Unconditional Admission Requirements
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- Priority Spring Application Deadline - January 1
- Priority Fall Application Deadline - August 1
Entering Freshman / New Student:
New students to Arkansas Tech University must submit an application for admission, college entrance exam scores, and a record documenting completion of secondary requirements. If you have concurrent college credit, an official transcript from that institution is required. For Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, original score reports or a certified copy from your high school will need to be submitted prior to credit being awarded. A minimum criterion for exam scores and grade point average is listed below:
- Composite ACT score of 19 or above, composite SAT score of 1010 or above on the RSAT
scale of 1600 or a composite SAT score of 1330 on the former SAT exam with a scale
of 2400, or a composite Next Generation ACCUPLACER score of 246. Note: The ACT Writing
exam is not required for admission purposes.
- Completion of graduation requirements from a public secondary school, private secondary
school, or a home school program documenting a minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative grade point
average, and completion of the university’s secondary school core curriculum, OR minimum
GED score of 580.
Students who have scored accordingly on an Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) can earn credit toward graduation at Arkansas Tech University by receiving a qualifying score on the examinations. These credits can satisfy general education requirements. AP, CLEP, and IB scores should be documented on your application for admission. Submit official score reports or readable copies embossed by your high school to the Office of Admissions. Students who have earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) should submit their IB transcript for evaluation. Students who successfully complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme can earn credit toward graduation at Arkansas Tech University.
Freshmen who do not meet unconditional admission requirements will be conditionally admitted with a minimum composite ACT score of 15, composite SAT score of 850 or above on the RSAT scale of 1600 or a composite SAT score of 1060 on the former SAT exam with a scale of 2400, or a composite Next Generation ACCUPLACER score of 229, and by completing college core with a 2.0/4.0 grade point average or minimum GED score of 580.
Students who have not attended Arkansas Tech in the past year or have attended another college or university since last attending Tech must submit a new application for admission. Minimum grade point average requirements are listed below:
- Has not attended another college since attending Tech
- Cumulative Tech GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Has attended another college since attending Tech
- Cumulative Tech GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Official college transcript(s) documenting a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Must be eligible for re-enrollment at the last institution attended
Students who have not attended Arkansas Tech University must submit an application for admission and official transcripts from each institution previously attended.
If transferring less than 24 credit hours, an official high school transcript and ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER scores must be submitted. Transfer students with more than 24 hours, who have not completed college level English or math, will be required to submit test scores. Arkansas Tech University will recognize transfer credit from a U.S. institution provided that the institution is accredited by one of the six U.S. regional accreditation associations, and for courses that are approved for transfer by ADHE through ACTS. Acceptance of course credit may depend on the date that the institution was accredited or the date that a course was approved for transfer by ADHE. Transfer credit for coursework from institutions outside the U.S. will be considered on an individual basis. Students seeking transfer of credit from a foreign college/university must complete a credential evaluation through a company authorized by Arkansas Tech University (a list of approved service providers can be obtained in the IMSSO or in the Registrar’s Office). Transfer credit, although accepted by the university, is not guaranteed to be applicable toward meeting degree requirements for the particular program of study selected by the transfer student. Once admitted, your academic advisor will determine which credits count toward your degree requirements.
Minimum grade point average requirements are listed below:
- All transfers must be eligible for re-enrollment at the last institution attended and have a cumulative college GPA of 2.0
If you do not meet the admission requirements for unconditional admittance and/or have been denied admission, you may submit an admissions appeal within ten calendar days from the date admission was denied and should state the applicant's grounds for appeal. The appeal should be addressed to the Office of Admissions. If you need further details on any of the information above, email the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach us by phone at 800-582-6953 or (479) 968-0343. Unofficial documents can be faxed to (479) 964-0522.
All final admission documents should be mailed to:
Arkansas Tech University
Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment
Brown Hall, Suite 104
105 West O Street
Russellville AR 72801-2222
Please note that academic performance is not the sole criterion for admission to the university. The university may evaluate a person's behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at the university. An evaluation may take into consideration current behavior and performance as well as past experiences and actions. Simply qualifying for admission does not guarantee admission.