Registration

Undergraduate students, including students not declaring a major, must enroll in one of six academic colleges. Information regarding registration processing, periods and procedures is found by selecting the appropriate topic. Academic advising provides contact information and resources for each of the academic units. Schedule Planner allows the student to quickly build and view a schedule tailored to their individual needs and timetable. The Registration Checklist reviews the necessary steps to prepare you to register.

In order to provide ample opportunity for all students to register, a priority group is assigned to each student. These groups are based on current class standing. Registration Periods are to be viewed to determine when your group will be registering. Registration Instructions provides you written and video instructions on where and how you register for your semester classes. Schedule of Classes contains information for all of the classes available during a respective term.

The downloadable forms, Out of Career Registration Form and Overload Petition for Undergraduate Students (request to take more than 21 hours in regular term or 14 hours in a Summer term), will assist students with these particular aspects of registration. Students wanting to drop all classes for the term will need to visit withdrawal from the university instructions.

Registration Definitions

To audit a class, see the instructor for permission to take the class as an audit. Written permission from the instructor should be taken to the department to be processed as with all other overrides. The department will register you for the course. You cannot register to audit a class through UAConnect. Auditing a class does NOT give degree credit and does not count toward total hours enrolled for the semester. Tuition and fee charges are the same as taking a class for credit.

Students registering for classes which require corequisite classes (classes which must be taken together, for example: BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology and BIOL 1541 L Principles of Biology Laboratory), will have to register for those classes at the same time. Students who fail to register for corequisite classes will have the class needing the corequisite dropped from their schedule. The system will warn you if you need a corequisite class. Remember, you should prepare your schedule before you go online, and make sure that you have all the information needed to process your schedule.

Students who have received credit for a corequisite course and need to register for only one of the classes are required to get permission for Waiver of a Corequisite from the department offering the course. This waiver is processed as an override through the department office. The department will register the student for the course.

PLEASE NOTE: All colleges are now enforcing their dual requisite (prerequisite and corequisite) requirements. (If the requisite course was not taken previously, it must be taken concurrently.) When registering for a course that has a dual requisite, the order in which you register for the courses may matter. Unless otherwise noted in the course listing, register for the lecture and corequisite drill before adding the lab. For assistance, if you experience problems, call the Registrar's Office at 575-5451 or call the department offering the course.

Fall and Spring Semesters

  • Undergraduate students who wish to enroll in more than 18 hours in a regular term must be approved by their academic dean's office.

  • Undergraduate students who wish to enroll in more than 21 hours in a regular term must get a recommendation from their academic dean's office and  be approved by the Academic Standards Committee.

Summer Terms

  • Undergraduate students who wish to take more than 7 hours in one five-week summer session or more than 14 hours total in the summer term must get a recommendation from their academic dean's office and  be approved by the Academic Standards Committee.

Intersessions

  • Undergraduate students who enroll in an intersession will only be able to enroll in a maximum of one lecture or lab course, with the exception of co-requisite courses, for a maximum of four hours.

UAConnect Course Number or Course ID is comprised of the following elements: Prefix, Number and Suffix.

The Prefix is most often a four-character department identifier.

The Number is defined as follows:

The first-position digit identifies the course level.

Number Description
1 Freshman level
2 Sophomore level
3 & 4 Junior-Senior level
5, 6, & 7 Graduate level

The digits in the second and third positions identify the course within the department which offers it.

The digit in the fourth position identifies the semester-hour value of the course (if no credit, zero is used) for fixed credit courses. The fourth position will be blank for variable credit courses.

The first three digits of the number will be the same for corequisite courses (e.g. the lecture course and corequisite, lab, drill, or practicum).

The Suffix identifies specific types of courses:

Suffix Description
blank Course
H Honors Course
D Drill/Discussion
E Honors Drill/Discussion
L Lab
M Honors Lab
C Corequisite Class Section to a specific Drill

A three-digit Section Number identifies each specific class.

The instructor's permission is required for a student to take a course at a level beyond his or her standing. Credit for certain courses does not count toward certain degrees (see Catalog of Studies).

