How to Apply

Students interested in applying to the University of Arkansas for the fall semester are urged to apply before the early admission deadline of November 1. By applying early, students can take advantage of priority scholarship, housing, and orientation privileges. However, applications for the fall semester will be accepted until August 1.

New Freshmen

Students with no college credit, with college credit earned through concurrent enrollment while in high school, or with college credit earned the summer immediately after high school graduation. 

Transfer Freshmen

High school graduates with fewer than 24 transferable college credit hours earned after completing high school. 

Transfer Students

High school graduates with more than 24 transferable college credit hours earned after completing high school. 

Returning Students

Students who previously attended the University of Arkansas.

Non-Degree or Visiting

Students seeking no degree from the U of A or who are enrolled in a degree program at another institution and taking classes to transfer to that institution. 

Dually Enrolled Students

Students currently enrolled in high school who wish to earn college credit. 

Senior Citizens

Arkansas residents who are at least 60 years of age and high school graduates. 


Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, including students in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Active Military

Students who want to use their VA Benefits should visit the GI Bill® Website to determine their eligibility. 

International Students

Prospective students who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents at the time of application. 

Law Students

Priority application deadline is April 15. All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after that date. Admission is for the full-time program in the fall of each year. (ABA Required Disclosures)

Graduate Students

Students who wish to study for a post-baccalaureate degree in the Graduate School.