Concurrent Enrollment

UCA Concurrent Enrollment Program Mission Statement

Our mission at the University of Central Arkansas Concurrent Enrollment program is to provide a challenging college-level experience for high school students who have demonstrated their readiness for post-secondary academic work.  By expanding educational access to all individuals who meet academic requirements, the University of Central Arkansas intends to raise the educational bar in Arkansas.

UCA Concurrent Enrollment Program

Concurrent Enrollment is a cooperative program between participating high schools and the University of Central Arkansas through which high school students may enroll in college-level courses prior to graduation.  Through Concurrent Enrollment, approved high school teachers teach University of Central Arkansas’ courses during the regular high school schedule.  The course materials, assignments and grading standards used in the courses must meet the same standards as regular University of Central Arkansas courses.  The policies and procedures that follow have been established and adopted to ensure consistent quality throughout the program.

Download the 2011-2012 Concurrent Enrollment Student Handbook.

Download the 2010-2011 Concurrent Enrollment Student Handbook.

Student Eligibility

Students, who have successfully completed the prerequisite high school coursework and meet the following criteria, will be eligible for concurrent enrollment courses;

  • All Concurrent Enrollment students must have:
  • An ACT Composite Score of at least 19 AND
  • An ACT Reading Score of at least 19
    • If taking English, students must ALSO have an ACT English score of at least 19
    • If taking Math, students must ALSO  have an ACT Math score of at least 19
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 AND
  • Recommendation of Principal or designee AND
  • Junior or Senior Classification

*Sophomores may be admitted through special permission and principal recommendations.

Student Registration

Registration materials are distributed to the high school with a list of concurrent enrollment courses offered in their school.  To register for a course, students are required to fill out a UCA application, and a Concurrent Enrollment application.  Also required is a copy of the student’s high school transcript and ACT scores for verification of eligibility.  The high school Concurrent Enrollment coordinator collects and reviews students’ paperwork and forwards it to the UCA Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator.  All Concurrent Enrollment students must go through one of our partner schools to be able to apply for Concurrent Enrollment

Download a copy of the UCA Student Handbook.


For tuition costs please check with your school’s counselor.


All prospective students are invited and encouraged to check out UCA firsthand to meet faculty, students and staff and tour the UCA campus.

Bear Facts Days are special visitation days for interested students.  If you are interested in attending please contact the admission office at 1-800-243-8245 or visit for more information.


Saturday, October 15, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday. December 9, 2011
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012

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