Daily Digest – April 22, 2020


Important Information for Students

  • “Drop” and Withdrawal Deadline Extensions. To give students more time to decide with instructors if they wish to “drop” an individual class or withdraw from all classes, the deadlines for “drop” and withdrawal have been moved to the following dates:

    • For full spring 2020 term: Monday, May 4, 5 p.m.

    • For second nine-week (920) term: Friday, May 1, 5 p.m.

(After the first week of classes, withdrawal from any course will result in a W on a student’s final transcript. Students deciding to withdraw from a course or the entire term should also be mindful of financial aid implications.)

  • Expanded CR/NC (Credit/No Credit) Grading Option. Learn more about the policy through this Student FAQ (Note that these programs will not be offering CR/NC).

  • Student Micro-Grants and Care Team. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, in partnership with the UA Little Rock Care Team, announced new funding available for current students who have been severely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Students may submit a self-referral at http://bit.ly/CTself-referral or through BOSS using the Student Services tab and selecting “Request Student Support.”

TWC’s Academic Internship Program in Washington, D.C.
There’s no doubt about it – our country (and the world) is facing a difficult time. You left campus one way and are returning to an environment with not many guarantees. The job and internship landscape is very different, which is why it’s so important to know how to be prepared and manage your career path.

In a time of uncertainty, choose something certain. With a guaranteed internship through The Washington Center (TWC) you are taking the first step to peace of mind while launching a career you love. TWC partners with UA Little Rock, offering internships for academic credit through TWC’s Academic Internship Program in Washington, D.C. The deadlines to apply for the Fall semester are rapidly approaching. Click here to learn more and start planning your semester in D.C. today!

UA Little Rock offers scholarship money to help make this affordable. Contact Dr. Barb L’Eplattenier at SFL@ualr.edu to discuss your options.


In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, UA Little Rock enhanced online admissions and recruitment opportunities for prospective students. Virtual self-tours, group guided tours, and one-on-one meetings with recruiters, admission counselors, and financial aid advisors are now available online. Financial aid webinars will be available shortly. These resources are to inform and showcase the accessible, affordable, and world-class degrees offered at UA Little Rock. Read below for more information.

Meet Your Recruiter. The recently launched recruiter web page allows prospective students to contact their specific recruiter, based on the student’s location, and communicate directly via email, text, and phone with their designated recruiter.

Guided Online Tour. Virtual guided tours are held every Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 am. Last Friday, over 45 students participated in the group guided live tour event. Take a look at the updated tours page at https://ualr.edu/admissions/visit/.

Self-Guided Virtual Tour. Self-guided tours are available on-demand and may be accessed at https://ualr.edu/admissions/virtual-tour/. More features for self-guided tours will be delivered in the future.

Transfer Fridays. Transfer students have their own time to meet and greet with recruiters and admission counselors. Transfer Fridays were transitioned to a fully virtual platform. The first transfer event had over twenty prospective students. Transfer Fridays are led by UA Little Rock’s dedicated transfer recruiter, Susan Harris.

Virtual Admission Counseling Sessions. Admissions counseling services are now virtual as well, with opportunities for students to sign up to meet one-on-one with admissions counselors. Virtual admission counseling appointments may be set up by emailing admissions@ualr.edu or phoning 501-400-6956.

Social Media Campaigns. Social media campaigns and interactive quizzes include everything from “New Trojan Bingo” to “How much do you know about UA Little Rock” contests. Events are held on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. Winners receive UA Little Rock swag from the Office of Admissions & Recruitment.

Based on the strategic enrollment management plan, Admissions & Recruitment continues to evolve its strategies and practices to recruit and admit students to UA Little Rock successfully.

Have an idea to share or a question? Let us know by contacting the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at 501-916-3127 or admissions@ualr.edu. You can also find us online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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