Returning Students

At ATU, we’ve got you. We see the challenges you’ve overcome to get to this point. And we know how it feels to take that next step because we've been there, too. Welcome back.


Degrees at ATU

The Arkansas Tech faculty are experts in their field. Of our full-time faculty, 77% have their doctorate or terminal degree. And with an 18 to 1 student to instructor ratio, they’ll have the time to provide you with personal attention and advice.

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Online Degrees at ATU

For flexibility, there's no better option than an online degree at ATU. You will benefit from the same academic resources with the ability to earn a degree on your own time.

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Are you ready?

If you’re ready to get started, we’ll support you every step of the way, making it easy for you to get started.


Below are a few steps to help you begin.




Step 1: Submit the Returning Student Application

The first step in becoming an ATU student is applying to attend. Our application is available 24 hours a day for your convenience.

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Have questions about applying? The Admissions office is here to help. You can contact them at (479) 968-0343 or


Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

The federal government authorizes billions of dollars every year to help students earn their college degree. This first step in applying for federal aid is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Apply for Federal Aid

Have questions about the financial aid process? The Financial Aid office is here to help. You can contact them at (479) 968-0399 or


Step 3: Activate Your OneTech Portal

 Once you’ve applied, you’ll receive an email decision about five days after submitting your application. In that email, you’ll get instructions to activate your OneTech Portal.

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Already got your admission decision email? Visit the site below to activate your OneTech account.

Activate OneTech

Have questions about activating your OneTech account? The Office of Information Systems is here to help. You can contact them at (479) 968-0646 or


Step 4: Register for Classes

Once you’ve applied and been admitted, you’ll be able to find your advisor. Our advisors will work with you to schedule classes, answer questions you may have, and support you every step of the way.

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Step 5: Stay the Course

Once you’ve started your course work, there are lots of resources to help you achieve your goals. Don't wait until you need help - get familiar with the offices at ATU that are ready to help you succeed. You can start using these free resources on your first day of classes.

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Take your next step with ATU

With supportive professors and a campus culture that put students first -- ATU is the initial step in a journey that will lead you to your best self and beyond. If you’re ready to transform your life by earning your degree, you’ve come to the right place.

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