How To Apply

*Please note that the application link has changed since the filming of this video

  • Background and Recommendation. The application asks for background information that should take no more than 15 minutes to provide, as well as the name and e-mail contact of a recommender. Be sure to select a teacher or counselor that is familiar with your academic record and who will be able to intelligently evaluate you on all of the following characteristics: intellectual ability, motivation, maturity, initiative, oral and written communication skills, artistic interests, leadership, analytic ability, originality, integrity, collaboration, respect, and service.  We will contact your recommender with information about how to complete a recommendation form on our website. Two recommendations will be required, one academic and one leadership.
  • Two essays. You will be asked to provide two essays. In the first you will address an issue of public service in 400-600 words. It is very important that you conduct research about the Schedler Honors College at UCA before writing this essay. We want to see evidence that you have some understanding of our curriculum and our orientation to public service. In the second writing sample we ask you to read an essay by Peter Elbow and respond to it in 600-800 words based on a prompt we provide. For both essays, write them offline. Take your time. Research, write a draft, get reviews, revise it, and carry out that process more than once. When you have the best draft you can produce, paste it to the webform. These writing samples carry a great deal of weight in our admission process.
  • Transcript. For high school applicants, you should request that your high school send a 7-semester transcript directly to the Schedler Honors College by mail or by fax. Our mailing address is UCA Box 5024; 201 Donaghey Avenue; Conway, AR 72035. Our fax number is 501-450-3284. This transcript must include cumulative GPA, ACT scores, and class rank, where applicable.  For transfer students, you will need to request an official copy of your college transcript be sent to us at the address above.  Current UCA students will not need to send a transcript.  We will access that information directly.

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