Jun 20, 2024  
Academic Policies 
Academic Policies

Non-traditional Student Admission

The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success, with the recommendation of the Office of Admissions and support of University College, requests approval to replace the ACT/SAT admissions requirement to a requirement for receiving passing scores on the AccupIacer exam for placement in English, math, and reading courses before admission is granted. Applicants will be advised to enroll in the Accuplacer fast-track online preparatory program that diagnoses skills for development before attempting the AccupIacer placement exam.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is committed to providing an admission opportunity for non-traditional applicants by easing an admission requirement for those who are at least 25 years old and have never enrolled in higher education. This admissions policy change will remove a significant barrier as it exists under the current admissions policy for this population of applicants seeking an undergraduate education at UAPB.  To grant admission to UAPB for non­traditional students who have never attended college, the students must:

  1. Be 25 years of age or older
  2. Have graduated from high school or satisfactorily completed a GED
  3. Have not taken the ACT/SAT or have scores beyond the statute of limitation according to the Educational Testing Service

For full admission to UAPB a non-traditional applicant must;

  1. Submit the online undergraduate application to UAPB
  2. Submit the $25 non-refundable application fee
  3. Submit a high school transcript or GED Certificate to the Office of Admissions
  4. Receive suitable Accuplacer exam scores for placement in English, math, and reading courses