International Applicants

To be considered for admission into a graduate program,  international applicants must complete the required documentation for their prospective program as well as the university-required documentation listed below at least 2 months before the first day of classes.

All international applicants must submit:

  1. An Online Graduate Application. The application can be found at
  2. Pay the $40 Application Fee. All applicants must pay a non-refundable $40 application fee before their application can be processed. To pay this fee, please contact Student Accounts at 501.569.3450.
  3. Visa and Transfer forms and Financial Statement. Applicants transferring from another institution within the United States of America must provide a Transfer and Visa form completed by the applicant’s International Student Services advisor from the institution. All students must also submit a copy of their visa. For all students with F and J visas only: Before they can be accepted into the Graduate School, students must provide a financial statement showing that they are financially capable of pursuing a graduate education in the United States of America. For more information on this form, please contact the office of International Student Services at 501.683.7566.
  4. Proof of English Proficiency. If the institution that you attended previously is not an English-speaking institution, you must provide an official score on either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS). If a student’s English skills are determined to be inadequate by faculty after beginning a program at UALR, they may be asked to take a placement test and/or further coursework in English. For further information regarding the English Proficiency tests, please contact Graduate Admissions at 501.569.3206.
  5. A copy of Academic Records. All students must provide a transcript from all universities attended (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts that have not been articulated can be submitted for the application process, but before registering for classes the transcript must be articulated and submitted to the Graduate School. For more information regarding transcript articulation, please contact Graduate Admissions at 501.569.3206.
  6. Health and Accident Insurance, Tuberculosis Screening, and MMRs. All students must provide proof of Tuberculosis screening (which can be done at the Health Services Center on UALR campus and must be performed in the United States of America) and proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella.   Students must provide proof of two MMRs to the Graduate School.  One MMR needs to be provided at admissions and the other MMR is due by the end of the first semester.  NOTE : All students must purchase the health and accident insurance provided by UALR and maintain coverage year-round. Students will be billed at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. A student who enters in a summer semester will be billed separately, making the total number of times billed three instead of two. If you have any questions, please contact Health Services at 501.569.3188.
  7. Additional Program Requirements. All programs require additional documentation that a student must submit before being considered for admissions. To find out what your program requires for admission, please ask your program coordinator, check the graduate catalog, or contact the Graduate Admissions office at 501.569.3206.
    If you have any questions regarding international application requirements, please contact the Graduate School at 501.569.3206 or International Student Services at 501.683.7566.