New Graduate Students

The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Academic Programs office is pleased to welcome the newest members of its graduate programs. Thanks for joining us at OSC!

The key factor to your smooth transition into graduate school is clear communication. As such, please keep us aware of your current address, phone number and email address at all times. Update your information by contacting the Graduate Academic Advisor at grad-advising@optics.arizona.edu or 520-621-8418. This advisor will serve as your primary administrative contact in your time at OSC.

Please review the links below for information about upcoming events, the University of Arizona, the College of Optical Sciences, class registration and more:

As you confirm travel arrangements, we ask that you be aware of the following important dates:

Feel free to contact us at any time with your questions and concerns — and feel free to come visit when you make it to campus. You’ll find us on the ground floor of the Meinel Optical Sciences Building in Room 403.

And while you are always welcome to ask a member of Academic Programs staff for assistance, you may also find the New Graduate Student Orientation agenda (PDF), the New Graduate Student To Do List (PDF), the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar and the information below (listed in alphabetical order by topic) to be helpful in the coming weeks.

About OSC

About UA

Enrollment, Registration and Funding

On-campus and distance learning graduate students register for classes in UAccess Student, though they need not do so until after they have arrived on campus and attended orientation. Student attending on-campus must meet University immunization requirements to be able to register.

All international students in the distance learning program must submit a waiver of insurance to avoid automatic charges to their accounts.

Registration fees are due on Aug. 22 for all students.

Housing

Program Requirements and Manuals