University College

Director: A. Baldwin (EdD), 450-3220
Senior Lecturer: D. Bratton (MSE), L. Christman (MA), S. Johnson (MLA), M. Wood (MS)
Lecturer II: E. Corum (MA), C. Edwards (MA), A. Gardner (MA), A. Martin (PhD), R. Novy (PhD), C. Olds (MA), K. Pachlhofer (MA)
Lecturer I: R. Bogoslavsky (MA), L. Gomes (MA)

[1] Mission Statement

University College contributes to the mission of the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) by offering transitional support to undergraduate students conditionally admitted to UCA. By being sensitive and responsive to the individual differences and diverse needs of transitional students seeking to achieve college-level skills in a variety of academic disciplines, University College promotes, encourages, and stimulates the personal, social, and intellectual growth of its student base through its commitment to the following goals and values:

  • Our belief in a holistic and comprehensive approach to learning and learners
  • Our belief that all students have different backgrounds and learning styles
  • Our commitment to identify these diversities in order to foster a supportive, student-centered atmosphere that encourages student academic success
  • Our commitment to provide and develop curriculum and support services that prepare students for other UCA Core and upper-division courses at UCA

[2] General Information

University College provides transitional courses to undergraduate students who meet the conditional or conditional-prep standards for admission as established by the Board of Trustees and set forth in the Undergraduate Bulletin. These courses include the state-mandated transitional requirements, UNIV 1100: University Studies, and select UCA Core courses.

[3] Transitional Course Completion Policy

It is the policy of the University of Central Arkansas and the State of Arkansas that any student who is required to complete transitional course work in reading, writing, or mathematics must complete all courses required for remediation within the first 30 credit hours enrolled at UCA, including the transitional course hours, with a grade of C or higher. Unsuccessful attempts are those that result in a grade of D, F, W, WP, or WF. Failure to complete the required course(s) within the first 30 hours will result in transitional suspension from UCA. To re-enroll at UCA, a student must complete the transitional course requirements with a grade of C or higher at another accredited institution of higher education, as defined by the Undergraduate Bulletin in Admission to the University Section [7] Transfer of Credit, and provide UCA with a transcript prior to registration for classes.

Additionally, this Transitional Course Completion Policy will apply to former UCA students who choose to re-enroll at the University. This policy complies with the provisions of ACT 1184 of 2011, ACA, § 6-60-208, and AHECB Policy 5.14.1. The policy is administered at UCA through the University College.

UCA provides support services for students enrolled in the transitional courses including peer tutoring, computer-aided tutorials and software. Instructors maintain office hours so students can get individual help beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these services.

[4] (UNIV, ACAD)

Follow this link for UNIV (University College) course descriptions: course link.

Follow this link for ACAD (Academic Success) course descriptions: course link.