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?
Meet the Team
Our team of admission representatives is ready to answer your questions. Learn more about your admissions advisor and connect with them today.
Plan a Visit
Experience UAFS for yourself. Register for a personal or group tour with one of our admission ambassadors.
Now that you're admitted, here are some important next steps!
Lock in your tuition for up to four years and graduate on time by participating in the UAFS Promise.
First-time entering students who stay on track to graduate within the timeframe of their chosen degree will have their tuition rate locked in at the same rate they enjoyed during the freshman year.
Contact your academic advisor to enroll and learn about program requirements.
Live in the Blue? $ave some Green.
UAFS offers in-state tuition to residents of bordering states. Save more than $9,000 a year with UAFS's in-state tuition program.
FAFSA Applications Open
FAFSA applications for the 2023-24 academic year open Oct. 1, 2022, at StudentAid.gov.
Spring 2023 Semester Acceptance Deadline
Admission deadline to be accepted for the spring 2023 semester is Jan. 6, 2023.
Spring 2023 Semester Begins
Spring 2023 classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.
Summer 2023 Semester Acceptance Deadline
Admission deadline to be accepted for the summer 2023 semester is May 30, 2023.
Summer 2023 Semester Begins
Summer 2023 classes begin Monday, June 5, 2023.
Fall 2023 Acceptance Dealines
Admission deadline to be accepted for the fall 2023 semester is Aug. 11, 2023.
Fall 2023 Semester Begins
Fall 2023 classes begin Monday, Aug. 21, 2023.
For Parents & Families
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.
Scholarship Opportunities at UAFS
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.