Admission, Readmission and Transfer
All entering students (including first-year students, international and transfer students) admitted to the University of Arkansas are eligible for admission to the College of Education and Health Professions. Contact the Admissions Office for application materials and procedures.
Students desiring to transfer into the college from another University of Arkansas academic college must complete a Change of Major/College form and submit it to the Boyer Center for Student Services in 336 Graduate Education Building.
According to the Undergraduate Catalog, returning students have the right to change programs (p.17). If all courses for the student's program still exist and the student wants to return to that program, the student may be allowed to do so under the program requirements stated in the student's catalog year. However, if program faculty determine that it is in the best interest of the returning student to change to a different program, the student will be advised accordingly. Students choosing to remain in an old program will be asked to sign a statement indicating that they understand any ramifications of remaining in the old program.
If the program has been eliminated, the following practices are in effect:
- The program faculty will review the student's transcript to determine if it is feasible for the returning student to complete the original program and, if so, will identify courses the student needs.
- If the student has completed all required program courses and lacks only general studies or electives, the student may be able to complete the old program as described in the student's catalog year. (The Registrar's Office can temporarily open a deleted program to allow a student to be cleared for graduation.)
- If the student has not completed all program courses but the needed courses still exist or if an equivalent substitution can be found for program courses that have been eliminated, the student may be approved to complete the old program through program modification(s) petitions.
- If courses for the old program have been eliminated and equivalent substitution(s) cannot be found, the student will be advised to change to another program as described in the catalog year in which the student returns.
- Once the program faculty members have determined the appropriate option for the returning student, the Boyer Center for Student Services, BCSS, should be notified by the program coordinator so that the program faculty recommendations can be placed in the student's file. This is to be done immediately upon faculty advisement of the student. Notification by email or campus mail should include the following:
- If the student can complete the old program using existing courses, notify BCSS by sending written documentation including the student's name, identification number, catalog year, and existing courses the student must complete in order to graduate.
- If the student needs equivalent course substitutions in order to complete the old program, notify BCSS, by sending written documentation including the student's name, identification number, catalog year, and recommended course substitutions. Include petitions for program modifications that are recommended by the program faculty members.
- If equivalent course substitutions cannot be found and the student is advised to change to another program, notify BCSS by sending written documentation including the student's name, identification number and a description of the advising session (date/time) including the program to which the student was advised to change.
- Returning students are automatically assigned the catalog year in which they are re-admitted. Therefore, all returning students will need to fill out a change of major form in the Boyer Center for Student Services (BCSS) to officially change their program and catalog year once a decision has been made about their program completion.
Transfer of Credit
The policies controlling the granting of credit for coursework taken at other institutions apply as follows in the College of Education and Health Professions:
- Neither hours nor grades earned in transfer work are used in the determination of the student's grade-point average
- The College of Education and Health Professions requires a petition to accept "D" grades for transfer credit to be submitted for review by the COEHP Undergraduate Curriculum Committee if a transfer course with a grade of "D" has been successfully petitioned through the Office of Admissions for "General Credit".
- Education courses completed at the lower division (freshman or sophomore) level at another institution will not count as equivalents of upper division (junior or senior) level courses offered in the College of Education and Health Professions.
- Courses taken at other institutions of higher education where the course content is designed to be remedial are not accepted. A student should be prepared to submit official course descriptions of transfer coursework if there is any question as to whether the college will grant degree credit for such work. Please submit this information to the Office of the Registrar to the attention of Robin Carr, Associate Registrar, 146 Hunt Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Minimum Graduation Requirements for the BSE or BSN Degree
A candidate for a degree from the College of Education and Health Professions must meet university requirements that specify at least 124 semester hours of work with a grade-point average of at least 2.00 on all work attempted at the university. Students exempting any course must still meet the 124-hour graduation requirement and should consult their advisor for specific program requirements. A student must comply with the prescriptions and restrictions listed below and under General Studies and must complete the requirements in one or more of the approved degree programs.
A student must also meet all other university requirements for graduation, including the university core requirements. Please refer to the applicable undergraduate Catalog of Studies for additional graduation requirements. See also degree check sheets.
General Studies – Undergraduate Programs
The following general studies requirements must be met by all students completing an undergraduate program in the College of Education and Health Professions in compliance with State Minimum Core (SMC). Some programs may require specific courses as part of the general studies requirements. Students should consult their academic adviser, the Catalog of Studies, and the list of undergraduate programs that can be found on this Web site for program-specific requirements.
Refer to the Graduate School's Web site for application information.