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


  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.

For Fall 2016, 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

  • 2.50 high school GPA
  • 17 ACT Composite/1210 SAT combined (Critical Reading/Math/Writing)
  • Minimum 15 ACT/SAT equivalent is required for all  subject sub-scores
Freshmen apply online here.

Helpful Freshman Links