Non-Degree Students

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


Submit an online application.

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.

The non-refundable application fee for international students is USD $70 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 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.

Scores must be sent from ETS using our institution codes; IELTS is 232 and TOEFL is 6866. The minimum required score for the TOEFL is 79 iBT and 6.5 for IELTS. See the section on English Proficiency Requirements to determine if this is a requirement.

Students attending other colleges or universities and who wish to enroll at the university to earn credits that they plan on transferring back to their home institution must submit an official college transcript or a letter from their home institution demonstrating good standing in addition to the application, non-refundable application fee, and TOEFL (if required).



You will need to provide a few more documents.

  1. Upload the Supplemental and Financial Information form and a bank statement or letter in your UAConnect Applicant Center, verifying the source and amount of your funding.
  2. Upload financial verification in your UAConnect Applicant Center. See Funding Your Studies for the estimated costs of attendance. You must show the full amount for issuance of your 1-20 or DS-2019.
  3. Official, certified transcripts in a sealed and stamped envelope must be mailed to:

International Admissions Office
340 N. Campus Drive/ Gearhart Hall 213
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701