UROC Application

Thank you for your interest in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC) at The University of Arizona (UArizona).  UROC seeks to increase graduate school access for students from groups underrepresented in graduate education. Funding amounts and selection criteria vary from program to program, as determined by institutional or federal grant policies.  Review program eligibility guidelines by visiting program websites.

This application is shared by the Graduate College UROC programs: Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program (McNair), UROC-PREP, AWARDSS, Summer Research Institute (SRI), Minimizing Health Disparities (MHD), and Scholar Training Academy for Research in STEM (STARS). If you are interested in applying to a UROC affiliated research program, B2, CAT Vehicle, REU-HF, please visit their individual website.   

About the UROC application process:

  • Application deadlines vary per program and are listed on our UROC programs overview page.
  • Be sure to:
    • Review the entire application carefully.
    • Know your current cumulative GPA and calculate your GPA in your major.  Instructions on how to calculate a GPA.
    • Letters of recommendation are not required for this application.
    • Drafts will be saved for 14 days.

If you have any questions, please email uroc@grad.arizona.edu.  We look forward to receiving your application.


Student Information
To comply with federal reporting requirements and to access federal financial aid targeting underrepresented populations, the UROC application asks for the sex, ethnic, and racial background of applicants.  You may submit the form without providing a response.  Choosing to respond or not to respond will not prejudice your application in any way.  Please review the National Center for Education Statistics standards for a detailed definition of ethnic and racial groups.
Do not abbreviate.
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Do not include courses in progress. Provide the number of credit hours including transfer credit.
Graduate School Information
Please note, only fall terms are offered as options because admission to graduate programs for spring semesters is relatively rare.
Prior Experience
Please answer the following series of questions to represent prior experience.
Personal Statement
Please answer the following series of questions to represent your personal statement.
Final Information & Affirmation