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How to Get Help

Often the information you need can be obtained on the UALR website at ualr.edu/ or by telephone. Departmental numbers are included in their respective sections within the Catalog. For other numbers, consult the business pages in the Little Rock telephone directory. For information not included on the UALR web site, go directly to the office with the title that matches your needs: the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Records and Registration are most often needed by incoming students.

These offices are located on the second floor of the Student Services Center.

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising provides advice on the selection of required courses and programs for undeclared majors. All students who are undecided about a specific field of study must contact this office, located on the third floor of Student Services Center.

If you have decided on a major or have narrowed your choice to a few areas, contact either the academic advisor, the chairperson of the appropriate department, or the dean of the college or school.

If you have a problem or concern regarding student life on campus, or have a question about student judicial affairs, start at the Office of Campus Life, located on the upper level of the Donaghey Student Center.

An Information Center is also located in the Donaghey Student Center on the first floor across from the bookstore; personnel there can assist you with specific questions. The UALR Registration Guide and Class Schedule, which is described on the following page, contains the office locations and telephone numbers of the academic advisors. Department chairpersons and deans are appropriate people to contact for any academic problem at any time. All academic units are under the direction of the provost and executive vice chancellor.

The Catalog provides you with background information about the university and programs that are available. You will also find other important information to assist you. The rest of the catalog is arranged by colleges and then departments or divisions within each college. Each of these sections describes the requirements for a major or a minor in that area, as well as all the courses the department offers. Most courses are scheduled at least once every two years. The section titled “Interdisciplinary Studies” describes degrees that involve work in more than one department or college.

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UALR Students

One of the most exciting things about UALR is the diversity reflected in the student body. The campus includes people ranging from the usual college age of 18-21, to many over 60. Most students work at least part time, and many are married. Many go to college part time and take one, two, or three courses a semester. Some students take courses for personal enrichment or job advancement without immediate plans to get a degree. About a third are going to college at night only. More than 60 percent of the students are women, about 29 percent are African-American, and a growing number are international students.

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