Freshman

Freshman- A student who is still completing a high school or secondary school education, or has completed high school or secondary school and not taken a college or university course is considered a freshmen for purposes of admission to the University of Central Arkansas. See requirements below.

Requirements:

  1. Undergraduate Application for Admission
  2. An official high school transcript or GED
  3. ACT or SAT Scores
  4. $25 application fee- admission applications will not be processed until application fee has been received.*  (If a student applies AT A BEAR FACTS DAY, the application fee can be waived. The student MUST apply on site at the event, not apply beforehand and then attend a UCA Bear Facts Day.  ONLY students who attend the event and apply on campus will get the waiver.)
  5. Proof of two immunizations against measles and rubella (unless you were born before 1957), making you age exempt.
  6. Official college transcripts of any previous college credits awarded.

*If you have questions about a fee waiver, please contact our office at 1-800-243-8245 or contact your high school counselor.

Freshmen Admission Criteria for Fall 2014

Students with a 2.5 GPA + 19 ACT Composite in English, Math, & Reading can be admitted unconditionally.

Students with a 2.25 GPA + 16 ACT Composite or equivalent scores on the SAT or COMPASS exams may qualify for conditional admission.

For Fall 2015, to be considered for admission to the University of Central Arkansas, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

Unconditional Admission

  • 2.75 high school GPA
  • 20 ACT Composite/1390 SAT combined (Critical Reading/Math/Writing)
  • Individual subject sub-scores that exempt a student from required remediation
  • Other requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Bulletin

Conditional Admission

  • 2.30 high school GPA
  • 17 ACT Composite/1210 SAT combined (Critical Reading/Math/Writing)

For Fall 2018, to be considered for admission to the University of Central Arkansas, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

Unconditional Admission

  • 2.75 high school GPA
  • 21 ACT Composite/1450 SAT combined (Critical Reading/Math/Writing)
  • Individual subject sub-scores that exempt a student from required remediation
  • Other requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Bulletin

Conditional Admission

  • 2.30 high school GPA
  • 18 ACT Composite/1270 SAT combined (Critical Reading/Math/Writing)
Freshmen apply online here.

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