Overview of Credentials for Applying to the University of Arkansas

You may also visit the UofA International Admissions web site to get more information.

Application Requirements

Preferred
Application Deadline
Undergraduate Graduate
(One year prior to entry)
Fall May 31 April 1
Spring October 1 October 1
Summer March 1 March 1

Tests

  Undergraduate Graduate
(One year prior to entry)
Spoken English Proficiency Not required Minimum for teaching assistantships 7.0 IELTS-spoken or 26 iBT spoken
SAT Yes. Also required for scholarship consideration: 1320+ critical reading and quantitative sections combined. Not required
GMAT Not required Average GMAT of MBA’s: 630
GRE Not required Varies by department
Application fee $50US $50US
US High School Equivalent Certification Official translated and untranslated Graduation Certificate. No
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent Certification No Official translated and untranslated Diploma or Liceniatura degree earned after 4 years of study
Transcripts Official senior high or senior middle school transcripts and. For transfer students, we need course descriptions (in English) for evaluation of transfer credit. Official translated/untranslated transcripts showing all grades earned (grades must be in percentages, not letter grades).
Credential evaluation By U of A By U of A
GPA requirement The U.S. gpa requirement is 2.75/4.0 for freshmen or 2.50/4.0 for transfer students. The U.S. requirement is 3.0 on the 4.0 scale based on the final two years of course work. Note: Some departments require higher gpa.
Recommendation letters Yes, 1 or more Most departments require 3
Personal statement Yes Yes
Placement test English/Math upon arrival English upon arrival

I-20 Requirements

  Undergraduate Graduate
(One year prior to entry)
Financial certification Yes; approximately $26,500 per 9 months Yes; approximately $28,062 per 9 months; MBA $47,296 for 12 months.
Support letter If not on financial statement If not on financial statement

Other Issues

  Undergraduate Graduate
(One year prior to entry)
Financial Aid Competitive academic scholarships Teaching or research assistantships
Turnaround time once file is complete 1-2 weeks 3-4 weeks
English as a Second Language Program Yes, through Spring International Language Center Yes, through Spring International Language Center
Conditional admission Yes, ESL Yes, ESL
Health Insurance Required Yes, may show proof upon enrollment Yes, may show proof upon enrollment