Office of Records and Registration
The primary functions of the Office of Records and Registration are to manage registration in classes and maintain the official academic records of all UALR students. The office provides a number of online services to students through their BOSS accounts, such as the following:
- Register for Classes
- Request Enrollment Verification
- Request Degree Verification
- Order Official Transcripts
- Print an Unofficial Transcript
Online Registration Guide and Class Search
The academic year includes two regular semesters in the fall and spring, each with sessions within the term, and a summer semester with four terms. Some courses are also available between semesters during late spring and winter interim.
The unit of credit is the semester hour. This unit is defined as credit earned for the completion of one hour per week in class for one semester. Two hours or more of laboratory work per week for one semester equal one semester hour of credit. UALR offers night and weekend courses, web-based courses, courses on campus and at various off-campus locations. Admission requirements, fees, and academic performance for night and weekend classes are the same as for day classes. Web-based courses are charged a technology fee.
Continuing-education courses are offered as a service to specific professional and vocational groups of the community. These are available on both credit and non-credit basis.
The UALR Registration Guide and Class Search contain information on the web registration process and lists the courses that will be offered during specific semesters by course, time, location, and instructor. The Guide and Search also contain the academic calendar, the final examination schedule, and deadlines for various activities during the semester.
UALR offers courses in the fall, spring, and summer. The Summer semesters are divided into one 10-week term (Summer I), and three 5-week terms (Summer II, III, and IV). UALR also offers courses at other times, such as during the interim between each semester and at different time periods during a semester or term.
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 and programs are also offered through distance delivery as well as at off-campus locations. Off-campus and online credit courses are identified by location in the UALR Registration Guide and Class Search.
During a regular semester or term, the usual three-credit-hour daytime course will meet for 50 minutes a day on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, or for 1 hour and 15 minutes on either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.
Some classes will meet on different time schedules, such as one three-hour session per week. All these options are part of UALRâ€™s effort to offer classes in times and places that suit the needs of all students, but it also means you have to read the UALR Registration Guide and Class Search carefully.
A typical course entry and an explanation of each part of this listing is provided below. The format of the information may vary depending on which view of the student schedule you use, but the meaning of each component will be the same.
Sample Class Search Entry
CRN: 60736 The five-digit course reference number (CRN) assigned for registration. The five-digit CRN number is necessary for registration and is not the same as the course number.
Subject HIST The department or curriculum area with its assigned four-letter code. In this case, it is “HIST” for “History.” See â€śFour-Letter Course Codesâ€ť for more details.
Course Number 1311 The course number assigned by the department. It indicates the level and number of credit hours for the course. Note: The second number indicated the semester hours. This class is 3 semester credit hours.
Section 01 The section number assigned by the department.
Title Hist Of Civilization I The course title. Abbreviated versions of longer course titles may be used. Descriptions of all courses appear within their respective departments in numerical order by course number.
Available Seats: 51 This is the total number of students that may sign up for this class.
Class meets MWF The days the class meets, in this case each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Other abbreviations include â€śMWâ€ť or Monday and Wednesday, â€śTRâ€ť or Tuesday and Thursday, â€śSâ€ť means Saturday, â€śUâ€ť means Sunday, and â€śTBAâ€ť indicates â€śto be announced.â€ť â€śTBAâ€ť is often used for online classes.
8:00 am – 8:50 am The time the class begins and ends. The abbreviation TBA in this place means â€śto be announced.â€ť The exact time for TBA courses will be provided by the department or instructor.
Instructor: Anson, Edward M The name of the instructor assigned to this class. If the word â€śStaffâ€ť appears here, the teacher for the class had not yet been assigned at the time the schedule was prepared.