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WHAT WILL THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS DISCOVER AT ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY? They will find a learning environment that created one of the top two graduation rates among all public universities in Arkansas. Arkansas Tech offers more than 120 programs of study in fields as diverse as arts and humanities, business, education, engineering and applied sciences and natural and health sciences. Of course, life at Arkansas Tech is about more than the classroom. Modern housing and dining facilities provide the right learning environment. Service learning opportunities and the On Track co-curricular program prepare Arkansas Tech students for success in college, career and life. NCAA intercollegiate athletics are a rallying point for the Tech community. Campus and outdoor recreation activities keep the mind and body strong while building new friendships. Scholarship assistance and other forms of financial aid make the dream of a college education attainable. Learn more at discover.atu.edu. Apply now at www.atu.edu/imsso . Connect with us online at ArkansasTech on
ACADEMICS AT TECH The five areas of study most popular among college freshmen in the United States are business, engineering, the natural and health sciences, the social sciences and teacher education. All five are available for you at Arkansas Tech University. Pre-professional programs prepare Tech students to become doctors, dentists, lawyers, pharmacists, physical therapists and veterinarians. Over the last five years, more high school graduates from Arkansas chose to major in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at Arkansas Tech than at any other university in the state. Vibrant programs in the arts make a cultural impact on campus and beyond. Tech also has programs you wonâ€™t find at most other universities. Arkansas Tech is a statewide leader in hospitality administration, fisheries and wildlife science, emergency management, business data analytics, recreation and park administration, health information management, agriculture and nuclear physics, to name a few. In addition, there are new degree programs in game and interactive media design, cultural and geospatial studies, computer science education, environmental science, chemistry education, physics education and a new biomedical option within the electrical engineering degree. These programs, and many others at Arkansas Tech, are preparing graduates for the careers of tomorrow and in-demand careers close to home. Learn more about all of our degree programs at www.atu.edu/academics.
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degrees >> Pre-Pharmacy
>> Religious Studies
>> Art Education
>> Agriculture Business
>> Pre-Physical Therapy
>> Social Media
>> Agricultural Education
>> Pre-Veterinary Medicine
>> Creative Writing
>> Computer Science
>> Creative Writing Education
>> Computer Science Education
>> Criminal Justice (A.S.)
>> Culinary Management (A.A.S.)
>> Cultural and Geospatial Studies
>> Electrical Engineering
>> Electrical Engineering-Biomedical Option
>> English Education
>> Emergency Management
>> Fine Arts
>> Hospitality Administration
>> Game and Interactive Media Design
>> Information Systems
>> General Education (A.A.)
>> Information Technology
>> Graphic Design
>> Information Technology (A.A.S.)
>> Mechanical Engineering
>> International Studies
>> Nuclear Technology (A.S.N.T.)
>> Recreation and Park Administration
College of Arts & Humanities
>> Music >> Music Education
College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
College of Natural & Health Sciences
>> Spanish Medical Interpretation
>> Strategic Studies
>> Biology >> Business Data Analytics >> Business and Entrepreneurship >> Chemistry
Master of Liberal Arts (MLA)
>> Creative Writing
>> Fine Arts
>> Criminal Justice
>> Social Sciences
>> Economics >> Emergency Management
Master of Arts (MA) >> English
>> Ozark-Ouachita Studies (A.S.)
>> Engineering Physics
>> English with Teaching English Second Language [TESL] Option
>> Political Science
>> Chemistry Education
>> Film Studies
>> Engineering Physics
>> Multi-Media Journalism
>> Public History
>> Environmental Science
>> Rehabilitation Science
>> Fisheries and Wildlife Science
>> Social Studies Education
>> Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL]
>> Health Information Management
>> Applied Sociology
>> Speech Education
>> Life Science for Teacher Licensure
>> Hospitality Administration
>> College Student Personnel
>> World Language - Spanish
>> Physical Science for Teacher Licensure
>> World Language - Spanish Education
>> Emergency Management and Homeland Security Engineering Electrical Engineering Focus (MENGR)
>> Mathematics Education
>> Latin American Studies with language proficiency
>> Engineering Mechanical Engineering Focus
>> Latin American Studies without language proficiency
>> Information Technology
College of Business >> Accounting
>> Medical Technology
>> Business Data Analytics
>> Nuclear Physics
>> Business Education
>> Economics and Finance
>> Physical Science
>> Management and Marketing
College of Education >> Early Childhood Education (A.S.)
