Course Requirements/Schedule/Major FAQ

What is the core curriculum?

Commonly referred to as “general education requirements” or the “basics,” the core curriculum helps to establish a foundation for the undergraduate academic experience and to ensure that students develop fundamental skills and a lifelong commitment and ability to learn. Students seeking a baccalaureate degree must complete 44 hours from the University’s Core Curriculum. Please note that the Core curriculum may vary by academic program (i.e. for majors within the College of Information Science & Engineering Technology and Nursing).

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What majors/programs are available at UALR?

A list of UALR majors/programs can be found in the “Undergraduate Catalog” under the Majors by Type.

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When should I declare my major?

Departments have differing major requirements. Your advisor can also help you plan to meet your specific requirements and, if you are comfortable with your choice, will encourage you to declare. Some majors require that certain core courses be completed with a specific grade before admission, while others do not. Your academic advisor can provide you with your major requirements or you can find them in the UALR Undergraduate Catalog.

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Do I need to declare a minor?

Declaring a minor will depend on which major program you choose. Some majors will require a minor while others do not. Please check with your intended major department regarding a minor requirement. You can also find information by clicking here.

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How do I register for classes?

  • Sign in to your BOSS account
  • Read the important dates then Click Here to Continue
  • Select the STUDENT SERVICES tab
  • Select the REGISTRATION
  • Then click on ADD/DROP Classes
  • If it is your registration period, you will see a row of boxes at the bottom of the screen. Put the CRNs for the classes you have chosen in the boxes
  • Hit submit
  • You are registered for those classes. If you see a STOP sign, then you were unable to register for that class. Read the warning to see why you could not register for that class. If possible, clear up the problem and register for it again

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If I enroll and do not pay for my classes, will UALR drop me for non-payment?

For the Summer 2013 semester, you will be required to confirm your registration and satisfy payment requirements to reserve your class selections. Payment in full or a down payment on a deferred payment plan must be made for any charges not covered by Financial Aid before you may confirm your registration. Failure to confirm and/or pay will result in your class selections being deleted. Students who owe a previous balance will also have their class selections deleted. Confirmation opens April 16 2013.
If you register between April 16- May 29 you must confirm by May 29, by 5 p.m. If you register between May 30- July 9 you must confirm by July 9, by 5 p.m.

IMPORTANT: Once confirmed, if you decide not to attend UALR for that semester, you must withdraw by 4 p.m. June 3,2013 for Summer 1, May 29, 2013 for Summer 2, and July 4, 2013 for Summer 4 to receive a 100 percent charge adjustment. For more information on the confirmation process visit ualr.edu/bursar.

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What is the UALR’s enrollment confirmation process?

For detailed information regarding the confirmation please contact the Bursar’s office.

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Where do I go if I need help adjusting my schedule?

UALR has created an excellent guide to show you how to use BOSS. Academic advisers and Records and Registration staff in the Student Services Center can also assist students with schedule ajdustments. However, it is the student’s responsibility to learn how to use BOSS.

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How do I withdraw from my classes once I am enrolled?

BOSS will allow you to drop all enrolled classes prior to the last day to register, add, or adjust schedules (check the Academic Calendar for date). After that date, you will need to go to the Office of Records and Registration to fill out a withdrawal form.

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