1. Submit a completed application for undergraduate admission and the non-refundable application fee to the Office of Admissions. You may apply for admission online at apply.uark.edu.
  2. Request that all required transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions. Only official transcripts will be accepted. Transcripts are not considered official unless submitted in a sealed, stamped envelope, or sent via electronic data interchange from the previous institution. Questionable or unreadable transcripts may be refused.
    High school transcripts are required of all entering freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable semester hours. A preliminary admission will be provided to high school seniors on the basis of sixth- or seventh-semester transcripts.
    College transcripts must be provided from each college or university attended. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from each institution attended, in an official sealed school envelope, or sent via electronic data interchange.
  3. All new freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable credit hours must submit ACT or SAT scores. Non-traditional students applying three or more years after high school graduation have the option of submitting the ACT COMPASS or The College Board Accuplacer to satisfy testing requirements. The University of Arkansas will not accept test scores taken more than five years prior to enrollment. Test scores should be sent directly to the university by the testing agency. The university’s institutional codes are: ACT-0144; SAT-6866.
  4. All students born after January 1, 1957, must submit immunization health records to the Pat Walker Health Center after admission. Immunization proof is required prior to first registration. See the Health Center's immunization page.
  5. English Proficiency: Applicants whose native language is not English must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (paper based), 79 (internet based), or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS (writing) taken within the preceding two years. Students who have completed grades 10-12 at a U.S. accredited high school and have a satisfactory ACT English subscore may request a review for waiver of this requirement. Students transferring from an accredited U.S. institution (or institution in a country where English is the native language) with at least 24 transferable credit hours and successful completion of English Composition I and II with a grade of “C” or above will not be required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS for admission consideration. For more information about the TOEFL, you may write to TOEFL Services, ETS, PO Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey 08541, or visit ets.org/toefl.
  6. The university shall admit only those applicants whose enrollment will not be detrimental to the quality of life and the educational programs of the university. The Admissions and Appellate Board has final authority to interpret university admission or transfer policy and to grant a variance. An applicant who has withheld pertinent information regarding educational background or who has falsified information or credentials may be denied admission to the university or, if enrolled, may be immediately withdrawn.