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,
we're in it
for you.

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

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.

Get Connected

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

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.

Get Started

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.

More Information

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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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.

Learn More  / Sign Up

Library Support: Online Learning Guide

This guide provides information that may be useful to students enrolled in distance education classes at the University of Arkansas.

View Learning Guide

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center provides services to distance education students. Skilled staff work with students to help them transition into the workplace.

Become Career Ready

Virtual International Programs

Virtual international internships allow students to put travel concerns aside to develop meaningful, professional connections while working for international companies, NGOs, health or education organizations.  ( FAQ Document )

Study Abroad

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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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

One Stop Student Guide

Explore student resources, support and services offered by offices across the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus.

Explore Resources & Services

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Success Stories From Our Online Students and Graduates

I knew that I wanted a higher education, and I knew I was interested in analytics. Looking at the description for this degree, it matched what I was looking for and interested in. I think it is extremely accessible and very beneficial to people who are looking for that education who are not within the direct vicinity of a university."

There's a big difference between getting an online MBA and an executive MBA program. You're surrounded by people who have already been executives. There are people who have been either where you are heading or who have perspective on it."

I have a passion for being a role model for my girls and have an overall love of learning. I want to prove that learning and success have no age limit, and I am very thankful for the opportunity to attend the University of Arkansas."

Being an online student is really nice. I don't stress about time as much as I did back when I was in person classes. I do not believe I could work full time in a healthy way if it wasn't for the online program."

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  Student Life - The Online Learner

Are You Preparing to Transfer to the U of A and Want to Study Online?

Over one-third of students transfer colleges at some point before earning their degrees, and approximately 2.1 million students in the United States transferred between colleges during the 2020-2021 academic year, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. The University of Arkansas Global ...

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Scholarships for Online Students Provide Financial Help,; Confidence Boost: Deadline Feb. 15

Each year, the University of Arkansas Global Campus provides thousands of dollars to online students through the W.E. Manning Memorial Scholarship. Not only does the scholarship help bridge the gap in access to education for some students, it also ...

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Accessing Resources You Need for Online Degree Programs

Students who study online at the University of Arkansas take classes online, of course, and they meet with their faculty members and academic advisers in an online setting. But they also conduct research online, receive tutoring online, get help with ...

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8 Tips for Success in Online Degree Programs

What does it take to be successful in an online degree program? If you are considering enrolling in an online degree program – or if you are enrolled and looking for tried-and-true advice – check out what some of our W.E. ...

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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.