May 11, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Admissions



Office of Admissions | Donaldson Student Services Center, 2nd Floor | phone (501) 916-3127, (800) 482-8892 (toll-free) | fax (501) 683-7304 | ualr.edu/admissions

How to Apply for Undergraduate Admission to UA Little Rock

  1. Visit apply.ualr.edu to complete an application for undergraduate admission and submit the $40 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Applicants with fewer than 12 transferable college credit hours should request that an official high school transcript or GED scores be sent to the Office of Admissions. Only official transcripts will be accepted and must be submitted in a sealed, stamped envelope from the issuing institution or sent via electronic data interchange from the high school.
  3. Applicants with fewer than 12 transferable college credit hours may need to request official ACT or SAT scores from the testing agency (UA Little Rock ACT Code 0132; UA Little Rock SAT code 6368) if the official high school transcript does not include scores and the student did not indicate UA Little Rock as a score recipient at the time of testing. ACT, SAT, COMPASS or Accuplacer.  ACT, SAT, and COMPASS scores must be from tests taken within the last five years and Accuplacer within the last four years. Students have the option of taking the Accuplacer test available through UA Little Rock’s Office of Testing Services.
  4. Any applicant previously enrolled at another institution(s) must request that an official college transcript(s) be sent to the Office of Admissions. Only official transcripts will be accepted and must be submitted in a sealed, stamped envelope from the issuing institution or sent via electronic data interchange from the previous institution. Students may submit an official “In Progress” transcript from the institution at which s/he is currently enrolled for admission purposes, but will still be required to submit a final, official transcript once all grades have been posted. Freshmen who completed high school concurrent credit at an institution other than UA Little Rock must submit an official college transcript.
  5. Students born after January 1, 1957, must submit proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunizations.

Admission Types and Standards

Freshmen

Students who have no college credit or earned college credit while in high school or during the summer immediately after high school graduation are classified as first-time entering freshmen. High school students can be admitted for a future term (after graduation) as early as completion of the eleventh grade. These students are expected to continue their academic success in high school and submit a final transcript after graduation. In order to be considered for admission, first-time entering freshman applicants are required to submit:

  • An application for admission and a non-refundable $40 application fee at apply.ualr.edu. There is no application fee for military students, request your waiver at ualr.edu/admissions/vet-app-fee-waiver.
  • Proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunizations or the titer test with the test date showing immunity. (required of all applicants born after January 1, 1957)
  • An official high school transcript or GED scores. A final high school transcript will also be required with the graduation date listed.
  • Official ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer scores.  ACT and SAT scores are only valid for five years and Accuplacer scores are valid for four years.
  • Freshmen who completed high school concurrent credit at an institution other than UA Little Rock must submit an official college transcript from that institution.

Freshman Admission Standards

Option #1:

  • 19 ACT composite score OR 1010 SAT total score OR NextGEN ACCUPLACER (ANG1) Reading 253, (ANG2) Writing 253, (ANG4) Quantitative Reasoning Algebra and Statistics 253, and
  • Have a high school GPA (no minimum GPA required)

Option #2:

  • 2.25 high school GPA, and one of the following:
    • 15 ACT sub scores in English, math, and reading, or
    • SAT (S12) Math 515, (S13) Reading 26, and (S14) Writing 26, or
    • NextGEN ACCUPLACER (ANG1) Reading 234, (ANG2) Writing 234, (ANG4) Quantitative Reasoning Algebra and Statistics 234

GED/Homeschool

  • 15 ACT sub scores in English, math, and reading, or
  • SAT (S12) Math 515, (S13) Reading 26, and (S14) Writing 26, or
  • NextGEN ACCUPLACER (ANG1) Reading 234, (ANG2) Writing 234, (ANG4) Quantitative Reasoning Algebra and Statistics 234

Over 24 years of age

  • 2.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale, and
  • Must take ACT/SAT/ACCUPLACER (no minimum score required)

