We have compiled these questions using input from several different areas across UALR. Although this “FAQ” section does include most frequently asked questions, if your question is not answered here, feel free to call us at (501) 569-3386 or email¬†your¬†Advisor.
Find answers regarding academic advising, the¬†maintenance¬†of your student visa, course requirements that may affect you at UALR, online course options, and how to get started with study abroad.
- If I have questions about what my course of study at UALR, or other questions about course registration and other things, is there someone, like an Academic Advisor, that can help me?
- If I have an F or J-Visa, how does that affect my educational requirements at UALR?
- Can I take more than one web class at UALR?
- What does it mean to study abroad?
- Who can I contact for more information?
1. ¬†If I have questions about what my course of study at UALR, or other questions about course registration and other things, is there someone, like an Academic Advisor, that can help me?
All students at UALR have a designated Academic Advisor at UALR. Your Advisor is here to help answer any questions you have so you can get a strong start at UALR. ¬†To Schedule, find your Advisor, who is assigned based on your last name.¬† Online scheduling requires that are logged into your UALR email account (or gmail account) and is available for main campus advising only. ¬†Note that Engineering and Information Technology students need to schedule¬†through this online link.
Carla M. Griffin¬†‚Äď A-C¬†[schedule]
Julie S. Keith¬†‚Äď D-K¬†[schedule]
Yvette Palmer¬†‚Äď L-Q¬†[schedule]
Valerie Breashears¬†‚Äď R-Z¬†[schedule]
Rusty Johnson¬†(Benton Campus)
Dr. Jan Dannaway¬†(Student Athletes Only)
2. ¬†If I have an F or J-Visa, how does that affect my educational requirements at UALR?
International students studying at UALR on F and J visa must be enrolled in and finish¬†a full-time lead¬†for each fall and spring semester. ¬†If you are an undergraduate student, that means you MUST be enrolled and complete at least 12 credit hours per semester¬†(Only 3 of these hours can be Web-based Online courses). ¬†If you are a graduate student, that means you MUST be enrolled and complete at least 9 credit hours per semester (Only 3 of these hours can be Web-based Online courses). ¬†Enrollment in summer sessions is not required, unless you begin your study at UALR in the summer¬†or¬†it is your final semester
3. ¬†Can I take more than one web class at UALR?
Yes, but¬†you must be enrolled in at least 9 hours of classes that are on-campus. ¬†Anything past that can be online or on-campus.
4. ¬†What does it mean to study abroad?
Our world today is more interconnected than ever. The study abroad program at UALR provides a great opportunity for you to see and experience this – firsthand.¬†Specifically, study abroad offers you a unique and valuable experience‚ÄĒthe opportunity not only to study, but also to immerse yourself in another country and culture, thus expanding your view of the world. While working to fulfill major and minor coursework requirements, you also have an opportunity to acquire firsthand knowledge of another culture, develop or improve fluency in another language, and gain a global perspective. Your time abroad will be full of vivid and amazing experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life, no matter where you choose to go. To learn more, please signup online to attend our weekly info sessions.
5. ¬†Who can I contact for more information?
For more information, contact the UALR Office of International Student Services. You can also email email@example.com or call (501) 683-7566.