Admission Requirements

To apply for admission to UALR, all the following documents must be submitted:

Complete Application Form

Undergraduate students apply online at

Graduate students apply online at

Pay Application Fee of $40.00

The application fee for undergraduate and graduate programs is $40 USD. Students can pay their application fee by major credit cards (e.g.,Visa, Mastercard, Discover) or US bank checks. Cash or non-US bank checks are not accepted. Application fees are non-refundable.

Submit Academic Records

Submit transcripts of the applicant’s entire academic record in secondary school, college, or university. Originals or official copies with certified English translations are accepted. University records received at foreign institutions must be articulated with a course-by-course credential evaluation. Visit for a list of nationally recognized accreditation services.

Graduate Students must submit academic records satisfying the admission requirements of the Graduate School and the student’s specific degree program. All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a credential evaluation. Academic records should be sent directly to the Graduate School.

Undergraduate Students must submit any high school and post-secondary school transcripts, accompanied by translations and credential evaluations as needed. Minimum cumulative high school GPA: 2.5 out of 4.0. If transferring more than 12 credit hours at the undergraduate level, secondary school academic records are not required. Minimum cumulative university transfer credit GPA: 2.0 out of 4.0. Academic records should be sent to the Office of International Student Services.

Submit Immigration Verification Form

The Immigration Verification Form is an electronic form required for all international students as part of the admission process. The form helps the Office of Admissions and International Student Services to understand your current and future immigration status so that we can better assist you in a successful arrival to the United States and Little Rock.

Read instructions and submit Immigration Verification Form.

Proof of Financial Support

Proof of financial support for the estimated cost of attendance are required for F-1 and J-1 students to receive the Form I-20 or DS-2019 (respectively). Dependent Forms I-20 or DS-2019 require additional funding ($4500 for spouse, $2500 per child). Learn more about acceptable documentation of financial support. Financial support will be uploaded within the Immigration Verification Form.

Demonstrate Proof of English Proficiency

Proof of English proficiency can be demonstrated through TOEFL, IELTS, 2 years of U.S. coursework, completion of IELP (undergraduate only) or  citizenship from an exempt country. Find the specific English requirements per educational level.

Complete Additional Requirements For Graduate Applicants

Please contact the Program Coordinator for additional program requirements. Applications to the Graduate School will go for review by the Graduate Coordinator.

Submit Immunization Records

Before registering for classes, all students are required to submit proof of vaccinations for 2 doses of MMR. Additionally, non-citizens must take a T-Spot test for Tuberculosis screening from within the United States. These tests and shots may be taken after arrival through Student Health Services. If you have received one or both of the MMR vaccines, you may submit documentation to suffice the requirement.

Sending Documents

Graduate Applicants

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Attention: Graduate School
Ottenheimer Library – 5th Floor
2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
Scan documents to:

Undergraduate Applicants

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Office of Admissions, SSC 219
2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204 
Scan documents to: