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International Undergraduate Admission

Application Deadlines can be found here.

1. Application for International Admission. Submit online application.


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.

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

  • Transcripts/mark sheets from secondary school with a minimum GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
  • SAT/ACT scores if applicable. Scores should be sent from the testing agency. UCA school code for the ACT is 0118; UCA school code for the SAT is 6012.
  • Copy of the diploma or leaving certificate or GED (General Education Diploma) translated into English.
  • Students from Nigeria and Ghana must email a copy of a valid scratch card. Admission counselors will use the credentials on the scratch card to access the official WAEC results. Student submitted results will NOT be accepted. Applicants from Ghana refer to the WAEC Ghana website for instructions.

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.



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


If you are transferring your SEVIS record to UCA from a different institution, or if you are currently in the United States, you must submit a copy of your current visa, I-94 card and entry document (I-20 or DS-2019).

We do not tolerate forged documentation; applications submitted with such documentation will be denied.  Additionally, 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 us 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  Hard-copy documents, checks, money orders and transcripts should be mailed to: University of Central Arkansas, Attn: International Admissions, 201 S. Donaghey Ave., McCastlain Hall, Suite 109, Conway, AR 72035.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact