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.
New Online Student
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.
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.
Connect With A
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.
Faculty and staff members will help you get to know the university, find new resources and be prepared to start the semester confidently.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
One Stop Student Guide
Explore student resources, support and services offered by offices across the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus.
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 )
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.
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.
Offices of Career Connections
Career Connections provides services to distance education students. Skilled staff work with students to help them transition into the workplace.
Self-Paced Correspondence Courses
Self-paced online correspondence courses were discontinued at the University of Arkansas in 2023.
From Our Online Students and Graduates
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.
Students are expected to have a dedicated computer. All specifications are listed for each academic college on the UA Bookstore site.