Fall and Spring Semesters

  • For most purposes, 12 hours constitutes a full-time enrollment for undergraduate and law students; 9 hours is full-time enrollment for graduate students.
  • For disabled students, less than 12 hours may be certified as full-time, with approval of the appropriate dean and the concurrence of a physician or licensed examiner.
  • The Dean of the Graduate School will determine minimum enrollment requirements for full-time standing for graduate students with assistantships.

Summer Terms

  • For most purposes, 12 hours constitutes a full-time enrollment for undergraduate students.
  • For Law students, 5 hours constitutes full-time enrollment.
  • For undergraduate students receiving VA educational benefits and undergraduate international students, 4 hours in a 5 or 6 week session, or 7 hours in a 10 week session, or 8 hours in a 12 week session of degree credit is full time for certification purposes.
  • For disabled students, less than 12 hours may be certified as full-time, with approval of the appropriate dean and the concurrence of a physician or license examiner.
  • Graduate and law students receiving VA educational benefits and graduate international students should contact their dean to determine full-time standing.
  • The Dean of the Graduate School will determine minimum enrollment requirements for full-time standing for graduate students receiving assistantships.

If you wish to register for a class that is by instructor permission only, you must contact the instructor of that class. These classes require an override to be processed through the department or the Dean's office.

Students in some programs may register to take certain courses on a pass-fail basis. In such cases, a grade of "CR" or a grade of "F" will be recorded. See the Catalog of Studies for more information.

The Walton College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the departments of Art, Journalism, Math and Psychology enforce their prerequisites. Students who have not met the prerequisites for their classes will be prevented from registering for that class. If you completed the prerequisites at the University of Arkansas prior to the Fall of 1992, please take an advising copy of your transcript to the college before you attempt to register.

If the Catalog of Studies states that a course has a prerequisite, the course or conditions listed as prerequisites in the course description must be met before a student can register for the described course. If a student wishes to use an equivalent course as a substitute, permission must be obtained before attempting to register. Obtaining permission for a substitution will take at minimum two to three days. This will impact the ability to register for a course if permission is not obtained before the start of Priority Registration.

If you believe that you have grounds for a legitimate exception, contact your dean's office. You may be asked to provide documentation to support your case, such as a transcript from another college, a catalog course description, or a course syllabus.

PLEASE NOTE: All colleges are now enforcing their dual requisite (prerequisite and corequisite) requirements. (If the requisite course was not taken previously, it must be taken concurrently.) When registering for a course that has a dual requisite, the order in which you register for the courses may matter. Unless otherwise noted in the course listing, register for the lecture and corequisite drill before adding the lab. If you experience problems, call the Registrar's Office at 575-5451 or call the department offering the course for assistance.

Holds on Registration and Release of Records

The Registrar is authorized to withhold transcripts and refuse registration for students whose accounts are not clear with the University. Students who fail to return athletic, military, library, or other University equipment, or who fail to comply with the rules governing the audit of student organization accounts may also have transcripts withheld or registration refused.

Financial Holds

Questions concerning the withholding of registration privileges due to outstanding balances should be directed to the Student Accounts Office. The telephone number is 479-575-5651, and the address is:

Student Accounts Office
Arkansas Union 213
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Measles and Rubella Immunization Holds

The University of Arkansas requires entering students who were born after January 1, 1957 to provide proof of vaccinations against both rubella and measles except when exempted for medical or religious reasons. Students who fail to comply with the immunization requirement will risk cancellation of registration.

Before registering for classes students must do one of the following:

  • Provide proof of two immunizations to the University Health Center, or
  • Provide proof of medical exemption to the University Health Center, or
  • Provide proof of religious exemption to the University Health Center.

These vaccinations are available to entering college freshmen at all county health departments in Arkansas.

If you have any questions abut the immunization requirements, please call the University Health Center at 479-575-7755.

Registration deadlines are published in the Academic Semester Calendar. After the registration deadline has passed, students may only be enrolled administratively with the approval of the department offering the course and the appropriate dean’s office. A late registration fee, as outlined below, will only be applied upon the student’s approved request to add a class after the published deadlines. No fee will be applied for late registrations due to administrative error.

Fall and Spring Terms

The registration deadline in the fall and spring terms is the 5th day of classes. A late registration fee of $25.00 will be applied beginning the 6th day of classes and through the 11th day of classes. After the 11th day of classes the late registration fee is $50.