>> Physics Education
Master of Science (MS)
>> Fisheries and Wildlife Science
>> Computer Based Instructional Technology
>> Military Science
>> Strength and Conditioning Studies
>> Physical Science >> Political Science
>> Elementary Education
>> Health and Physical Education
>> Pre-Dental Hygiene
>> Middle Level Education
>> Recreation and Park Administration
>> Secondary Education
>> Rehabilitation Science
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board SAB provides free events to the campus and community featuring artists, musicians, movies, carnivals, lectures and concerts. Visit the zoo, tailgate, go roller skating, see a comedy show or experience Tech’s Got Talent. www.atu.edu/sab
recreation Here’s your opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports and recreational activities, with different competitive levels, no matter your previous experience or ability. Hit a grand slam in softball, jump into group fitness, or check out a mountain bike, kayak or tent. Participating in campus recreation is not only fun, but impacts physical fitness and emotional health. You can also enjoy activities off campus in the surrounding area. Hike up Mount Nebo for spectacular views, go fishing on Lake Dardanelle or hit the jogging trails at Bona Dea Trails and Sanctuary. www.atu.edu/campusrecreation www.atu.edu/outdoorrecreation
On Track is an undergraduate co-curricular experience designed to enhance student development beyond the classroom setting, encourage students to network socially among peers and to include students in traditional and signature university events. Each semester, a map of events and activities is available to students categorized by interests. Undergraduate students who choose to complete all seven tracks become eligible to apply for an all expense paid trip following the completion of the last track. Recent On Track trip destinations have included Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. www.atu.edu/ontrack
Greek Life is thriving at Tech with one in five freshmen choosing to be a member of a sorority or fraternity. There are more than a dozen organizations representing the Interfraternity Council, College Panhellenic Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council. Greek Life at Tech continues a four-decade history of committed students who have led chapters in their dedication to serve the local community, excel academically, grow personally through collegiate involvement and demonstrate the true meaning of brotherhood and sisterhood. Greek students at Tech study, work, socialize, support one another and learn to lead. You can personally develop and expand your network as it relates to your career and lifelong friendships. www.atu.edu/greeks
Students at Tech look to bring about positive, transformational change in the world around them. Events throughout the academic year – including Freshman Leadership Retreat and Green & Gold Give Back – create opportunities for personal growth while making a difference in the larger community. Tech produces graduates with the preparation necessary to make Arkansas and the world stronger for generations to come. www.atu.edu/service www.atu.edu/leadership_programs
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LIVING AT TECH Arkansas Tech offers 17 housing options for its students. Residents may choose to share their space with one roommate or three. Apartment living, suite-style residence halls and traditional residence halls are all among the options for living at Tech. Regardless of which residence hall students live in, they all benefit from educational and social programming that is planned and implemented by peer resident assistants. More than 500 residence hall programs are offered at Tech each academic year. These programs complement the classroom educational experience and build a sense of community. Many Tech students choose to live as part of a specific living and learning community based upon their academic program or year in school. All halls are completely furnished. Other amenities include cable television, internet and free laundry facilities. Recent and ongoing enhancements to student housing facilities at Arkansas Tech have included the construction of M Street Residence Hall, renovations to Caraway Residence Hall and conversion of that facility to sorority housing, a complete renovation of Wilson Residence Hall and upgrades to security systems and wireless internet access across campus. See more at www.atu.edu/reslife.
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DINING AT TECH Proper nourishment is critical to academic performance, so Arkansas Tech has invested millions of dollars in recent years enhancing the facilities in which students dine. Chambers Cafeteria, renovated in 2013, has 11 preparation and serving stations located in the dining room. The stations include a rotisserie, a hearthstone pizza oven, a Mongolian wok, a soup and salad bar and a grill serving hamburgers and hot dogs. There is a stand with freshmade tortillas for quesadillas, burritos and wraps, a sandwich station with Panini press and toasting oven and a bakery with cobblers, brownies, cakes, pies, muffins and more. Ten wireless internet routers provide Chambers Cafeteria users with Wi-Fi access throughout the dining room. Many of the power outlets include USB ports so students can charge their mobile devices while they eat. Baswell Techionery is a dining facility that opened in 2011 with a variety of quick service options. Chick-fil-A is among the vendors represented in the facility, which also includes a coffee bar that serves Starbucks Coffee. Meeting rooms are available for student organizations, and the Baz-Tech patio is one of Tech studentsâ€™ favorite places to enjoy their free time. Students on the move may stop by the Chambers Cafeteria Grab-n-Go or Docâ€™s Place inside the Doc Bryan Student Services Center for a fast snack. See more at www.atu.edu/dining.
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Wonder Boys and Golden Suns studentathletes bring the fun and excitement of NCAA intercollegiate athletics to Arkansas Tech University throughout the academic year. Tech sponsors men’s programs in baseball, basketball, football and golf as well as women’s programs in basketball, cross country, golf, softball, tennis and volleyball. All 10 Arkansas Tech intercollegiate athletic programs have qualified for NCAA postseason play on at least one occasion. Arkansas Tech is a member of NCAA Division II and strives to be a model of the division’s six defining attributes: learning, service, passion, sportsmanship, resourcefulness and balance. A founding member of the Great American Conference, Arkansas Tech captured GAC championships in volleyball, women’s basketball, softball and women’s golf during the 2015-16 academic year. The Wonder Boys football team capped a memorable season by winning the 2015 C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl. Students enjoy free admission to all regular season Arkansas Tech home athletics events with their valid Tech identification card.
Fight On at www.arkansastechsports.com. Send your stats to www.atu.edu/athleticprospect.
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golden suns history Are you curious where Tech’s athletic teams got their nicknames? Let’s start with the Wonder Boys. The name Wonder Boys first appeared as a proper noun in the Arkansas Gazette on November 17, 1920, after a 13-0 win over what is now Henderson State University. Until that point, the men’s teams at Tech were known as the Aggies. The name Wonder Boys gained popularity after the article, and it has been part of Tech tradition for almost a century. Tech’s women’s athletic teams are known as the Golden Suns. The name was chosen by a vote among female athletes on campus in 1975. When Tech started its intercollegiate athletics program for women in 1977, the name Golden Suns was adopted and has been associated with excellence in women’s athletics ever since.
MEET JERRY >> campus
After 76 years away from home, a legend returned to represent all Wonder Boys and Golden Suns as campus ambassador. And, we think he’s pretty cute, too. Jerry the Bulldog was a daily part of life at Arkansas Tech in the mid-1930s. He spent much of his time on campus at the armory with National Guard Battery F. The students and guardsmen adopted Jerry as their own. More than seven decades later, Jerry returned to campus in October 2013 after a unanimous vote by the Student Government Association appointed him as campus ambassador. He represents an admirable characteristic that has defined Tech for more than 100 years – persistence. Jerry’s spirit lives in Tech’s students who overcome challenges and obstacles to realize the lifechanging benefits of a college education. Jerry says, “Fight On!”
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SCHOLARSHIPS & GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS International Excellence Scholarship
ELI Graduating Scholars
An award of $4500 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first. This scholarship must be used on the main campus in Russellville. Scholarships are awarded for consecutive fall and spring terms only and do not cover summer terms.
Maximum award of $2,550 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first. This scholarship must be used on the main campus in Russellville. Scholarships are awarded for consecutive fall and spring terms only and do not cover summer terms.
Requirements: Graduating senior with a minimum 3.25 cumulative high school GPA. Recipients are required to live on campus. Depending on the country of origin, this scholarship may be taxable.
Requirements: Current ELI student who has a minimum of 83 COMPASS composite and a 3.25 cumulative high school GPA. Recipients are required to live on campus. Depending on the country of origin, this scholarship may be taxable.
Deadline: All freshman academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. A scholarship file must be complete and received in the IMSSO on or before March 31 for Fall semesters, or September 30 for Spring semesters. A completed scholarship application file includes an application for international undergraduate admission, an application for scholarship, current high school transcript with GPA, and two letters of recommendation.
Deadline: All freshman academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. A scholarship file must be complete and received in the IMSSO on or before May 15 for Fall semesters, or December 15 for Spring semesters. A completed scholarship application file includes an application for scholarship, high school transcript with GPA, and qualifying COMPASS scores.
