In compliance with federal regulations, it is the policy of UALR to respond to student requests for course accommodation, substitution, and other adjustments because of a documented disability on an individual basis and in a manner that does not result in discrimination. Where requests are complex and not easily handled through the regular course substitution procedures, an established committee will review the case and make a determination.
Students who wish to request academic adjustments because of a disability should consult the academic adjustment procedures, which are printed in the UALR Student Handbook, or contact Disability Resource Center at (501) 569-3143.
UALR students are encouraged to spend sufficient time outside of classes to master the subject content of their courses. Academic working hours include the time spent in classes as well as the time spent outside of classes on homework. The number of academic working hours can vary widely from student to student, depending on the preparation and ability of the student, the norms of different academic disciplines, and the expectations of individual faculty members. However, an average academic workload can be estimated from the general thumb rule that at least two hours of homework per hour of classes are necessary for an average student to master subject content with average (‚ÄėC‚Äô) grades. Thus, the minimum number of academic working hours per week can be estimated by multiplying total credit hours by a factor of three. For example, a full-time student taking 15 credit hours should plan to spend at least 45 academic working hours per week attending classes and doing homework, e.g., reading, writing, studying, etc. Mastering the subject content of courses with above average (‚ÄėB‚Äô) or superior (‚ÄėA‚Äô) grades may require more time and effort. Finally, since mastery of subject content is the goal, no amount of study time can guarantee academic success–course grades and course credits are awarded for mastery of subject content, not time on task.
The most common offenses subject to grade penalty and/or disciplinary action are:
- Cheating on an examination or quiz: To give or receive, to offer or solicit information on any quiz or examination including (a) copying from another student‚Äôs paper; (b) using prepared materials, notes, or texts other than those specifically permitted by the professor during an examination; (c) collaborating with another student during an examination; (d) buying, selling, stealing, soliciting, or transmitting an examination, or any material purported to be the unreleased content of an upcoming examination, or the use of such material; (e) substituting for another person during an examination or allowing such substitution for oneself; (1) bribing a person to obtain examination information.
- Plagiarism: To adopt and reproduce as one‚Äôs own, to appropriate for one‚Äôs own use and incorporate in one‚Äôs own work without acknowledgment, the ideas of others or passages from their writings and works.
- Collusion: To obtain from another party, without specific approval in advance by the professor, assistance in the production of work offered for credit to the extent that the work reflects the ideas or skills of the party consulted rather that those of the person in whose name the work is submitted.
- Duplicity: To offer for credit identical or substantially unchanged work in two or more courses, without specific advance approval of the professors involved.
The university has developed certain regulations to make possible an orderly academic environment where all members of the community have the freedom to develop to the fullest extent.
Academic dishonesty cannot be condoned or tolerated in the university community. Such behavior is considered a student conduct violation and students found responsible of committing an academic offense on the campus, or in connection with an institution-related or sponsored activity, or while representing the university or academic department, will be disciplined by the university.
Students will be placed on academic probation at the end of a term if their cumulative grade point average (GPA) drops below a 2.0 GPA. Students on academic probation are limited to a maximum of 13 credit hours each semester. Students will continue on academic probation as long as their cumulative GPA continues to remain below a 2.0 GPA.
That effective fall 2011, freshmen and sophomores with an academic standing of Academic Probation or Probation Continued be required to participate in a special program offered by the Academic Success Center beginning the next semester in which they are enrolled for at least one hour. International Freshmen and International Transfer Students on academic probation will report to the Office of International Student Services. Student athletes on academic probation will report to the Academic Advisor or their coach in Athletics. Non-Degree Seeking Students are exempt from this requirement. A mechanism for waiving the requirement on a case-by-case basis for other students for whom physically reporting to the Academic Success Center is a practical impossibility‚ÄĒfor example, students taking all online courses from a great distance from Little Rock‚ÄĒwill be implemented.
Students will remain in the program until their cumulative GPA rises above 2.0 or they are academically suspended (after three consecutive semesters on probation).
Program activities will be tailored to fit the needs of the individual student based on the outcome of the intake assessment and the student will be assigned to a mentor. A contract will be signed by the student and the mentor.
Students needing fewer than 18 credit hours for graduation may request an exemption for the credit hours restriction to their academic advisor or department chairperson. Denial of this request may be appealed to the dean of the college and the provost.
