Becoming a Trojan: Quick guide

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Becoming a Trojan: Quick guide

Have the heart of a Trojan? Join us and enjoy big-city living filled with some of the nicest people in the state! We offer world-class facilities, state-of-the-art technology, knowledgeable professors, and great internship opportunities. This quick guide will get you started.


Apply for admission


Complete an application for admission at apply.ualr.edu and pay the $40 application fee online.

Tip: Your application will be reviewed once submitted, and you will receive a list of required documents. Be sure to provide correct email and mailing addresses so you don’t miss updates.

Submit required documents

Step 1: Log in as a returning user on the admissions application page, to view your application status and list of missing and submitted documents.  See our mailing address, email address and fax number at the bottom of this page.

Step 2: Find the application type that best suits you:

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

Step 3: Watch for official notification from the Office of Admissions about your status. For questions, contact us at 501.569.3127 or admissions@ualr.edu.

Testing Services provides placement testing and credit by examination. Contact the Office of Testing Services at 501.569.3198, or visit it in the Student Services Center, Room 315.

Apply for financial aid

Step 1: See 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.

Step 2: Complete the YOUniversal application on the ADHE website for state financial aid programs like the Academic Challenge Scholarship.

If you are entitled to the GI Bill, contact our Office of Military Student Success at 501.569.8171 or vavets@ualr.edu.

Access your 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, so check it often.

Apply for housing

View on-campus housing options and policies, and complete the application online. You will need your UA Little Rock T number and PIN.

Tip: Applying early increases your chances of getting your preferred hall and roommate

Parents: Visit our housing page just for you.

Get advised

Students should meet with an academic adviser before registering for classes.

Register for classes

Step 1: Look at the academic calendar to note important dates and deadlines, including registration dates.

Tip: Register as early as possible to get your preferred class schedule.

Step 2: Register online through BOSS. Your adviser may assist during your advising appointment, but you also may register 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 to find the books you need. Renting is usually less expensive, and you may be able to use financial aid to pay for books.

Taking a class online? Go to blackboard.ualr.edu and enter your NetID and password to access your class information.

Attend student orientation

Step 1: Visit ualr.edu/newstudents for a list of scheduled new student orientation sessions.

Step 2: RSVP for the date that works best for you. Orientation will acquaint you with the campus and programs that will benefit you 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, so stop by to register if you need accommodations.

Pay your student bill

View your account balance in BOSS to pay in full or set up an installment payment plan.

Deadlines are available online.

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