Freshmen and Freshmen-Transfer Deadline Dates
|Term||Classes Start||Application and Credential Deadline|
|Spring 2013||January 14, 2013||January 4, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.|
|Summer 1 & 2 2013||May 28, 2013||May 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m|
|Summer 4 2013||July 8, 2013||June 26, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.|
|Fall 2013||August 19, 2013||August 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.|
Starting Fall 2013, first-time, full-time freshmen are required to live in on-campus housing. The housing application is available at ualr.edu/housing. If you have questions please contact the Office of Student Housing: 501-661-1743 or email@example.com.
Admission of Entering Freshmen
Freshmen are students who are new to college. Freshman transfers are students who have fewer than twelve college credit hours accepted in transfer to UALR. First-time entering freshmen and freshmen transfer applicants who present the following academic qualifications will be automatically admitted:
- Successful completion of the high school college preparatory core in effect at the time of graduation from high school (the current core is shown below), plus one of the following:
- A cumulative high school grade-point average of 2.5 or
- An ACT composite score of 21 or a combined critical reading/math SAT score of at least 990
- Students who were home schooled or completed a GED are automatically admitted if they have an ACT composite of 21 or a combined critical reading/math SAT score of at least 990
The academic qualifications of all other applicants will be individually reviewed by the Admissions and Transfer of Credit Committee, with attention to those factors that indicate the applicant’s ability and motivation to earn the grades required for satisfactory academic progress and eventual graduation. Such factors include, but are not limited to, high school grades with particular focus on the college preparatory core courses and grades, the academic rigor of the high school courses, success in AP and International Baccalaureate courses, and standardized test scores. Based upon this review, the Committee may admit, defer or deny admission to any applicant.
Applicants whose admission is denied or deferred may, with the submission of additional information, request reconsideration.
College Preparatory Core
To be automatically admitted as a freshmen, students must complete a minimum of 16 high school units (year-long classes) in the following areas:
- English - 4 units (Four units with emphasis on writing skills, not to include courses in oral communications, journalism, drama or debate.)
- Natural Sciences - 3 units (Three units, with laboratories, chosen from Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. Only one unit may come from a Life Science.)
- Mathematics - 4 units (Four units including Algebra I and II, Geometry, and an advanced math course. It is strongly recommended that students take a math course during their senior year.)
- Social Studies - 3 units (Three units, including one of American History -not to include contemporary American History, one of World History -not to include World Cultures, World Geography, or Global Studies, and at least one-half unit of Civics or American Government -not to include courses in practical arts.)
- Electives - 2 units (To be chosen from English, foreign languages, oral communications, mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, (pre) engineering, and social studies. As you choose your electives, residents of Arkansas please remember that to be eligible for such scholarships as the Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s Academic Challenge Scholarship or the Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant, students must also have 2 years of the same foreign language.)