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Important Resources

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.

Wildcat Lingo

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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.

Gen Ed

General Education class, comprised of Foundations, Tier I and Tier II courses.

Complete list of General Education classes.


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.

Shopping Cart

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.”

Important Dates & Deadlines

Enrolling in a Class

  • Log into > 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.

Language Placement

Check Language Placement Exam Results

Your second language proficiency is noted in UAccess Student

  1. Log into UAccess > My Academics
  2. View my Tansfer Credit Report
  3. View Test Credits
Acquiring Proficiency

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:

  1. Starting from the course level placement, complete remaining language requirements.
  2. Take any other language from first semester up to your requirement level.
  3. Take the Second Language Exam on campus for proficiency. For more information, see the Language Proficiency Exam FAQs.
  4. Take the CLEP (College Level Examination Program) test to earn 4, 8, 12, or 16 units.
Spanish Spanish Heritage German French
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.

View full Code of Academic Integrity.

Threatening Behavior

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.

View full policy on Threatening Behavior.

Disruptive Behavior

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

View full policy on Disruptive Behavior.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Ensure that your work is your own. D2L uses TurnItIn for plagiarism detection.

UA Libraries site: Avoid Plagiarism.