International Baccalaureate Scholarship An award of $2,550 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first. This scholarship must be used on the main campus in Russellville. Scholarships are awarded for consecutive fall and spring terms only and do not cover summer terms. Requirements: Graduating senior who has a minimum 3.25 cumulative high school GPA. Recipients are required to live on campus. Depending on the country of origin, this scholarship may be taxable. Deadline: All freshman academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. A scholarship file must be complete and received in the IMSSO on or before March 31 for Fall semesters, or September 30 for Spring semesters. A completed scholarship application file includes an application for international undergraduate admission, an application for scholarship, current high school transcript with GPA, and two letters of recommendation. 13â€‚ scholarships & graduate assistantships
Freshmen Scholarship Renewal Requirements (includes ELI Graduating Scholars)
Scholarship recipients must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours during the fall (spring) semester of the freshman year and complete a minimum of 12 hours with a 3.00 semester GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the following semester. Recipients must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours for the spring (fall) semester and complete a total of 30 hours for the freshman year with a 3.00 semester GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year. Transfer, CLEP, AP, and IB credit cannot be used to qualify for scholarship renewal. Renewal for subsequent semesters requires a 3.25 semester GPA on a minimum of 15 hours. Receipt, continued receipt, or renewal of all academic scholarships is also contingent upon the student honoring the Arkansas Tech University Code of Conduct and adhering to local, state, and Federal law.
An award of $2550 per semester for up to two consecutive years or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first. This scholarship must be used on the main campus in Russellville. Scholarships are awarded for consecutive fall and spring terms only and do not cover summer terms. Requirements: Must have completed 12 or more transferable, for-credit hours at an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Recipients are required to live on campus. Depending on the country of origin, this scholarship may be taxable. Deadline: All transfer academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. A scholarship file must be complete and received in the IMSSO on or before March 31 for Fall semesters, or September 30 for Spring semesters. A completed scholarship application file includes an application for international undergraduate admission, an application for scholarship, current college or university transcript and two letters of recommendation.
Transfer Scholarship Renewal Requirements A student must enroll in and complete 15 or more hours with a 3.25 semester GPA to be eligible for scholarship renewal. All transfer scholarships are renewable for two consecutive years or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first, provided that the student maintains all scholarship requirements. Transfer, CLEP, AP, and IB credit cannot be used to qualify for scholarship renewal. Receipt, continued receipt, or renewal of all academic scholarships is also contingent upon the student honoring the Arkansas Tech University Code of Conduct and adhering to local, state, and Federal law.
Grace Semester All scholarship students are eligible for a onetime Grace Semester. A grace semester is applied automatically through the Financial Aid Office. Students who qualify for a grace semester must be within .25 of the semester requirement while their cumulative GPA met the requirement. After a student’s Grace Semester is used, failure to meet the renewal requirement in any semester will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship for all subsequent semesters.
Private (Foundation) Scholarships All current Tech international students meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for Arkansas Tech Foundation Scholarships through the Foundation’s page.
Rexann Oller International Students Scholarship The Rexann Oller International Students Scholarship will be awarded each year to an international student who shows academic achievement in international affairs and/ or strong background and interest in international relations. This scholarship is open to all Arkansas Tech International undergraduate and graduate students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Recipients of other tuition scholarships are not eligible to apply. Please contact the office of ATU International Student Services and the Dean of Graduate Studies or full application requirements.
Assistantships are available campus wide. Offices that support GA positions include, but are not limited to: Student Services, Residence Life, Athletics, University Relations, Museum, Graduate College, Institutional Research, Assessment, ELI, eTech, Registrar, in addition to academic departments, such as College Student Personnel, Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Engineering, Education, English, Center for Leadership and Learning, Fisheries and Wildlife Science, Liberal Arts, Health Informatics, Information Technology, Journalism, History, Psychology, Physical Education, Spanish, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Professional Studies. Academic graduate assistants receive a stipend of $4,800 annually, $2,400 per semester. However, the amount of the stipend awarded may vary depending on the nature of the GA position, effective start date, and the number of hours worked by the student each week. Non-academic graduate assistants receive varied stipend amounts, according to responsibilities and expectations for individual positions. Obligations and payment are explicitly discussed prior to a contract agreement. For timely consideration, students should complete the online application process for a Graduate Assistantship no later than May 1 for fall positions and November 1 for spring.
Graduate Assistantships Graduate assistantships are designed to provide both financial support and experiential learning to successful candidates. Contracted students work specified hours and fulfill assigned responsibilities, to receive a tuition waiver for up to 18 graduate credit hours and stipend within an academic year. Entering graduate students must be unconditionally admitted into their program for GA eligibility.
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ADMISSION PROCEDURES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Any student who is not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. is considered an international student. In order to apply for admission to Arkansas Tech University, international students should submit documentation specific to their degree intent.
Application Deadlines >> Spring Semester - November 30 >> Summer I Semester for English Language Institute - March 31 >> Summer I Semester for University Undergraduate Admission - April 30 >> Fall Semester - June 30 International Applicants The International & Multicultural Student Services Office prefers that you submit your application on-line. The on-line application can be accessed at www.atu.edu/imsso/application.php It is very important that you read the directions on each page carefully. Remember, after you successfully submit your online application, you must mail the following documents: >> $50 application fee; Please note that all applicants applying for a graduate degree program must submit an additional $25 graduate application fee; >> official academic records; >> English Proficiency scores; >> a copy of your passport; >> and any other supporting documents.
Academic Records International Freshman applicants must submit appropriate academic records verifying previous educational attainment and the completion of secondary education requirements or the equivalency of US high school. This documentation should include grade/ mark sheets as well as certificate/diplomas showing completion of secondary education equivalent to 12 years of US high school. Transfer Students who have previously attended college either in the US or abroad must submit official transcripts from all colleges/ universities where they have been officially registered. Students seeking transfer of credit must complete a credential evaluation through a company authorized by Arkansas Tech University and submit catalog or course descriptions from the transfer institution. Students with fewer than 24 semester hours of earned collegelevel credit must also submit a high school transcript or the equivalency of a US high school transcript and diploma as well as complete an entrance exam such as the ACT, SAT or COMPASS.
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Graduate Applicants should submit evidence of the completion of a 4-year bachelorâ€™s degree program. Documents submitted should include detailed grade/mark sheets as well as certificate/ diploma providing evidence that the degree was awarded. If a consolidated mark sheet is available, please send this documentation as well. Official transcripts should be submitted from all colleges/ universities where a student has been officially registered. Graduate Transfer applicants who have previously attended college either in the US or abroad must submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities where they have been officially registered. Students seeking transfer of credit must complete a credential evaluation through a company authorized by Arkansas Tech University and submit catalog or course descriptions from the transfer institution. **All transcripts must be originals or school-certified copies of originals with official English translations. Notarized copies are not accepted.
English Proficiency Students who wish to apply for admission to the English Language Institute (ELI) are not required to demonstrate English proficiency. All other applicants should submit official documentation of English Proficiency. Applicants should submit official documentation of meeting the following standards: Undergraduate Applicants: A minimum score of 500 on the written TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 173 on the computerized TOEFL or 61 on the Internet-based TOEFL. Scores must be received directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The school code for Arkansas Tech University is 6010 A minimum score of 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). An official score card must be sent directly to Arkansas Tech University. An EIKEN score of Grade 2A. Scores must be sent directly from STEP, Inc. (Society for Testing English Proficiency). For transfer students from US colleges/universities, one of the above mentioned documents can be provided or an official college/university transcript showing successful completion of college-level English Composition I and English Composition II with a grade of C or better. NOTE: Test scores are only valid for 2 years. Please submit only those scores taken within two years from the time of application. Graduate Applicants: A minimum score of 550 on the written TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 213 on the computerized TOEFL or 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL. Scores must be received directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The school code for Arkansas Tech University is 6010.
A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). An official score card must be sent directly to Arkansas Tech University. An EIKEN score of Grade Pre-1. Scores must be sent directly from STEP, Inc. (Society for Testing English Proficiency). NOTE: Test scores are only valid for 2 years. Please submit only those scores taken within two years from the time of application.
Entrance Exam All applicants must complete the ACT, SAT or COMPASS exam. Students who have not completed the ACT or SAT may take the COMPASS exam on campus upon arrival and after admission to assist in advisement and course placement. However, if ACT or SAT scores are available, please provide this documentation along with the application for admission. Students with more than 24 semester hours of earned collegelevel credit are not required to take an entrance exam.
Evidence of Sufficient Financial Support Undergraduate and Graduate Students please refer to the tuition and fees page on our website at www.atu.edu/imsso/costs.php for the cost of 9 months of study (two semesters) including tuition and fees, housing, meals, books and other living expenses. Applicants must provide certified evidence of the source and amount of funding that will be utilized to support educational expenses. Documents must be official and issued within the 6 months previous to the time of application. No copies are accepted. Please refer to our website for additional amounts to be included for each dependent. For students who will be financing their own studies, a form has been provided to assist you with the process. If someone else is paying for your studies, that person must fill out the Financial Sponsor Statement. This can be a family member, a friend, a company, or a government.
Passport Please provide a photocopy of your current passport as well as any previous visas to the US, I-20s and an I-94 card if available.
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