April-Dec - Take the ACT
Not all students take the ACT as early as April of their junior year, but it can be a good test run to prepare you for the test during your senior year. You can always retake it, and it's offered in June and three times in the fall. We will only look at the best scores you have for both admissions and scholarship purposes, so take it again if you aren't happy with your first score.
Nov 1 - Priority Application Deadline
The application for the following year's fall term goes live on July 15. Along with submitting your online application, take these steps to meet the deadline:
- Pay the application fee - $40 (AR residents) or $50 (out-of-state residents)
- Submit test scores - ACT and/or SAT
- Submit official transcripts
Nov 15 - Priority Scholarship Deadline
To meet this deadline, you must meet the priority application deadline and submit your scholarship application. When you fill out the general application for admission, you will check the box asking if you want to apply for scholarships. We will then send you a personalized application to submit online.
Fellowship applicants have until the final deadline on Feb 1 for letters of recommendation to be submitted.
Dec 20 - Final Spring Application Deadline
Late application deadline for spring admissions for all students. Last opportunity for students wishing to enroll for the spring semester. All required information must be submitted by this date. Students will be admitted based on the availability of space.
Jan-Feb - Submit FAFSA
You can submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) once your parents have filed their federal tax return.
Jan 15 - Priority Financial Aid Deadline
Priority financial aid deadline for all students. Students with FAFSA forms submitted by this date will receive priority consideration for financial aid.
Aug 1 - Final Fall Application Deadline
Late application deadline for fall admission. Last opportunity for students wishing to enroll for the fall semester. All required information must be submitted by this date. Students will be admitted based on the availability of space.