Becoming a Trojan: Quick Guide for Incoming Students

Are you ready to apply to UA Little Rock? We offer world-class facilities, state-of-the-art technology, knowledgeable professors, and great internship opportunities. Email us if you have any questions!

Start Here: What Kind of Student Am I?

First-Time Freshman

You will be a freshman if you are applying directly from high school, and you’ve never attended college, or all your college credits were earned prior to high school graduation (or equivalent). Any credits earned before completing high school will be evaluated for transfer, but will not impact your application status.


Choose This Admissions Application:
Undergraduate – First-time Freshman, Transfer or Returning Student


Transfer Student

If you have a high school diploma or GED and at least 12 transferable credit hours from another institution, you’re considered a transfer student. Less than 12 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution must meet freshman standards (if you have a question about hours that will transfer, reach out to Records and Registration for clarification). If your only college coursework was taken while concurrently enrolled in high school (prior to graduation), you will be evaluated for first-time freshman admission.


Choose This Admissions Application:
Undergraduate – First-time Freshman, Transfer or Returning Student


Visiting Student / Non-degree Seeking Student

Community members are welcome to take a class without seeking a degree! Please note: Applying as a Visiting or Non-degree Seeking Student would make you ineligible for financial aid.

Visiting Student
You’re considered a visiting student if you plan to enroll at UA Little Rock for one semester and then return to your current institution.

Non-degree Seeking Student
You’re considered a non-degree seeking student if you plan to enroll in classes for personal enrichment or professional development.


Choose This Admissions Application:
Undergraduate – Not Seeking a Degree at UA Little Rock or Visiting Student


Second Bachelor's Degree / Post-Baccalaureate

You’re considered a post-baccalaureate student if you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree and now want to take some additional undergraduate courses.


Choose This Admissions Application:
Postbaccalaureate – Seeking a 2nd Bachelor’s Degree


Returning Student

If you have not been enrolled at UA Little Rock for two years or longer, then you have to reapply for admission and pay the $40 application fee. If you have attended other institutions in the interim, then you will apply as a transfer student.


Choose your application based on whether or not you plan to complete a degree or certificate program.
Undergraduate – First-time Freshman, Transfer or Returning Student, OR
Undergraduate – Not Seeking a Degree at UA Little Rock or Visiting Student


Taking Classes as a High School Student

Want to get a head start on earning college credit before high school graduation? There are two options with separate applications.

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.

Dual Enrolled High School Students
Not participating in UA Little Rock’s High School Concurrent Enrollment Program or attending a concurrent partner high school, but would like to take a class? Current high school students who wish to attend classes at UA Little Rock may be considered for admission as dual-enrolled high school students.


Apply for the High School Concurrent Enrollment Program:
Learn more about the enrollment process and view the list of participating high schools.


Dual Enrolled High School Students Choose This Admissions Application:
High School Dual Enrolled – Dual Enrolled


Next Steps for Applicants

Completing your admissions application is a big step! Here’s what you should do next.

Submit My Required Documents

View Your Required Documents:
View your application status and list of missing and submitted documents by logging in as a returning user on the admissions application page.

Submit Required Documents by Mail:
UA Little Rock
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2801 South University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099

Shot Records:
Shot records (or immunization records) can be sent via mail, emailed to, or faxed to 501-916-3128. It must include dated proof of two measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines. You can view UA Little Rock’s immunization records policy for more information.

Transcripts should come from your school’s registrar. If a paper transcript is submitted, the document must be in a sealed, unopened envelope provided by your school’s registrar. Transcripts can be sent electronically if this option is made available by your registrar, or you can have them mailed to our office.

International Post-Secondary Transcripts:
All international post-secondary transcripts must be submitted to an evaluation service before being submitted to the Office of Admissions. Evaluation services include:

The Office of 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.

Testing Services:
The Office of Testing Services at UA Little Rock provides placement testing and credit by examination. For more information, call 501-916-3198 or visit the Student Services Center (SSC), Room 315.

