UAEC 200 ensures that you are ready for college study. You earn your first two UA credit hours in the UAEC 200 College Readiness Course. You and your parents participate in an orientation session – your first class meeting of UAEC 200 – either on campus, online, or at a facility in your local area. Then, you complete the UAEC 200 College Readiness Course online during the 5 weeks following orientation. During UAEC 200, students will submit multiple assignments each week and will need to study 1-2 hours a day to be successful.

We are excited to announce that beginning August 1, 2022, our UAEC 200 College Readiness Course (required to be completed by all students prior to enrolling in full UA courses) is being offered free of charge!

In UAEC 200, you learn:

  • How to navigate online courses
  • Time management
  • Reading college text and preparing for college tests
  • Research skills, using UA Libraries Online
  • Freshman writing skills (proper citations, avoiding plagiarism)
  • College communication and email etiquette
  • How to format a college paper using the latest MLA
  • And most importantly, how to be a successful college student!

Check out the following video to learn more about UAEC 200.


Students admitted to the UA Early College program will have one additional opportunity to move or change UAEC 200 start dates. After one date change, students will be required to re-apply to UA Early College and pay the $40 application fee. It is important for students to examine their high school, work, extracurricular, and other schedules before selecting a UAEC 200 date.

UA Early College students must earn 700 total course points and submit the College Research Paper to earn a “P” passing grade for UAEC 200. Students must earn at least 750 points, submit the College Research Paper, and complete the Academic Advising Interactives and Session to be eligible to take future UA Early College classes. Students who fail to earn 700 points (or fail the UAEC 200 course) will be required to retake UAEC 200 and pay the UA Early College tuition rates for the course.