Aug 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Quick Start Guide

Have the heart of a Trojan? Join us and enjoy big-city living filled with some of the nicest people in the state! We offer world-class facilities, state-of-the-art technology, knowledgeable professors, and great internship opportunities. This quick guide will get you started.

Apply for Admission:

Complete an application for admission at and pay the non-refundable $40 application fee online. There’s no application fee for military students, request your waiver at

Tip: Your application will be reviewed by your admission counselor. We’ll communicate with you via email, so be sure to provide correct addresses on your application so you don’t miss updates.

Submit Required Documents:

Your admissions counselor will review your application within 3-5 business days. To check your admission application status, log in as a returning user at to view your application and list of missing and submitted documents. You will also receive an email confirming your application has been received and what documents will be required for submission. Submit documents to:

UA Little Rock
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2801 South University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099

Tip: Shot records can be sent via mail, emailed to, or faxed to (501) 683-7304. Transcripts should come directly from the school’s registrar. If hand-delivered, it must be in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.

Tip: Testing Services provides placement testing and credit by examination. Contact the Office of Testing Services at 501.569.3198 or visit them in the Student Services Center, Room 315.

Get Your PIN or ID Number:

Need your BOSS PIN? Go to, click “Secure Login,” select “Forgot PIN” and follow the prompts.

Need your ID (T Number)? Go to, click “Secure Login,” enter your Social Security number in the “User ID field.” You’ll get a message that displays your T#.

If you still have questions, contact the Office of Admissions at (501) 916-3127.

Use Your Student Dashboard for Boss, Email, and Blackboard:

  1. Go to, choose “Secure Login,” and enter your T#. Click “Forgot PIN” and follow the prompts.
  2. Click “Personal Information” then “List Accounts and Change Passwords.”
  3. Find your netID and write it down. You’ll need it later.
  4. Go to “Change Password” and click each box. Enter and confirm your password.
  5. Enter and confirm your new password.
  6. Now you can access your e-mail, BOSS, and blackboard using your netID and new password with a single sign-on at

BOSS is your one-stop, online system for access to:

  • Set your password for your UA Little Rock email
  • View outstanding financial aid requirements
  • Accept offered financial aid
  • Complete your Housing application
  • Register for classes
  • Pay your bill
  • Check your grades

Check your UA Little Rock email at using your NetID and password created in BOSS. Choose the option to view your usernames/change your passwords to change your passwords.

Tip: Your UA Little Rock email is the University’s official means of communication, so check it often.

Tip: Your instructors may use Blackboard for communication or assignments even if it’s not an online class. Get more info at

Apply for Scholarships & Financial Aid

Step 1: See the options available to help you fund your education at including federal financial aid and UA Little Rock merit and private scholarships.

Tip: UA Little Rock’s FAFSA school code is 001101.

Tip: Pay attention to deadlines and required materials for each scholarship.

Step 2: Complete the YOUniversal application on the ADHE website for state financial aid programs like the Academic Challenge Scholarship at

If you are entitled to the GI Bill, contact our Office of Military Student Success at or (501) 916-3387. 

Apply for Housing

View on-campus housing options and policies at and complete the application in BOSS– – you’ll need your UA Little Rock T number and PIN.

Tip: Applying early increases your chance of getting your preferred residence hall and roommate.

Attend New Student Orientation

Step 1: Visit for New Student Orientation events & opportunities. Go2Orientation is an online orientation experience for new students made to tell you all about being a Trojan. You’ll also meet our Orientation Leaders, your personal guides to campus. 

Step 2: For help with financial aid, transfer student support, student accounts, or general questions about campus, visit the ASK Desk on the second floor of the Student Services Building. You can also call (501) 916-3000 or email

Tip: The Orientation Leaders run @ualrnewstudents on Instagram & Tiktok - check it out for the latest updates & events to get connected to campus. 

Tip: Want to make sure you are ready for the first day of classes? Check out the New Student Checklist at

Academic Advising and Registration

All degree-seeking students must meet with an academic adviser before registering for classes. Your advisor will provide instructions for registering for classes and assistance in doing so if you encounter problems.


Freshmen are advised in one of three college advising centers. Your advisor will contact you after you are admitted about making an advising appointment, so watch your email and phone for a message from your advisor.


A person from one of three college advising centers will contact you to get you connected with your advisor, so watch your email and phone for a message. Your advisor will then contact you to make an appointment for a personalized, one-on-one advising session and ensure that you are able to register for classes.

Visit and follow the freshmen or transfer path to learn more details.

Rent or Buy Books

Take your schedule to the UA Little Rock Bookstore to find the books you need. Renting is usually less expensive, and you may be able to use financial aid to pay for books. You can also check them out online.

Tip: The bookstore price matches Amazon and local competitors.

Pay Your Bill

View your account balance in BOSS (Student Services Tab>Student Accounts) to pay in full or set up an installment payment plan. Deadlines are available online at

Tip: Pay before the payment due date so you won’t be dropped from your classes.

Questions? Contact the Bursar’s Office at 501-916-3450 or