Advanced Placement Program
Advanced Placement (AP) examinations are administered by selected secondary schools. Students who take AP exams should have official score reports sent directly to the UALR Office of Testing Services for evaluation. You may also contact the College Board at (888) 225-5427 to request scores be released to UALR; the school code for UALR is 6368.
A list of AP Course Eligibility, Exemption, or Credit by Score may be found on the Testing Services and Student Life Research website.
Each faculty member has the prerogative of setting specific attendance requirements for classes. In some courses, active student participation is an integral part of the course, and the instructor may base a portion of the students‚Äô grades on attendance and participation. In general, students are expected to attend class regularly. Students who miss class are responsible for finding out about the material covered, homework assignments, and any announcements or examinations.
On the 10th day of classes, students who have not attended in class will be administratively withdrawn by the instructor. Students may be administratively withdrawn from a class by the instructor for excessive absences during the semester.
Auditing a Course
A student who may enroll in a course but not participate in the formal assignments of the class nor receive a grade or credit. Enrollment is entered on the student‚Äôs permanent record. Criteria to receive the audit grade may be set forth by the instructor of the course. Auditing is subject to the professor‚Äôs approval and the payment of the applicable fees. Auditors may not change their registration to credit after the deadline listed in the academic calendar, which is normally the end of the registration period.
Changes in Enrollment (Course Drop Dates)
A student can drop a course up to the 5th day of classes through the schedule change process. Dropping a course in this time period will not result in a record of the drop on the student‚Äôs transcript. From the 6th day through the 41st day of classes, a student wishing to drop a class obtains from the course instructor a signed acknowledgement of the drop and completes the course drop process by submitting the form,, to the Office of Records and Registration. Courses cannot be dropped after the 41st day of classes. The cut-off dates in this paragraph refer to the day of classes in a 15-week semester (five days=one week). In shorter semesters the cut-off dates will be adjusted proportionately. See the ‚ÄúAcademic Calendar‚ÄĚ for course drop dates.
Any undergraduate student who has previously attended UALR or its predecessor institutions (Little Rock Junior College or Little Rock University) and whose attendance at UALR or any institution of higher education has been interrupted for a period of at least two years may qualify to request academic clemency providing he or she meets all of the criteria specified below. Under this policy a student may apply to have grades and credits earned at UALR previous to the separation removed from his or her grade point average. Approval of a request for clemency requires the signature of the student‚Äôs advisor and the provost.
After re-entering UALR following a separation of at least two years from any institution of higher education, a student may request academic clemency at the Office of Records and Registration. The student shall specify the term(s) for which clemency is desired. The request will be forwarded, along with appropriate permanent record information, to the student‚Äôs advisor for approval. The advisor shall forward the request to the provost.
Clemency shall cover all credits earned during the term(s) for which clemency is requested. A student who requests and receives academic clemency is ineligible to graduate with honors. The student‚Äôs complete record will remain on the transcript with the added notation of academic clemency received.
Any petition for academic clemency must be requested and granted prior to the awarding of a degree. Once the degree is awarded, the record is closed and the academic clemency policy cannot be invoked.
Academic clemency may be approved only once. For purposes of degree requirements, a student who receives clemency must follow the provisions of the Undergraduate Catalog in effect at the time of re-enrollment.
Course Eligibility Standards
RHET 1311 Composition I:
A minimum ACT English score of 19, a minimum SAT Writing score of 470, or a minimum score of 75 is required for enrollment in RHET 1311 Composition I. RHET 0310 Composition Fundamentals is offered for students who do not meet the minimum requirement for Composition I.
Students with an ACT English score of 29 or greater, an SAT Writing score of 650 or greater, or a COMPASS score of 99 or greater are automatically exempted from Composition I. They may enroll either in Honors Composition or in Composition II to complete the core curriculum composition requirement.
Students with an ACT English score of 27 or greater, an SAT II writing score of 610 or greater, or a COMPASS score of 98 or greater who also have an A or B in high school English are invited to enroll in RHET 1320 Honors Composition.
MATH 0321 Pre Core Mathematics I
ACT math score of 19-20.
SAT Math score < 500.
COMPASS Algebra score of < 49.
Math 1302 College Algebra , MATH 1315 College Mathematics (1), or MATH 1321 Quantitative and Mathematical Reasoning
ACT Math score of 21+.
SAT Math score of 500+.
COMPASS Algebra score of 49+ or College Algebra score of 40+.
Other suitable placement test scores.
Successful completion of Math 0321 ‚Äď Pre Core Mathematics I.
(1) Will no longer be offered after Fall 2012.
