Transferring from one university to another can be exciting yet overwhelming.  At Central Arkansas, we are happy to help you through this process.  If you have specific questions about your transfer admission, you may contact Transfer Services ucatransfer@uca.edu.

When to Apply

The application for admission for future terms will open annually on August 1.  We encourage students to apply early to ensure consideration for academic scholarships and the opportunity to start the housing and financial aid processes.

Admission Process

  • Create an account and submit an online *
  • Request that official transcripts from all previously attended universities, including those at which high school concurrent credit was earned, be sent to the Office of Admissions
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average on all transfer coursework is required for admission consideration

*Students with less than 24 earned credit hours must also meet minimum freshman admission requirements.

*Submission of the application requires a $25 non-refundable fee. Application fee waivers are available to eligible students who submit supporting documentation. The fee waiver request and eligibility questions are included on the application for admission in the Application Information section.

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Students who plan to attend the СӰԺ must also submit proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) shots or proper exemptions from the Arkansas Department of Health prior to registration.  Students born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from this requirement.

Admission Decisions

Applications are processed on a rolling basis throughout the year.  We estimate approximately three weeks to process your application.  This estimation is based on complete applications (i.e., application, transcript(s), and test scores (if applicable) are received).  However, this estimation is dependent upon the volume of applications received by the Office of Admissions.  During high volume times, we will correspond with you via email to expedite communication.

Admission Appeals

Students who do not meet minimum admission requirements may appeal their decision through the University Admissions Committee using the and supplying all requested supplemental items, including:

  • Personal Statement: The typed statement should include information explaining why the student should be considered for admission and the supplemental factor(s) that form the basis of the request. Personal statements should be one page in length.
  • Two Letters of Support: Letters of support should come from school counselors, teachers, employers, and/or other personal references who can confirm there is reasonable evidence the student can succeed academically at СӰԺ (please do not include letters from immediate family members).  To upload this information with your appeal form, you must combine your letters into one PDF document.
  • Official College/University Transcript(s): Transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities must be submitted.  If a transcript was previously submitted for admission, we’ll use the document for appeal consideration, with exception to transcripts showing in-progress coursework.  Updated official transcripts from those institutions, with final grades, must be submitted for appeal consideration.
  • Official High School Transcript: Contact the high school from which you graduated and request that an official transcript is sent to СӰԺ Admissions for appeal consideration.  Transcripts uploaded by students will be considered unofficial and will not be used to determine admissibility.
  • ACT/SAT Scores (or comparable assessment): Scores may be sent by your high school representative or electronically through ACT or College Board.  If you previously submitted test scores, we’ll use those for your appeal consideration.

To access the form, use the email and password you created to apply for admission.  Once your file has been reviewed, you will receive a letter with a final admission decision.

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