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Freshman

Any graduate of an accredited high school may be admitted conditionally or unconditionally to the University. The admissions credentials for an entering freshman must include the following:

  1. Formal application
  2. High school transcript (six or seven semesters for preliminary admission)
  3. Test information and scores (Official ACT/SAT Scores - minimum 15 ACT/810 SAT)
  4. Shot record showing two doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccination (MMR) for students born after 1956
  5. Official college transcripts (if you have taken college classes while in high school)  
Before a student can register for classes, the applicant must meet all admission requirements.

General Education Development Test (GED):The University can admit applicants meeting the requirements for the GED certificate on the basis of the certificate and ACT or SAT scores.


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Concurrent Enrollment

In accordance with Act 60 of 1989, 75th General Assembly for the State of Arkansas, the University developed revised criteria for early admission. High school students who have completed 17 units of high school core curriculum as recommended by the Arkansas State Department of Education, have a minimum grade point average of (3.00 on a 4.00 scale), and are recommended by their high school principal or superintendent and counselor, may enroll at the University preceding high school graduation.

The student must meet admissions requirements for freshmen.

Applicants who qualify for early admission and are under 18 years of age must present in writing parents permission to register. In addition, applicants must meet admission requirements for freshmen. Qualifying high school students may take advantage of this program in the following ways:


  1. Enroll in the summer session immediately following the junior year, then return to high school for the completion of the senior year;
  2. Enroll in a limited number of college level courses while completing the senior year of high school. College credits earned under the early admissions status may apply toward a degree at the University. Hours earned in early admission may or may not be transferable.
  3. Students will be classed as special students until completion of high school.

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Transfer Students

  • Transfer applicants with less that 30 semester hours of college credit must submit ACT or SAT scores and transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Shot record showing two doses of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccination (MMR) for students born after 1956



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International Undergraduate 
International Graduate

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Non-Degree Seeking


The University defines a special student as one who wishes to take courses for credit but does not intend to pursue a degree. The University can admit the student in two ways: having completed high school or holding a GED certificate. Although the initial admission as a special student does not require taking the ACT, if the student wishes to accumulate more than 21 credits as a special student or wishes to convert to a regular student before accumulating 21 credits, then the student must submit the ACT score.

In addition, in order to convert to regular student status, a special student must satisfy all entrance requirements for a freshman or a transfer student. Student participation in concurrent high school and early programs are considered special until completion of high school graduation.

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Non-Traditional Students

Any applicant who is 25 years old or older, has graduated from high school or satisfactorily completed a GED and has NOT taken the ACT/SAT exam or has scores beyond the statute of limitations according to the Educational Testing Service, may be admitted to the university after receiving the required cut-off scores on the ACCUPLACER Placement Test scores in English, math and reading and/or ACCUPLACER Diagnostic Test scores for placement in courses. Applicants may contact the Office of Admissions for current cut-off score requirements.

For additional information regarding the Accuplacer, please contact Academic Skills and Development at (870) 575-8349 or 8688.


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Office of Admissions
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 North University Drive, Mail Slot 4892
Pine Bluff, AR 71601


Office: (870)575-8492
Fax: (870) 575-4607
Text:  (870)875-8492