How To Apply

Now accepting applications for the class of 2018. Apply by Dec. 10, 2016, to start the McGuire Program Fall 2017!

The McGuire Program is highly competitive and space is limited. For the best chance of being accepted, your application should reflect the special attributes, experiences, and goals that set you apart and make you uniquely qualified to thrive in an intensive, collaborative entrepreneurship program. 

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Application Materials

  1. Statement of Interest: Please include your name at the top, and in no more than two pages, please share with us why you want to join the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program and what makes you qualified to participate. What are your current and future goals? How will going through the Program help you meet those goals? What skills or experiences do you have that you can bring to a team? What are your passions?
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript: Everyone must submit a current unofficial transcript downloaded from UAccess. Transfer students and graduate student may submit copies of transcripts from previous degrees. All transcripts must be uploaded as a single PDF. 

You will also need to know the following: 

    • Student ID Number
    • Cumulative GPA
    • Major GPA (For instructions, see Calculate Major GPA)
    • Number of credit hours completed at time of application

Selection Process

McGuire Entrepreneurship Program participants are selected based on their individual applicant profile, and as compared to the overall applicant pool. There is not any one element that speaks more to an applicant’s viability — it is the combined information set. Applicants will hear on Feb. 1, 2017 regarding the status of your application.

Any questions about the application process should be directed to For more information about the McGuire Program, contact Program's Manager Julie Forster at or 520.626.3030.


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