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, Summer Research Institute (SRI), Minimizing Health Disparities (MHD), and our partner programs, Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC), AWARDSS-PLUS, and Scholar Training Academy for Research in STEM (STARS). If you are interested in applying to a UROC affiliated research program, Bisophere 2, CAT Vehicle, or REU-PACT, please visit their individual websites as listed on our programs overview page.

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.
    • In order to access your draft application, you need to log-in on the same computer you originally used to start the application and use the same account.

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.
Do not abbreviate. N/A is also acceptable.
Do not include courses in progress. Provide the number of credit hours including transfer credit.
Graduate School Information
Please note, most graduate programs accept students for fall admission.
Prior Experience

Please answer the following series of questions to represent prior experience (250 words max).

Personal Statement

Please answer the following series of questions to represent your personal statement.

Final Information & Affirmation
How did you hear about UROC?