The following checklist indicates the steps that students new to UALR must take to begin their journey at UALR. The sections of this catalog following the checklist are arranged to provide information roughly in the order you will need it for these steps and then to continue your journey.
The Admission Application is entirely online at http://boss.ualr.edu. This link is at the top of every web page on the UALR website.
Follow the instructions on each page and fill out all of the information.
Submit Official Copies of the following to complete your application:
- Immunization Records
- Transcripts from ALL postsecondary institutions you have attended and military training
- Final High School transcripts
- ACT/SAT/ Compass scores (Freshman Transfers ONLY)
International Students. Students should first contact the Office of International Services at (501) 683-7566. The Office verifies and posts international transfer credits to the studentâ€™s file, which is then forwarded to the Office of Transfer Student Services where evaluation of transfer credits towards core curriculum requirements in the studentâ€™s academic major will be applied.
Military Students. Students should submit military transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Once notified of the receipt of military transcript, our Military Ombudsman, Kathy Oliverio, will then evaluate the transcript for possible awarding of academic credit. Call (501) 569-3204, email email@example.com, or visit the Military webpage for additional information.
NOTE: Although you may be provisionally admitted for admission, until your admission requirements are complete, UALR cannot accurately evaluate your transfer hours, advise you, or guarantee registration in degree appropriate courses. Also, to receive financial aid your (a) admission requirements and (b) financial aid requirements must be complete.
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.
Federal Financial Aid. If you have not already done so, apply for federal aid online. You must fill out the FAFSA form before applying for any state scholarships.
State Scholarships. Click on the â€śUniversalâ€ť scholarship link. 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 (November 1 for spring 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.
Once your admissions application is received, it will be reviewed. Within 3-5 business days, you should receive a letter in the mail identifying 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.
Attendance at New Student Orientation is mandatory. You must have a new student ID (Trojan or T-number) and PIN in order to register for orientation. If you are not sure of your ID or PIN, email the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (501) 569-3127. For more information about orientation, contact the Office of Campus Life at (501) 569-3308 or visit the Orientation webpage.
Once your admissions application is approved, and you are fully admitted to the University, you need to be advised as to which classes you need to take.
Declared Majors. Contact your appropriate department to get advised. The college/department is dictated by your major. See the list of Degrees by College/Department to find out which college/department your degree falls under.
IF Undeclared: Contact Academic Advising at 569-3386. If you need reading or composition developmental coursework, contact the Academic Success Center (569- 3280). Pulaski Technical College students can contact Melissa Jackson at email@example.com or 812-2821 (NLR PTC Campus Advising Center, Rm 318).
Once advised, go to BOSS and register for classes.