Becoming a Trojan: Quick guide

Now is the time to join the Trojan family!  With world-class facilities, state-of-the-art technology, professors who are leaders in their fields, and access to unparalleled internship opportunities UA Little Rock is the place for the serious scholar.  The state’s largest metropolitan area provides all the lights and action of big-city living and is filled with some of the nicest people you’ll meet.  There is much to do between now and the start of classes.  Follow our quick guide for a smooth transition to life as a Trojan!


Apply for admission to UA Little Rock:

  • Complete an application for admission at apply.ualr.edu. At the end of the application, there is a $40 application fee.
    • Tip: Provide a good email and mailing address so you don’t miss any updates!

Submit required documents:

Don’t see your application type?  Return to the Admissions home page to find your link to more information.

  • Keep an eye on your email and mail for an official notification from the Office of Admissions about your admissions status. Questions? Contact us at 501-569-3127 or admissions@ualr.edu.
  • Testing Services proctors exams for admissions standards and provides placement testing. Credit by examination is also offered. Contact Testing Services at 501-569-3198, or visit their office in the Student Services Center, room 315.

Apply for financial aid:

  • Degree-seeking students may be eligible for federal, state and local financial aid.
  • Check out the options available to help you fund your education on the Financial Aid home page, including federal financial aid and UA Little Rock merit and private scholarships.
    • Tip: Pay attention to deadlines and required materials for each scholarship.
  • Complete the YOUniversal application on the ADHE website for state financial aid programs like the Academic Challenge Scholarship.
  • Active duty or military veterans who are entitled to the GI Bill should contact our Office of Military Student Success at 501-569-8171 or vavets@ualr.edu.

Access your UA Little Rock accounts:

  • Need your BOSS PIN?  Go to boss.ualr.edu, select “Forgot PIN?” and follow the prompts.  If you still have difficulty, contact the Office of Admissions at 501-569-3127.
  • 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
    • Register for classes
    • Pay your bill
    • Check your grades
  • Check your UA Little Rock email at mail.ualr.edu using your netID and password created in BOSS. Choose the option to view your usernames/change your passwords to change your passwords.
    • Tip: Your email is a primary source of communication at UA Little Rock. Check it often or get your emails sent to your phone.

Apply for housing:

  • View our on-campus housing options and policies.
  • Complete the application online. You will need your UA Little Rock T# and PIN.
    • Tip: Applying early increases your chances of getting your preferred hall and roommate!
    • Parents: Visit our housing page just for you, including information about keeping your student healthy while living on campus from the American College Health Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Get advised:


Register for classes:

  • Take a look at the academic calendar and note important dates and deadlines, including registration dates for upcoming terms.
    • Tip: Register as early as possible to get your preferred class schedule.
  • Register for classes online through BOSS. Your advisor may assist you during your academic advising appointment; however, you have the option of registering after your meeting at a time that works best for you.
    • Tip: Our online registration guide has video tutorials and troubleshooting suggestions.
    • Tip: Take your schedule to the UA Little Rock Bookstore and they’ll help you find the books you need.  Renting is cheaper! You may be able to use your financial aid.
  • Taking a class online?  Go to blackboard.ualr.edu and enter your netID and password to access your class information.

Attend new student orientation:

  • Visit ualr.edu/newstudents for a list of scheduled orientation sessions.
  • RSVP for the date that works best for you. Orientation helps you get familiar with the campus, your new home, and all of the areas and programs that will benefit you during your time as a student.
    • Tip: Be sure to grab essentials like your UA Little Rock ID card and parking permit while on campus for orientation.
    • Tip: The Disability Resource Center is available if you need accommodations.  You’ll want to stop by to register with them.

Pay your student bill: 

  • View your account balance in BOSS. Payment deadlines are updated by the Bursar’s Office and are available online.
  • Your account must be covered by pending financial aid, paid in full, or assigned to a payment plan by the payment deadline each term.
    • Tip: Pay before the semester’s deadline so you won’t be dropped from your classes.
  • Questions? View the Bursar’s Office frequently asked questions page.