Admissions Deadlines and Criteria – 502.2

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Admissions Deadlines and Criteria
Policy Number: 502.2
Effective Date: April 1, 2010 (review date)



Deadlines are strictly enforced. Entering freshmen must apply for admission and provide all required academic credential by one week prior to the start of classes. Freshmen are also required to be advised prior to the first day of classes. All other applicants must apply for admission prior to the first day of classes.

Students unable to provide valid academic credentials prior to the start of classes may be admitted provisionally. See the section on provisional admission on the following page. Students who have fewer than 12 acceptable transfer credits from another college or university must meet all of the admission requirements for entering freshmen. Students with 12 or more acceptable transfer credits must meet the admission requirements listed for transfer students.

Beginning September 1, 2009, all entering students will be charged an admission application fee. Students granted provisional admission, whom do not submit the missing credentials by the end of the term, will not be permitted to enroll in subsequent terms until the admission requirements have been satisfied.

Under no circumstances may students admitted provisionally be changed to non-degree‐seeking student status. Students on provisional status are not eligible to receive financial aid and are limited to 13 hours in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Criteria for Regular Admission

High School Core Curriculum

The college preparatory core curriculum for Arkansas high school students used in UA Little Rock’s freshman admission requirements may be changed by action of the Arkansas state legislature. UA Little Rock’s admission requirements apply to the college preparatory core curriculum in place when the student graduates from high school. High school students should work closely with their counselors to be sure to take the appropriate courses.

The transcripts of students who attend high school and apply to UA Little Rock will be examined for presence of the college preparatory core curriculum courses. The transcripts of students who attended high school outside of Arkansas will be examined for equivalent courses. First‐time entering freshman students not meeting the necessary requirements may be admitted as described below.

First-time Entering Freshmen

To be eligible for admission a student must have earned a grade point average of at least 2.0 on the Arkansas high school core in effect at the time of graduation from high school, and have one of the following:

  • A cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5
  • An official, passing GED test score
  • An ACT composite score of 21 (enhanced)* or a combined verbal/math SAT I score of at least 990 (re‐centered) taken within the last five years.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must have 12 transferable college credit hours and a grade point average of at least 2.0 on all previous college work to be granted regular admission.

*Students with test sub-scores below the state minimum requirement will be placed in the appropriate developmental courses. For placement purposes, students 25 years old and older prior to applying for admission, may opt to take either the ACT or SAT or a UA Little Rock set of placement tests. Placement tests must be completed before a student can be officially admitted.

Source: UALR Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10, p.11-12
Approved By: VCESS, April 1, 2010
Custodian: Admissions & Financial Aid