Freshmen – 1st Year Students

First Year Requirements

Program Requirements

  1. Attend the Arizona Assurance meeting during New Student Orientation (summer prior to your first semester at the UA
  2. Attend the AZA Scholars Dinner: Friday, August 19, 2021 from 6:00pm- 8:00pm. Location: TBD
  3. Meet with your academic advisor once in the fall semester AND once in the spring semester AND ask them to sign your online Academic Advisor Form
  4. Must attend ONE Financial Wellness Workshop per semester (fall & spring)
    1. You will recieve a calendar of workshops available and be able to choose a workshop to attend
  5. Attend 3 total AZA cohort events. They will be offered at two different times and you must attend ONE.
    1. October 27, 2022: 12:00pm- 1:30pm OR 6:00pm- 7:30pm
    2. January 26, 2023: 12:00pm- 1:30pm OR 6:00pm- 7:30pm
    3. March 23, 2023: 12:00pm- 1:30pm OR 6:00pm- 7:30pm
  6. Fully participate in the first-year peer mentor program in the Thrive Center. Any of the below programs please complete the Select A Program form so that we know which program you are participating in. You must already be enrolled before the Scholars Dinner - assurance.arizona.edu/selectaprogram:
    1. TRiO Student Support Services- must apply
    2. Blue Chip- must apply
    3. CALS ASEMS- must apply
    4. TRiO ASEMS- must apply
    5. TRiO Teacher Prep- must apply

Financial Requirements

  1. File your FAFSA by March 1, 2022 (the FAFSA opens on October 1, 2021 and you will use 2020 tax information) 
  2. Make any corrections to your FAFSA by May 1, 2022 (all FAFSA changes must be final by this date)
  3. Remain eligible to receive the Pell Grant (this will be determined by your FAFSA) 

Academic Requirements

  1. Complete/pass 24 UA units (units will be check at the end of summer session II)  
  2. Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (GPA will be checked at the end of summer session II)