The winning tickets for Monday’s prize drawing are: 537118 and 537163. If the number on your ticket matches either of those numbers, bring your ticket to the Graduate School by 5:00 p.m. Friday the 16th to claim your UALR t-shirt and water bottle! Ask for the graduate assistant at the front desk, and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions!
The Graduate School held New Graduate Student FallÂ Orientation on August 12, 2013. If you missed orientation, or would like more information on the topics discussed, see the information and links below.
All international students must physically check in with International Student Services at the beginning of each semester. This is crucial to keeping your immigration status and should be done immediately if you have not already done so. When you go, bring your passport and immigration documents.
For more information, visit the ISS website here.
View Academic Standards Quick Facts here: Academic Standards Quick Facts.
Degree Time Limits
We recommend that students attend graduate school full-time to complete their education in a timely manner. Courses cycle out every 5 years, meaning that if a student waits longer than that to complete his/her degree, he/she may be required to retake courses to ensure that he/she has received the most updated and accurate knowledge.
While the time limit for the completion of Master’s degrees is 7 years, they can generally be done in 2-3 years. The longer time limit is an allowance for unusual or unforeseen circumstances; we do not recommend that regular graduate students take the full 7 years to complete their degrees.
The time limit for doctoral students to complete their degrees is 10 years. Doctoral students can often complete their required courses within 1-2 years; afterwards, more time is needed for research, though this should rarely take 10 years. Again, we recommend completing your degree efficiently to avoid repeating classes.
Every student must be advised before each semester. Your advisor ensures that you take the required courses for your program, without which you cannot graduate. He or she will also help you create a degree plan that suits your program interests and needs. If you do not know who your advisor is, check the program list for your program and program coordinator, and contact him/her for more information.
Student Identification Cards
All students must have a UALR ID card.Â Your first ID card is free and good for your entire length of enrollment at UALR. You can have it made by bringing a photo ID to Reception Services, on the bottom floor of the Donaghey Student Center (DSC) by the main entrance of the Fitness & Aquatics Center.
Your student ID gives you access to the Fitness Center, certain parking lots, and a meal plan, if you purchased one. It is also your library card, giving you access to all of UALR’s library services, which include digital journals, interlibrary loans, which get you books from other libraries across the country, and a team of knowledgeable and helpful librarians.
The Disability Resource Center
The Americans With Disabilities Act requires the university to make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. If you think you may face disability-related barriers during your time at UALR, it is crucial that you visit the Disability Resource Center when you first begin, as a record of your visit to the DRC must be made for them to start alleviating these barriers for you. After your visit, a letter with absolutely no details disclosing your disability will be sent to your professors notifying them of the measures or allowances necessary to help you. If you do not visit the DRC to discuss your disability and later have educational or other disability-related issues, they cannot help you retroactively, so it is very important that you see them immediately upon beginning your time at UALR.
For more information, see their website, call 501.569.3143, or visit the DRC in the Donaghey Student Center, Office 103.
The Graduate School has a great Graduate Student Association! The GSA hosts social and community service events, a research forum, and more. They also offer opportunities for campus leadership and give out research travel grants in the spring.
For more information, see the GSA website or email email@example.com. If you would like to receive GSA emails, send an email with NO subject to firstname.lastname@example.org and write “subscribe GSA your first name last name” in the body. As a graduate student, you will receive only important, academic emails from the actual Graduate School, while signing up for the GSA email list will enable you to receive news on social, research, and other events.
UALR is home to the Zeta chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda, The Academic Excellence and Leadership Honor Society of Graduate and Professional School Students. Students are nominated on the basis of proven graduate-levelÂ leadership and an academic record placing them in the top 35% of their class, among other qualifications. For more information please contact theÂ GSA. Visit the Alpha Epsilon Lambda website here.
For a full list of campus organizations, visit the Campus Life website.
Theses and Dissertations
Most programs require a thesis or dissertation for completion. The format and design of these final projects must be standard across campus. See basic information about the regulations here, and the full guidelines here.
You must apply for graduation prior to the deadline for the term in which you will complete your program requirements. If you do not apply for graduate by the proper deadline, you will not be permitted to graduate that semester. Conversely, if you apply for graduation for a certain semester but do not complete your program requirements that semester, you will not be penalized, but you must apply for graduate again for the correct semester.
Applying for graduation isÂ done through the Student Services section of your BOSS account, under the â€śstudent online request menuâ€ť option.
No late applications will be accepted.
Anyone wishing to park on campus must register with Campus Safety and acquire a parking permit. Visit the Campus Safety website for full parking details.