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International Transfer/Post-Baccalaureate Students

Application Deadlines can be found here.

 

1. Application for International Admission

If you are currently an undergraduate student at UCA, and want to continue your studies as a post-baccalaureate student start your online application here (DO NOT COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION IF YOU ARE NOT A PREVIOUS UCA STUDENT).

If you are currently studying at a community college/university OR completed your bachelors degree (undergraduate degree) at another institutionstart your online application here.

 

2. Non-Refundable $50.00 Application Fee

  • You will be able to pay the $50 application fee after you start your application.

Courier Fee: After you have been admitted your admission packet will be shipped using eShip Global. Instructions will be sent to you. If you are currently attending a US institution, we will mail your packet to your US address.

 

3. Copy of the biographical page of your passport

To ensure accuracy of your immigration documentation, a copy of the biographical page of your passport is required for admission.

 

4. Financial Documentation

U.S. Immigration Law requires that all F-1 and J-1 students demonstrate sufficient funds available for their educational expenses prior to immigration document issuance (Forms I-20 or DS-2019). International students who reside on campus are eligible for the out-of-state tuition waiver. The following documents are required for issuance of immigration documents:

  • Bank Statement or other form of financial documentation that demonstrates the ability to fund educational expenses for 2 semesters of study. The document must be from within the last six months with an ending balance as it appears here.
  • Financial Support Statement completed by student and if appropriate signed by the individual providing financial support for educational expenses.

 

5. Academic Records

Students who have earned more than 24 credit hours:

  • Official transcripts/mark sheets from each college or university attended (translated into English). You must have a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale to qualify for admission.
  • All non-U.S. transcripts must be accompanied by a credential evaluation from IEE, Span Tran, WES or another AACRAO approved accredited evaluation company.  Third party evaluations must include: a) Course by Course evaluation, b) Grade Point Average (GPA) as compared with U.S. grading system, c) U.S. equivalent of degree,  d) Copy of transcript(s), e) Accreditation of institution(s)  Third party evaluations must include the transcript.

Students who have earned less than 24 credit hours:

  • Official transcripts/mark sheets* from each college or university attended (translated into English). 
    • If in the first semester at an accredited college in the United States, an official transcript from the school’s Registrar’s Office showing courses ‘In Progress’ is required. 
  • High School/Secondary school transcripts. You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale to qualify for admission.
  • High School/Secondary school Diploma
  • *All non-U.S. transcripts must be accompanied by a credential evaluation from IEE, Span Tran, WES or another AACRAO approved accredited evaluation company.

 

Helpful Links

For students transferring from Arkansas universities or colleges to UCA, ADHE provides a resource for students to estimate their transfer credit.

 

6. Proof of English Language Proficiency

English Proficiency exam scores must be submitted. Please see this page for a list of accepted exams and the corresponding required scores. 

If you are a resident of an exempt country, and you can provide a letter from your school indicating the language of instruction, you can be exempt from providing proof of language proficiency.

 

7. Other Immigration Documents (ONLY students who are transferring from a US institution)

If you have an active I-20 from a US institution, you must provide the following documents:

  • SEVIS Information Form

If you are transferring from a different institution in the United States, you must be in good standing at your current institution. In order to do so, please have your DSO (Designated School Official) at your current school to complete Section B of the I-20 SEVIS Information Form. This form provides preliminary information to help us determine your eligibility for SEVIS record transfer to UCA.

Your SEVIS record can only be transferred after a letter of admission is issued by our office!

Note to DSOs: Do not transfer student’s SEVIS record until letter of admission is issued.

  • Copy of your student visa(s)

  • Copy of I-94 arrival and departure record (can be accessed on this page)

  • Copy of your I-20 (or DS-2019)

 

Note to Nursing Applicants

Please check the Nursing Department website for specific information related to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.  NOTE: Your admission to UCA with an intended major of nursing is equivalent to being admitted to UCA with a pre-nursing major.

Note to All Applicants

UCA does not tolerate forged documentation; applications submitted with such documentation will be denied.

Incomplete applications and supporting documents are not retained past the semester of application. If you wish to continue your application to a later semester, you must notify International Admissions prior to the start of that semester. If you do not inform us of your intent to continue your application to a later semester, you will have to reapply and resubmit your application documents.

All documents, other than official university transcripts, may be submitted via email to internationaladmission@uca.edu. Hard-copy documents, checks, money orders and transcripts should be mailed to: University of Central Arkansas, Attn: International Admissions, McCastlain Hall, Suite 109, 201 S. Donaghey Dr., Conway, AR  72035.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact InternationalAdmission@uca.edu.