Frequently Asked Questions
- Where do I apply for admission?
- How do I check my admission status?
- How do I know what documents I need?
- How do I get a copy of my GED scores?
- What information do I need to submit if I am home-schooled?
- Is there a deadline for admission to UALR?
- After I’m accepted to UALR, what should I do next?
- Do I have to see an adviser before I register?
- When is registration open?
- Can I register for classes before I am fully admitted?
- Is there a registration deadline?
- When do classes begin?
- When will I receive my UALR email account?
- If I have taken classes at another university or community college, will I receive credit for these classes if I am admitted to UALR?
- Can I determine which classes will transfer from my previous university or community college before I apply?
- Does UALR accept military credit?
- I am an incoming freshman. Am I required to attend orientation?
- I am a transfer student. Am I required to attend orientation?
- How do I sign up for orientation?
- Where can I get more information on establishing residency in the state of Arkansas for tuition purposes at UALR?
- Is in-state tuition only granted to students in Arkansas? Are there any exceptions?
- Will it be harder for me to be admitted to UALR if I am an out-of-state applicant?
- Where do I get information if I am an international student?
- What do I need to submit to apply for Veteran benefits?
- Is there someone on the UALR campus I can contact with questions about Veteran benefits?
Apply online at http://apply.ualr.edu
You can log into your admission application to monitor your current status using the following link, https://apply.ualr.edu. It is important that you select “Returning User”. You will then be prompted to confirm your identity, after which you will have the ability to view your application status. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office. You may reach us at 501-569-3127 or email@example.com. Please include your name and student ID on all correspondence.
You can log into your admission application to monitor required credentials using the following link, https://apply.ualr.edu. It is important that you select “Returning User”. You will then be prompted to confirm your identity, after which you will have the ability to view your application status. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office. You may reach us at 501-569-3127 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and student ID on all correspondence.
Please go to ace.arkansas.gov to request an official copy of scores to be sent.
A home-school transcript indicating courses taken or GED scores, ACT/SAT scores and immunization records. Other information may be required – once you apply you may review the list of your required documents by logging into your admission application using the following link, https://apply.ualr.edu. It is important that you select “Returning User”. You will then be prompted to confirm your identity, after which you will have the ability to view your application status. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office. You may reach us at 501-569-3127 or email@example.com. Please include your name and student ID on all correspondence.
All applicants must submit required credentials by the deadline listed on our Important Dates page.
You’ll need to be advised before you register for classes. Schedule your appointment online or call 501.569.3386. Their office is located on the 3rd floor of the Student Services Center.
In order to be advised, you need to submit both your ACT/SAT scores and at least a 7th semester high school transcript to the Office of Admissions. If you have taken college courses, you will also need to submit transcripts from each school attended to the Office of Admissions.
All freshmen must be advised prior to registration. For more information see http://ualr.edu/advising/
For important dates for the semester please review the dates available online at ualr.edu/records/calendar.
- Applicants may be cleared to register before submitting all required documentation for admission.
- You must be fully admitted with a complete admission file to a degree-seeking program before receiving any form of financial aid.
There is – please review registration deadlines at http://ualr.edu/records/calendar/.
There will be NO late registration for entering freshmen. For non-freshman students regular registration ends at 4:30 p.m. on the business day prior to the start of classes.
For important dates for the semester please visit the academic calendar.
UALR email accounts are created within 24 hours of acceptance to UALR. For more information, contact IT Services 501.569.3345.
If I have taken classes at another university or community college, will I receive credit for these classes if I am admitted to UALR?
Transfer students should submit an official transcript from each institution attended for admission and for transfer credit evaluation to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Only official transcripts will be evaluated for transfer credit. Once an official transcript is received our office will forward it to the Office of Records and Registration for review. Courses accepted as transfer credit will be added to the student UALR record. For more information visit: http://ualr.edu/records/index.php/home/student-services/transfer-credit-articulation-2/
Can I determine which classes will transfer from my previous university or community college before I apply?
For information about transfer credit see http://ualr.edu/records/index.php/home/student-services/transfer-credit-articulation-2/
Military credit may be accepted for transfer credit. For details see http://ualr.edu/records/index.php/home/student-services/transfer-credit-articulation-2/militarytechnical-credit/
First-time, full-time freshmen are required to live on the UALR campus as part of the residential community. Students receiving UALR academic scholarships are required to live on campus their first year. Some non-scholarship students may be exempt from the housing requirements, including students residing within a 25 mile radius of the UALR main campus, and who are residing with a parent or legal guardian during the school year;
For more information regarding housing at UALR, please contact our Office of Housing at 501.661.1743 or visit them online at ualr.edu/housing.
All incoming freshman are required to attend orientation. For more information visit ualr.edu/newstudents/
Transfers students are not required but are highly encouraged to attend orientation. For more information visit ualr.edu/newstudents/
The Office of Campus Life will mail information about orientation dates and an invitation to orientation to all eligible students. Register online at ualr.edu/newstudents/
Where can I get more information on establishing residency in the state of Arkansas for tuition purposes at UALR?
Students should refer to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees Residency Policy for more information. Any student who wishes to have residency reclassified as in-state for tuition purposes must submit the Reclassification for Arkansas Residency for Fee Purposes form and submit all required supporting documents. Residency appeals will be processed in the date order they are received. Residency appeals will NOT be approved retroactively for previous semesters. Students must file the residency appeal for the current or a future term. All documents should be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, 2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204. The deadline for Fall and Spring semesters is the census day (11th day of classes) each term. The deadline for Summer term is the census day (5th day of classes). The student will be notified of appeal decision in writing.
No, out-of-state applicants must meet the same admission criteria as in-state applicants.
Contact International Student Services at 501.683.7566 or visit their website at ualr.edu/international/
For details on applying for Veterans benefits see ualr.edu/admissions/veterans
Please see the Veterans Information page
2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock AR 72204-1099
Public, metropolitan university of almost 11,000 students pursing degrees in more than 100 programs of study. Student-to-faculty ratio: 15 to 1. Average class size: 16 students. Part of the University of Arkansas System since 1969. For more detailed information visit ualr.edu/about/
You can view a snapshot of the current student body make up and enrollment in the student body defined located at ualr.edu/records/index.php/student-body-defined
- We are located in the Charles W. Donaldson Student Services Center – 2nd Floor
- Our office hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 6 pm, and Friday 7:30 am to 5 pm
- We can be contacted by phone at 501.569.3127
- We can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- We can be contacted by fax at 501.569.8956
- We can be contacted by mail at:
2801 S. University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Reclassification of Residency
What is the definition of “bona fide domicile” for purposes of reclassification?
A bona fide domicile is a home of an apparently true, fixed and permanent nature. The student must provide evidence of permanent connection with the State of Arkansas and demonstrate the expectation of remaining in the state beyond graduation. Becoming domiciled in Arkansas means that a person has severed all ties to other states and has established such ties with Arkansas.
I am a foreign national and am here on a temporary visa. Am I eligible for reclassification?
No. ALL students on a temporary visa (F1 or H type visas for example) will be classified as an international student and will pay non-resident tuition and fees.
I am married to an Arkansas Resident. Am I eligible for reclassification?
The spouse of a person continuously domiciled in Arkansas (for at least six months immediately prior to the beginning of the term in which the fees are to be paid) upon request shall be classified as “in-state” if sufficient proof is submitted. The exception to this is for international students on a temporary visa.
I have lived here for six months. Am I eligible for reclassification?
The single fact of living in Arkansas for six months or attending the University does not automatically make you eligible for reclassification. You will need to provide documentation that your residence in Arkansas is of a permanent nature for reclassification purposes.