MATH 1303 Trigonometry, MATH 1342 Business Calculus or MATH 1311 Applied Calculus I
ACT Math Trig score of 14+.
COMPASS College Algebra score of 59+.
MATH 1304 Calculus I
ACT Math Trig score of 14+.
COMPASS Trigonometry score of 46+.
Placement and credit validation in second languages
Students who have acquired language skills before enrolling at UALR may request a test to find the level at which to enroll. If the final grade in that course is B or greater, the student will be awarded credit for the prerequisites (up to 12 hours).
Course Load and Enrollment Limits
UALR must define enrollment statuses by mandate of the U.S. Department of Education. These definitions are used to determine eligibility for financial aid and scholarships, and are used consistently throughout the campus.
- A full-time undergraduate student must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours a semester.
- A three-quarter-time undergraduate student must be enrolled in 9 to 11 hours a semester.
- A half-time undergraduate student must be enrolled in 6, 7, or 8 hours a semester.
Undergraduate summer semester enrollment hours include hours from all summer terms. The full-time, three-quarter, and half-time enrollments are the same as fall or spring semesters. Course load definitions for graduate students are different and can be found in the UALR Graduate Catalog.
A student may not enroll for more than 18 credit hours in a regular semester (Fall or Spring) or more than 7 credit hours in a five-week Summer term without prior permission of the person who approves his or her degree plan.
Courses Taken by UALR Students at Other Colleges and Universities
Students may choose to enroll at another regionally accredited academic institution while attending UALR. In order to assure that the credit for coursework to be taken elsewhere meets UALR degree program requirements, students should contact the Office of Transfer Support Services if the course is to count toward core requirements, and contact their major advisor if the course is to count toward major or minor requirements. This should be done prior to taking the coursework.
Credit by Examination
UALR offers students the opportunity to obtain credit through examination in certain courses. There are currently six sources of examination credit:
- Departmental Examination Program (DEP)
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Excelsior College Examinations (formerly Regents College and ACT-PEP)
- Advanced Placement Program (AP)
- Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
All tests conform to these general regulations:
- Students who successfully test out of a course shall receive credit hours for that course with a credit grade (CR) but no grade points.
- The examination shall be administered at least once per semester and in such a manner as to facilitate access by the student.
- Departmental tests and CLEP subject examinations are administered at UALR. Excelsior College Examinations are computer-based tests administered at Pearson VUE Testing Centers. Any prospective, currently enrolled, or continuing student may take these tests.
Students who take CLEP, AP, DANTES, IB or Excelsior College Examinations should have official score reports sent directly to the UALR Office of Testing Services for evaluation. Credit obtained through examination is recorded as approved hours on the student‚Äôs official, permanent record without grade or grade points after the student has been enrolled at UALR for one semester. Additional information may be obtained from Testing Services by calling (501) 569-3198 or at the website.
If a student does not meet the minimum score for eligibility in math, composition, and/or reading, that student must be enrolled in a developmental course to gain the skills necessary to be successful in those classes. The developmental courses at UALR are MATH 0321 Pre-Core Mathematics I, RHET 0310 Composition Fundamentals, and RHET 0321 Academic Literacy. UALR‚Äôs admission policy requires that all developmental courses be completed during a student‚Äôs first 42 hours of course work.
Students may not take any developmental course at UALR more than twice. A student is considered to have taken a developmental course if he or she receives a grade of NC or W for the course. Students who have failed to pass a particular developmental course twice should speak to their advisors or the department offering the course to explore other options for covering the material. A student is not considered to have taken a developmental course if he or she has been granted academic clemency since that time.
Developmental Courses and GPA
Grades from developmental courses will not be computed into a student‚Äôs official grade point average (GPA). Credit hours earned from developmental courses do not count towards the minimum required for the student‚Äôs degree.
Students may count two courses, up to eight hours, toward both major and minor requirements. (Limitations may exist in some programs. Students should check with their advisors.)
Dual Major versus Double Degree
Students who are completing two majors, may pursue either of the following options:
- Dual Majors means that a student will complete the requirements for both majors but will earn only one bachelor‚Äôs degree and receive only one diploma after successful completion. The degrees for both majors must be the same, i.e., a B.A. in History and a B.A. in English.
- Double degree means that a student will complete the requirements for both majors. Students pursuing this option must submit two graduation applications and will receive two diplomas after successful completion.
Final examinations must be taken at the time scheduled. Makeup examinations may be given to students who, because of unforeseeable circumstances involving illness, accident, or serious family emergency, were unable to take the regular examination. Such exams will be given only on the approval of the instructor and the department chairperson.
