Welcome to the College of Arts & Sciences

We're Glad You're Joining Us!

Fulbright Statue Outside Old Main

New Freshmen

I am a high school graduate who as not yet attended college since graduating with my high school diploma.

OR

I've attended college briefly after high school  and have fewer than 24 credit hours or 1 year completed.

New Transfer

I'm transferring to the U of A from a different institution and have more than 24 hours or 1 year completed of college credit. 

College Changers

I am a current University of Arkansas student changing my major or adding a second major in the Arts & Sciences.

Current Arts & Sciences Student

I'm a current Arts & Sciences student, but I do not have an advisor showing in my UA Connect or on my UA Success Network. 

 

New Transfer

Please complete our  Advising Request Form (not for incoming freshmen) to get connected with an advisor.  Below are some steps that you can take to make your advising smoother.

  • Set up your U of A email, UA Connect, & Blackboard accounts.
    • More information on how to do this is located at our One Stop website.
  • Review degree requirements iwht the U of A Catalog & our worksheets.
  • Review your transfer credit report.
    • This is how your previous completed courses are transferring to the U of A.
    • If you are currently enrolled in courses at another school, make sure you send in a new transcript once those are complete.
  • Review your degree audit.
    • Note: There will be a report for every plan you have.  University Requirements is for the University Core courses that all students must complete.  Then, you should also have a report for each major and minor you have.  This is also a good way to ensure you have the right major(s) and any minors declared.
  • Check your holds. 
    • Advising Hold - This means that you need to work with your advisor to plan your courses.
    • Pre-Registration Hold - This means that you need to complete the Financial Agreement in your To-Do list in UA Connect.  More information here.  
    • Immunization Records Hoold - This means that you need to submit your immunization records to the Pat Walker Health Center.  More information here.  

UA Connect Homepage Overview:

Enroll in a Class in UA Connect:

Drop or Swap a Class in UA Connect:

 

 

 

> Fulbright Honors Program: Landing spot for all things Fulbright Honors

> Math Placement - Learn about where you need to start in MATH

> One Stop: A great resource for getting started at the U of A

> Transfer Course Equivalency Guide: See how your transfer courses will count as U of A courses.

World Languages:

> World Language Placement Exams: Not sure where to start in your World Language?

> Learn more about the World Language options here.

Pre-Professional Information:

Pre-Medical:

> Check out information on the Pre-Medical Program at the U of A

Pre-Law:

> Check out information on the Pre-Law Program at the U of A

> Also, this is a helpful timeline for Pre-Law students.

 

Pre-Dental:

> Check out information on the Pre-Dental Program at the U of A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


College Changers

 

 

 

 

 


New Freshmen

 

  • You will attend a few brief trainings on the University Core requirements and How to Register.  

  • You will meet with a Professional Academic Advisor one-on-one to plan your courses. 

  • Finally, you will register for your classes!

 

To ensure that your advising session goes as smooth as possible, read through the information about preparing for your advising session below. 

 

For the last part of your Orientation Session, you will be advised for your schedule and register for your classes. 

Important note: You may be pre-registered in 6-12 hours prior to your orientation session.  No need to panic, as these courses can easilly be changed.  We try to pre-enroll you in a partial schedule of good courses based on placement and the major you indicated when you applied.  Again, these courses can be easilly changed during your advising session. 

When we advise you on your schedule, we consider a 360 Lifeview to help you make the best choices. We want to emphasize that there isn’t a right or wrong way to approach college, but there are many strategic options to consider when making your schedule.  

In our opinion, the best choice is one that helps you explore your interests and one that you understand the way it fits into your plan. Does the class prepare you for a class in the future? Does it help you “try on” a major to see if it fits? Does the class help you develop a skill you’d like to acquire?  

You’re an expert on all things YOU- from your educational background to your future goals. During your Orientation Session, we will give you a pre-advising worksheet to complete before meeting with an advisor.  We hope that you'll complete this with you family & guests over the lunch session.  You can download and print it ahead of time to bring with you too.

Download and Print the Pre-Advising Worksheet (form will be posted soon)

We will hand out these worksheets during your NSO Session, too.

Send in your Official Records

We need official records for test scores and college-level credit to make sure the credits you tell us about will show on your UA official transcript.  

 > If you have any transcripts from concurrent/dual credit courses, be sure to send the transcript from the college or university to our Registrar’s office.  

> If you have any AP credit to report, send your official scores from the College Board to the University of Arkansas. You can wait until your final results are in and send your final transcript in July.  

> If you have any IB credit, request your official test scores through IBO and have them sent to the University of Arkansas.  

All of your test and transfer credit transcripts should be sent to the UA Registrar's Office.  Their information is below.

Registrar’s Office Contact Information   

Main Office:  

1083 East Sain Ave.  

1 University of Arkansas  

Fayetteville, Ar 72701  

Email: registra@uark.edu  

Fax: 479-575-4651  

Phone: 479-575-5451  

Review Test Credit Scores and Credit Here  

This link will take you to our Registrar's site for testing and transfer credit.  Please review this page if you have questions about our required test scores or verifying transfer credit from another college.  We'll review this information with you during our advising session.

Review Core Worksheet

The University Core is the foundation to your bachelors degree.  We will review the core that applies to you during our advising session and linked the the worksheets for each below:

University Core - For all non-honors students.

Honors Scholar BA Core - For Honors Bachelor of Arts/Social Work Students

Honors Scholar BS Core - For Honors Bachelor of Science Students

Honors Scholar BM Core - For Honors Bachelor of Music Students

Honors Scholar BFA Core - For Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts Students

Explore our Academic Department and Majors   

Fulbright college is the largest college on the University of Arkansas campus and that means we have something for YOU! If you haven’t decided fully on a major yet, or you know that one is not the best fit for you, please explore the 16 different departments and three schools that make up Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences here! 

UA Connect Homepage Overview:

Enroll in a Class in UA Connect:

Drop or Swap a Class in UA Connect:

 

Click here to learn how to use Schedule Planner 

 

 

> Fulbright Honors Program: Landing spot for all things Fulbright Honors

> Math Placement - Learn about where you need to start in MATH

> One Stop: A great resource for getting started at the U of A

> Transfer Course Equivalency Guide: See how your transfer courses will count as U of A courses.

World Languages:

> World Language Placement Exams: Not sure where to start in your World Language?

> Learn more about the World Language options here.

Pre-Professional Information:

Pre-Medical:

> Check out information on the Pre-Medical Program at the U of A

Pre-Law:

> Check out information on the Pre-Law Program at the U of A

> Also, this is a helpful timeline for Pre-Law students.

 

Pre-Dental:

> Check out information on the Pre-Dental Program at the U of A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


College of Arts & Sciences Student 

 If you are a new student and do not currently have an Arts & Sciences advisor assigned in your UAConnect, please complete this Advising Request Form.(not for incoming freshmen).  Once you submit it, an advisor will be assigned to you and reach out to schedule an advising appointment.