Incoming Freshmen

Incoming Freshmen

Guaranteed 8 Semester Program

What should you expect during freshman early registration?

College registration can be intimidating, but it does not have to be. The academic advisors at Arkansas Tech University are dedicated to helping students build their educational journeys with the right information and courses.

Starting in May and ending in mid-August (December to mid-January for spring applicants), the Academic Advising Center coordinates a special registration for first-time entering freshmen. Freshmen who have a partial admission status will be invited by letter to make a registration appointment. The appointment will last a minimum of three hours. A student may come by themselves or bring their family. 

During freshman early registration, new freshmen are introduced to a host of new experiences including:

  • One-on-one college advising
  • The basics of reading a schedule of courses and understanding general education requirements
  • Assistance in finalizing housing arrangements and receiving a campus post office box
  • Meeting with a financial aid counselor, if needed
  • When available, the opportunity to receive a parking decal and take a photograph for the campus identification card
  • Tech Learning Communities information
  • Participation in the College Student Inventory to facilitate a mentoring assignment
  • Additional academic advisor information for those who have a declared academic major
  • Instructions on University payment policies and academic deadlines
  • Access to University email addresses
  • Answers to any other questions students or parents/guardians might have

Arkansas Tech University is dedicated to student success. It is a fact-- building a solid relationship with an academic advisor, faculty member, or anyone on university staff, increases college retention rates and likelihood of obtaining a college degree. During freshman early registration, and throughout a student's academic career, remember to let the academic advisors help.

How to find us:

We are located in Rothwell Hall, Suite 107. Rothwell is the first building on the right entering campus from Hwy 7 (South Arkansas Avenue) just past Tucker Coliseum. There is ample visitor parking located on the south side of Rothwell, or in the Tucker Coliseum parking lot.The AAC is located on the first floor in Suite 107.

What to bring (if not previously submitted):

  • Admissions Acceptance Letter
  • Official college transcript(s) for any classes taken concurrently during high school
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Scores & CLEP Scores
  • Official high school transcript with final grades and graduation date posted

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