Personal or Professional Development
Students intending to take courses for personal or professional development must meet the same application deadlines as other students. Applicants must submit the application, non-refundable application fee, and transcripts needed to meet any course prerequisites.
Students attending other colleges or universities who wish to enroll to earn credits that can be transferred back to their home institution must submit an official college transcript or a letter of good standing from their home institution. Students must also submit an application and pay the non-refundable application fee.
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.
Junior & Senior Year
The best way to determine if our campus is a good fit is to schedule a visit or attend a preview day.
April - December
Take the ACT/SAT
The U of A offers test-optional admission, but many scholarship opportunities continue to require test scores.
Fall Application Opens
The fall admissions application for the following academic year will open.
Priority Application Deadline
Apply for admission early to take advantage of early housing and orientation options.
Priority Scholarship Application Deadline
Apply for academic scholarships by this date to receive the most consideration.
Final Spring Application Deadline
Apply by this date for admission to the spring semester.
January - May
Complete the FAFSA
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online to learn more about federal aid available to you.
Final Scholarship Deadline
Apply by this date for academic scholarships and endowed fellowships.
National College Decision Day
Last chance to complete a housing contract or living with parent/exemption form and register for an orientation session.
Final Application Deadline
Apply by this date for admission to the fall semester.
Please note: applicants not interested in working toward a degree while taking classes may be approved to do so upon submitting an application for admission. Admission as a special, non-degree seeking student is not intended to serve as a means of access to regular, degree-seeking status nor is it intended for a person who has earned unsatisfactory grades in previous high school or college coursework. Non-degree students are not eligible for most financial aid programs.
Visit the apply now section below to complete and submit the online application for admission. You can pay the application fee either by credit card when using the online application or by forwarding a check or money order to the Office of Admissions.
Accept or Decline
Notify the U of A of your decision to accept or decline admission.
Ready to Apply? Apply Now
The New Student Center manages your application process, including applying for admission, uploading related documents, applying for scholarship opportunities and registering for new student orientation.
Setting Up a New Student Center Account
- Select “First-time users” to create an account to start a new application.
- Enter the requested information. Use a personal email address that you will have access
to at all times, even after graduation.
- Check your email for a message from the Office of Admissions with the subject line
“Account Created - University of Arkansas Undergraduate Admissions,” and follow the
steps listed there. Take note of the PIN included in this message – it is your temporary
password to activate your account.
- Follow the “Activate Account” link in this message to activate your account and establish a password.
Applied Through the Common App?
If you applied using the Common App, set up your New Student Center Account using the same email address associated with your Common App application.
Check Your Application Status
Log in with the email address and password you set up before applying. Your Application Checklist will list the outstanding items for your application. View more check status details.
Common Troubleshooting Tips
Forgot your password or lose your PIN?
Visit the reset password page for returning users. Do not create an account using a separate email address. If you need help, please call 479-575-5346.
If you don’t receive an account set up email with the subject line “University of Arkansas Online Registration,” be sure to check your spam folder. We also recommend adding email@example.com to your email contacts list to avoid important emails being delivered to the wrong folder. If the email isn’t in your spam folder, use the “Forgot Password” feature to receive a new email.
Sign up for our mailing list and we will send you personalized information based on your interests, as well as invitations to special events throughout the year.