Returning Students

Returning Students are those who have previously attended the University of Arkansas. The University of Arkansas regularly admits returning students. The materials required to complete your application depend on your particular situation.

Returning Transfer Students | Returning Students | After You Apply | Additional Notes

RETURNING TRANSFER STUDENTS

 A returning transfer student is one who has attended another institution since leaving the university.

The online application can be found here.

  1. Once you submit the application, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access your UA Connect applicant center. This is where you will upload most of the required documents to complete your application. Please note, it will take 2-5 days to receive this email and up to two weeks during our peak processing times.
  2. Submit $60 application fee. The non-refundable application fee for international students is USD $60 for every new application, even if you have applied before. Methods of payment:
  • Credit card at the time of submission of online application

If you apply for admission using the online application, you may pay this fee with a credit card in our secure payment environment.

  • Credit card later

If you do not pay the fee online at the time you apply but wish to pay with credit card later, please use the link in the email you were initially sent to go back to pay the fee. If you no longer have the original email with the link, you may contact us at iao@uark.edu to request that we resend the link to you. Please do not email or send us your credit card information. In order to protect your personal information, we are not permitted to process any transactions with credit card information that is sent to us via email or hard copy. All such information is immediately destroyed and cannot be accessed by us.

  • Check or money order

You may send a check or money order, drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars (USD). Many international banks have a corresponding U.S. bank; contact your local bank for assistance. 

  1. Supply a transcript from each institution attended since leaving the university. Upload unofficial copies academic records/transcripts/mark sheets into your UA Connect applicant center.  For evaluation purposes, you may submit an unofficial copy of each transcript needed.   Instructions for uploading your transcript(s) will be sent to you when your application is processed.  Review of your application will begin once all documents needed for evaluation have been submitted.

If admitted, you must submit official transcripts and certificates.  To be official, the documents must be stamped or embossed by the issuing institution and be sent directly from the institution OR you may submit the official documents in an enveloped sealed by the institution and not opened by you.  For documents not issued in English, a translation must accompany the submitted transcripts and certificates.  Translations must be stamped or embossed by the issuing institutions to verify that it is a literal translation.

Submit the Supplemental and Financial Information form verifying sufficient funds. Please make sure all financial documents are saved as one pdf document.

RETURNING STUDENTS

One who has not attended another institution since leaving the university.

The online application can be found here.

  1. Once you submit the application, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access your UA Connect applicant center. This is where you will upload most of the required documents to complete your application. Please note, it will take 2-5 days to receive this email and up to two weeks during our peak processing times.
  2. Submit $60 application fee. The non-refundable application fee for international students is USD $60 for every new application, even if you have applied before. Methods of payment:
  • Credit card at the time of submission of online application

If you apply for admission using the online application, you may pay this fee with a credit card in our secure payment environment.

  • Credit card later

If you do not pay the fee online at the time you apply but wish to pay with credit card later, please use the link in the email you were initially sent to go back to pay the fee. If you no longer have the original email with the link, you may contact us at iao@uark.edu to request that we resend the link to you. Please do not email or send us your credit card information. In order to protect your personal information, we are not permitted to process any transactions with credit card information that is sent to us via email or hard copy. All such information is immediately destroyed and cannot be accessed by us.

  • Check or money order

You may send a check or money order, drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars (USD). Many international banks have a corresponding U.S. bank; contact your local bank for assistance. 

Submit the Supplemental and Financial Information form verifying sufficient funds. Please make sure all financial documents are saved as one pdf document.

Your eligibility for admission depends on your academic standing at the time you left the university. All students dismissed from the university must first seek approval from the Academic Standards Committee before gaining admission. Students returning following academic suspension may apply for a term that is one major semester (Spring or Fall) after the term during which they were suspended. The first enrollment when returning from suspension may not be during an intersession.

 

All other students will be admitted under the same academic standing they held when they left the university. If you are unsure of your standing please consult the admission section of the Catalog of Studies

AFTER YOU APPLY

  • Submit all required documents and test scores (if applicable).
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks to complete your application review.
  • You may track your application progress through your UAConnect Applicant Center.  See Check Your Status for instructions on how to view your application status.
  • We will notify you by email of the admission decision.
  • If an I-20 has been requested, you will see any items needed for issuing your I-20 in your To-Do List in your UAConnect Applicant Center.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • When submitting your online application, you must list all institutions attended.  Failure to do so is a violation of University of Arkansas policy and may lead to revocation of your admission.
  • Information about the application, supporting materials, and admission status can be discussed ONLY with the applicant.
  • Paper applications are available by special request.
  • All official documents submitted become the property of the University of Arkansas and will not be returned.