and conferred by the same faculty, colleges, schools, and departments. Length of courses at Arizona Online are seven and a half weeks. An earned degree from Arizona Online will read University of Arizona.
Over 28,000 students choose UAGC each year. As of February 2022, UAGC active student demographics include:
- 41.7% minority
- 65.3% female
- 42.4% married
- 75.1% employed full-time
- 37.4% first generation
- 55.9% have dependents
- 28.3% military (includes active, veteran, spouse, dependent, DoD and VA employees, and reserve)
- average age is 35.2
As of spring 2022, Arizona Online had more than 7,500 students. The average age of Arizona Online undergraduates is 31, with 47% from traditionally underrepresented minorities, 36% first generation, 56% female, and more than 60% working full time.
For tuition information and financial aid services at UAGC, visit UAGC Tuition and Financial Aid.
For tuition information and financial aid services at Arizona Online, visit Arizona Online Tuition and Aid.
For tuition and fees information at UArizona, visit UArizona Transfer Student Tuition and Fees.