All grade changes must be approved by the department chairperson under whose jurisdiction the course was taught. Forms for securing that approval are available in the departmental offices. Grades cannot be changed after a student graduates from UALR.
A final course grade may not be changed on the basis of a second final examination or additional course work undertaken or completed after a student‚Äôs final course grade has been reported by the instructor to the Office of Records and Registration.
Students at UALR have the right to appeal any grade that they feel was undeserved. The formal process through which a student can appeal a decision on a final grade is described in detail in the ‚ÄúGrade Appeals‚ÄĚ section of the UALR Student Handbook, which is available in the Office of Educational and Student Services, Dean of Students, website.
Grades and Grading System
Grade reports are made available on-line to each student at the end of each semester in residence by accessing BOSS. If written confirmation is needed, contact the Office of Records and Registration.
|Permanent letter grades||Point Values|
|A – Superior work||4|
|B – Good work, above average||3|
|C – Average work||2|
|D – Passing work, below average||1|
|F – Failing work||0|
|I – Incomplete||¬†|
|CR – Credit||¬†|
|NC – No credit||¬†|
|IP – In progress (Graduate Only)||¬†|
MG Missing grade
Students may take one course each semester on a CR/NC basis with instructor approval arranged at the time of registration. The selection of courses is limited to electives. Courses in which a department requires CR/NC grading are not included in this limitation.
The designation I, or incomplete, is appropriate where the instructor deems that circumstances beyond the student‚Äôs control prevented timely completion of course requirements. The designation normally is given by the instructor only after consultation with the student and after the student has been informed in writing; additionally, a copy of the written notice is filed with the department chairperson regarding work to be completed and the completion date.
The work must be completed and the I converted by the instructor to the appropriate grade within 90 days for undergraduate courses and within one year for graduate courses from the time the I was recorded. Failure to do so will result in the I being administratively changed to an F.
A request to extend the deadline to complete an I must be completed by the instructor and forwarded to the Office of Records and Registration prior to the 90-day expiration date. The request must include a specific date by which all course work will be completed.
Students must apply no later than the end of the sixth week of the fall or spring terms to be considered for graduation for that term. To be considered for summer graduation, students must apply by the end of the second week of Summer II (refer to the Office of Records and Registration website for exact dates). Application submission by the deadline will normally assure a graduation confirmation decision at the end of the designated semester. Applications received after the deadline may not be processed prior to the conferral date. If the student does not meet the original expected term graduation date, he or she must reapply.
To be included in the Fall or Spring Commencement Program, all fall or spring applicants must submit their application online by the date published in the UALR Registration Guide and Class Schedule for the semester. The application for graduation is completed by going to the secure portion of BOSS.
- Go to BOSS and log in.
- Once you log in select ‚ÄúStudent Services and Financial Aid‚ÄĚ and select ‚ÄúStudent Request Menu‚ÄĚ to complete the online application.
Program printing deadlines will not enable the University to include the names of students submitting applications after the deadline. Please refer to the UALR Registration Guide and Class Schedule for more information.
Students will normally receive their diplomas within six weeks of the fall or spring conferral dates assuming the deadline is met. Summer graduates must submit their applications by the end of the second week of Summer 2 to ensure a September diploma delivery. Undergraduate students are not charged a graduation fee.
In order to be awarded a degree in the term of graduation, a student must complete all requirements and obligations no later than the date grades are due as listed in the ‚ÄúAcademic Calendar‚ÄĚ section of this catalog. This includes but is not limited to grades of I, MG, and IP. Students failing to meet this deadline must reapply for graduation and will be awarded their UALR degree the following term, provided all requirements have been met.
Chancellor‚Äôs and Dean‚Äôs List
Names of students whose academic performances have been superior are recorded on the Chancellor‚Äôs and the Dean‚Äôs Lists. This recognition is also noted on the student‚Äôs grade report and on official transcripts. This status will be granted at the end of each semester in which the following qualifications have been met:
- At least nine hours for credit with a grade of A, B, C, or CR
- At least a 3.9 grade point average for the semester
- No D, F, I, or NC grades on the semester grade report
- At least nine hours for credit with a grade of A, B, C, or CR
- At least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester
- No D, F, I, or NC grades on the semester grade report
Several departments at UALR offer honors programs to exceptional students. Admission to an honors program is generally tied to the student‚Äôs grade point average and year standing and may require nomination by a faculty member. Such programs are distinct from graduation with honors; in addition to meeting and maintaining a certain grade point average, qualifying students take a special curriculum in the major. Requirements may include advanced study, seminars, or a research project and presentation. Departmental honors are posted on the student‚Äôs academic transcript at graduation. Contact individual departments for more information.
