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TRANSFER GUIDE


Washington, D.C. Brian Bowden, ’05 Associate Legislative Director for the National Association of Counties

New Orleans, LA Kyla McFalls, ’11 Research and Graphic Designer for Motion Pictures

Table of Contents

Vienna, Austria

Central Arkansas ............................ 3

Kristin Lewis, ’99 Opera Singer

Transferring to UCA........................ 5 Academic Programs....................... 7 Student Life .................................... 9 Programs of Study ....................... 11 Campus Living.............................. 13 Admissions ................................... 15

Conway, AR Dr. Spencer Gordy, ’07 Owner & Dentist at Conway Family Dental

Atlanta, GA Judson Jones, ’06 CNN Digital Weather Producer and Meteorologist

Conway, AR Jennie Strange, ’05 Owner of Blackbird Academy

Financial Aid ................................. 16 Scholarships................................. 16 Visit & Tour .................................... 17


Little Rock, AR Chauncey Holloman Pettis, ’11 Small Business Development Coordinator for City of Little Rock and Owner of Harlem Lyrics

GO HERE. GO ANYWHERE. FIND YOUR PLACE AT UCA

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ou are not alone – hundreds of transfer students enroll at UCA every year. And each one enrolls for different reasons. We have so much to offer students, including 152 degrees and

certificates, a remarkable 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio and engaging programs that help you prepare for life after college. Our students

New York City, NY Julie Oakes, ’09 Director at Joele Frank

are involved in more than 200 student organizations, including philanthropic organizations, fraternities and sororities, academic groups and student government. Plus, our campus is just the right size, so students here never feel held back or stuck in line. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Kigali, Rwanda

Little Rock, AR James Fortner, ’09 Vice President Energy Group - Stephens Insurance

Molly, ’13 and Clay Parker, ’07, ’08 Owners of Calafia Cafe and Turambe Nutrition and Managing Director of Rwanda Trading Company/ Westrock Coffee


GO BIG AND GO HOME. CENTRAL ARKANSAS

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ocated in the heart of Arkansas and just
a 30-minute drive from the state’s capital, our campus provides the perfect balance of both natural beauty and city attractions. And for those times you really miss home, no problem! Our central location makes it easy for you to make the occasional quick visit.

CONWAY

IS THRIVING. AND YOU WILL TOO.

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Conway is located in one of America’s fastest-growing areas. Here, you’ll enjoy a vibrant downtown with shopping, dining, entertainment and miles of biking and walking trails. When you’re ready to get out and explore, you don’t have to go far; our campus is within a short drive of breathtaking rivers, lakes and state parks. And to get the full experience of our amazing state, our COPA program (Campus Outdoor Pursuits & Activities) allows you to check out camping gear, bikes, canoes and other outdoor supplies for free — perfect for any student’s budget!


IT WON’T HAVE TO COME FAR.

Central Arkansas is home to the state’s largest economy, and you’ll be in the middle of it all with a wealth of opportunity for entry-level jobs, start-up support and long-term careers. You can also take advantage of numerous job and internship opportunities in Conway and the capital city from Fortune 500 companies to state government. Central Arkansas is at the center of it all.

HIGHEST ON-CAMPUS

UNDERGRADUATE

ENROLLMENT IN THE STATE

See a quick Central Arkansas overview video at

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

WHEN OPPORTUNITY COMES KNOCKING,


GO APPLY YOURSELF. TRANSFERRING TO UCA

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ransferring can be exciting and sometimes overwhelming; however, once you choose to make UCA your home, we know you’ll find our community to be diverse, welcoming and challenging as you complete your degree.

2+2 AGREEMENT A 2+2 transfer agreement is the simplest way to ensure you are getting the most out of your transfer to UCA. The agreement outlines in detail which courses you can take at an Arkansas community college to earn an associate degree, while at the same time completing the first two years of your chosen baccalaureate degree program at UCA. Students fulfilling the agreement are welcomed to UCA as juniors. Learn more online! uca.edu/2plus2

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TRANSFERRING TO UCA

TRANSFER ADMISSION PROCESS We encourage students to apply early to ensure the opportunity to start the housing and financial aid processes. Please follow these important steps:

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Create an account and submit an online Undergraduate Application at gopurple.uca.edu.

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Request that official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities, including those where high school concurrent credit was earned, be sent to the Office of Admissions. Note: Minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average on all transfer coursework is required for admission consideration.

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Submit proof of two MMR shots or proper exemptions from the Arkansas Department of Health prior to registration. Students born before January 1, 1957, are exempt from this requirement.

