If you want to apply to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, the application fee is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is aslightly difficult school to get into. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith accepted 79% of all applicants., around 2,535 of the 3,223 students who applied.
Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, MIN Admissions to health occupations programs is program moderately difficult.
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith must submit the following items. Double check with University of Arkansas-Fort Smith's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2|
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Students admitted to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 89% submitted a class rank. At University of Arkansas-Fort Smith 1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 7.3% were in the top 25% and 24.3% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||25.6%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20.8%|
|3.25 and 3.49||25.5%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11%|
|2.50 and 2.9||9.5%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3.6%|
|University of Arkansas-Fort Smith does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 2% of University of Arkansas-Fort Smith's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 99% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
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To be most competitive at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Arkansas-Fort Smith's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Arkansas-Fort Smith students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Arkansas-Fort Smith during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith?
Students who are admitted to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does University of Arkansas-Fort Smith accept transfer credits?
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES
Does University of Arkansas-Fort Smith accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith?
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into University of Arkansas-Fort Smith? University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is a less selective institution. The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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