Orientation for Online Students

Welcome to online orientation for University of Arkansas students. These step-by-step instructions will help you get connected with the U of A and gain access to tools and information that you need to be successful in your academic career.


If you have a question or need help to stay on track, contact the Student Liaison Office.

479-575-6493

Need Tech Support?

help.uark.edu

help.uark.edu


  • 1Activate Your
    Student Account
  • 2Activate Your
    Student Email
  • 3Access Your
    Student Center
  • 4Complete
    FAFSA
  • 5Transcripts and
    Transfer Credit
  • 6Schedule an
    Advising Session

Your first step to accessing almost everything U of A

 

After you've received an email containing your University of Arkansas ID and user name you will be able to activate your account and start online Orientation.

 

START HERE

Activate your UARK account and create a password to access...



Activate New Account - newuser.uark.edu
newuser.uark.edu - Activate Your Account

Activate New Account
Activate new account link

Account Verification
Account Verification form

The U of A uses your email address to communicate with you

 

The U of A (instructors, the treasurer’s office, your academic advisers, etc.) will send important information to you through your UARK email address.

Learn more at student email accounts on the Information Technology Services website.

 

Office 365 Outlook is the official email and calendaring service for students, faculty and staff. Check your email on the web with Outlook Online or using the Outlook app.

Email Login - email.uark.edu
Uark Gmail Login - email.uark.edu
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Access your Student Center in UAConnect, the U of A’s student information system 

 

Your Student Center in UAConnect allows you access to your admissions, academic and financial information. Here, you can view your academic records,  enroll in classes, access financial information, see important notifications, and handle other tasks – all online.

  • Go to UAConnect
  • Click myConnect and follow the prompt to sign in with your UARK user name (your email address) and password (the password you created in Step 1).

 


 

Are you completely admitted?
Better Double-Check That!

  • Go to your Student Center in UAConnect
  • Click on the Admissions icon on the Student Homepage.
    Enrollment Appointment Dates indicate when you are eligible to register for classes. If you do not see a date in this box, you should contact the Admissions and/or Registrar’s Office to make sure you have completed all the necessary steps for term activation.

UAConnect - myConnect
UAConnect - myConnect
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Student Center - Admissions & Notifications Links
UAConnect Student Center Admissions and Notifications links
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Have you completed your FAFSA?


You do not need to wait until you are enrolled to complete the FAFSA.


 If you are planning to use state or federal financial aid, make sure you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

The FAFSA is a FREE online application to determine eligibility of federal, state, and certain scholarship financial aid opportunities.

Visit studentaid.gov to begin the application process.

Your financial aid counselor can help you understand the federal student aid/application process; they can even help you with filling out your FAFSA! Using your current last name you can identify your UA financial aid advisor. Also, if you have a general question regarding financial aid, you can call the financial aid office at (479) 575-3806.

Transcripts

Make sure all transcripts have been posted to your UAConnect Student Center

  • Click Other Academic and
  • Scroll down to Course History

 


 

For Undergraduate Students Only

 

Are you transferring credit from another institution?

UAConnect - myConnect
UAConnect - myConnect
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UAConnect Student Center
UAConnect
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Advisors help you select the right classes and stay on track

 

The process for scheduling an advising session is different, depending on your degree program. Once you have been advised, you can register for classes through your Student Center on UAConnect  (see Step 3 for instructions on accessing UA Connect).




Do you have non-advising holds in UA Connect?

  • Make sure to remove any non-advising holds. You will find holds under “Notifications” in your student center in UAConnect

    • If you have an immunization hold contact the Pat Walker Health Center. Email to immu@uark.edu or fax to 479-575-7789 to inform them that you are an online student to have the hold removed.
    • The "Holds Box" will indicate any holds you may have (i.e.: Advising, Immunization, etc).
      • Advising Holds can only be removed once you have officially been advised.
      • Pre-registration holds can be removed by you. This is your term Financial Agreement found in the ‘To-Do’ box in your Student Center. Click the hyperlink for the Financial Agreement and follow the instructions. This will need to be completed each semester.




Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

To schedule your individual academic advising appointment, please utilize UASuccess to view possible openings in the calendar.

Currently, virtual advising is offered through Microsoft Teams and telephone appointments. If you are unable to navigate UASuccess to schedule your appointment, please contact mdunlap@uark.edu or 479-575-6951.




College of Education and Health Professions

  1. Log into Blackboard Learn
  2. Click "UA Success" in the top right corner
  3. Click "My Success Network" on the left side of the screen
  4. Search for your Advisor's name, Denise Bignar, and then click "Schedule an Appointment"



J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Email your advisor Teresa Scott at teresas@uark.edu to get started with advising.

Include the following information: Full Name, UARK ID Number, Major, and Minor




Sam M. Walton College of Business

Email your advisor, Katie Pounders at kpounders@walton.uark.edu to get started with advising.

