Apr 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Records and Registration

Student Services Center, 2nd Floor | (501) 569-3110 or (501) 683-7270 | ualr.edu/records | Registration Guide Website: ualr.edu/records/get-registered

Registration at UA Little Rock

The Office of Records and Registration acts as a registration resource for students and the campus community. The office provides a number of online services to students through their BOSS accounts, including:

  • Registration (Sign up for classes)
  • Enrollment Verification
  • Degree Verification
  • Official Transcripts (Note: Students may also print an unofficial transcript through BOSS.)

Things to Know

The Academic Year

Things to Know The Academic Year The academic year includes two regular semesters in the fall and spring, each with seven accelerated terms within the semester, and a summer semester with four terms. The unit of credit is the semester hour. This unit is defined as credit earned for the completion of one hour per week in class for one semester. Two hours or more of laboratory work per week for one term equals one-semester hour of credit. UA Little Rock offers night and weekend courses, web-based courses, courses on campus and at various off-campus locations. Admission requirements, fees, and academic performance for night and weekend classes are the same as for day classes.

About Online Registration 

After you have been advised, the next step toward taking courses at UA Little Rock is to view the UA Little Rock Registration Guide (ualr.edu/records/get-registered) and Class Search (https://a.ualr.edu/classes/).

The UA Little Rock Registration Guide and Class Search websites contain information on the web registration process and list the courses that will be offered during specific semesters by course, time, location, and instructor. At the Office of Records and Registration website (ualr.edu/records), you can also find the academic calendar, the final examination schedule, and deadlines for various activities during the semester.

Please be aware that students may not enroll for more than 18 credit hours in a regular semester (Fall or Spring) or more than 7 credit hours in a five-week Summer term without prior permission of the person who approves his or her degree plan.

Courses and programs are also offered through web-based delivery as well as at off-campus locations. Off-campus and online credit courses are identified by location in the UA Little Rock Registration Guide and Class Search.

During a full, 14-week semester or term, the usual three-credit-hour daytime course will meet for 50 minutes a day on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, or for 1 hour and 15 minutes on either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.

Some classes will meet on different time schedules, such as one three-hour session per week. All these options are part of UA Little Rock’s effort to offer classes in times and places that suit the needs of all students, but it also means you have to read the UA Little Rock Class Search carefully.

How to Read Class Search

Examples of a typical course entry and an explanation of each part of this listing is provided below. The format of the information may vary depending on which view of the student schedule you use, but the meaning of each component will be the same.

  • CRN: 60344 – The five-digit course reference number (CRN) assigned for registration. The five-digit CRN number is necessary for registration and is not the same as the course number.
  • Subject: HIST – The department or curriculum area with its assigned four-letter code. In this case, it is “HIST” for “History.”
  • Course Number: 1311 – The course number assigned by the department. It indicates the level and number of credit hours for the course. Note: The second number indicated the semester hours. This class is 3 semester credit hours.
  • Section: 03 – The section number assigned by the department.
  • Title: Hist Of Civilization I – The course title. Abbreviated versions of long course titles may be used. Descriptions of all courses appear within their respective departments in numerical order by course number.
  • Available Seats: 0 – This is the total number of students that may sign up for this class.
  • Class meets MWF – The days the class meets, in this case, each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Other abbreviations include “MW” or Monday and Wednesday, “TR” or Tuesday and Thursday, “S” means Saturday, “U” means Sunday, and “TBA” indicates “to be announced.” “TBA” is often used for online classes.
  • Time: 10:00 am – 10:50 am – The time the class begins and ends. The abbreviation TBA in this place means “to be announced.” The exact time for TBA courses will be provided by the department or instructor.
  • Instructor: Anson, Edward M. – The name of the instructor assigned to this class. If the word “Staff” appears here, the teacher for the class had not yet been assigned at the time the schedule was prepared.

Registering for Classes

For a step-by-step guide
on how to register for classes,
go to ualr.edu/records/get-registered.