Dually Enrolled Students

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) allows high school students to enroll in college-level courses for credit under certain conditions (see a full overview of ADHE’s policy). At the University of Arkansas, students have the option to take courses through either dual or concurrent enrollment pathways.

Dual Enrollment lets high school students take college-level courses for college credit.

Concurrent Enrollment gives high school students the option to take college-level courses for both college and high school credit.

High school students who would like to take classes at the University of Arkansas should submit an application and all required application materials (ACT or SAT scores, high school transcript, and application fee). Students should also complete the Dual/Concurrent Enrollment Registration Form, with required signatures, and upload it to their New Student Center.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be admitted as a dually-enrolled or concurrently-enrolled student, high school students must have a 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT (or SAT equivalent). Students participating in dual or concurrent enrollment have non-degree seeking status and are not eligible for most financial aid programs.

When To Apply

Students interested in applying to the University of Arkansas for the fall semester are urged to apply early; however, regular fall applications will be accepted until August 1. Students seeking dual enrollment should apply at least one month before the semester of intended enrollment begins. Be sure to check out our dates and deadlines page.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying to the University of Arkansas for the fall semester are urged to apply as soon as feasible. However, regular fall applications will be accepted until August 1, while spring applications will be accepted until December 20. Students seeking dual or concurrent enrollment should apply at least one month before the college semester for which they intend to enroll.

To apply, complete the standard application for admission as a non-degree seeking student. Submit the application fee and complete the following steps:

  • Complete the Dual/Concurrent Enrollment Registration Form and upload to the New Student Center.
  • Request that your counselor send an official high school transcript to the Office of Admissions.
  • Have test scores sent to the University of Arkansas (ACT-0144 and SAT-6866).
  • Submit all required or requested documentation to the Office of Admissions at least one month before the start of the semester you intend to enroll.
  • Refer to the Office of Admissions website for important deadlines.

Tuition and Refunds

Detailed information about tuition and fees, withdrawal deadlines, and refund schedules is available from the Treasurer's Office. The Office of the Registrar has additional information about academic withdrawal from classes.

Questions should be directed to uofa@uark.edu or 479-575-5346.

Developmental Courses

Please note that dually- or concurrently-enrolled high school students are ineligible to enroll in remedial courses. For additional information refer to the catalog of studies.


Application fee waivers are accepted in cases of financial hardship. In order to waive an application fee, our office requires evidence that the student is on a free or reduced lunch program. We will also accept evidence of eligibility for state or federal aid like SNAP benefits, Medicaid or Pell Grants, or fee waivers from programs such as Upward Bound, which will send a letter for the student. We are aware that there are other educational and governmental programs that provide assistance that are not listed here. If your student can provide proof of recent financial need, you can email us at uofa@uark.edu to see if it can be applied as a fee waiver.

Student Account and Course Registration

Dually or concurrently enrolled students will need to be advised before registering, and should contact the Fulbright College Advising Center at 479-575-3307. Students will have the opportunity to register for classes during their assigned registration period. Before registering, admitted students must activate their UARK student account. Information on course registration can be found on the Registrar's website. Our UAConnect Help site has information about navigating UAConnect, the U of A's current student information system.

Center for Educational Access

The University of Arkansas is dedicated to supporting students with disabilities and those in need of educational accommodations. For questions and information about support resources, please contact the Center for Educational Access at ada@uark.edu or 479-575-3104.

Immunization Records

All students must provide documentation of two (2) MMR vaccinations to the health center in order to enroll for classes. Records can be submitted in person, by fax (479-575-7789), or by email at immu@uark.edu. Records can be obtained from your private physician's office, high school transcripts, or the Arkansas Department of Health immunization database (Arkansas high school students only). Additional information is available from the Allergy, Immunizations & Travel Clinic.