Below is a list of commonly asked questions about applying to the SALT Center.
SALT Center Application Frequently Asked QuestionsClick or enter to reveal information below
Freshmen, Transfer, and Currently Enrolled UA Students:
*What is the SALT Center application deadline?
** The SALT Center application deadline for Fall 2018 was May 1, 2018.
This deadline applied to Freshmen and Transfer students, new to the University of Arizona (UA), as well as currently enrolled UA students.
The Fall 2018 online application is no longer available, and a waiting list is in effect.
The Fall 2019 online application will be available in September, 2018. **The deadline will be May 1, 2019.
* Historically, March 1st has been the date that the SALT Center has reached capacity and initiated a Waiting List. SALT Center candidates are encouraged to submit a complete application by this date in order to have the highest chance of avoiding the Waiting List.
** The SALT Center may elect to take the online application offline at any time after this date if the program has reached capacity.
Do I have to be admitted to the University of Arizona to use SALT Center services?
- While UA acceptance is not required to apply to the SALT Center, your eligibility to enroll in the program may only be determined upon admission to the UA
- If deemed eligible to enroll in the SALT Center, two mandatory steps are required to finalize enrollment
What materials are necessary for a complete SALT Center application?
The following materials are necessary for a complete application:
- A finished and submitted SALT Center Online Application
- Uploaded documentation of a learning or attention difference*
- A thorough response to the Reflection Prompt
- A complete payment of the SALT Center Application Processing Fee (fee waivers are honored)
* Candidates who have not been diagnosed with a learning or attention difference, and/or do not have documentation to submit are prompted to complete an additional reflection prompt as outlined in Step 5.
My documentation is password protected. Is it okay to upload it to the application?
Because it delays the review process, we ask candidates to not password protect any document that is uploaded to our application. However, if this is insurmountable for you, then please either share the password in your reflection prompt, or please contact the SALT Center Admissions Team via email (see below).
How long is the application review process?
Using Rolling Admission, if a student (1) has been accepted to the UA and/or is currently enrolled; and (2) has a complete SALT Center application on file, the review period is generally 1-2 weeks
Between November 1 and March 1, decisions make take up to three weeks.
If you meet the criteria above, and it has been more than three weeks, then please contact the SALT Center Admissions Team via email (see below).
What is the definition of Rolling Admission?
"Rolling Admission: Students apply at any time after a college begins accepting applications until a final closing
date, which may be as late as the start of the term for which they are applying. Students are notified of a decision
as their applications are completed and are reviewed." (NACAC, 2017, p.5).
National Association for College Admission Counseling, (2017, September 18). Statement of Principles of Good Practice: NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices. Retrieved from https://www.nacacnet.org/advocacy--ethics/statement-of-principles-of-goo....
I have not accomplished the best GPA in high school. What is the recommended GPA, and/or ACT/SAT test scores for acceptance?
While UA acceptance is not required to apply to the SALT Center, your eligibility to enroll in the program may only be determined upon admission to the UA.
UA’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions can best explain undergraduate acceptance criteria (e.g., ACT/SAT scores, HS GPA, etc.). You may reach the office at 520-621-3237.
We (SALT Center Admissions Team) review submitted application material to make sure that our services match with a student’s academic support needs.
The SALT Center offers comprehensive academic support services to students who learn differently, including weekly meetings with a Strategic Learning Specialist, content-specific tutoring, and educational technology. This link describes our services.
I received an email saying I am eligible to enroll. How do I secure my spot in your program?
After you are eligible to enroll in the SALT Center, two mandatory steps are required to finalize enrollment:
- SALT Center New Student Participation Agreement
- Register for and attend a SALT Center Enrollment Event and UA New Student Orientation
The Next Steps Center is the place to go to complete these requirements.
Do I still have to register for Orientation if I've already attended Taste of SALT, met you at an event in my community, and/or toured campus with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions?
Yes. Taste of SALT, other similar programs, and the mandatory SALT Center Enrollment Event, are distinct events where different information is shared. Attending Taste of SALT, for example, does not exempt you from registering for and attending a SALT Center Enrollment Event and UA New Student Orientation.
Taste of SALT is a group presentation that provides and introductory overview of our program and services. Taste of SALT is geared toward prospective students and their family.
The SALT Center Enrollment Event is just for students who have been newly admitted to UA and plan to begin using our services for the first time. We design it to assist you in receiving the necessary information prior to starting your first semester at the SALT Center. For example, we provide contact information for your Strategic Learning Specialist and teach you how register for your tutoring appointments.