Freshmen Transfers

Students with fewer than 12 transferable college credit hours earned after high school are classified as freshman transfers. Freshman transfers are required to submit both freshman and transfer credentials. These students will be admitted if they meet freshman admission standards.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are those who have been enrolled previously in a college or university accredited by Institutional or regional accrediting agencies as recognized by the US Department of Education, earned at least 12 transferable college credit hours with a grade point average of at least 2.00 on all previous college coursework,  or have earned an AA/AS/AAS degree from their immediately previous Institutional or regional accredited Institution will be granted admission. Applicants must submit the following:

  • An application for admission and a non-refundable $40 application fee at a pply.ualr.edu. There’s no application fee for military students, request your waiver at ualr.edu/admissions/vet-app-fee-waiver/.
  • Proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunizations or the titer test with the test date showing immunity. (required of all applicants born after January 1, 1957)
  • Official transcript(s) from each college previously enrolled submitted in a sealed, stamped envelope from issuing institution or sent via electronic data interchange from the previous institution.

UA Little Rock Office of Admissions
2801 South University
Little Rock, AR 72204

Transfer students who last attended their previous post-secondary Institutionally/regionally accredited Institution seven or more years prior to the application term will be admitted.

A previously enrolled student who has attended another institution since attending UA Little Rock must reapply for admission and submit the additional official transcript(s). Transfer students whose admission is denied may complete an admission appeal form and submit additional documentation for review to be reconsidered. The Initial enrollment of students admitted on appeal may be limited by the Admissions and Transfer Credit Committee. For further details, contact the Office of Admissions.

Provisional Admission of Transfer Students

Transfer students who have not submitted all official academic credentials necessary for admission may be admitted provisionally provided that official in-progress transcripts support admissibility. Admission will be determined by no more than one In-progress semester.  Students must submit the missing credentials In order to register for subsequent terms. Students admitted provisionally may not be changed to non-degree seeking student status.

Transfer work will be evaluated upon receipt of all required official academic transcript(s). If an evaluation of the final academic transcript shows that the provisionally admitted student does not meet UA Little Rock’s minimum admission requirements, the student will be immediately placed on academic probation and required to earn a minimum 2.0 UA Little Rock grade point average in their first semester to continue enrollment.

UA Little Rock cannot accurately evaluate transfer hours, advise, or release financial aid funding for which students may be eligible, or guarantee registration in degree appropriate courses until all final, official admission credentials have been received and processed.

Dual Enrollment for High School Students

Current high school students who wish to attend classes on the UA Little Rock campus may be considered for admission as dual-enrolled high school students with the following qualifications:

  • Cumulative 2.5 high school grade point average, and
  • An ACT composite score of 19 or a 990 SAT (test date March 2016 or later) or SAT I score of at least 910 combined Critical Reading/Math (test date prior to March 2016) or comparable Accuplacer score.
  • Additional requirements or testing may be necessary.

Dual-Enrolled applicants must submit:

  • An application for admission and a non-refundable $40 application fee at apply.ualr.edu.
  • Proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunizations or the titer test with the test date showing immunity
  • An official high school transcript. Official ACT, SAT, or Accuplacerscores.
  • Written permission from parent/legal guardian.
  • Recommendation from high school principal or designee.

UA Little Rock is not responsible for guaranteeing high school diplomas under this arrangement; however, campus officials will cooperate with state or local school administrators concerning regulations for awarding a diploma to successful participants in this program. College credit earned as a dual-enrolled student may apply toward a degree at UA Little Rock. Students in this category are not eligible for scholarships or financial aid. Admission under these guidelines does not guarantee that a student may be enrolled in a particular course. University departments may restrict enrollment into specific courses.

Concurrent High School Students

UA Little Rock offers concurrent enrollment through a number of participating Arkansas high schools. High school concurrent students enroll in UA Little Rock courses offered on their high school campus. Prospective students for high school concurrent enrollment should contact the concurrent enrollment coordinator at their high school. Official academic credentials will be submitted to the Office of Admissions by the high school’s concurrent enrollment coordinator.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for high school concurrent enrollment:

  • Cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and
  • An ACT composite score of 19 or a 990 SAT (test date March 2016 or later) or SAT I score of at least 910 combined Critical Reading/Math (test date prior to March 2016) or comparable Accuplacer score.

