Online Students Are Razorbacks.

You can feel that sense of pride as you study with renowned faculty, exchange ideas with peers, walk in commencement exercises, and see your name etched in Senior Walk. You belong here.

You have a reason you want to earn a degree from the University of Arkansas. Maybe you want a new job, a new career or a promotion. Maybe you want to improve your life, support your family or be a role model. No matter what your reason, the University of Arkansas is committed to your success. Explore tools and resources below.

you're in it for,
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for you.

Connect with a Student Liaison

Feeling Lost? We’ll Help You Stay on Course. The Student Liaison Office is here to help you get enrolled, stay on track, and navigate life as an online student. We are always here to help point you in the right direction.

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Are You Ready to Study Online?

Online courses can give you the flexibility to achieve your educational and professional goals while maintaining your busy work and family schedules, but they can be both challenging and rewarding. Our quiz will help you decide if online classes are right for you?

Take Our Readiness Quiz

W.E. Manning Memorial Scholarship

The University of Arkansas Global Campus offers W.E. Manning Memorial Scholarships each fall semester to students studying in U of A undergraduate and graduate online degree programs.

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New Online Student Checklist

The new online student checklist 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.

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Transfer Credit Information

The Transfer Planning Guide developed by the Office of the Registrar will show you the college credits previously accepted by the U of A from other institutions.

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Online Student Orientation

Faculty and staff members will help you get to know the university, find new resources and be prepared to start the semester confidently.

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Online Tutoring

Online students can access 24/7/365 online tutoring. You can connect with TutorMe in Blackboard, the U of A’s online learning management system.

Blackboard Learn

Online Student Union

Meet your peeps! Join a social media site exclusive to U of A students and the people who support them. Some “rooms” are reserved for college-specific groups, and others are open to all. Sign Up with your U of A email address.

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Coaching for Online Students

A coach is a staff member from Global Campus who is dedicated to the success of online students. The coach acts as your cheerleader and your personal guide to academic resources provided by the U of A.

Schedule An Appointment

Student ID Card

As an online student, you can obtain a University of Arkansas student ID card, even if you cannot come to the Fayetteville campus.

Obtain An ID Card

Academic Approval

University of Arkansas degree programs often prepare students to pursue a professional or occupational license. Licensure generally requires an educational component and the successful completion of an exam and/or completion of internship or practitioner hours in a specific profession.

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Success Stories From Our Online Students and Graduates

A lot of LPNs really want to go back to school. When they find out that I’m in a bachelor’s program, it’s like, ‘hey, if I can get into that program, I can get a better degree in about the same amount of time as I could just an associate’s degree.’"

I can set my schedule on when and how I want to study. Like during my lunch break I can go on, I can study. I can study when the kids are asleep. I don't feel pushed to study as if I was on campus. I'm setting my time on when I want to study. It's just like I'm totally independent."

I had a really great experience and felt the class content was appropriate for the course with good instructor feedback and response time. I would highly recommend it!"

Financially, it was way better than anything else that I found, anywhere. I’m paying out of pocket. I don’t qualify for financial aid. If you’re paying as you go, it’s nice for the pocketbook to find such key credit hours, but the courses are really good."

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  Student Life - The Online Learner

Master of Science in Operations Management Faculty to Release Podcast on Entrepreneurship

Have you ever considered starting your own business? Join father and son podcasters Rich and Garrett Ham for the new podcast series, Learn It. Use It., to hear discussions about the latest trends, topics and challenges in the operations management ...

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Student Services Focus on Success in Online Degree Programs

Beginning to work on an online degree program is an exciting, new experience for many students. Sometimes, they want someone near in case they have a question. Sometimes, they want a real person to confirm information they see on a ...

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Survey: 27% of Online Students Get Tuition Help from Employer

Officials of international chemical company Lanxess ordered a cake with a Razorback drawn in red and black frosting on top when Lori Ragan earned a bachelor’s degree online from the University of Arkansas. However, the support for Ragan, who ...

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Students in Online Degree Programs Enjoy College Experience

Students who study in online degree programs delivered by the University of Arkansas are every bit Razorbacks as those who live in residence halls on the Fayetteville campus, study at Mullins Library and hang out at the Arkansas Union between ...

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  Frequently Asked Questions

An online course is not a self-paced course, but it is online and there will be no regularly scheduled meetings. You will need to set aside times that work for you each week to log in and participate, but you will not need to log in at specific times or dates. You will be able to ask your instructor questions, communicate with your classmates, turn in assignments and take exams. Online students are connected with the support resources they need. We are here to help.

In most cases, the faculty and instructors who teach on the University of Arkansas campus are the people who teach your online courses.

Your instructor will provide clear instructions for turning in each assignment, whether you post it in Blackboard Learn, email it, type it into a blog, etc.

Quizzes and exams are administered in a variety of ways:

  • Online though Blackboard with your Internet browser
  • As a “take home” project where you complete it offline and then submit it at a later date

Blackboard Learn is a course management system that is used for most U of A online courses. Once you are registered, your course will become available as a link when the semester begins. You will securely log in to your course with your main university user ID and password. The homepage for Blackboard is

Read about a student's experience with advising here on The Online Learner site.

You must apply and be admitted to the University of Arkansas to register for classes through UAConnect, the Integrated Student Information System used by the U of A. Once you have access to UAConnect, you can go to your online “Student Center” to learn when your enrollment period begins.

Students are expected to have a dedicated computer. All specifications are listed for each academic college on the UA Bookstore site.