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1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville AR 72701
(800) 377-UOFA (8632)
(479) 575-7515 FAX
The University of Arkansas is committed to the recruitment and graduation of veterans of the United States armed forces. In addition, the University is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program. The program covers educational expenses that are not covered by the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Students are placed on the Yellow Ribbon Program on a first-come, first-served basis. To see if you qualify, please contact the either VA certifying official, Kenny Stewart, or the Veterans Resource and Information Center.
Students interested in applying to the University of Arkansas for the fall semester are urged to apply through the early admission process. By applying early, students take advantage of scholarship, housing, and orientation privileges; however, regular fall applications will be accepted until August 1. Be sure to check out our dates and deadlines page.
On your application, you will be asked about your admission classification. Classification definitions and links to admission criteria are provided below.
New Freshman – a student just graduating from high school or who has not completed any college level credit since high school graduation.
Transfer Freshman – a student who has graduated high school and who has completed fewer than 24 hours of college level credit from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
Transfer Student – a student who has completed 24 or more credit hours from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
Returning student - a student who has previously attended the University.
Generally, the University may award transfer credit for work completed at regionally accredited institutions of higher learning if courses are not technical, vocational, or remedial in nature, if they apply to a baccalaureate degree, and if the student earned a grade of C or better. For an outline of more specific policies or to view transfer equivalencies, please visit Transfer Credit.
The University offers 6 hours of credit for service in the United States Armed Forces. For more information, please contact Kenny Stewart, the University's VA certifying official by calling (479) 575-5454.
Once admitted by the University, you will receive a packet of information outlining your next steps. Returning students should plan to speak with their advisors regarding registration. As a new student, generally you will need to:
For up-to-date information on GI Bill benefits, please visit the federal GI Bill website. You may also find a comprehensive overview of the new GI Bill benefits by visiting the Military's GI Bill overview.
The University of Arkansas offers scholarships to new and continuing students as well as scholarships awarded specifically to veterans of the U.S. armed forces. Program outlines and criteria are available by visiting the scholarship site. Be sure to discuss scholarship opportunities with your major department or college.
Students should also complete and submit the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) to be considered for other federal financial aid programs. We recommend you complete your FAFSA no later than March 1, if you plan to begin classes in the fall or in the early fall if you plan to begin in the spring.