Information for Both Degrees in the Zuckerman College of Public Health
The Bachelor of Science with a major in Public Health and the Bachelor of Arts in Wellness and Health Promotion Practice requires students to apply for advanced standing to finish requirements in their degree. Once students have completed the necessary required courses and have a 2.00 requirement cumulative GPA, students are eligible to submit their application for advanced standing. Please check with your academic advisor to determine the best timing for your academic plan. The information below applie to both the BS and BA degrees, and differences are noted.
Note: For the BS degree, this process replaces our previous Pre-Public Health/Public Health major process.
Advanced Standing Application Dates
Applications for Advanced Standing follow a primary, secondary and final deadline model. Primary deadlines are in place to ensure students have received their admission decision and are eligible to register for courses requiring advanced standing by their priority registration date. Secondary deadlines are for those students who consider applying for advanced standing after priority registration closes. Applications will not be accepted past the final deadline, without exception. Note: The review process does not begin until the deadline has passed and may take up to two (2) weeks to be completed.
|For Fall Admission|
|February 15||May 1||July 15|
|For Spring Admission|
|September 15||November 15||December 15|
|For Summer Admission|
|February 15||N/A||April 15|
Advanced Standing Application Eligibility Requirements
- University of Arizona cumulative GPA of 2.000 or higher
- Completion of all requisite courses with a grade of C or higher.
- For BS students: students may have up to 5 units of requisites still outstanding at the time of application.
- For BA students: students may have up to 10 units of requisites still outstanding at the time of application.
- Completion of the below Advanced Standing application (choose the BS or BA application below).
- Exhibiting appropriate behavior expected of public health students, including but not limited to, strong academic integrity, respectful discourse, and professional engagement in all college, university and community environments.
- After confirming your eligibility, follow the steps outlined below.
Steps to Submit Application for Advanced Standing in both Public Health Degrees
- Log into The Hub using your NetID
- Bachelor of Science students: once logged into The Hub, complete the BS Application for Advanced Standing.
- Note that the application requires a resume and a prompted statement of objectives and career plans.
- Bachelor of Arts students: once logged into The Hub, complete the BA Application for Advanced Standing.
- Note that the application requires a resume.
Information about the Advanced Standing Process and Outcomes
- Advanced Standing is a non-competitive process for students within majors in the Zuckerman College of Public Health. Typically, if the student has met the GPA and course requirements and submits an application with additional documents, they will achieve Advanced Standing.
- The College of Public Health may deny Advanced Standing to any student who does not exhibit the academic integrity, respectful discourse, and professional engagement expected of public health students.
- Consideration for Advanced Standing only occurs upon receipt of all required materials - including but not limited to the application form, resume, statement of objectives (if required), relevant documentation, etc.
- The review process may take up to two (2) weeks to be completed, and is not guaranteed to begin until the deadlines noted above have passed.
- Students will receive notice of their Advanced Standing application via their University of Arizona student email account upon completion of the review process.
You will receive one of the following admissions decisions:
- Full Advanced Standing - Full Advanced Standing indicates that you have submitted all of the necessary materials and fully meet the eligibility requirements for your respective degree program.
- Provisional Advanced Standing Status - Provisional Advanced Standing status indicates that you have submitted all of the necessary materials but have not yet achieved full Advanced Standing. Students with this decision will still be able to register for required courses and enjoy the benefits of full Advanced Standing, but must take steps to resolve their provisional status in order to avoid having Advanced Standing removed. Full Advanced Standing will require the completion of one or more provisions, outlined in the email you receive. Provisional Advanced Standing status typically occur in cases where students are currently enrolled in coursework that would bring them below the requisite units of allowable outstanding coursework, but have not yet completed the course and are therefore still 'technically' above the outstanding unit mark. Provisional Advanced Standing must be resolved (via the required action noted in the email) prior to the beginning of the semester for which you are seeking admission or by the due date declared in the email, whichever comes first. Failure to meet the deadline that has been designated will result in removal from Advanced Standing and all courses enrolled that require Advanced Standing will be dropped.
- Ineligible to Apply for Advanced Standing - Students may be informed that, upon review of their materials, they are ineligible to apply at the current time. This may be due to insufficient GPA, prerequisite course completion, required documents, etc. Students may take steps to resolve their ineligibility and reapply at a future time or for a future semester.
- Denied Advanced Standing - Denied Advanced Standing indicates that you have either not submitted all of the necessary materials and/or you do not meet the eligibility requirements for Advanced Standing for your degree program.