Hundreds of high school students and parents will descend upon the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus to see what’s it like to be a college student duringTrojanation on Wednesday, Nov. 29.
Trojanation is an annual event for 10th-12th grade students enrolled in UA Little Rock’s concurrent enrollment program. The event will begin at 1 p.m. in Dickinson Hall. The experience will be individualized for each student in the program based on hours earned, scholarship opportunities, and career choice.
Students will visit academic programs of interest as well as financial aid and advising, take a tour of campus and on-campus living choices, learn about scholarships and individualized degree plans for concurrent enrollment students, and watch the Trojan men’s basketball team take on the University of Central Arkansas at 6:30 p.m. in the Jack Stephens Center.
UA Little Rock’s concurrent enrollment program began in 1998 with only 43 students. Today, the program has more than 2,000 students from 21 high schools.
This year, UA Little Rock was one of 19 colleges and universities with concurrent enrollment programs that gained national accreditation through the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Altogether, only 105 higher education institutions in the country with dual enrollment programs with high school students have earned accreditation through NACEP’s extensive peer-review process.