OPEN ENROLLMENT ADMISSIONS PROCESS
FOR ADMISSION TO UCA:
- You must be admitted to UCA before you can take an Extended Study online class.
- You must have at least a 2.0 GPA to be admissible to UCA.
- We require a Letter of Good Standing, including GPA, from your current institution. When requesting a Letter of Good Standing, be sure that you tell them to provide your GPA. If they do not, you will have to request another one. If you are not currently enrolled, please have the Letter of Good Standing sent from the institution you last attended.
- If you have graduated from college we require a copy of your College Transcript showing your earned degree.
- If you have never attended college, we require a copy of your High School Transcript reflecting your cumulative GPA.
- It is important that we receive the required information as soon as possible so that we can evaluate your transcript and determine eligibility. If you have questions about the documents required for admissions, you may contact Denise Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-852-2908.
Visit the UCA Admissions page.
EXAMS AND GRADES
Many exams in Extended Study classes are proctored. If you need to take a proctored exam, all lessons have to be submitted to the Extended Studies Office (if paper) or posted in Blackboard. If you are taking the exam at UCA, you must call the UCA Testing Center at 501-450-3209 first BEFORE filling out the Test Request Form. If you are taking the test at another accredited college or university testing site, you must call that site and schedule the exam BEFORE filling out the Test Request Form.
There is more important information you need to know about taking Extended Study proctored exams such as:
- When may I take the exam?
- What materals are needed to take the exam?
- UCA Testing Site info.
- Testing at other sites
- Special accommodations, if needed.
Checking Your Final Grades
To check your grades, do the following:
- Navigate your browser to my.uca.edu and login.
- Click the Self-Service Tab.
- Click Student & Financial Aid.
- Click Student Records.
- Click Final Grades.
- Enter the appropriate term.
- Click submit.
EXTENSIONS AND REFUNDS
A student who enrolls in an open enrollment based course is entitled to a 50% refund of tuition and fees. In order to be eligible for the refund the student must officially withdraw from the course within the first thirty (30) days of enrollment. Refunds will NOT be considered after the first thirty (30) days of enrollment. The official enrollment date of an Extended Study course begins on the date in which the student’s application is processed by the Office of Extended Study.
A one-time, six-month extension may be granted for a $150 fee. The extension must be requested before the end of the initial six-month course period. The student that withdraws during the extension period will be issued either a ‘WP’ or ‘WF’ grade by the instructor. If the course work is incomplete at the expiration date, a grade of ‘F’ will be assigned. Apply for an extension online.
A student withdrawing from an open enrollment course within the first four months will receive a grade of ‘W’. The student that withdraws during the fifth or sixth month will be issued a grade of ‘WP’ (withdraw passing) or a grade of ‘WF’ (withdraw failing) by the instructor. If the course work is incomplete at the expiration date, an ‘F’ grade will be assigned. The official course withdrawal date is the date the online drop form request is received by the Office of Extended Study.