Admissions Step-by-Step


Eastern Arizona College Welcomes You!

Congratulations on choosing EAC - one of the finest and most cost-effective community colleges in the state - and the smart choice for starting your education and career. You're joining our close-knit community and we want to make sure your transition is a smooth one.

By choosing to attend EAC, you’ve chosen to join a community of people who live and learn side by side! Be ready to make new friends, gain the skills and knowledge needed to thrive, and have a fun and dynamic college experience.

Step 1: Get Admitted

Apply online - it's Free!
Send your official transcript

Official transcripts must be sent directly from your high school or previous college. Please send transcripts to:

Eastern Arizona College
Attn: Records Office
615 N Stadium Avenue
Thatcher, AZ 85552
Questions? Call the Records Office at (928) 428-8270.


Step 2: Prepare Your Payment Methods

    • Grants are not paid back.
    • Work Study: on-campus jobs.

apply for financial aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting October 1.

    • EAC's code is 001073.
    • Applications submitted by December 1 receive priority consideration.
EAC Scholarships
    • Academic: based on academic excellence
    • Athletic and Performing Arts: based on performance, selected by coaches and directors

apply for EAC scholarships

Log in to your Gila Hank Account; click "Financial," then click "Scholarships" link.

    • Official high school transcripts (or unofficial college transcripts), a personal essay, and two letters of recommendation are required.
    • Priority consideration is given to applications received by December 31. Scholarship deadline is March 1.
    • FAFSA applications are due by March 1.
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
    Students from these states are eligible for discounted tuition: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, Palau, and Guam.
  • New Mexico Tuition Waiver
    New Mexico residents may be eligible for in-state tuition rates.
    To Apply for a tuition waiver: Log in to your Gila Hank Account; click "Financial," then click "Waivers" and select appropriate waiver. For priority consideration please register for classes as soon as possible prior to the semester you plan on attending.

Step 3: Schedule Academic Advising

Academic Advising is strongly recommended!

Our advisors help you identify your academic goal and develop an educational plan to achieve it. Having a plan makes it easier to choose your classes each semester and may save you time and money.

Ready to schedule an appointment ? Call the EAC Counseling Office at (928) 428-8425.


Step 4: Secure Your Housing

Apply for on-campus housing

On-campus housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit your housing application as early as possible as housing options are limited on campus - especially for fall semester.

Submit the Application

In your Gila Hank Account, click the "Financial" link, then "Dorm & Meal Plan," then "Start Application.

Questions? We are here to help you!
Admissions Office
(928) 428-8332
(800) 678-3808, ext. 8332
Housing Office
(928) 428-8606
(800) 678-3808, ext. 8606