The University of Arizona

Graduate Info

Application Checklist

We will only review complete applications submitted by our admission deadline.

All application materials must be received by the deadline.

Fall Admission Applications:

Spring Admission Applications:

Checklist for Applying

When submitting your application for the Department of Computer Science, be prepared to upload the following documentation:

Online Application: Apply Now

All application materials will need to be submitted on-line.


The University of Arizona will accept a scanned version of your official transcripts in the on-line application. You are required to submit a scanned transcript from each college or university you have previously attended or are currently attending. Please be sure to scan the key to your transcript to ensure that we are aware of the grading scheme used by the institution. If the transcripts are in a language other than English, please upload both the English and original language version.

GRE score

Each applicant will need to submit GRE test scores (general test only). These scores must be uploaded as part of your application and sent directly to the University by ETS (code for UA is 4832).

TOEFL score
International applicants must also submit a valid TOEFL score. These scores must be uploaded as part of your application and sent directly to the University by ETS (code for UA is 4832).

Letters of Recommendation

A minimum of two confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted by your letter writers online. The letters should be written by faculty or employers who are familiar with your work and who can testify to your research abilities and your potential for success in a graduate program. When submitting your online application you will be asked for your recommenders' names, institutions, and email address. The recommenders will be sent an email with information on how to submit their letter on-line. Each writer also has the option of sending his/her letter directly to this department but we highly recommend that the letters be submitted online. If that is impossible, please have your recommender email the letter (as an attachment) to Hard copy letters may also be sent (as a last resort) using the mailing address below.

Statement of Purpose

This is your opportunity to tell us about you and why you would make an excellent addition to our program. Please write a one-page summary of why you would like to attend graduate school in our department and what areas of computer science you are specifically interested in studying. If you have research experience or published papers please include those details.


Not required but highly recommended.

Research Activity
If you have been involved in research, upload a document outlining the project and the role you played.

Journal Publications
If you have published in peer-reviewed publications, upload  a document listing those papers.

Conference Presentations

If you have presented at any conference, please upload a document with the dates, conference ad names of your presentations. Please upload the presentation, if possible.

Work Experience

If you have work experience in Computer Science, upload a brief work experience summary (include relevant internships, volunteer positions, part-time jobs, full-time jobs, and so on.).


Materials to Submit if Admitted

If admitted you will be required to send the following documentation directly to the Graduate College if applicable to your situation. Do not send unless you are notified you have been admitted:

Domicile Affidavit

For Arizona residents, to verify they are indeed residents.

Degree Certificate(s) Awarded
For international students, you must submit certificates verifying you have completed your degree(s).

Financial Guarantee (opens new window)

International applicants must show proof of ability to pay for school.

Official Transcripts

An official transcript is one that has been officially issued by an institution and received in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution. The transcript will contain the official school seal or stamp and the signature of the Registrar. For students completing a degree, you must eventually submit a transcript that shows the degree has been awarded. Transcripts in a language other than English will need to be accompanied by official translations.

Department Mailing Address

All information is to be submitted via the online application. No documentation is to be sent via mail at the time of application unless specifically requested by the department.

Graduate Admissions Committee
The University of Arizona
Department of Computer Science
1040 E 4th St, Gould-Simpson 901
Tucson, AZ 85721-0077

Please direct your questions about admissions to the