Can I apply to the graduate programs if my GPA is currently less than 3.0?

    The College of Optical Sciences and the Graduate College at the University of Arizona require a 3.0 GPA. We understand there are circumstances when an applicant might have a GPA below the 3.0 requirement. You can submit your application for consideration, but please include a written explanation of the circumstances for which you did not achieve a 3.0, and why you now are able to maintain at least a 3.0 (required for all graduate students admitted to the University of Arizona Graduate College). Another option is nondegree graduate application and completing 9-15 units to raise your overall GPA.