Ready to begin your journey at UALR?
CompleteÂ an application for admission and submit the $40 non-refundable application fee.
SUBMIT Required Documents
Submit Official Copies of the following to complete your application:
1.Â Freshmen and freshmen transfers (those with less 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 or sent via electronic data interchange from the high school.
2.Â Freshmen and freshmen transfers may need to request official ACT or SAT scores from the testing agency (UALR ACT Code 0132; UALR SAT code 6368) if the official high school transcript does not include scores and s/he did not indicate UALR as a score recipient at the time of testing. ACT, SAT, or COMPASS scores must be from tests taken within the last five years. Students have the option of taking the COMPASS test available through UALR Testing Services.
3.Â All college transcripts should be sent to the Office of Admissions. Only official transcripts will be accepted, and must be submitted in a sealed, stamped envelope or sent via electronic data interchange from the previous institution. Students may submit an â€śIn Progressâ€ť 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. Freshmen who completed high school concurrent credit at an institution other than UALR should submit an official college transcript.
4.Â Students born after January 1, 1957, must submit proof of two MMR immunizations.
5. Other requirements:
- Students whose native language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency.
- Transfer Students. Students should submit any college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
- Military Students. Students should submit military transcripts, in additional to all other college transcripts, to the Office ofÂ Undergraduate Admissions. Once notified of the receipt of military transcript, our Military Ombudsman will evaluateÂ the transcript for possible awarding of academic credit.
- International Students. Students should first contact the Office of International Services at 501.683-7566. The office verifies andÂ posts international transfer credits to the studentâ€™s file, which is then forwarded to the Office of Transfer Student Services whereÂ evaluation of transfer credits towards core curriculum requirements in the studentâ€™s academic major will be applied.
NOTE: Although you may be provisionally admitted for admission, until your admission requirements are complete, UALR cannotÂ accurately evaluate your transfer hours, advise you, or guarantee registration in degree appropriate courses. Also, to receive financialÂ aid your (a) admission requirements and (b) financial aid requirements must be complete.
APPLY for Housing
First year entering freshman must live on campus. Students can join a Living Learning CommunityÂ toÂ connect classroom learning with a residential experience. Â Students who choose to join an LLC are assigned to a floor with other students who share their academic goals and interests.
APPLY for Scholarships & Financial Aid
Information concerning scholarships and financial aid is covered in
depth starting in the following pages. You may also visit the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid website at ualr.edu/
Federal Financial Aid. If you have not already done so, apply for federal aid online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You must fill out the FAFSA
form before applying for any state scholarships.
State Scholarships. Click on the â€śUniversalâ€ť scholarship link at www.ark.org/adhe_financialaid/Login.aspx. This will calculate
what state scholarships and financial aid you are entitled to receive.
Transfer Scholarships. The Shelby Breedlove Transfer Scholarship is for students who will have completed at least 60 hours at an
accredited Arkansas community college with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Applications must be received by February 1 for
fall semester transfers.
UALR Private Scholarships. The deadline for private scholarships is March 1. For additional information about UALRâ€™s private
scholarship listing, go to ualr.edu/scholarships/private.
GI Bill. Active duty or military veterans who are entitled to the GI Bill should contact our Veterans Affairs Office at (501) 569-8171
or email email@example.com. FOLLOW UP on Your Application: Once your admissions application is received, it will be reviewed. Within 3-5
business days, you will receive a letter identifying additional items you need to submit to complete your application. Your
application must be complete before you will be fully admitted to the University and before you can receive financial aid.
ATTEND New Student Orientation
Attendance at New Student Orientation is mandatory. Youâ€™ll need yourÂ student ID number (Trojan or T-number) and PIN in order to register for orientation. If you are not sure of your ID number or PIN,
email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 501.569-3127.
GET Academically Advised
Once you are admitted to the University, you need to be advised as to which classes youÂ need to take. In this personalized conversation an advisor will reviewÂ your academic credentials, engage you in academic planning and assist you in course selection.
IF Undeclared: Contact Undergraduate Academic Advising at 501.569-3386. Pulaski Technical College students can contact theÂ PTC Campus Advising Center, Room 318 or call 501.812-2821.
Declared Majors. Contact your appropriate department to get advised. The college/department is dictated by your major. See theÂ list of â€śDegrees by Majorâ€ť or online at ualr.edu/academics.
REGISTER for Classes
Once advised, go to BOSS and register for classes.