Before Applying

Students seeking admission to the UALR Graduate School should consider the following:

• We advise identifying the program you are interested in, contacting the program’s graduate coordinator, and discussing the program with them to ensure that it is the right area of interest for you.
• With rare exceptions, deadlines are strictly enforced. We encourage you to check with both your prospective program and the Graduate School for specific upcoming deadlines. Failure to meet any deadline the program or the Graduate School has in place may result in an incomplete application that will not be processed.
• All applicants must submit various documentation to the Graduate School, including:

  • Official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges and universities.
    NOTE: International Students must have their transcripts articulated. Transcripts that have not been articulated can be submitted for the application process; however, before registering for classes, the transcript must be articulated and submitted to the Graduate School.
  • Proof of grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale (including post-baccalaureate hours).
  • Official standardized test scores taken in the last 5 years, as required by the prospective program.

NOTE: Fulfillment of all graduate requirements at both the Graduate School and the Graduate Program level does not ensure admission into the program. For reasons unrelated to academic qualifications, including but not limited to congruence with faculty interest, laboratory space, and funding, a qualified applicant may not be admitted into a graduate program.