Admission under these guidelines does not guarantee that a student may be eligible for a particular course. University departments may restrict enrollment into specific courses.

Non-degree Seeking Students

Non-degree seeking students enroll In classes for personal enrichment or professional development and are not eligible for financial aid or veteran benefits.  Non-degree seeking student status is not a means to regular degree-seeking status.  It does not represent admission nor implies admission to a program at a later date. 

Non-degree seeking applicants must submit the following:

  • An application for admission and a non-refundable $40 application fee at a pply.ualr.edu. There’s no application fee for military students, request your waiver at ualr.edu/admissions/vet-app-fee-waiver.
  • Proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunizations or the titer test with the test date showing immunity (required of all applicants born after January 1, 1957)

A student who wishes to move from non-degree seeking status to degree-seeking status must::

  • Submit a completed application for admission for a future term.
  • Submit required credentials based on the student type for which you are applying. (See Freshman and Transfer Student sections for a list of required documents).

Qualifying for admission into a degree-seeking status from a non-degree status can be completed in one of the following ways:

  • Satisfy the requirements for admission as a Freshman or Transfer student type.
  • Demonstrate a record of successful course completion at UA Little Rock by completing a minimum of 12 hours of University core or other hours directly applicable to a specific degree or certificate program with a grade of “C” or better and having completed 12 hours of the last 15 hours attempted with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Post-Baccalaureate Students

Students who already have a bachelor’s degree and wish to take additional undergraduate courses may be admitted as post-baccalaureate students.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • An application for admission and a non-refundable $40 application fee at apply.ualr.edu. There is no application fee for military students, request your waiver at ualr.edu/admissions/vet-app-fee-waiver.
  • Proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunizations or the titer test with the test date showing immunity. (Required of all applicants born after January 1, 1957)
  • Official transcript from the institution that granted the bachelor’s degree with the date of degree conferred.

Reapplicants

Degree-seeking students who were previously enrolled, but have not registered at UA Little Rock for two years or longer must reapply for admission online at apply.ualr.edu and submit the non-refundable $40 application fee. There’s no application fee for military students, request your waiver at ualr.edu/admissions/vet-app-fee-waiver.

Visiting Students

Students enrolled in an institution of higher education to which they intend to return can be admitted as a visiting student. This status is limited to one semester. Further enrollment in this status is not permitted until the student has returned to his or her original institution, attended another institution before returning to UA Little Rock, or re-applied as a degree-seeking student at UA Little Rock. Applicants must submit the following:

  • An application for admission and a non-refundable $40 application fee at apply.ualr.edu. There’s no application fee for military students, request your waiver at ualr.edu/admissions/vet-app-fee-waiver.
  • Letter of Good Standing from current institution or official transcript indicating good standing from the institution in which are currently enrolled.

International Students

International students must apply online and submit complete credentials before being considered for admission. The application and credential deadlines are as follows: Fall semester – July 15, Spring semester – November 15, and Summer semester – May 15.

International Freshman

Applicants must submit the following:

  • An application for admission to at ualr.edu.
  • Non-refundable $40 application
  • Proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunizations. (required of all applicants born after January 1, 1957). This document must be in English, signed by a physician, and list the dates of the two MMR immunizations.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (see the following section)
  • Official high school transcript or official secondary school completion
  • Online Immigration Verification Form and demonstration of financial support at ualr.edu/international/ivinstructions. See International Student Services for more information.