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I am currently enrolled at UA and was just recently offered a spot in the SALT Center, how do I register for the SALT Center Enrollment Event?
The SALT Center Admissions Team will manually register all new, incoming current UA Students and Transfers for an afternoon Enrollment Event in August. We understand you have college experience and use this to design the Enrollment Event to assist you in receiving the necessary information prior to starting your first semester at the SALT Center.
Why must I complete my SALT Center Enrollment Steps so early?
Candidates who neglect to finalize enrollment by May 1, 2018 may be subject to our Waiting List (see below).
We're a small center with a limited number of spots for new students each fall. Not every candidate who applies, and receives a spot in our program, chooses to enroll. The sooner a candidate commits, the higher the chance of avoiding our Waiting List.
If you're waiting for decisions from other institutions, we recommend completing our steps today.
If your plans change, you are free to cancel your SALT Center application by submitting a written response (email, fax, or letter) to the SALT Center Admissions Team, (only a student may request cancellation of a SALT Center application!)
The $200 SALT Center Enrollment Fee and UA Enrollment Fee are both refundable if the candidate chooses not to enroll in our program and/or attend UA.
The refund deadline for the SALT Center Enrollment Fee is May 15, 2018.*
The refund deadline for the UA Enrollment Fee is May 15, 2018.**
* The SALT Center Enrollment Fee is $200 and it posts to the candidate's Bursar's Account, after the student submits our Participation Agreement on the Next Steps Center. There is a deadline associated with it that is set by the Bursar's Office. Please pay it by the due date to avoid late charges from the Bursar's Office. If a candidate's plans change, a written application cancellation request is required from the candidate, on or before May 15, 2018.
** The UA Enrollment Fee is $395. It is paid on the Next Steps Center. The refund deadline is May 15, 2018 if the student cancels undergraduate admission. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions at 520-621-3237 with questions about this fee and the application cancellation policy (only a student may request cancellation of an undergraduate application!)
Do you use a Waiting List?
Yes. We may choose to initiate a Waiting List after we reach enrollment capacity.
Spots in the program are limited because each student has an individual weekly meeting with their Strategic Learning Specialist, whose rosters do become full.
The chance of a spot opening in spring is more likely than a spot opening in the fall.
Although being on the Waiting List can be disappointing, it just means that there will be a different path to enrollment in the SALT Center.
If you are truly interested in attending UA, we would strongly suggest that you use support from any of the following UA resources during the fall semester:
1. Disability Resources (DRC) – provides testing and classroom accommodations
2. The Think Tank – provides academic support for all students enrolled at UA
3. Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) – helps students cope with personal problems
4. Campus Health Services/ Campus Health Pharmacy – promotes health, wellness, safety
When do you start the Waiting List?
Historically, we have initiated a Waiting List at the beginning of March. We strongly advise candidates to apply early to avoid being placed on a Waiting List. Candidates who do not submit an application and/or neglect to finalize enrollment by May 1, 2018 will be subject to our Waiting List.
* Historically, March 1st has been the date that the SALT Center has reached capacity and initiated a Waiting List. SALT Center candidates to submit a complete application by this date in order to have the highest chance of avoiding the Waiting List.
I have not yet applied to the SALT Center, and I understand you have a Waiting List. How do I add my name to it?
Before a student is eligible to be added to the waitlist, they must:
(1) be accepted to UA
(2) have a complete Fall 2018 SALT Center application on file
(3) have been deemed Eligible to Enroll by the SALT Center Admissions Team.
Do you have a spring application for new students?
No. We do not have a spring application for new students. We’re a small center with limited capacity, and spring is reserved to facilitate continuous enrollment in our program.
(1) All new students are required to complete an initial, consecutive, two-semester commitment.
(2) Spring is reserved to enroll fall applicants who were wait listed.
(3) More students have chosen to remain in our program, for longer periods of time, than ever before in years past.
Consequently, between these three factors, our program remains enrolled to capacity during spring semesters.
Who do I contact with application questions and how long does it take to hear back?
Please email Max Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about accessing the SALT Center online application for Fall 2018. Please include the candidate's first and last name in the email subject line. A response will be sent within 24-48 hours, depending on the time of year and other circumstances. The candidate will always be included in the response when necessary and warranted.
We greatly appreciate your interest in the SALT Center, and are here to assist you with your questions about this program.
If you have questions about something that is not covered in this FAQ section, please email Max Jackson at email@example.com.