Application Processing Time

The application processing time is usually 6-8 weeks from the date your application is received at the Office of International Student Services. Processing time may be extended if certain required academic or financial documents are missing from your application. Therefore, we recommend that you send ALL of the required admission materials and documents in one package/envelope to avoid any unnecessary delays. Processing time for Graduate School applicants is longer and might take up to 6-10 weeks. Our goal is to inform you of our decision in a prompt manner.

Expedited I-20 Processing

Immigration process (obtaining your passport and visa) requires proper planning. I-20s will only be issued to successful admission into UALR.

Please follow the links below for information about application instructions and admission requirements:

International Applicants

Intensive English Language Program (IELP) Applicant

IELP only

Bachelor and Post-Baccalaureate Degree Applicant



Master’s, PhD, & Graduate Certificate Applicant

Exchange & Transient Student

Exchange Student Applicant