Visiting Graduate Students

Non-degree visiting admission enables graduate students to take a few classes at the University of Arkansas while continuing to be a graduate degree-seeking student at their home institution. 

Graduate degree seeking students: Some academic departments have their own application deadline and may have additional application requirements. For graduate students seeking funding, departmental deadlines may vary. To find the deadline for your department, locate your department on our Programs of Study webpage.

We recommend submitting all materials to the Office of Graduate and International Admissions at least one month before the departmental deadline.

For departments with no deadlines, and for non-degree, returning, visiting and senior citizens, all application materials, including all transcripts and any required test scores, should reach the Graduate School by the deadlines listed below.

Application deadlines for the Graduate School are:

  • Fall semester: August 1
  • Spring semester: December 1
  • Summer sessions: April 15

Applications received after the deadline will be automatically deferred to the next available Spring or Fall semester.

Visiting graduate applicants must be both:
  • Actively pursuing a graduate degree at an academic institution other than the University of Arkansas
  • In good standing at that home institution.
Required by the Graduate School
  1. Online Application for Graduate Admission 
  2. $60.00 non-refundable application fee**
  3. Letter of good standing from your faculty advisor, graduate college or registrar
  4. If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency

**Application fee may be waived under certain circumstances.

If you are an international student, please visit the International Admissions website.

When we've received your application, fee, and letter of good standing, we'll review your file and contact you if additional information is needed. Once all materials have been received, allow 3 to 5 business days for this step.

If you are admitted we'll notify you by email and mail your Notice of Admission along with other important information for incoming graduate students.