Tips for Excelling in College
- Meet with your advisor at least once a semester. Become familiar with your school’s individual procedures for making these types of appointments.
- Check the date of your enrollment appointment. What is this? The enrollment appointment is the first day of a student’s priority registration when they can enroll in classes for the upcoming fall/spring semester.
- Know your courses – dates, times, and types! Is it a lecture, lab, or discussion? Is it Online, in person, or a combination of both? Is it a 7 week session course or full semester?
- Check your University of Arizona email account (Catmail) at least once a day if not more.
- Manage your time well. Balance your responsibilities and set priorities.
- Go to class! It is now your job to attend your courses and one of the main factors in your academic success.
- Review class notes and text material regularly.
- Attend office hours regularly – you will begin to create your collegiate network.
- Take good notes and get a study group going! Don’t forget to utilize the many resources now available to you as a UA Wildcat such the Think Tank- a free and fee based tutoring network on campus, the Writing Skills Center, etc.
- If you have any questions – reach out to your professors, teaching assistants (TA’s), or advisors for help.
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Desire2Learn, the University’s online course management system where students can access information about their courses.
English Composition, Foundation Mathematics and Second Language.
The levels of math and second language vary by program.
General Education class, comprised of Foundations, Tier I and Tier II courses.
A password-protected service that allows students to access personal and academic information and transact university business online. A UA NetID and password are required for login.
A feature on UAccess that allows students to search for classes, according to time offered and requirement fulfilled, and create a list of possible courses to take before the student’s “enrollment appointment.”
A differential tuition surcharge is assessed every semester to Junior and Senior students in the College of Fine Arts. The current surcharge is $300 per semester for 12 or more units ($25 per unit up to 12 units), but fees are subject to annual review by the Arizona Board of Regents and may be subject to change.
Junior class standing is determined by a minimum of 60 units. Transfer students should be advised that class standing is determined after a university review of transcripts, and that the evaluation of transfer units may not be completed until after coursework in Fine Arts has begun.
This differential tuition surcharge continues for all subsequent semesters until graduation.
Enrolling in a Class
- Log into UAccess.arizona.edu > Student Center
- Student Center Page:
- My Academics > Enroll tab (top of the page)
- Choose your Term (semester) > Continue
- Use Search feature:
- Select Show Open Classes Only box
- Select Subject (area of coursework)
- Course Number
- Select Is Exactly
- Type the course number (in the box)
- Course Career should be Undergraduate
Choose Your Class
- Select a class
- NOTE: double check the course number, day and time, and the number of units > select Next
- Enroll > Select term (semester) > Continue
- Proceed to step 2 out of 3 > Finish Enrolling
Check your schedule for successful enrollment in the course.
Important Dates & Deadlines
Check Language Placement Exam Results
Your second language proficiency is noted in UAccess Student
- Log into UAccess > My Academics
- View my Tansfer Credit Report
- View Test Credits
Note: Online Exam does NOT fulfill your graduation requirement
By taking the Online Second Language Placement Exam you received placement into one of our language courses. To graduate from the University you will need either a second, fourth or sixth semester proficiency in a language. (Please contact your college advising office for specifics about your degree requirements).
Proficiency can be obtained in one of the following ways:
- Starting from the course level placement, complete remaining language requirements.
- Take any other language from first semester up to your requirement level.
- Take the Second Language Exam on campus for proficiency. For more information, see the Language Proficiency Exam FAQs.
- Take the CLEP (College Level Examination Program) test to earn 4, 8, 12, or 16 units.
|ADVR LPR=SPAN 101||2HPL = SPAN 103||LPR = GER 101||LPR = FREN 101|
|2PL = SPAN 102||4HPL = SPAN 203||2PL = GER 102||2PL = FREN 102|
|3PL = SPAN 201||5HPL = SPAN 253||3PL = GER 201||3PL = FREN 201|
|4PL = SPAN 202||4PL = GER 202||4PL = FREN 202|
|5PL = SPAN 251||5PL = GER 300||5PL = FREN 301/FREN 302|
Notice of Academic Conduct
Code of Academic Integrity
Integrity and ethical behavior are expected of every student in all academic work. This Academic Integrity principle stands for honesty in all class work, and ethical conduct in all labs and clinical assignments.
Examples: Cheating, lying, plagiarism, or assisting others to violate the Code of Academic Integrity etc.
Any statement (written or verbal), communication, conduct or gesture directed toward any member of the University community that causes reasonable apprehension of physical harm to a person or property. The Dean of Students Office will investigate, keep records, which may lead to disciplinary process. Threatening Behavior may also result to law enforcement involvement.
Examples: Bullying, physical altercations, harassment and/or threatening statements etc.
Conduct that materially and substantially interferes with or obstructs the teaching or learning process in the context of a classroom or educational setting. Disruptive behavior includes conduct that distracts or intimidates others in a manner that interferes with instructional activities, fails to adhere to an instructor’s appropriate classroom rules or instructions, or interferes with the normal operations of the University.
Examples: Talking in class while the professor is lecturing, cell phones ringing, texting, eating or sleeping
Ensure that your work is your own. D2L uses TurnItIn for plagiarism detection.
UA Libraries site: Avoid Plagiarism.