Students with less than 24 earned credit hours at the time of application must submit an official high school transcript or GED and official ACT/SAT test scores that meet minimum freshman requirements, including: 2.5 high school GPA 17 ACT composite/900 SAT Minimum 15 ACT/SAT equivalent required for all subject sub-scores Applications are processed on a rolling basis throughout the year. It usually takes three weeks to process your application once all required materials are received. If after reviewing the information on this page you still have questions, please contact our Admissions office at admissions@uca.edu or 501.450.3128.


GO ABOVE AND BEYOND. AND THEN GO EVEN FURTHER. ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

152 DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES.

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES. With a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll have hands-on opportunities with professors who really invest in you. Outstanding academics, small class sizes and engaging programs help you prepare for life after college. You can even complete your degree fully online. Plus, UCA offers advantages that go beyond the classroom – sometimes way beyond – like innovative teaching programs, professional networking and international studies. Whichever direction you take, UCA will take you far.

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS INCLUDING SEVEN DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

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ONLINE DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

TRANSFER EQUIVALENCY Want to know how your credits might transfer to UCA? We’ve got you covered! Visit our Transfer Course Equivalency Guide and select your current college or university to see a list of transferable courses and the credits you may receive at UCA. uca.edu/registrar/transfer_course 7 | ACADEMIC PROGRAMS


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

UCA ONLINE If you are looking for a flexible, convenient and affordable way to earn your degree, UCA offers fully online degree completion programs, including Professional Studies – Health and Safety (BS), RN to BSN Nursing and General Business (BBA). UCA Online embraces a students-first approach for all student support and services. You will have direct contact with our Program Coordinators to ensure your support needs are always met. uca.edu/online

For a complete listing of 2017-2018 Programs of Study see pages 11-12.


GO MAKE YOUR OWN PATH.

STUDENT LIFE

ONCE YOU’RE HERE, YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO IT ALONE. When your academic path leads you to UCA, we make sure you have the support to reach your goals. Most students don’t enter college knowing exactly what they want to do with their lives. Furthermore, declaring a major and completing it is an ongoing, evolving process. Our dedicated transfer advisors will help you evaluate your interests, strengths and goals, while working closely with you on your journey. ucatransfer@uca.edu

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STUDENT LIFE

200+ STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

DISCOVER OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP, CREATIVE EXPRESSION, VOLUNTEERISM OR JUST A GOOD GAME OF ULTIMATE FRISBEE. When you come to UCA, you have the chance to be a part of something. Actually, you have the chance to be a part of a lot of things! We have more than 200 student organizations so you can pursue your passions and develop your strengths, including student government, environmental awareness, the Clarinet Alliance (yes, we have a Clarinet Alliance), Greek life and even a Nontraditional Student Organization that provides community and support for transfers, commuters and other students. Getting involved here is easy. Finding time to do everything you enjoy, that’s the tough part.


PROGRAMS OF STUDY 2017-2018 ASSOCIATE DEGREES General Education Crime Scene Investigation (CJI partnership)* Law Enforcement Administration (CJI partnership)* *Must be a current law enforcement officer

BACHELOR’S DEGREES Accounting Addiction Studies Prevention Treatment African-African/American Studies Anthropology Art Art Education Fine Art Art History Art: Studio Art Photography Ceramics Graphic Design Printmaking Painting Sculpture Athletic Training Biology Business Administration Chemistry ACS Certified: Standard, Biochemistry Communication Communication Sciences & Disorders Computer Technologies Computer Science Creative Writing Criminology Economics International Trade Emphasis Elementary Education (K-6 licensure) English Environmental Science Biology Planning & Chemistry Administration Exercise Science Clinical Exercise Science Pre-Athletic Training Family & Consumer Sciences Film Finance General Science Geography Geospatial Technology Health Education Health Sciences Health Services Administration Pre-Physical Therapy History Information Systems Innovation & Entrepreneurship Insurance & Risk Management Personal Financial Planning Interior Design International Studies International Politics & Diplomacy International Political Economy & Development Regional Studies Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies

