The June 29 admission test for students entering in August 2020 is postponed due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Tucson. We hope to reschedule for mid/late July. Please see this page for updates.
We will announce new dates for all admission tests for University High School as soon as these can be scheduled safely. We will give priority to testing students applying for the 2020-21 school year. BLAST 2020 has also been cancelled.
2020-2021 School Year Information for Accepted Freshmen (in PDF)
Online placement exam information for incoming freshman (20-21) (in PDF)
Welcome to the University High School Admissions page! Students must apply for admission to UHS and meet test and grade point average criteria before enrolling. Students cannot enroll in UHS as a neighborhood school or through Open Enrollment. The TUSD Assessment and Evaluation Department (A&E), not UHS, handles the admission process.
Criteria for admission to grades 9 and 10:
Testing. The CogAT test of cognitive abilities is a timed multiple-choice test with verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal batteries. It is an assessment of learned reasoning skills, not of achievement or intelligence. Students must test during one of the scheduled testing days and may not re-test for a given admission year.
Grades. By submitting an application and allowing a student to test, parents authorize UHS Admissions to obtain grades from the student’s current school.
Communicating decisions. The Assessment and Evaluation Department will mail notifications at two stages of the process:
After testing. Test results are mailed in mid-July following spring testing and in January following December testing.
Admission status. Status notification letters for 8th graders are mailed by early February after A&E has calculated total points based on test results and GPA. All students with 50 points or more will be offered admission to University High School.
Please click on the links below in the Admissions Information by Current Grade section to learn more information about our admissions process and timeline for admission.
For more information about Admissions, please contact Ms. Dynah Oviedo at UHSadmissions@tusd1.org. The UHS Admissions office is located at 102 N. Plumer Ave., Tucson AZ 85719.
For information about UHS curriculum, programs and extracurricular activities, contact Ms. Carmen Hernandez at email@example.com.
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Requirements for incoming sophomores are similar to those for freshmen:
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