Applying to ARISE

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    Before you begin

    Before you begin your ARISE application, carefully review our website and FAQ to learn more information about the program, scholar advantage, eligibility, and requirements. Contact us at if you have any questions!

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    To Apply

    Start your application. You can save your progress and come back at any time. Preference is given to applications submitted by April 15.

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    Complete your placement exams

    The ALEKS Math Placement  exam is required to be considered for ARISE. This is an ONLINE placement exam that can be found here: The exam will be available to students who accept their admission beginning April 15th. Email your scores to us at

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    Interview and Acceptance

    Interviews for ARISE will help clarify questions. After interviews if invited to participate in ARISE, you will be asked to submit a confirmation of participation form to formally accept the offer.

“Being a part of the ARISE program has been beyond amazing for me. Through ARISE, I was given an opportunity to realize my potential and follow through with my dream of studying in the College of Engineering."

Oscar Zepeda

“ARISE encourages me to develop academically and personally. Being in ARISE has helped me step out of my comfort zone and I am grateful for the mentors around me that I can go to if I have any questions.”

Vanessa Blas

“Originally, I was hesitant to add a year to my studies; but ARISE's 5-year structure has helped build a strong foundation for the classes I'll take in the future. I'm glad that I didn't deny this blessing because of that requirement."

Cornell Horne

“College was my next big step in life and ARISE helped lighten the pressure I was feeling. ARISE offers helpful study groups and the community of a lifetime, I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world.”

Noe Cervantes


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