Summer Term

The registration deadline for the summer term is the 2nd day of classes. A late registration fee of $25.00 will be applied beginning the 3rd day of classes and through the 5th day of classes. After the 5th day of classes the late registration fee is $50.

Intersession Terms

The registration deadline for the intersession terms is the 1st day of classes. A late registration fee of $50.00 will be applied beginning the 2nd day of classes.

Late Registration Fee Assessment

Term Session $25.00 $50.00
Spring 2017 Regular (1) After 01/23/2017 After 01/31/2017
  4W1 After 01/17/2017 After 01/31/2017
  8W1 After 01/19/2017 After 01/31/2017
  8W2 After 03/10/2017 N/A
  12W After 01/20/2017 After 01/31/2017
       
January Intersession 2017 INT N/A After 01/03/2017
Term Session $25.00 $50.00
Fall 2016 Regular(1) After 08/26/2016 After 09/06/2016
  8W1 After 08/24/2016 After 09/06/2016
  8W2 After 10/14/2016 N/A
  12W After 08/25/2016 After 09/06/2016
       
August Intersession 2016 INT N/A After 08/08/2016
       
Summer 2016 10W After 06/02/2016 After 06/06/2016
  5W1 After 06/01/2016 After 06/06/2016
  5W2 After 07/06/2016 After 07/11/2016
  8W After 06/02/2016 After 06/06/2016
       
May Intersession 2016 INT N/A After 05/16/2016
       
Spring 2016 Regular (1) After 01/25/2016 After 02/02/2016
  4W1 After 01/19/2016 After 02/02/2016
  8W1 After 01/21/2016 After 02/02/2016
  8W2 After 03/11/2016 N/A
  12W After 01/22/2016 After 02/02/2016
       
January Intersession 2016 INT N/A After 01/04/2016
       
Fall 2015 Regular(1) After 08/28/2015 After 09/08/2015
  8W1 After 08/26/2015 After 09/08/2015
  8W2 After 10/16/2015 N/A
  12W After 08/27/2015 After 09/08/2015
       
August Intersession 2015 INT N/A After 08/03/2015
       
Summer 2015 10W After 05/28/2015 After 06/01/2015
  5W1 After 05/27/2015 After 06/01/2015
  5W2 After 06/30/2015 After 07/06/2015
  8W After 05/28/2015 After 06/01/2015
       
May Intersession 2015 INT N/A After 05/11/2015
       
Spring 2015 Regular After 01/16/2015 After 01/27/2015
  4W1 After 01/12/2015 After 01/27/2015
  8W1 After 01/12/2015 After 01/27/2015
  8W2 After 03/06/2015 N/A
  12W After 01/15/2015 After 01/27/2015
       
January Intersession 2015 INT N/A After 01/03/2015
       
Fall 2014 Regular After 08/29/2014 After 09/09/2014
  8W1 After 08/27/2014 After 09/09/2014
  8W2 After 10/17/2014 N/A
  12W After 08/28/2014 After 09/10/2014

In order to provide ample opportunity for all students to register, a priority group has been assigned to each student. These groups are based on current class standing. See the Registration Group Chart to determine when your group will be registering.

Schedules and grades will not be mailed. To view your schedule, log into UAConnect and navigate to Self Service > Student Center > My Class Schedule.

To view your grades, log into UAConnect and navigate to Self Service > Student Center > Grades.

If an official copy of the grade report is needed, contact the Registrar's Office at 575-5451.

Meeting times for classes are subject to change. Please check the Schedule of Classes for the most current information.

The Grade Forgiveness Policy permits a student to improve the undergraduate cumulative GPA by repeating a maximum of two courses (up to 9 hours) in which a grade of "D" or "F" was received. The Grade Forgiveness Policy applies only to courses originally taken and repeated at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. A student must file a request for Grade Forgiveness prior to Graduation. After graduation, the policy can no longer be used. For more information, contact the Registrar's Office or see Grade Forgiveness Request under Student Records.

Any class ID that has only three digits in the course number is a variable unit course. When registering for a class that has variable credit hours, you will be asked to enter the number of hours of credit. You need to consult with the instructor to determine that number. To change the number of hours once you have registered, drop the class and re-add it with the correct number of hours. After the fifth day of classes, contact the offering department to correct the hours.