Admissions Checklist

This checklist will guide you through the admissions process.

Follow this checklist and become a UCA Bear!

Visit Campus

Campus Tours and Bear Facts Days are great opportunities for high school students to get a glimpse of UCA. Campus tours are offered through the Office of Admission Monday through Friday at

  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm

Saturdays tours are available on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
Our Bear Facts Days offer a more in-depth look at life at UCA. Both our visitation options allow students and their families the chance to visit housing, meet with faculty, and staff, explore academics, and experience student life!

The 2014-2015 Bear Facts Days are:

  • October 11, 2014
  • November 1, 2014
  • November 15, 2014
  • December 5, 2014
  • February 20, 2015
  • March 7, 2015


Apply for Admission

Our admissions officers will review your application once we receive your:

  • admissions application
  • high school transcript
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • proof of immunizations
  • application fee
It typically takes about 7-10 business days for approval and notification. You will be notified by mail with an admissions packet.


The admissions application also serves as the scholarship application.

Students with a 2.75 GPA + 20 ACT Composite can be admitted unconditionally.

Students with a 2.3 GPA + 17 ACT Composite or equivalent scores on the SAT  may qualify for conditional admission.

Students scoring below a 19 in the ACT subtests of math, English, or reading will be required to take transitional courses.

The December ACT scores are the latest Admissions will use to evaluate scholarship eligibility.

Apply for Housing

Living in the residence halls or other campus housing offers you everything you need for college survival, as well as many advantages. You will have convenient access to campus facilities, comfortable living accommodations, and a residence life staff to help you. What are you waiting for? Apply today!


Apply for Financial Aid

Financial Aid includes any monies provided to a student by someone other than the student’s family to assist with the cost of their education. Financial aid may be in the form of scholarships, grants, loans or work-study jobs. Financial aid is provided by private sources, the university, and state and federal governments.