Transfer

Transferring from one university to another can be exciting yet overwhelming.  At Central Arkansas, we are happy to help you through this process.  If you have specific questions about your transfer admission, you may contact Mike Isom at mikei@uca.edu.  Please email ucatransfer@uca.edu if you have questions about our 2+2 agreements or transfer credit; transfer advisors Geoff Thiers and Louisa Moseley would be happy to assist you.

When to Apply

The application for admission for future terms will open annually on August 1.  We encourage students to apply early to ensure consideration for academic scholarships and the opportunity to start the housing and financial aid processes.

Admission Process

  • Create an account and submit an online Undergraduate Application*
    • Students who have completed less than 30 credit hours should apply as a Freshman Transfer; students who more than 30 credit hours should apply as a Transfer
  • Request that official transcripts from all previously attended universities, including those at which high school concurrent credit was earned, be sent to the Office of Admissions
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average on all transfer coursework is required for admission consideration

Students who do not meet minimum placement standards through college coursework may also be required to submit official ACT/SAT test scores and an official high school transcript to the Office of Admissions.

*Application fee waivers are available to eligible students who submit a fee waiver request form and supporting documentation.

Learn more about our 2+2 partners and the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS).

Students who plan to attend the University of Central Arkansas must also submit proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) shots or proper exemptions from the Arkansas Department of Health prior to registration.  Students born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from this requirement.

Admission Decisions

Applications are processed on a rolling basis throughout the year.  We estimate approximately three weeks to process your application.  This estimation is based on complete applications (i.e., application, transcript(s), and test scores (if applicable) are received).  However, this estimation is dependent upon the volume of applications received by the Office of Admissions.  During high volumes times, we will correspond with you via email to expedite communication.

Students who do not meet minimum admission requirements may appeal their decision through the University Admissions Committee.  Once your file has been reviewed, you will receive a letter with a final admission decision.

Helpful Transfer Links