Apply to UCA

The University of Central Arkansas admits students on a rolling basis throughout the year after the launch of the new application in August.  Applications for 2024 are open at  Early admission is encouraged so students may proceed with housing, financial aid, and scholarship processes.

What Kind of Bear Are You?

FreshmanStudents with no college credit, with college credit earned through concurrent coursework, with college credit earned the summer immediately after high school graduation, or students with a GED.

Transfer: Students who have taken college/university coursework after graduating from high school or completing a GED.

Readmit: Students who have previously attended UCA (after graduating high school) but have not completed a degree.  Those who previously applied to UCA and received an admission decision but did not enroll are not considered a readmit student.

Post-Baccalaureate: Students who have completed either a bachelor’s degree at UCA or a four-year college/university and plan to enroll in additional undergraduate coursework.

VisitingStudents who have not completed a bachelor’s degree and are not seeking a degree from UCA or are enrolled at another institution and plan to transfer coursework back to their home institution.

Undergraduate UCA Online: Students seeking a bachelor’s degree that is limited to fully online courses with no physical on-campus interaction.   IMPORTANT: Please contact UCA Online for program prerequisites before starting your application.  If you already contacted UCA Online, you may proceed with your online application.

International: Students who are neither a US citizen nor a US permanent resident at the time of application.

Graduate: Students who have completed their baccalaureate degree and plan to pursue admission into a master’s or doctoral degree program.