Become a Student

1. Explore our programs

Whether you’re seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree, semester-length or accelerated courses, UALR Online offers several online degree programs that will help you advance your education and career.

Find my degree


2. Apply to UALR


When you’re ready to apply to UALR, it’s all done online. Just fill out our admission application and tell us about yourself. When you’re finished, submit the application. A $40 admission fee is required for first-time applicants.

Undergraduate Graduate

Along with the application, UALR’s Office of Admissions needs supporting materials including:

Undergraduate Graduate
Final, official high school transcript Official transcript from bachelor degree granting institution
ACT or SAT scores – If you haven’t taken the ACT or SAT, Testing Services can help you learn more about the testing schedule and how to complete this requirement. 2.75 cumulative grade point average — Most programs will also require a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate hours (including post-baccalaureate hours) for admission.
College transcript(s) – If you have attended another college or university, you must have each school send UALR an official transcript showing completed courses and grades. Official transcripts can be sent electronically from the previous institution. Conditional: Test scores for Graduate Record Examination, (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); letters of recommendation; statements of purpose; and personal interviews — Check with your respective college’s graduate coordinator to determine what’s required for your online degree program.
Prospective undergraduate students can visit the Admissions site to learn more about applying to UALR. Prospective graduate students can learn more about applying to the UALR Graduate School in the Graduate Catalog.
Next What happens next?
UALR will carefully evaluate your academic documents and send you a letter or email (from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid) about your admission status.

If you have any questions along the way, UALR Admissions counselors are available to help you find the answers.

Please note: Online students are not required to submit immunization records or attend on-campus orientation. We provide an online orientation to Blackboard, our learning management system, as well as student support to help you navigate your online courses.

transfer Are you a transfer student?
The Office of Transfer Student Services can evaluate your previous transcript(s) to determine your transferable course credits and inform you about scholarship opportunities. Visit ualr.edu/transfer to learn more.

3. Fund your education


UALR’s Financial Aid office provides several online resources for students seeking financial aid options, including information about loans, grants and scholarships. Learn more>>

transfer Are you a military student?
UALR is designated as a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, and our faculty and staff are committed to the success of veteran students, both on campus and online. Learn more about your options at ualr.edu/military.
transfer Are you a senior student?
Any Arkansas resident who is at least 60 years of age and has been admitted as a student at UALR shall receive a tuition waiver once proof of age has been provided to the Bursar’s Office on a space-available basis. Students qualifying for the waiver will be permitted to register only on the last day of the regular and late registration periods each academic term. If a course section has no available slots and additional students are attempting to register, students receiving the waiver may be removed from that course section. Exceptions may be granted to students who agree to forgo the waiver of tuition. For more information, contact Financial Aid at 501.569.3035 or financialaid@ualr.edu.


4. Get advised

After you have applied for admission and been accepted to UALR, you’ll need to contact an academic advisor who will help you choose your online classes.
To see a list of courses before you speak with your advisor, visit UALR’s Search for a Class.

Term: Select the semester you want to take classes.
Search: Select Undergraduate or Graduate
Subject/Optional: Type your area of interest in the keyword area. This can be a subject, part of a course title, etc. Keep in mind that many course titles are abbreviated in the system, and a broader search may be needed.
Search: Click the search button.
Filter: To display only online sections for the term, level and subject area you have selected, click the Online Classes box in the Filter Search Results menu on the left side of the page. You will need to scroll down to find it. Click the Search button to apply the filter.


5. Register for classes


When you find your courses, take note of the course reference number (CRN).
If you have no registration holds, you may register for classes by contacting your advisor or through BOSS.

1. Log into BOSS at boss.ualr.edu using your student ID, or “T-number”, and pin provided by the Admissions office.

BOSS login

2. Click on the “Student Services” tab, then click the “Registration” link.

Student Services

3. Click on the “Register/Search for classes” link, then select a term.

Term

4. Find your courses, select the section you want to take, then click “Register.”

Class Registration

BOSS What is BOSS?
BOSS is the one-stop, online system for access to your university record and where most students conduct business from accepting financial aid to registering for classes, paying their bill, and checking grades.

6. Arrange payment for tuition and fees


Whether you’re using scholarships, financial aid or personal funds, payments for tuition and fees can be done entirely online through BOSS. On the Student Accounts page under the Student Services tab, you can access your account information, statements, financial aid and more.

Student Accounts

Payment plan Want to pay as you go?
We help make your education more affordable by offering online payment plans for the fall and spring semesters. Learn more>>

7. Welcome to UALR Online!


Congratulations! You’ve made the important decision to advance your education and career by joining the UALR Online community. No matter what program you’ve chosen, you can be secure in knowing that you’ll receive a high-quality education from award-winning faculty, as well as full-time, live support, through an established and trusted university.

Blackboard What’s next?
Be sure to check your Blackboard account for the online student orientation. This guide, located under the “myBlackboard” tab, will help you navigate your online courses, maximizing your efficiency and success.

If you need support along the way, our Blackboard student support site offers a variety of resources including tutorials, links to helpful resources, and answers to students’ frequently asked questions.