Graduation honors are calculated on all academic work including all UALR credit courses, all repeated courses and all work completed at all other institutions, whether accepted as transfer credit at UALR or not.
The bachelor‚Äôs degree with honors will be conferred upon candidates who graduate and earn a minimum cumulative grade point on all courses taken (both transfer courses and credit courses at UALR) as follows:
- Summa cum laude: minimum grade point average of 3.90
Magna cum laude: minimum grade point average of 3.70
Cum laude: minimum grade point average of 3.50
A minimum of 30 hours in residence at UALR is required to qualify for a degree with honors. A student qualifies for honors based on the grade point average on all hours, including repeated courses at UALR and including transfer hours whether or not accepted for credit.
All academic work, including transfer courses and repeated courses, is included in the final calculation for honors. Some courses from institutions outside of the U.S. are calculated in the admissions process on a pass/not pass basis. In order for a student to be considered for honors, all credentials from institutions outside of the U.S. must be evaluated to determine an A, B, or C equivalency.
The associate degree with honors will be conferred upon candidates who at graduation have earned a minimum cumulative grade point on all college work (both transfer and residence credit) of 3.70. The recipient must have met all requirements for graduation with an associate degree and must not have completed more than 83 credit hours. A UALR student can be awarded graduation honors only once. Students who graduate from another college or university and pursue a second undergraduate degree at UALR are not eligible for honors. University and departmental honors (but not awards) may be posted on the academic transcript.
Military Service Credit
In 2008, the UALR Faculty Senate, by unanimous vote, approved legislation pertaining to acceptance of college credit acquired by military members whereas, ‚Äú…military credit that has been certified by the American Council on Education as equivalent to college level courses shall be accepted for transfer into UALR.‚ÄĚ
Official transcripts must be provided for evaluation. Active-duty Soldiers and Veterans of the Army, Army National Guard, and US Army Reserve may request transcripts at the AARTS website. Navy and Marine Corps personnel may request transcripts at the Navy College Website. Air Force members may request CCAF transcripts at the CCAF website.
UALR’s military website contains transcript information and more..
If an undergraduate student repeats a course for credit, only the last grade will be computed into the cumulative grade point average. (The earlier grade will remain on the transcript with an ‚ÄúE‚ÄĚ indicating exclusion from the grade point average.)
If there have been any changes in course numbers or titles, the student must first obtain the approval of the chairperson of the department offering the course to be assured it is an identical course.
All grades for repeated courses are included in calculations for graduation honors. Once a degree has been awarded, repeated courses will not be accepted.
Freshman: a student who has satisfactorily completed fewer than 30 credit hours.
Sophomore: a student who has satisfactorily completed at least 30 credit hours and fewer than 60 credit hours.
Junior: a student who has satisfactorily completed at least 60 credit hours and fewer than 90 credit hours.
Senior: a student who has satisfactorily completed at least 90 credit hours.
Regular: a student who is admitted as a degree candidate.
Temporary: a student who is admitted as non-degree seeking. See ‚ÄúAdmissions‚ÄĚ page for additional classifications.
Transient: a student who is admitted for one semester or summer and who is in good standing at his or her primary institution.
Post-baccalaureate: a student who has already earned a baccalaureate degree and is enrolled in undergraduate work for credit.
Suspension (from UALR)
Suspension occurs after the third successive semester of academic probation. Students who have finished their academic suspension are required to contact the Office of Records and Registration (ADS 203). These students will be placed on academic probation, limited to 13 credit hours per semester while on probation, and placed in a single semester probation status. This status requires that the student achieve a current term GPA of 2.0 or greater each term until the student‚Äôs cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Failure to achieve a term GPA of 2.0 or greater while in a single semester probationary status will result in academic suspension for two full semesters.
Students admitted with academic deficiencies will be limited to a maximum of 13 credit hours each semester. When such a student achieves a current term and cumulative GPA of 2.0 the limitation in hours is removed. If the student fails to obtain the required current term or cumulative GPA then the student is placed on academic probation. Such students will not be subject to academic suspension until the end of the third semester unless they were admitted on a single semester contract basis. A student suspended from UALR who earns academic credit from another accredited college or university during the period of suspension may receive credit for the course at UALR when readmitted if the course is transferable.
Suspension (from an institution other than UALR)
A student under first academic suspension from an accredited college or university may be admitted to UALR and allowed to enroll in probationary status. The student may enroll for a maximum of 13 hours and must attain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Failure to attain the minimum 2.0 GPA in the first semester will result in suspension from UALR.
Transcripts are issued only at the request of the student and must include the student‚Äôs signature. Transcript requests should be made at least three working days prior to the desired date of issue. A $5 fee per transcript must be received before a transcript will be issued. No transcript or other evidence of attendance is issued to or for a student who owes money to UALR.
Transcripts that have been presented for admission or evaluation of credit become a part of the student‚Äôs permanent record and are not reissued. Transcripts from other institutions, if needed, must be sent to UALR directly from the original issuing institution.
Only courses taken at regionally accredited institutions will transfer to UALR. Only credit hours earned at other institutions will transfer; grades and GPA do not transfer and are not calculated in the student‚Äôs GPA earned at UALR. However, all grades from all Universities are calculated for honors. See the Office of Transfer Student Services section for additional information.
Only courses with grades of C or greater will transfer automatically; however, a student may request to transfer as many as 6 credit hours with a grade of D from any accredited college or university. Credit for the hours will be accepted as transfer credit if the course meets requirements for transfer course credit and if a student would be allowed to earn a grade of D if the class were offered at UALR. A student may take advantage of this policy at any time prior to the awarding of an undergraduate degree.
Transferring Core or General Education Courses
As a public, state institution, UALR participates in the State Minimum Core Curriculum, which allows students to transfer up to 35 hours of general education or core courses among Arkansas institutions. Students transferring to or from UALR and another publicly supported Arkansas college or university should check with their advisors to assure proper transfer of core or general education courses.
The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Students may complete specified General Education courses anywhere in the public system as well as many courses in the degree/major that have been pre-identified for transfer.
Transferring Associate Degrees
In-State Public Associate Degrees Designated for Transfer under ACT 182 of 2009
Students entering the University with an associate of arts, associate of science, or associate of arts in teaching degree that is from an Arkansas college or university, earned after January 2010 and designated for transfer in accordance with ACT 182 of 2009 meet the UALR core requirements, effective Summer semester 2010. Students transferring to UALR with such degrees are not required to take additional lower-level general education courses except under the following conditions:
- As a prerequisite for courses in the transfer student’s baccalaureate degree program,
- A discipline-specific course that is required by the transfer student’s baccalaureate degree program and the student has not completed a course at the two-year public institution of higher education that is comparable to the discipline-specific course at the four-year public institution of higher education,
- A requirement of an independent licensing or accrediting body.
Students entering UALR with an associate of arts or associate of science degree from a public Arkansas college or university that is not designated for transfer in accordance with ACT 182 of 2009 2009 and students transferring associate of arts or associate of science degrees from in-state private and/or out-of-state colleges or universities are subject to the transfer policy indicated in the following section (Transferring All Other Associate Degrees). Students with questions about the transferability of previously earned associate’s degrees are invited to contact the Office of Transfer Student Services for clarification.
Transferring Associate of Applied Science Degrees
Associate of applied science degrees are handled on a course-by-course basis for applicability.
Transferring all other Associate Degrees
Students entering the University with an associate degree that is not designated as a transferable degree under Act 182 (see section In-State Public Associate Degrees Designated for Transfer under ACT 182 of 2009 above) and that is not an associate of applied science (see section Associate of Applied Science Degrees above) will demonstrate their degree came from a regionally accredited college or university and includes the following:
- 3 hours of college algebra or college mathematics, or higher mathematics course
- 6 hours of English composition
- 9 to 15 hours of social science including a 3-hour course on U.S. history or U.S. government
- 8 hours of lab science
- 6 to 12 hours of arts and humanities, and
- 0 to 3 hours of speech
Such a degree will satisfy UALR’s core requirements. Students who have an associate degree of at least 60 hours and are missing some of this distribution of courses will be required only to add the courses they are missing. Students with questions about the transferability of previously earned associate’s degrees are invited to contact the Office of Transfer Student Services for clarification.
Transfer Students English Composition
Students transferring 60 or more credit hours to UALR who have satisfied the English composition requirement at the college previously attended may be exempted from UALR‚Äôs core curriculum requirement in English composition. The decision to exempt a student is made by the student‚Äôs major department chairperson when the student files a degree plan.