Shooting suspect James Holmes applied to the University of Arizona last year and was invited to spend a weekend on campus as part of his bid to go to graduate school in Tucson.
He was one of a dozen hopefuls from around the country vying to get into UA’s graduate program in neuroscience for advanced study of the brain and nervous system.
Holmes’ photo appears in a booklet UA produced for the program’s interview weekend, held Feb. 3 to Feb. 6 in 2011. He is pictured wearing sunglasses and a dark shirt with a white Nike swoosh emblem at the collar.
The weekend is described on UA’s website as an event for “outstanding neuroscience applicants.”
As it turned out, Holmes didn’t make the grade.
“James Holmes applied for the UA's graduate program in neuroscience and was not accepted,” UA spokesman Johnny Cruz said Friday.