International Transfer Students

Applicants must submit the following:

  • An application for admission at apply.ualr.edu.
  • Non-refundable $40 application
  • Proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunizations or the titer test with test date showing immunity (required of all applicants born after January 1, 1957). This document must be in English, signed by a physician, and list the dates of the two MMR immunizations.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (see the following section)
  • Official high school transcript or official secondary school completion
  • Online Immigration Verification Form and demonstration of financial support at ualr.edu/international/ivinstructions. See International Student Services for more information. 
  • Official course-by-course transcript evaluation from all post-secondary institutions from IEE (or other NACES evaluation service approved by Director of Admissions)

International Post-baccalaureate Students

Applicants must submit the following:

  • An application for admission at apply.ualr.edu.
  • Non-refundable $40 application
  • Proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunizations or the titer test with the test date showing immunity (required of all applicants born after January 1, 1957). This document must be in English, signed by a physician, and list the dates of the two MMR immunizations.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (see the following section)
  • Online Immigration Verification Form and demonstration of financial support at ualr.edu/international/ivinstructions See International Student Services for more information. 
  • Official course-by-course transcript evaluation from the post-secondary institution in which you received your bachelor’s degree; this can be from IEE (or other NACES evaluation service approved by Director of Admissions)

Proof of English Language Proficiency for International Students

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit proof of English language and academic skill proficiency before admission to UA Little Rock can be granted. Students may satisfy the English language requirement in one of the following ways:

  • A score of at least 525 (paper-based) or 61 (iBT) earned within the last two years on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (UA Little Rock Code is 6368); or
  • A score of at least 6 on the IELTS earned within the last two years; or
  • Completion of Composition I and II at a regionally accredited post-secondary U.S. institution with a grade of C or better; or
  • Attendance at a U.S. school for the past six years; or
  • Successful completion of the UA Little Rock Intensive English Language Program through the final level. (Please call (501) 916-3566 for additional information.); or
  • An official ACT score of at least 19 on both the English and Reading sections of ACT earned within the last five years;
  • or an official SAT score of at least 510 Critical Reading and 490 Writing (test taken prior to March 2016);
  • or an official SAT score of at least 510 in the evidence-based reading/writing (test taken after March 2016);
  • or Citizenship of an exempt country: Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or the Commonwealth Caribbean.

For more information, go to the International Student Services  page.

Senior Citizens

Arkansas residents who are at least 60 years of age and have been admitted as a degree-seeking student at UA Little Rock are eligible for a tuition waiver by submitting proof of age to the Bursar’s Office. Students qualifying for the waiver will be permitted to register only on the last day of the regular and late registration periods each academic term. If a course section has no available slots and additional students are attempting to register, students receiving the waiver may be removed from that course section. Exceptions may be granted to students who agree to forgo the waiver of tuition.

Veterans

Application fee waiver and special tuition rate

All military students, (i.e., active-duty, guard, reserve, and veterans who were separated under honorable conditions) are eligible to receive a waiver of the $40 admission fee and a special tuition rate which excludes most fees associated with enrollment (Technology Lab Fees and the Nursing Lab Fee will still be assessed).

During the completion of the undergraduate admission application, the military fee waiver form will become available to print. Complete the application until payment is requested, then close the application and submit this form to the Office of Admissions with a copy of one of the following documents:

  • Military ID
  • Military orders
  • DD Form 214

Once you apply, have any official military transcripts (CCAF or JST) and/or transcripts from other institutions sent to:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Office of Admissions
2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204

Residency Status and Fees for Veterans and Military Personnel and their Spouses and Dependents

Per UA Board Policy 520.7, members of the armed forces, honorably discharged veterans, spouses, and some dependents are eligible for the in-state rate for the purpose of tuition and fees applicable for all programs of study, including distance learning programs. To be considered, please complete the Residency Reclassification Request form online at ualr.edu/admissions/forms.

Residency

Student residency status is governed by the UA Board of Trustees policy 520.8.

Students classified as nonresidents of Arkansas must pay non-resident tuition in addition to regular registration fees. Residents of contiguous states who are admitted unconditionally as degree-seeking may be eligible for a waiver of the out-of-state portion of their tuition charges (excludes Bowen School of Law).

Residency information regarding reclassification and appeals is available at ualr.edu/admissions/residency. Please use this online form to view the documents needed to be considered for reclassification. Deadlines are enforced each semester. Questions regarding residency should be directed to the Director of Admissions.