Admissions FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
Admission

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Registration

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Transfer Credit

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Housing

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Orientation

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Out-of-state and International Students

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Veterans

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About UALR

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Contact Information


Admission

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Where do I apply for admission?

Apply online at http://apply.ualr.edu

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How do I check my admission status?

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 admissions@ualr.edu. Please include your name and student ID on all correspondence.

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How do I know what documents I need?

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 admissions@ualr.edu. Please include your name and student ID on all correspondence.

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How do I get a copy of my GED scores?

Please go to ace.arkansas.gov to request an official copy of scores to be sent.

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What information do I need to submit if I am home-schooled?

A home-school transcript of 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 admissions@ualr.edu. Please include your name and student ID on all correspondence.

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Is there a deadline for admission to UALR?

All Freshman/ Freshman-transfer admission applications, transcripts and test scores must be

submitted by

  • Spring 2013 – Jan 4, 2013 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Summer 1 – May 17, 2013 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Summer 2 – May 17, 2013 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Summer 4 – June 26, 2013 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Fall 2013 – Aug 9, 2013 by 4:00 p.m.

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After Iā€™m accepted to UALR, what should I do next?

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 and Financial Aid. If you have taken college courses, you will also need to submit transcripts from each school attended to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Academic Advising can be contacted at 501-569-3386. Their office is located on the 3rd floor of the Student Services Center.

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Registration

Do I have to see an adviser before I register?

All freshmen must be advised prior to registration.Ā  For more information see http://ualr.edu/advising/

When is registration open?

For important dates for the semester please review the pocket guide available online at http://ualr.edu/registration/index.php/home/miscellaneous-information/registration-pocket-guides/

Can I register for classes before I am fully admitted?

  • That depends. If you are a freshmen or freshmen transfer you need to meet admission standards to be cleared for registration. For non-freshmen students – yes, as a provisional student you are eligible for registration during the open registration period of each semester.
  • Incoming Freshmen and Freshmen Transfer students must submit credentials before they will be cleared for registration. Please review our admission standards.
  • Note: You must be fully admitted to a degree-seeking program before receiving any form of financial aid.

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Is there a registration deadline?

There is – please review the Registration Pocket Guide for dates. http://ualr.edu/registration/index.php/home/miscellaneous-information/registration-pocket-guides/

There will be NO late registration for entering freshmen. For non-freshman students regular registration ends at 4:30 pm on the business day prior to the start of classes.

When do classes begin?

For important dates for the semester please review the pocket guide available online at http://ualr.edu/registration/index.php/home/miscellaneous-information/registration-pocket-guides/

When will I receive my UALR email account?

UALR email accounts are created within 24 hours of acceptance to UALR. For more information, contact IT Services 501-569-3345.

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Transfer Credit

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 accepted. Once all transcripts are received our office will forward them 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/

Does UALR accept military credit?

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/

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Housing

Are students required to live on campus?

First-time, full-time freshmen are required to live on the UALR campus as part of the residential community.Ā Ā 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 aĀ 25 mile radiusĀ 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.

How do I apply for on-campus housing?

Housing applications are available online.

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Orientation

I am an incoming freshman. Am I required to attend orientation?

All incoming freshman are required to attend orientation. For more information see http://ualr.edu/orientation/

I am a transfer student. Am I required to attend orientation?

Transfers students are not required to attend orientation. For more information see http://ualr.edu/orientation/

How do I sign up for orientation?

Once a student has registered for classes, the Office of Campus Life will mail information about orientation dates and an invitation to orientation. You can also visit the Campus Life website by going to ualr.edu/orientation for more information.

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Out-of-state and International Students

Where can I get more information on establishing residency in the state of Arkansas for tuition purposes at UALR?

The residency policy and appeal form is available online

Is in-state tuition only granted to students in Arkansas? Are there any exceptions?

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.

Will it be harder for me to be admitted to UALR if I am an out-of-state applicant?

No, out-of-state applicants must meet the same admission criteria as in-state applicants.

Where do I get information if I am an international student?

Contact International Student Services at 501-683-7566 or visit their website at ualr.edu/international/

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Veterans

What do I need to submit to apply for Veteran benefits?

For details on applying for Veterans benefits see ualr.edu/admissions/veterans

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Is there someone on the UALR campus I can contact with questions about Veteran benefits?

Please see the Veterans Information page ualr.edu/admissions/veterans

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About UALR

Where is UALR located?

2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock AR 72204-1099

What is the student-faculty ratio?

Public, metropolitan university of more than 12,000 full and part-time students in nine colleges and schools. More than 100 majors. Student-to-faculty ratio: 14 to 1. Average class size: 14 students. Part of the University of Arkansas System since 1969. For more detailed information see ualr.edu/recruitment/ataglance.asp

What is UALRā€™s current enrollment?

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

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Contact Information

  • We are located in 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 admissions@ualr.edu
  • 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

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Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Reclassification of Residency
What is the definition of ā€œbona fide domicileā€ 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 ā€œin-stateā€ 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.