Becoming a Trojan: Quick Guide for Incoming Students

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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:

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 email you provided on your application.

Connect with Current Students:
Trojan Connect is a social platform that lets you connect with current students, or “ambassadors,” as well as admissions staff. Ask questions in our discussion boards, and meet with ambassadors to learn about being a Trojan. Go to to create your profile and connect, or look at our Trojan Connect guide.
Trojan Connect Landing Page

Next Steps

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. Email us if you have any questions!

Quick Guide for Admitted Trojans:

Submit 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 501-683-7304. 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 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.

Get Your BOSS PIN or Student ID (T#)

Go to and click “Secure Login.”

  • To find your BOSS PIN: Click the “Forgot PIN?” button and follow the prompts.
  • To find your student ID (T#): Enter your Social Security number (SSN) in the “User ID” field then click the “Login” button. A message will appear that displays your T#.

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admissions at 501-916-3127.

Use Your Student Dashboard for BOSS, Blackboard, and Email

Access BOSS, Blackboard, and Email:

  1. Go to and click “Secure Login.”
  2. Enter your User ID (T#), then click the “Forgot PIN?” button and follow the prompts.
  3. Once you have logged into BOSS, click the “Personal Information” link.
  4. Next, click the “List Accounts and Change Passwords” link.
  5. Find your NetID under University Accounts and write it down. You’ll need it later.
  6. Check each box in the Change Password column.
  7. Next, enter your new password in the New Password field and Confirm field.
  8. Finally, click the Change Passwords on Selected Accounts button.
  9. 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.

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

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.

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

Step 2: Submit your Trojan SMART application to apply for mentored programs (freshmen only) and private institutional 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 post in BOSS after you have accepted them.

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

Apply for Housing

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

Step 2: Complete the housing 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: View a list of upcoming new student orientation sessions.

Step 2: Sign up and 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: The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is available to assist you with accommodations if you need them. 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.

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 through BOSS.

New Freshmen:
Visit the Trojan Academic Advising and Support Center (TAASC) for more information about freshmen advising.

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 visiting the Advising website.

Visit the Advising for Current Trojans page to find your advisor.

Note: Visiting and Non-Degree Seeking students don’t require advising!

First, familiarize yourself with important registration dates and deadlines, which can be viewed on the academic calendar. Then, go to Blackboard Quick Links, and sign in with your Net ID. Once you’re there, click on “Register for Classes” to get started! For more help, use these directions 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.

Tip: Visit our online registration guide for video tutorials and troubleshooting suggestions.

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.

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