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.

  University of Arkansas Online Graduates

Recent graduates from the University of Arkansas Online

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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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


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


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


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.

Learn More


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


Online Student
Tutoring

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

Blackboard Learn




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


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.

Learn More


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


Offices of Career Connections

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

Become Career Ready


Self-Paced Correspondence Courses

Self-paced online correspondence courses were discontinued at the University of Arkansas in 2023.

More Information



More Stories

Success Stories

From Our Online Students and Graduates


I feel we’re all lifelong learners, and adults learn differently than children. They have different mindsets. They’re not so passive, they’re active, and that’s really the main thing.

For me it’s the value of the networking. I think these connections that I’m building with all of these people are invaluable because, you never know when you’re going to run into these people again, or if I do want a career change in the future. I...

I needed something to fit my schedule, and this was perfect. I can do my work at home. I don’t have to leave my office and go to class. It works perfect for me as a full-time employee. And if I have to move on from UAPB, of course...

It has been a while since I took classes or completed any type of education or higher learning. I have been working and having a family. I feared if I could study and do papers. Though it is a challenge to balance work, home, and school, I have learned a...

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Student Life

  The Online Learner


Global Campus Coaching Online Students to Success with Live Webinars

Global Campus staff at the University of Arkansas look at students enrolled in online degree programs the way coaches in the competitive world of sports look at their players: they want them to succeed.

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How to Pay for Graduate School: Options Highlighted for Special Education Professionals

Are there grants for graduate students? Yes, and scholarship opportunities, too! Read on to find out how you can afford graduate school if you need financial assistance to reach your goal of obtaining a graduate degree.

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Coach Adds to Knowledge with Master’s Degree in Adult and Lifelong Learning

David (D.C.) Howard took a few days off from his two jobs to walk in the graduation ceremony May 13 at the University of Arkansas, his first visit to the Fayetteville campus. Howard found time while working as director of ...

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Student in Online Degree Program Seizes Study Abroad Opportunity

Houston Garner took only one in-person course while earning his University of Arkansas bachelor’s degree in supply chain management delivered online, and he went all the way to the ancient city of Rome to do it. Garner is a ...

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  FAQs


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 https://learn.uark.edu.

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.