Include the following information: Full Name, UARK ID Number, Major, and Minor




Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

  1. Log into Blackboard Learn
  2. Click "UA Success" in the top right corner
  3. Click "My Success Network" on the left side of the screen
  4. Search for your Advisor's name (for LPN to BSN select Laura Tilley) and then click "schedule an appointment"

 



ALP in Adult Education

Dr. Kenda Grover

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Kenda Grover

  kgrover@uark.edu

ALP in Arkansas Curriculum/Program Administrator

Dr. Ed Bengtson

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Ed Bengtson

  edle@uark.edu

ALP in Special Education

Dr. Peggy Schaefer-Whitby

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Peggy Schaefer-Whitby

  pschaefe@uark.edu

B.S. in Human Development and Family Science

Melinda Dunlap

To schedule your individual academic advising appointment, please utilize UASuccess to view possible openings in the calendar. Currently, virtual advising is offered through Microsoft Teams and telephone appointments. If you are unable to navigate UASuccess to schedule your appointment, please contact mdunlap@uark.edu or 479-575-6951.

Melinda Dunlap

  mdunlap@uark.edu

  479-575-6951

Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Dr. Patton

If a DNP student has an Advising Hold on their account, they should contact their advisor listed in UA Connect by email to arrange a phone conference to discuss a plan to complete the requirements for the degree.

Further questions can be sent to:

  onlinern@uark.edu

Ed.D. in Adult and Lifelong Learning

Dr. Kit Kacirek

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Kit Kacirek

  kitk@uark.edu

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Dr. Kevin Brady

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Kevin Brady

  kpbrady@uark.edu

Ed.D. in Human Resource and Workforce Development

Vicki Dieffenderfer, Ph.D.

Students will receive an email shortly after admission into the program with enrollment information.

Sandra Ward,
Coordinator of Graduate Student Services

  sdward@uark.edu

  rhrcgra@uark.edu

  479-575-4188

Ed.S. in Curriculum and instruction

Dr. Jason Endacott

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Jason Endacott

  ciedgrad@uark.edu 

Ed.S. in Educational Leadership

Dr. Kevin Brady

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Kevin Brady

  kpbrady@uark.edu

Endorsement Career Development

Myra Haulmark

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Myra Haulmark

  haulmark@uark.edu

Endorsement Plan Dyslexia Therapist

David Hanson

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

David Hanson

  dwhanson@uark.edu

Endorsement Plan for English as a Second Language

Shelly McKeever

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Shelly McKeever

  shellymc@uark.edu

Endorsement Plan K-12 SPED

Kathleen Smoot

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Kathleen Smoot

  ksmoot@uark.edu

Endorsement Plan SPED Educational Examiner

Kathleen Smoot

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Kathleen Smoot

  ksmoot@uark.edu

Endorsement Plan SPED Resource Room

Kathleen Smoot

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Kathleen Smoot

  ksmoot@uark.edu

Executive MBA

Vikas Anand

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

  gsb@walton.uark.edu

  575-2851

Executive MBA

Vikas Anand

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

  gsb@walton.uark.edu

  575-2851

Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

Elizabeth R. Lorah, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Students will receive an email by August 1st with enrollment information.

Dr. Elizabeth Lorah

  lorah@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis*

Dr. Liz Lorah

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Liz Lorah

  lorah@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate in AR Curriculum/Program Administrator

Dr. Ed Bengtson

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Ed Bengtson

  edle@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dr. Suzanne Kucharczyk

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Suzanne Kucharczyk

  suzannek@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enterprise Systems

Marion Dunagan

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

  gsb@walton.uark.edu

  575-2851

Graduate Certificate in Building Level Administrator

Dr. Ed Bengtson

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Ed Bengtson

  edle@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Marion Dunagan

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

  gsb@walton.uark.edu

  575-2851

Graduate Certificate in District Level Administrator

Dr. Ed Bengtson

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Ed Bengtson

  edle@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Marion Dunagan

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

  gsb@walton.uark.edu

  575-2851

Graduate Certificate in Geosciences

Dr. Fred Limp

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Fred Limp

  flimp@uark.edu

  575-7909

Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security

Dr. Greg Parnell

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Greg Parnell

  msom@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate in K-12 Online Teaching

Dr. Derrick Mears

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Derrick Mears

  dmears@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate in Lean Six Sigma

Dr. Greg Parnell

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Greg Parnell

  msom@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate in Music Education for Students with Special Needs

Janet W. Knighten

If a Grad. Cert. In Music Education for Students with Special Needs has an Advising Hold on their account, they should contact their academic advisor.

