Arkansas
Postsecondary Admission Requirements

Post

Four-Year Institutions

Students must have a high school diploma or GED credential. For unconditional admission, students must complete the high school curriculum requirements with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0. All students must meet the “Smart Core” requirements with college preparatory mathematics, social studies, and science requirements unless parent/guardian waives student’s participation, in which case the student will complete the “Core” requirements.

State law authorizes institutions to admit applicants on a conditional basis. These students receive full admission once they complete 12 hours of core academic courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Two-Year and/or Technical Colleges

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or an equivalency credential. While community and technical colleges are open-access institutions, admission does not guarantee entry into specific academic programs. Applicants who score below 15 on the ACT Composite must take an assessment to demonstrate their ability to benefit from postsecondary instruction.