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Special Education (K-12) Journalism Theatre Broadcast Journalism Print Journalism Online Journalism Writing Kinesiology & Physical Education Professional Writing (Physical Education Teacher Education) Writing Studies Linguistics Computer Science PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRAINING General Linguistics Pre-Cardio Respiratory Care Language Pre-Dental Hygiene Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Pre-Dentistry Logistics & Supply Chain Management Pre-Engineering Management Pre-Law Management Information Systems Pre-Medicine Applications Development Pre-Optometry Business Analysis Pre-Pharmacy Telecommunications & Computer Networking Pre-Veterinary Medicine Marketing Mathematics MINORS Applied Mathematics Accounting Data Science Actuarial Studies Mathematics Education (STEMteach) Addiction Studies Pure Mathematics African-African/American Studies Medical Laboratory Science Anthropology Middle-Level Education (4-8) Art Language Arts + Math Math + Science Asian Studies Language Arts + Science Math + Social Studies Biology Language Arts + Science + Social Business Administration Social Studies Studies Chemistry Modern Languages Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese: Teacher Education, Traditional Cognitive Neuroscience Language & Literature, Business Chinese Communication French: Teacher Education, Traditional Computer Science Language & Literature, Business French Creative Writing Spanish: Teacher Education, Traditional Criminology Language & Literature, Business Spanish Economics Music English Composition Music Education-Vocal Exercise Science Music Education Performance, Family & Consumer Sciences Instrumental Instrumental Film Music Education-Piano Performance, Piano French Music Education Performance, Vocal Gender Studies Piano/Instrumental Geographic Information Systems Music (non-performance) Geography Nuclear Medicine Technology German Nursing Health Education Nutrition Health Psychology Philosophy History Physics Honors Interdisciplinary Studies Biological Physics Innovation & Entrepreneurship Chemical Physics International Studies Engineering Physics Journalism Mathematical Physics Latin American & Latino Studies Physical Science Linguistics Physics Management Political Science Management Information Systems Professional Studies Marketing Psychology Mathematics Public Administration Military Science Public Relations Music Radiography Philosophy Religious Studies Physical Science Social Studies (History) Physics Sociology Political Science


GRADUATE CERTIFICATES Dyslexia Interventionist Geographic Information Systems Gifted & Talented Education Instructional Technology Distance Education Media Design & Development Technical Support Integrated Early Childhood Education (B-K) Music Spanish Special Education K-12

MASTER’S DEGREES Accounting Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership Biology Business Administration Finance Health Care Administration Information Management International Business College Student Personnel Services & Administration Communication Sciences & Disorders

Computer Science, Applied Computing Creative Writing English Language Arts Literature Medieval and Renaissance Literature Exercise Science Family & Consumer Sciences Clothing, Textiles & Fashion General Family & Consumer Sciences Nutrition & Foods Film Geographic Information Systems Health Sciences History Instructional Technology Distance Education Media Design & Development Technical Support Library Media & Information Technology Mathematics, Applied Mathematics Education Mental Health Counseling Music Conducting Music Education Performance Theory Nursing Adult Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Leader Family Nurse Practitioner Nurse Educator Reading K-12 School Counseling K-12 School Leadership, Management & Administration School Psychology

Spanish Special Education K-12 Sport Management Teaching

SPECIALIST DEGREE Educational Leadership PK-12 Education Post-Secondary Education

POST-MASTER’S CERTIFICATES District-Level Administration Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader Adult Nurse Practitioner Family Nurse Practitioner Nurse Educator School-Based Leadership-Adult Education Program Administration School-Based Leadership Building Administration School-Based LeadershipCurriculum Administration School-Based Leadership-GT Program Administration School-Based Leadership-Special Education Program Administration School Psychology

DOCTORAL DEGREES Communication Sciences & Disorders (consortium program with UALR & UAMS) Leadership Studies Nursing Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Psychology Counseling Psychology School Psychology

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Psychology Public Adminstration Public Relations Public Scholarship & Community Engagement Religious Studies Sociology Southern & Arkansas Studies Spanish Special Education (non-licensure) Sports Psychology Statistics STEM Education (STEMteach) (available to mathematics and science majors) Teaching & Learning Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Theatre Writing


GO MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME. CAMPUS LIVING

ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME. PLUS STARBUCKS® & CHICK-FIL-A®. Living on campus will be one of the most rewarding experiences during your time at UCA. Whether you choose a residence hall or campus apartment, you’ll enjoy comfortable living accommodations, plus advantages like being within walking distance of campus facilities, including our new Health Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Center, a helpful residence life staff and great dining options at the cafeteria or one of the many popular restaurants in the Student Center. Best of all, you’ll be close to all the fun — whether it’s going to late-night events, watching Division I sports, participating in Greek life or joining one of our 200+ student organizations.

Get a closer look at housing options on

GoUCA.com

MINTON COMMUTER COLLEGE Living off-campus but still want to stay connected? Minton Commuter College in Old Main was designed with you in mind. You’ll find designated computers, free coffee, lockers, a lounge area, commuter-only classes and more. Not to mention study groups and organized activities that allow students living offcampus to get the full UCA experience. uca.edu/residential/commuter 13 | CAMPUS LIVING


RESIDENCE HALLS

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UNIVERSITY APARTMENT COMPLEXES

RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES

UNIVERSITY APARTMENTS

3,800 CAMPUS HOUSING STUDENTS LIVING IN

At UCA you can get the full college experience while living in university apartments. With either a townhouse or typical apartment set-up, you’ll enjoy full-featured living with amenities such as internet access, laundry units on site, dishwashers, stoves and refrigerators. Even some furniture is provided! uca.edu/housing/apartments

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GO EASY ON YOUR BUDGET. ADMISSIONS

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e work hard to make the University of Central Arkansas one of the best education values in the country — and make a world-class college education a reality for you. Surprise costs? Not from us. UCA has the best, most consistent five-year trend of tuition and fees compared to other universities throughout Arkansas. Even better, we have a lot of opportunities for you in terms of programs, involvement, study abroad and more. So whether you’re just getting started or have specific questions, our Admissions team is ready to help you make a plan. Call us at 501.450.3128 or email admissions@uca.edu to find your way to go purple.

2017-2018 TUITION AND FEES Semester

Year

In-State Tuition & Fees* (15 hours)

$4,262

$8,524

Room, Board & P.O. Box

$3,264

$6,528

$500

$1,000

$8,026

$16,052

Books & Supplies Total Estimated Cost

In-state tuition available for unconditionlly admitted students who live in campus housing. *Out-of-state tuition and fees (15 hours) is $7,524 per semester.

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ADMISSIONS

FINANCIAL AID The Office of Student Financial Aid works closely with incoming and current students to help fund and achieve educational goals. Your first step is to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov. UCA’s financial aid school code is 001092. Arkansas students need to complete the Academic Challenge Scholarship (lottery) application at scholarships.adhe.edu. We encourage you to apply as early as possible for both admission and financial aid. For additional information, call UCA’s Office of Student Financial Aid at 501.450.3140 or email finaid@uca.edu. uca.edu/financialaid

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS Our transfer scholarship is awarded competitively and offers students up to $4,000 per year for fall and spring coursework. uca.edu/scholarships

REQUIREMENTS Open to all full-time, first-time UCA Applicants must be enrolled in at least 12 students transferring from an accredited credit hours for the Fall or Spring semester college/university immediately preceding enrollment at UCA Applicants must be seeking their first and have at least one semester of full-time bachelor’s degree credit (i.e., 12 credit hours). Applicants must have completed all Students enrolled in fewer than 12 credit remediation requirements prior hours due to completion of an associate’s to the priority scholarship deadline degree must notify Financial Aid in writing Applicants must have earned a minimum prior to the appropriate priority of 27 undergraduate semester hours of credit scholarship deadline. from an accredited college/university with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA These scholarships are competitive. No scholarship award is guaranteed, even if minimum requirements are met.

SPRING 2018

FALL 2018

PRIORITY DEADLINE | OCT. 18, 2017 FINAL DEADLINE | DEC. 1, 2017

PRIORITY DEADLINE | MAR. 15, 2018 FINAL DEADLINE | MAY 1, 2018

* Admission application and all other required documents must be received by the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services and meet minimum scholarship requirements by the respective priority or final deadline.


GO FOR IT. VISIT & TOUR

PREVIEW DAYS If you want to get a true feel for what it’s like to be a student here, check out Bear Facts Days or Transfer Day. You’ll get to tour classes, academic facilities, labs and housing, plus talk to current students, faculty and staff. It’s a great way to experience what UCA is really like. But be warned: once you get here, you may never want to leave.

BEAR FACTS DAYS

TRANSFER DAY

Saturday, October 14, 2017 Friday, December 8, 2017 Saturday, January 27, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Register at GoPurple.uca.edu

CAMPUS TOURS Tours are available Monday through Friday when classes are in session at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reserve your spot by visiting uca.edu/admissions/tours or calling 1.800.243.8245.

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CONNECT ON CAMPUS Bear Card 501.450.5818 Career Services 501.450.3134 Disability Support 501.450.3613 HPER Center 501.450.5712 17 | VISIT & TOUR

Post Office 501.450.3115 Student Accounts 501.450.5015 Student Life 501.450.3137 Student Success 501.450.3125

Transfer Advising 501.852.2787 University Police 501.450.3111 Work Study 501.450.3140


VISIT & TOUR

CLERY REPORT UCA is committed to assisting all members of the UCA community in providing for their own safety and security. UCA’s Clery Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is prepared by the UCAPD. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the UCAPD at (501) 450-3111 or PO Box 4994, Conway, AR 72035. The report is available online at www.ucapd.org/go/cleryreport. The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or properties owned or controlled by UCA; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This notice is required by law and is provided by the University of Central Arkansas Police Department.


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