High School Program
This is a course for high school students interested in going beyond basic state standards for economics. Students will come away better prepared for college, and for the ethical challenges that go with careers in business, or in law, politics, education, or journalism. The curriculum for this course will be developed as an ongoing collaboration between individual high school teachers and University faculty.
Students enrolled in this course will be able to apply to the University of Arizona and receive 3 academic credits upon successful course completion as determined by instructor. These academic credits may be applied towards a future degree at the University of Arizona at a substantial savings based on current in-state tuition rates. The credits are also available as transfer credit at most other universities in or out of state.
Applications for Spring 2021
Enrollment must be completed by January 20.
Complete and return the Parent Permission Form to your student's high school economics teacher.
All students must complete a UA application form for non-degree seeking high school students. There is no application fee. Apply at UA's Non-Degree Seeking Application for High School and Community Program. Payment is due February 22, 2021. A $50 late fee will be applied March 15, 2021.
Pay the $176.50 tuition fee on the UACCESS website. You will need your student NetID/password or Student ID.
Frequently Asked Questions
In the fall/spring, complete the UA high school admissions application and return the signed Parent Permission Form to your course instructor.
The application for high school non-degree seeking students is very straightforward and asks for information that you already know (i.e. name, address, email, ethnicity, etc.). You will not be asked for grades, transcripts, or immunization records.
No, this is not required by UA admissions.
The cost of the textbook is $35. Your school may have purchased in advance.
The $176.50 tuition payment is due by mid October for the fall semester and mid March for the spring semester.
Once students are admitted to the University of Arizona as non-degree seeking students and enrolled in the class, the instructor will have students register for a NETID and UA email. A bill will be generated by the Bursar’s office and sent to the UA email address. Students (parents) will pay online with a credit card or by check. (To avoid credit card fees, pay electronically with routing and bank account information.)
All registered students are eligible to receive a CatCard which may be obtained at the UA Student Union CatCard Office. There is a $25 fee. The CatCard gives you access to the University libraries and student discounts around Tucson.