Parents and Families

Families who are informed about campus resources and involved in their student’s education are a key factor in helping students to succeed in college. Please use this page to stay informed about UCA as we work together to help your student become a UCA Graduate!


Resources for Parents and Families

UCA Family Guide

UCA Family Network – UCA’s one-stop shop to access all the resources you need to support your student

University of Central Arkansas Families Facebook page

Academic Calendar – Find out about academic deadlines

Campus Map – Explore UCA’s campus

Degree Programs (Academic Maps) – Find out what classes are needed for each degree

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – Learn about how UCA protects your student’s privacy

Parent Lingo – Free online video orientation for parents to assist them as they help their students transition to college. There are 8 modules covering financial aid, social, cultural and intellectual transition issues.

Registration and Credit  – Learn more about CLEP testing, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit

Student Success Guide – Become familiar with UCA’s academic resources designed to help your student succeed

Collegiate Parent – Articles and resources specifically for parents with students finishing high school or already in college


Checklist for Summer Registration Appointment:

Please bring the following documentation with you to your student’s Summer Orientation and Registration appointment.

  • UCA Acceptance Letter
  • Student’s Social Security Card
  • Student’s Birth Certificate
  • Student’s Immunization Records
  • Test Scores (ACT/SAT)
  • Accuplacer Exam Results (if needed)
  • Documentation for Concurrent Credit (official transcripts from the college or university where credit was awarded)
  • Documentation for AP Credit (official score report from The College Board)
  • Official Transcripts of any college classes your student has taken
  • Scholarship Requirements
  • Veteran Benefits (Military Service members please click here.)

Click here to download the Summer 2019 Orientation and Registration Agenda.


Other UCA Resources

Authorization to Release Information Form

Center for Writing and Communication

Counseling Center

Disability Resource Center

Financial Aid

Housing Information and Apply for Housing

Residential Colleges

Student Safety

Tutoring Services

UCA Family Network

UCA Orientation

University Testing Services

Veteran Services