University of Advancing Technology How can we tell if UAT is the right place for you?

How can we tell if UAT is the right place for you?


Admissions Requirements

University of Advancing Technology strives to admit students who embody our passion for technology, are a cultural match with our technology University, demonstrate sufficient levels of academic achievement, and have a dedication to life-long learning. Factors considered in our college admissions process include, but are not limited to, leadership experience, community and extra-curricular involvement, awards/honors, and career aspirations.

UAT's applications for admission require pertinent information about prior education, current educational goals and personal data. In addition, applicants are asked several questions about their passion for technology and their leadership skills. These questions are designed to help us consider non-traditional reasons for admission, such as how you might fit into the distinctive community at this technology University, additional measures of aptitude to be a successful student, and how you plan to continue as a lifelong learner after you have earned your degree. Speaking of fit, each of the 25 technology degree programs at UAT suggest personal attributes that will help you select the best program fit and prepare you for success post graduation. These programs include the cyber security degree, robotics degree, film production degree, and computer science degree, to name a few.

Are you G33K enough for UAT? Show us! Contact UAT’s Admission Advisor at (602) 383-8228 or (877) UAT-GEEK to learn about our admissions requirements.

Who Gets Accepted?

UAT welcomes exceptional students who are passionate about learning in every phase of their life. Just as important in the admission process at this private technology college are your passion and aptitude for technology. For instance, a good student who has been programming or building websites or embedded systems robots is of more interest to UAT Admissions than someone who has not demonstrated an aptitude for technology, but has the best of grades and test scores. We understand the nation's top innovators may not necessarily have the nation's top scores—in other words, we're looking for students with the passion and commitment who have the best chance to lead as technology innovator. 

UAT’s Admissions Office seeks students who not only demonstrate intelligence but also fit well with our unique technology-infused campus culture. Our technology University accepts great students who may also be geeks, hackers, gamers, mad scientists, film buffs, people who communicate best with a keyboard, those connected to their iPad 24/7, Anime fanatics, and most of all, people who are passionate about learning—not just while they're in college, but when they're on vacation, eating dinner, walking the dog or just sitting there. In other words, we're looking for people just like you!

For undergraduate admissions, factors considered by the Admissions Committee include, but are not limited to, high school academic achievement, leadership experience, community and extracurricular involvement, awards/honors, technology involvement and experience, and career achievements and aspirations. All students must have a high school diploma from an accredited institution or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) prior to beginning their first semester at UAT. In addition to high school transcripts, all applicants are encouraged to submit ACT and/or SAT scores and college transcripts for review. Other criteria apply as well.

For graduate level admissions, the Graduate Admissions Committee evaluates each student as a whole and strives to admit those who embody our vision and values. The committee evaluates all applicants based on their academic achievement, leadership, experience, research aspirations, professional accomplishments and community involvement. The committee may identify deficiencies to commencing graduate coursework, including training on specific software or additional undergraduate coursework. The Graduate Admissions Committee may waive one or more of the required materials or standards based on the strength of an applicant's preparation. All applicants must submit a resume of experience, have graduated from an accredited university or completed at least six (6) semesters of undergraduate coursework. Other criteria apply as well.

Admission Requirements

Digital Arts

Program Requirements for Digital Media Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your Digital Media degree program:

  • Passion for technology, communication
  • Problem solving skills
  • Raw intelligence
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Critical, analytical thinker
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
Program Requirements for Digital Video Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your Digital Video degree program:

  • Passion for technology, and the art of communication and story telling
  • Conceptual, creative thinker
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Raw intelligence
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
Program Requirements for Virtual Modeling and Design Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your Virtual Modeling and Design degree program:

  • Passion for technology, art and design
  • Conceptual, creative thinker
  • Dreamer and visionary
  • Raw intelligence
  • Enjoys tinkering, dismantling things and rebuilding them
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit

Cyber Security

Program Requirements for Network Security Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your cyber security degree program:

  • Aptitude in programming concepts
  • Passion for technology to protect and defend
  • Analytical, critical thinker
  • Raw intelligence
  • Problem solver
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
Program Requirements for Technology Forensics Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your Technology Forensics degree program:

  • Passion for technology
  • Desire to investigate and research (“Who dunnit” part of your vernacular)
  • Skilled in problem solving and analytics
  • Raw intelligence
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
Program Requirements for Network Engineering Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your computer network degree program:

  • Passion for technology, technical design and implementation
  • Problem solver, analytical thinker
  • Raw intelligence
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit

Advancing Technology Studies

Program Requirements for Technology Managment Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your technology management degree program:

  • Passion for technology in business
  • Strategic, analytical thinker and researcher
  • Aptitude for problem solving
  • Enjoys leading and working with teams
  • Raw intelligence
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
Program Requirements for Strategic Technology Development Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your business technology degree program:

  • Passion for technology in business
  • Strategic, analytical thinker and researcher
  • Aptitude for problem solving
  • Raw intelligence
  • Enjoys leading and working with teams
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit

Programming

Program Requirements for Digital Video Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your computer programming degree program:

  • Passion for technology, software systems development
  • Aptitude in analytics and problem solving skills
  • Raw intelligence
  • Enjoys tinkering, dismantling things and rebuilding them
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desires to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Has the support of family and friends
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
Program Requirements for Enterprise Software Development Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only help to ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your Enterprise Software Development degree program:

  • Passion for technology and software development in business
  • Raw intelligence
  • Proficiency in analytics
  • Aptitude for mechanics of game development
  • Possesses the imagination and creativity to build the next big game
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
Program Requirements for Advancing Computer Science Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your computer science degree program:

  • Passion for technology, software exploration and development
  • Enjoys tinkering, dismantling things and rebuilding them
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Raw intelligence
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit

Game Studies

Program Requirements for Game Art & Animation Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your Game Art & Animation degree program:

  • Passion for technology
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Artistic proficiency and imaginative flair
  • Raw intelligence
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Focused on creative use of software development
  • Dreams big and often (sometimes in class)
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
  • Always drawing and doodling
Program Requirements for Game Design Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your Game Design degree program:

  • Passion for technology
  • Aptitude for mechanics of game development
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Problem solving skills
  • Raw intelligence
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Imagination, creativity, dreaming of the next big game (while awake and …asleep?)
  • Support of family and friends
  • Enjoys tinkering, dismantling things and rebuilding them
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
Program Requirements for Game Programming Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your video game programming degree program:

  • Passion for technology
  • Raw intelligence
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Enjoys tinkering, dismantling things and rebuilding them
  • Fascination to do more than play games—to understand how they work
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Critical thinker, problem solver
  • Takes games apart for fun (or thinks about it)
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
Program Requirements for Serious Games and Simulation Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your Serious Games degree program:

  • Passion for the integration of technology, business and education
  • Conceptual, creative thinker
  • Enjoys interaction with individuals and groups
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Enjoys tinkering, dismantling things and rebuilding them
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit

Hardware Creation

Program Requirements for Robotics & Embedded Systems Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your robotics engineering degree program:

  • Proficiency in mathematics with solid base of previous coursework
  • Passion for technology
  • Mad scientist tendencies
  • Enjoys tinkering, dismantling things and rebuilding them
  • Raw intelligence
  • Analytical thinker and problem solver
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
Program Requirements for Human Computer Interaction Degree

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your human computer interaction degree program:

  • Passion for technology, research, discovery
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Analytical thinker
  • Desire to help, mentor
  • Raw intelligence
  • Aptitude for problem solving
  • Ability to express yourself
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Support of family and friends
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit

Graduate Degree Programs

Program Requirements for Information Assurance Degree
  • Graduated from an accredited university or completed at least six (6) semesters of undergraduate coursework
  • Official college transcripts
  • An academic resume (detailing your skills, training, and life experiences)
  • Completed, thorough answers to essay questions addressing the essay topic (minimum 500 words)
  • Average undergraduate GPA of 3.1

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your information security and assurance degree program:

  • Dedication to leading teams in information security
  • Proficiency in mathematics, technology, programming and computer science
  • Passion to protect and defend
  • Analytical, problem solver
Program Requirements for Advancing Computer Science Masters Degree
  • Graduated from an accredited university or completed at least six (6) semesters of undergraduate coursework
  • Official college transcripts
  • An academic resume (detailing your skills, training, and life experiences)
  • Completed, thorough answers to essay questions addressing the essay topic (minimum 500 words)
  • Average undergraduate GPA of 3.1

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your computer science master degree program:

  • Proficiency in computer science, science, mathematics, technology and programming
  • Passion to lead software exploration and development
Program Requirements for Technology Studies Masters Degree
  • Graduated from an accredited university or completed at least six (6) semesters of undergraduate coursework
  • Official college transcripts
  • An academic resume (detailing your skills, training, and life experiences)
  • Completed, thorough answers to essay questions addressing the essay topic (minimum 500 words)
  • Average undergraduate GPA of 3.1

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your Technology Studies masters degree program:

  • Passion to manage, lead and innovate
  • Strategic, analytical thinker and researcher
  • Proficiency in mathematics, technology, computer science
Program Requirements for Game Production and Video Game Degree
  • Graduated from an accredited university or completed at least six (6) semesters of undergraduate coursework
  • Official college transcripts
  • An academic resume (detailing your skills, training, and life experiences)
  • Completed, thorough answers to essay questions addressing the essay topic (minimum 500 words)
  • Average undergraduate GPA of 3.1

In addition to the above criteria, the following attributes are suggested not only to help ensure your program fit but also because they contribute to your success following graduation from your video game production master’s degree program:

  • Proficiency in mathematics, technology, art, science, programming and computer science
  • Passion to build and lead business and production
  • Conceptual, creative thinker
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