Welcome to UAFS Admissions
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has never really fit the mold of a typical university — and we've never really wanted to. Our passion isn't to replicate how higher education has always been done, but to redefine it for the good of our students, and we mean all of them.
From high school seniors to senior professionals, first-generation students to second-chance underdogs, our goal has always been to provide each student with the most relevant education that honors their unique personal situations and life goals.
What type of student are you?
FAFSA Applications Open
FAFSA applications for the 2024-25 academic year open Dec. 1, 2023, at StudentAid.gov.
Spring 2024 Acceptance Deadline
Admission deadline to be accepted for the Spring 2024 semester is Jan. 3, 2024.
Spring 2024 Semester Begins
Spring 2024 classes begin Tuesday Jan 16, 2024.
Summer 2024 Acceptance Deadline
Admission deadline to be accepted for the Summer 2024 semester is May 22, 2024.
Summer 2024 Semester Begins
Summer 2024 classes begin Monday June 3, 2024.
Fall 2024 Acceptance Deadline
Admission deadline to be accepted for the Fall 2024 semester is August 2, 2024.
Fall 2024 Classes Begin
Fall 2024 classes begin August 19th.
The college exploration process is an exciting and important time for your family.
We are here to help you both through the application process and understand the many
support services here to help them succeed.
UAFS doesn't serve just one type of student - we serve ALL of them. This is why we work so hard to provide a large number of renewable institutional scholarships to help you reach your academic goals. Whether you are a traditional undergraduate, a transfer student, or returning to college after a break, we have scholarship opportunities available for you.