New Transfers:
Credit by exam policies vary considerably from campus to campus. Receiving credit at one school does not guarantee that you will receive credit at another school. Visit the Credit by Exam page for more information.

Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to receive federal, state, and many university-sponsored sources of funding. UA Little Rock’s FAFSA school code is 001101.

Step 2: Complete the YOUniversal application for financial aid through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE), like the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship.

Step 3: Visit the Financial Aid homepage to learn about options available to help you fund your education, including federal financial aid and UA Little Rock merit and private scholarships (see next section “Apply for Scholarships”).

Step 4: View and accept offered financial aid awards in BOSS.

Tip: Pay attention to deadlines and required materials for each financial aid opportunity.

Military Students and Dependents: If you are entitled to the GI Bill, contact our Office of Military Student Success at 501-569-8171 or

Look for My Notification of Admission

You have turned in your documents, and now you are wondering when you will know if you have been admitted to the University.

Notification of Admission:
Your application will be reviewed by a UA Little Rock admission counselor. If you’ve been admitted, you will receive an email from us within 48 hours. We’ll send you your T#, NetID, university email address, and more! This packet of information will be sent to the mailing address you provided on your application.

Connecting with Campus

Meet the people who make our campus special! You’ll join a diverse environment that supports any student in any situation. Connect and see for yourself.

Get Guidance from My Recruiter

Connect with My Recruiter:
If you’re thinking about applying to UA Little Rock, contacting your recruiter is a great way to ask questions and find out more about becoming a Trojan! Whether you’re still in high school, transferring from another college, or live in a different state, our recruiters are here to help you take the next steps.


Explore Undergraduate Academic Programs

Connect with Undergraduate Academic Programs:
Wondering if we have your major? Whether you’re just starting college or continuing to work on a degree, we offer more than 60 programs that will meet your academic interests and goals. Our undergraduate programs include certificates, minors, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees.


Admissions Customer Service

Connect with Customer Service:
We have customer service representatives available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Call 501-916-3127 or 800-482-8892 (toll-free).
Fax: 501-916-3128

Congratulations! You’re now an official Trojan!

You’ve received your notice of admission, so what’s next? Explore the quick guide below and find out what you need to do before your first class.

Quick Guide for Admitted Trojans

Get Your BOSS PIN or Student ID (T#)

Step 1: Go to and click “Secure Login.”

Did you know? Every student is assigned a T# when they apply for admission.

Step 2: Find your student ID (T#).

  1. Enter your Social Security Number (SSN) in the “User ID” field.
  2. Then, click the “Login” button.
  3. A message will appear that displays your T#. Copy and paste into the “User ID” field.

Step 3: Create or find your BOSS PIN.

  1. Click the “Forgot PIN?” button.
  2. Follow the prompts.
  3. Once you have created or reset your BOSS PIN, keep it in a safe location for your next log-in.


Logged in? Go to the next section to learn how to reset your passwords and use your Student Dashboard.

Contact the Office of Admissions at 501-916-3127.

Use Your Student Dashboard for BOSS, Blackboard, and Email

Access BOSS, Blackboard, and Email:

Step 1: Go to and click “Secure Login.”

Step 2: Enter your User ID (T#) and PIN.

Don’t know your User ID (T#) and PIN? Go to the previous section to learn how to get your T# and create your BOSS PIN.

Step 3: Create your passwords and find your NetID.

  1. Once you have logged into BOSS, click the “Personal Information” link.
  2. Next, click the “View System Accounts and Change Password” link.
  3. Find your NetID/Email under University Accounts and write it down. You’ll need it later.
  4. Next, enter your new password in the New Password field and Confirm field.
  5. Access your BOSS, Blackboard, and email using your NetID and new password with a single sign-on at


About BOSS:
BOSS is your one-stop, online system for access to:

  • Set your password for your UA Little Rock email
  • View outstanding financial aid requirements
  • Accept offered financial aid
  • Register for classes
  • Pay your bill
  • Check your grades


About Blackboard:
Your instructors may use Blackboard for communication or assignments even if it’s not an online class. Visit the Blackboard Orientation page to learn more.


Checking Your Email:
To check your UA Little Rock email, go to and log in using your NetID and password created in BOSS. Your email is a primary source of communication, so check it often.


Accept Financial Aid Awards

Haven’t Applied? Look above in the “Apply for Financial Aid” menu in the “Next Steps” section for instructions.

Several financial aid programs require you to officially accept the offer of assistance before the award can be finalized. Go to BOSS to view and accept offered financial aid awards.


Apply for Scholarships

Scholarships are available for degree-seeking students who meet scholarship eligibility requirements.

Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to receive federal, state, and many university-sponsored sources of funding. UA Little Rock’s FAFSA school code is 001101.


Step 2: Submit your Trojan SMART application to apply for mentored programs (freshmen only) and private institutional scholarships.

Tip: If you are admitted before the scholarship deadline, you will be considered for merit-based scholarships.


Step 3: Visit the Scholarships homepage to learn about options available to help you fund your education, including UA Little Rock merit and private scholarships.


Step 4: View and accept offered scholarship awards in the Trojan SMART application. Your awards will be posted in BOSS after you have accepted them.

Tip: Pay attention to deadlines and required materials for each scholarship.


Apply for Housing

Tip: Applying early for housing increases your chance of getting your preferred hall and roommate.

Step 1: Visit the Campus Living website to view on-campus housing options and policies.


Step 2: Complete the online housing application . You will need your UA Little Rock student ID (T#) and PIN.

Don’t know your T# and PIN? Go to the previous section called “Get Your BOSS PIN or Student ID (T#)” to learn how to get your T# and create your BOSS PIN.


Parents: Visit our housing page just for you.

Virtual New Student Orientation

Virtual Orientation is now available!

UA Little Rock is proud to offer a fully virtual New Student Orientation experience. Once you are an accepted student and have received your admissions packet, you are ready to complete your virtual orientation experience.


New Student Orientation begins when you’re accepted into UA Little Rock & concludes with Welcome Week in August. Our team of Orientation Leaders host events, Instagram live sessions, New Student Chats and more opportunities for you to connect with campus all summer until the first day of classes, Monday, August 23.

Begin Virtual Orientation: Login with your UA Little Rock email address and password to complete New Student Orientation. View the detailed instructions on accessing virtual Orientation. Trouble logging in? Call 501-916-3000 or email

Time Commitment: Virtual New Student Orientation will take you 30 minutes to an 1 hour, and you can always revisit the links to help find information later.

For more important dates & deadlines, the full academic calendar can be found here.

If you have more questions about the orientation process, review our Frequently Asked Questions page or call the ASK Desk, an office dedicated to student and campus support, at 501-916-3000 or

Tip: The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is available to assist you with accommodations if you need them.

Academic Advising and Class Registration

Academic Advising

Note: All degree-seeking students should meet with an academic adviser before registering for classes. Visiting and Non-Degree Seeking students don’t require advising!

Academic programs at UA Little Rock are grouped within three colleges. You will be advised in the advising center of one of these colleges. Your advisor will contact you about making an advising appointment, so check your UA Little Rock email and/or phone for a message. If you are undecided about your major, you will be advised in the College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education.

Your advisor will contact you to schedule an advising appointment, but you can also contact your college’s advising center.

Class Registration

Tip: First, familiarize yourself with important registration dates and deadlines, which can be viewed on the academic calendar.

Step 1: Go to Blackboard Quick Links, and sign in with your NetID.


Step 2: Once you’re there, click on “Register for Classes” to get started! For more help, use this guide, or contact the Office of Records and Registration.


Accuplacer Placement Test:
If you plan to take the Accuplacer placement test, schedule your test through this online form.


Placement Test Scores:
Be sure to submit any AP scores, CLEP scores, or other placement test scores to the Office of Testing Services.

Pay Your Bill

View your account balance in BOSS to pay in full, or set up an installment payment plan (fall and spring semesters only).


Visit the Bursar’s website for payment deadlines.

Tip: Pay before the semester’s deadline so you won’t be dropped from your classes.


Questions? View the Bursar’s Office’s frequently asked questions page.

Campus Resources