Becoming a Trojan: Quick Guide for Applicants

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. This quick guide will help get you started on your journey to becoming a Trojan.

Apply for admission

Complete an application for admission, and pay the $40 application fee. Learn more about requesting a fee waiver based on financial need or military service.

Need more info? Find the application type that best suits you:

Tip: Don’t see your application type? Return to the Admissions home page to find a link to more information.

Tip: Your application will be reviewed by your UA Little Rock admission counselor. We’ll communicate with you via email, so be sure to provide the email address you regularly check on your application. Don’t miss out on important updates!

Military Students and Dependents: Review our Checklist for Military Students for additional resources.

Submit 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. Documents can be mailed to:

UA Little Rock
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2801 South University Ave.
Little RockAR 72204-1099


Shot records (or immunization records) can be sent via mail, emailed to, or faxed to 501-569-8956. It must include dated proof of two measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines.

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 such as International Education Evaluations (IEE) at, World Education Services (WES) at or any approved NACES servicers before being submitted to the Office of Admissions. 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.

Tip: Testing Services provides placement testing and credit by examination. Contact the Office of Testing Services at 501.569.3198 or visit them in the Student Services Center, 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. Learn more here.

Get your BOSS PIN or student ID (T#)

Need your BOSS PIN?  Go to, click “Secure Login,” select “Forgot PIN?” and follow the prompts.

Need your student ID (T#)?  Go to, click “Secure Login,” enter your Social Security number in the “User ID field.”  You’ll get a message that displays your T#.

If you still have questions, contact the Office of Admissions at 501.569.3127.

Use your student dashboard for BOSS, email, and Blackboard

  1. Go to, choose “Secure Login,” and enter your student ID (T#). Click “Forgot PIN?” and follow the prompts.
  2. Click “Personal Information” then “List Accounts and Change Passwords.”
  3. Find your netID and write it down. You’ll need it later.
  4. Go to “Change Password” and click each box. Enter and confirm your password.
  5. Enter and confirm your new password.
  6. Now you can access your e-mail, BOSS, and blackboard using your netID and new password with a single sign-on at

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

Check your UA Little Rock email at using your NetID and password created in BOSS. Choose the option to view your usernames/change your passwords to change your passwords.

Tip: Your email is a primary source of communication, so check it often.

Tip: Your instructors may use Blackboard for communication or assignments even if it’s not an online class. Get more info here!

Apply for financial aid

Step 1: See the options available to help you fund your education on the Financial Aid home page, including federal financial aid and UA Little Rock merit and private scholarships.

Tip: UA Little Rock’s FAFSA school code is 001101.

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

Step 2: Complete the YOUniversal application on the ADHE website for state financial aid programs like the Academic Challenge Scholarship.

Military Students and Dependents: If you are entitled to the GI Bill, contact our Office of Military Student Success at 501.569.8171 or

Apply for housing

View on-campus housing options and policies, and complete the application online. You will need your UA Little Rock student ID (T#) and PIN.

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

Parents: Visit our housing page just for you.

Sign up for freshman or transfer orientation

Step 1: Visit for a list of scheduled new student orientation sessions.

Step 2: Sign up for the date that works best for you. Meet the people who will guide you to college graduation. You’ll meet with your academic advisor, register for classes, and get your UA Little Rock ID card and parking pass.  You’ll also get to know your new college home, meet new people, and have fun!

Tip: Orientation is required for new freshmen and recommended for transfers.

Tip: The Disability Resource Center is available to assist you with accommodations if you need.  Be sure to stop by to visit with them!

Academic advising and class registration

All degree-seeking students should meet with an academic adviser before registering for classes.

  • New Freshmen:
    • New freshmen are advised for fall classes during summer orientation (see the “Sign up for freshmen or transfer orientation” above). More information about freshmen advising can be found here.
  • New Transfers:
    • If you’re a new transfer student, you’ll receive advising contact information soon after you’re admitted. You can also look for your major and contact the corresponding person or office by going to
  • Post-baccalaureate:
    • Find your advisor here.

Tip: Visiting and non-degree seeking students don’t require advising!

Tip: If you plan to take the Accuplacer placement test, schedule your test at Be sure to submit any AP, CLEP or other placement test scores to Testing Services.

Your advisor may help you register during your advising appointment,  After you’ve been advised, you have the option to register for classes or adjust your schedule online.

Tip: Our online registration guide has video tutorials and troubleshooting suggestions.

Campus map and parking permit

Want to park a vehicle on campus as a student? You must first register your vehicle with the UA Little Rock Police Department.

  • To register your vehicle, you will need to know your T-number, make, model, basic color of your car, and your license plate number.
  • You can get your parking permit online at Parking Permits Online or in the Parking Office on the first floor of the Donaghey Student Center.

Additional parking is available in the metered lots or the parking deck. The fee for parking in the meter lots is $1 per hour using coins or, if paying by credit card it is $3 minimum for two hours and additional hours may be added at $1 per hour at the initial point of sale. The fee for the parking deck is $1 per exit.

Tip: View the campus map for directions, visitor parking, and building locations.

Your Trojan ID card

The Trojan ID card is the official name for your UA Little Rock student ID card. Note: This card shows your photo, ID number, and library number).

  • New Students must be registered for classes prior to making their first Trojan ID. You will receive your new Trojan ID card at orientation.
  • Missed orientation? You can get your Trojan ID card at the Information Center, located on the bottom floor of the Donaghey Student Center (DSC) directly across from the Bookstore. There is no fee to obtain your first card,

Your card should be carried with you when you are on campus. You can use your card in the following ways:

  • To access the DSC Fitness Center
  • To check out books and resources at the Ottenheimer Library circulation desk
  • As a declining balance card. You can deposit money on the card and use it at any Dining Services vendor (office located in the DSC 117)
  • Enter the south entrance on Campus Drive from Asher Avenue

Tip: Park in no-fee parking lots (Parking Map) designated as ID required areas. Note hang-tag required lots are fee-based and managed through Public Safety.

View more information about your Trojan ID.

Rent or buy books

Take your schedule to the UA Little Rock Bookstore to find the books you need or get your list through their online form. Renting is usually less expensive, and you may be able to use financial aid to pay for books. You can also check them out online.

Tip: The bookstore price matches Amazon and local competitors.

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).

Deadlines are available online.

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

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