Janet W. Knighten

  jknighte@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Jan Emory

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Christy Reynolds

  onlinern@uark.edu

  718-1371

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Dr. Greg Parnell

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Carol Altom

  msom@uark.edu

  575-7426

Graduate Certificate in Special Education Transition Services

Dr. Suzanne Kucharczyk

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Suzanne Kucharczyk

  suzannek@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Alyson Ballew

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Alyson Ballew

  ballew@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate in Tech Writing Public Rhetorics

Dr. Adam R. Pope

Contact the program coordinator.

Dr. Adam R. Pope

  arpope@uark.edu

M.A. in Secondary Mathematics

Maria Tjani

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Maria Tjani

  mtjani@uark.edu

M.Ed. in Adult and Lifelong Learning

Kenda S. Grover

Continue following the M.Ed. In Adult and Lifelong Learning New Student Checklist.

Kenda S. Grover

  kgrover@uark.edu

M.Ed. in Community College Leadership

Michael S. Hevel

Admitted students in the Community College Leadership Program will be administratively enrolled in their first term class approximately one month before the start of the class.

Dr. Michael Hevel

  hevel@uark.edu

  479-575-4924

M.Ed. in Ed Leadership

Dr. Kevin Brady

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Kevin Brady

  kpbrady@uark.edu

M.Ed. in Ed Tech

Dr. Derrick Mears

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Derrick Mears

  dmears@uark.edu

  479-575-5439

M.Ed. in Ed. Equity

Dr. Pamela Yancy-Taylor

Students will receive an email three months before the beginning of the term with important enrollment information. If students have questions before then, please contact program coordinator.

Shannan Heard

  syheard@uark.edu

  501-653-7169

M.Ed. in Human Resource and Workforce Development

Vicki Dieffenderfer, Ph.D.

Students will receive an email shortly after admission into the program with enrollment information.

Sandra Ward,
Coordinator of Graduate Student Services

  sdward@uark.edu

  rhrcgra@uark.edu

  479-575-4188

M.Ed. in Physical Education

Dr. Jack Kern

Check your @uark.edu email account for an email from your academic advisor two weeks before your registration date. If they have questions before that they should contact their academic advisor.

Dr. Jack Kern

  jkern@uark.edu

M.Ed. in Special Ed

Dr. Suzanne Kucharczyk

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Suzanne Kucharczyk, Ph.D.

  suzannek@uark.edu

M.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Dr. Janet Penner-Williams

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Janet Penner-Williams

  jpenner@uark.edu

M.S. in Agricultural and Extension Ed.

Dr. Donna Graham

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Donna Graham

  dgraham@uark.edu

  479-575-6346

M.S. In Electrical Engineering

Dr. Juan Carlos Balda

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Jane Cromhout

  mse@uark.edu

  575-3669

M.S. In Engineering

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Jane Cromhout

  mse@uark.edu

  575-3669

M.S. In Engineering Management

Dr. Ed Pohl

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Jane Cromhout

  mse@uark.edu

  575-3669

M.S. In Food Safety

Kristin Seals

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Vicky Watkins

  watkinsv@uark.edu

M.S. in Human Environmental Sciences

Dr. Eunjoo Cho, PhD

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Betsy Garrison, Director, HESC

  megarris@uark.edu

  479-575-4305

M.S. in Human Environmental Sciences - General Human Environmental Sciences

Dr. Eunjoo Cho, PhD

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Betsy Garrison, Director, HESC

  megarris@uark.edu

  479-575-4305

M.S. in Human Environmental Sciences - Human Development & Family Sciences

Dr. Eunjoo Cho, PhD

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Tim Killian, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, HESC

  tkillian@uark.edu

  479-575-7214

M.S. in Human Environmental Sciences - Human Nutrition & Hospitality Innovation

Dr. Eunjoo Cho, PhD

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Kelly Way, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, HESC

  kway@uark.edu

  479-575-4985

M.S. in Nursing

Jan Emory, PhD, RN, CNE

Please contact the advisor listed in UA Connect by email to arrange a phone conference to discuss a plan to complete the requirements for the degree.

Further questions can be sent to:

  onlinern@uark.edu

M.S. in Operations Management

Carol Altom

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses. The list of advisors for MSOM can be found below on their Program Sites page.

M.S.W. Advanced Master's in Social Work

Dr. Alishia Ferguson

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Janet Morgan,
Administrative Specialist II

  swonline@uark.edu

  479-575-6668

Master of Laws in Agricultural and Food Law (LLM)

Susan Schneider

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

  llm@uark.edu

  575-3706

Prof. Master of Information Sys.

Paul Cronon/Jeff Mullins

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

  gsb@walton.uark.edu

  575-2851

Special Education Initial Licensure

Dr. Suzanne Kucharczyk

Please contact the program coordinator for your next steps for enrolling in courses.

Dr. Suzanne Kucharczyk

  suzannek@uark.edu