College is a Journey with Many Routes to Graduation
Wildcat Academy is an innovative program for first year students. The program provides students with a roadmap to college success. Structured programming and an individually tailored schedule will ease the transition to the University of Arizona.
What is Wildcat Academy?
Wildcat Academy offers classes taught by engaging faculty, individualized learning assistance, and support from a group of professionals dedicated to student success. Participants gain the tools to move from high school to the University of Arizona graduation.
Your Personalized Schedule
Like any other first year student one’s selected degree plan, college, and placement scores shape the first semester schedule. To complete the schedule and provide students with a unique Wildcat Academy experience, students will be placed into a course (LASC 100X or SBS 100X) based on major. This course, taught by academic advisors and other academic professionals, is designed to introduce students to topics, events and experiences that will enhance both academic and social life on campus. Through this course, not only will participants become acquainted with campus resources, they will also be building relationships with peers, advisors, and faculty mentors to ensure continued success at the University of Arizona.
Financial Aid Contact
Navigate financial aid, scholarships, and financial planning for college with the help of the designated Wildcat Academy financial aid counselor:
Students will be connected with an upper division peer mentor who will share insights and advice from their time at UA and provide tools to achieve personal and academic goals. Students will have opportunities for one-on-one meetings, participation at events, and receive weekly informational email updates through Wildcat Connections to stay connected to what’s happening on campus.
Academic Progress Reports
Students will receive mid-semester grade checks to evaluate and adapt the plan to achieve academic goals.
LET’S MEET AT ORIENTATION! (2017 Students)
The Wildcat Academy team will be available at orientation 2017 to answer questions and connect students and families with services and support on campus. Students will receive prior communication about the Wildcat Academy session scheduled for 8:15am at orientation. Please review your orientation schedule at check-in for more information.
Questions about Wildcat Academy can be directed to: