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The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has never really fit the mold of a typical university — and we’ve never really wanted to. Our passion isn’t to replicate how higher education has always been done, but to redefine it for the good of our students, and we mean all of them. From high school seniors to senior professionals, first-generation students to second-chance underdogs, our goal has always been to provide each student with the most relevant education that honors their unique personal situations and life goals.

What type of student are you?

First-Time Freshmen

Ready to become a Lion? Your journey begins here.

Transfer Students

Welcome home! Our team will help make your transition a success.

Other Student Types

Are you are an adult learner, veteran or active military, international, concurrent, or returning student? UAFS can help you achieve your academic goals.

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Application is free. Apply today!

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Call 479-788-7120 or email for assistance.

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Plan a Visit

Experience UAFS for yourself. Register for a personal or group tour with one of our admission ambassadors.

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Already Admitted

Now that you're admitted, here are some important next steps!

*Applies only to first-time freshmen

Learn more about next steps.

Important Dates

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Den Day

Experience life as a Lion by joining us on Saturday, April 23 for Den Day. You’ll visit with professors in the programs of your choice and receive personal tours of the classrooms and labs associated with each area. You'll also gain access to some of UAFS's most popular student facilities and enjoy lunch on us. Registration will open in February 2022. It's the perfect chance to see what it's like to be part of the Pride of Arkansas. 

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Meet the Team

Our team of admission representatives is ready to answer your questions. Learn more about your admissions advisor and connect with them today.

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Lock in your tuition for up to four years by participating in the UAFS Promise. Contact your academic advisor to enroll and learn about program requirements.

Lock in your tuition for up to four years and graduate on time by signing up for the UAFS Promise program. First-time entering students who stay on track to graduate within the timeframe of their chosen degree will have their tuition rate locked in at the same rate they enjoyed during the freshman year.

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Live in the Blue? $ave some Green.

UAFS offers in-state tuition to residents of bordering states. Save more than $9,000 a year with UAFS's in-state tuition program.

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For Parents & Families

The college exploration process is an exciting and important time for your family. We are here to help you both through the application process and understand the many support services here to help them succeed.

Scholarship Opportunities at UAFS

UAFS doesn't serve just one type of student - we serve ALL of them. This is why we work so hard to provide a large number of renewable institutional scholarships to help you reach your academic goals. Whether you are a traditional undergraduate, a transfer student, or returning to college after a break, we have scholarship opportunities available for you.