Admission for High School Students

High School Concurrent Enrollment Program

Through the High School Concurrent Enrollment Program, qualified students in participating high schools can earn college credit at UA Little Rock while attending high school. Students take UA Little Rock courses that are taught on their high school campus and count for both high school and University credits.

High school students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5, and
  • Achieve a minimum composite score of 19 on the ACT or 1010 SAT total score or NextGen ACCUPLACER reading 253 (must have at least on full test with all sections taken)

First-semester 9th Grade Students:

  • Must have required test scores (see above) but the high school transcript is not yet required (because no high school credit has been earned).
  • In order for 9th grade students to continue enrollment after their first semester of 9th grade, they MUST submit their transcript showing grades from first semester and have the required 2.50 high school GPA.

Learn more about the enrollment process and view the list of participating high schools. Admission under these guidelines does not guarantee that a student may be eligible for a particular course. University departments may restrict enrollment into specific courses.

Dual Enrolled High School Students

Current high school students who wish to attend classes on the UA Little Rock campus may be considered for admission as dual-enrolled high school students with the following qualifications:

  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5, and
  • Achieve a minimum composite score of 19 on the ACT or 1010 SAT total score or NextGen ACCUPLACER reading 253 (must have at least on full test with all sections taken), and
  • Recommendation of HS principal or designee, and
  • Written permission from a parent or guardian

Dual-Enrolled applicants must submit:

  • An application for admission and non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunizations
  • An official high school transcript
  • Official ACT, SAT, or NextGen ACCUPLACER scores
  • Letter of permission from parent/legal guardian
  • Recommendation from high school principal or designee

College credit earned as a dual-enrolled student may apply toward a degree at UA Little Rock. Students in this category are not eligible for scholarships or financial aid. Admission under these guidelines does not guarantee that a student may be enrolled in a particular course. University departments may restrict enrollment into specific courses.