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Admission Checklist

Requirements for admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School are as follows:

  • A conferred baccalaureate degree. Students who have not completed their baccalaureate degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework. Students who have a degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • A conferred post-baccalaureate degree (excluding professional degrees) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A standardized test score (i.e. GRE code 6866; GMAT)

A checklist is provided below for the steps to admission at the University of Arkansas Graduate School.

  • Official transcript(s) from every undergraduate institution attended sent directly from each college or university to the following address.

Office of Graduate & International Admissions
340 N. Campus Drive, OZAR 213
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Your file cannot be processed until we have received all official transcripts and test score.
  • Application Deadlines: All application materials, including all official transcripts, should reach the Graduate School at least one month prior to the date of registration.

    Deadlines for priority consideration are:
    • Fall semester, August 1;
    • Spring semester, December 1;
    • Summer sessions, April 15.
    Many departments/programs have earlier application deadlines. (See deadlines for international students, below.) The recommended deadline for fall semester graduate assistantship consideration is February 1st, although departments/programs may have earlier deadlines. Applications received after the priority consideration dates will be assessed a non-refundable $25.00 late fee ($50.00 for international applicants) in addition to the application fee.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Some departments require that you submit a separate application to them in addition to submitting an application to the Graduate School. This means that in addition to following the Graduate School procedures outlined on this page, you should go to the homepage of the department to which you are applying and read about the application procedures for that department and degree program. Some departments, for example, may require writing samples, statements of purpose, letters of recommendation, or other materials, and their deadlines may be different from that of the Graduate School.
    • Graduate School Application for Admission. You may apply on-line or submit a paper application
    • Application Fee ($40.00 check or money order payable to the University of Arkansas; $50.00 for international students). If applying on-line, you may pay by credit card.
    • A standardized test score (i.e. GRE, GMAT, MAT,) The institution code for the University of Arkansas is 6866 for GRE, 2302 for MAT.
    • Letters of recommendation (if required by the degree program). These are now automated and you will receive an email request to list your recommenders. We will contact them directly and request submission.
    • Graduate School Application for Graduate Assistantship (if you are interested)
    • Statement of Interest (if required by the department)

    If you qualify and are interested, submit your application and other materials today! Within two weeks of submitting your application, the Office of Graduate and International Admissions will send you an email outlining how to activate your Student Center to monitor what items, if any, are still needed to complete the application process. This email will also contain your University of Arkansas ID number. Response times will vary depending upon the volume of applications and time of year. If you haven't heard from us in this time frame, you are welcome to contact us at

    When your file is complete, you will be notified. If you meet Graduate School admission requirements and are seeking a degree, your file will be forwarded to the academic program for their admission decision. You are strongly encouraged to contact the department regarding any additional application requirements, application deadlines, or information they may have for you.