Admission for International Students

International students who are first-time freshmen, transfer students or post-baccalaureate students will apply for admission through the undergraduate admissions application. Graduate international students apply for admission through the Graduate School.

Getting Started

  1. Apply for admission and pay the $40 application fee.
  2. Submit your high school and/or post-secondary transcripts. All academic coursework must be evaluated for admissions purposes and must have a course by course evaluation.
    International Post-secondary Transcripts: All international post-secondary transcripts must be submitted to an evaluation service such as International Education Evaluations (IEE), World Education Services (WES) or any approved NACES servicers before being submitted to the Office of Admissions. Admissions must have the course-by-course evaluation to satisfy the transcript requirement for admission. Additionally, you will need to provide English translations of course descriptions or syllabi to the Office of Transfer Student Services in order for your previously earned credit to be applied to UA Little Rock degree requirements.
  3. Submit your TOEFL or IELTS scores to ensure English proficiency (See “English Language Requirement” below for more options.).
  4. Submit your Immigration Verification Form with Demonstration of Financial Support. Admissions requires that this form is received and processed by International Student Services.

Upon arrival, international students must also submit immunization records during a Health Screening.

Is your international transcript from a high school? You can have your transcript evaluated to be considered for scholarships if you are a freshman applicant.

Admission Standards

  • Meet the English Language Requirement (See “English Language Requirement” below.), and
  • Other requirements needed based on specific student type

English Language Requirement

UA Little Rock will accept the following for your English Language Requirement:

  • TOEFL Exam Score showing you earned a 525 or higher on the Paper-based TOEFL exam OR 61 or higher on the Internet-based TOEFL exam. To be accepted as official, it must be sent to the Office of Admissions from TOEFL.
    • UA Little Rock’s code is 6368. The test score must be from a test taken within the last two years.
  • IELTS Exam Score showing you earned a 6 or higher. To be accepted as official, it must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from IELTS. The test score must be from a test taken within the last two years.
  • Duolingo English Proficiency Online Exam Score showing you earned a 90 or higher.
  • ACT Exam Score showing you earned sub scores of 19 or higher in English AND Reading. To be accepted as official, it must be sent to the Office of Admissions from ACT. The test score must be from a test taken within the last five years.
  • SAT Exam Score showing you earned a 330 on evidence based reading-writing (ERW). To be accepted as official, it must be sent to the Office of Admissions from SAT. The test score must be from a test taken within the last five years.
  • Coursework within the U.S. can be shown in two ways:
    • You earned a grade of C or better on Comp 1 and 2. Your coursework must be from a regionally accredited U.S. institution in the past six years. See the earlier section called Submit Your Transcripts to learn how to send an official transcript to the Office of Admissions.
    • You send a transcript that shows you attended a U.S. school for the past six years.
  • Graduated from UA Little Rock’s IELP program.
  • Native English speakers with citizenship of an exempt country: Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or the Commonwealth Caribbean.

If you have additional questions about being an international student at UA Little Rock, contact the Office of International Student Services.

Learn more about UA Little Rock’s Intensive English Language Program if you want to take classes.