Transfer Coursework FAQ

Can I transfer to UALR even if I don’t have an associate’s degree?

Yes, you can transfer to UALR even without an associate’s degree. The Office of Transfer Student Services will evaluate your transcript(s) on a course by course basis to apply general education core courses towards the core curriculum.

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I made a “D” in a course. Will it transfer?

Undergraduate courses with grades of “C” or greater from a regionally accredited institution will transfer to UALR. However, UALR’s Transfer of D Grades Policy allows students to transfer up to six credit hours of courses with grades of “D” if a grade of “D” would be accepted for credit in the corresponding courses at UALR.

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Are there credits that will not automatically transfer to UALR?

UALR does not automatically transfer vocational, military or technical credits from other universities. If you would like for UALR to transfer coursework of this nature then you may fill out our Request to Receive Credit for Technical and/or Military Credit form.
Students with vocational, military or technical work transferred to UALR prior to August 1, 2011, can have that work removed from their UALR transcript by filling out the Request to Remove Technical and/or Military Credit form.

Either of the above forms will need to be printed and signed by your departmental advisor before finally being submitted to the Office of Records and Registration for processing. Please note: You must have officially declared your major before either of these forms can be processed.

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If I made a bad grade in a course from my transfer school can I take that course again at UALR and improve my G.P.A.?

No: Your G.P.A. at your previous college does not transfer to UALR. Any course that you repeat at UALR will contribute to your UALR G.P.A. but will not change the course grade at your previous college.

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How and when will I know whether or not my courses transferred?

UALR accepts credits in transfer from any regionally accredited institution. If you are attending a 2 or 4 year college or University within the State of Arkansas, you can view the Transfer Credit Equivalency Guide to determine whether or not your courses will transfer, as well as (i.e. course equivalency). When evaluating what transfers, know that although some of your courses will have a direct course equivalent at UALR, not all of your courses will. That does not mean, however, that it cannot be applied to satisfy core requirements at UALR.
Transfer credits will be evaluated only after a complete application for admission and all required documents including all final transcripts have been received.

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What is the Arkansas Course Transfer System?

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses witin Arkansas public college and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Students may complete specified General Education courses anywhere in the public system as well as many courses in the degree/major that have been pre-identified for transfer. Students transferring to UALR from another publicly supported Arkansas college or university should check with their adviser and the Arkansas Course Transfer System to ensure proper transfer of core or general education courses.

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