Orientation FAQ

  • How do I release my Pre-Registration Hold?
    • Login to UAConnect and click on the Notifications Click on To Do’s then click on Student Financials Agreement. Follow the prompts until the end to acknowledge your financial agreement with the University of Arkansas.

 

 

  • How do I add, drop or swap a class?
    • If you are enrolled in the correct class but want a different time, your options for a new time will be limited to what is available that fits in your current schedule. As the summer goes along, sections of classes may fill quickly. We recommend that you do not DROP your class. If you want a different time for a class, you can SWAP the class. Swapping classes ensures that you can still be enrolled in your original time in case there is an problem trying to change times. This can happen if your desired section fills quickly or has a time conflict with another course in your schedule.
    • For directions on adding, dropping or swapping classes, refer to the UAConnect and Schedule Planner instructions or the UAConnect Student Knowledge Center for assistance.
    • If you are still having trouble, send an email from your UARK account to fep@uark.edu for assistance. Include your student ID number as well as any questions or issues.

 

  • How do I get an override on a class?
    • If you received a temporary math override during advising, you may require an override for GNEG, MATH, PHYS, CHEM or an engineering-specific courses. You should follow the steps for a temporary math override. If you are still having trouble, send an email from your UARK account to fep@uark.edu for assistance. Include your student ID number as well as any questions or issues.
    • If you require an override for another class, you will have to contact the department that the class is offered through directly.

 

  • How do I find out if my scores for tests (AP, ACT, SAT, ALEKS, etc.) have posted?
    • From your UAConnect Student Homepage, click on Academic Records tile, then click on Other Academics and Academic Test Summary to see ACT, SAT, AP, CLEP, IB and ALEKS test scores.

 

  • Which classes count as Gen Ed?
    • You can find the General Education Curriculum which satisfies the State Minimum Core Requirements on pages 8-9 of the Student Guidebook.

 

  • Do I need a lab with my Chem 1103 class?
    • No, you do not need the lab.

 

  • What is the PHYS or CHEM class that is showing up on my schedule in the evenings?
    • That is a blocked exam time. You will only meet for those when you have an exam. CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I has exams on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm. PHYS 2054 and PHYS 2074 University Physics I & II have exams on Thursday evenings from 7:00-10:00 pm.

 

  • Do I need to take UNIV 1001 University Perspectives?
    • Engineering students take GNEG 1111 Introduction to Engineering I or GNEG 1201 Fundamentals of Success in Engineering Study instead of University Perspectives.

 

  • The class I want is full, can I add myself to the waitlist?
    • We do not recommend you using waitlist. With waitlist you are not actually enrolled in the class and have no guarantee of getting into it. Instead, find an open class that you works with your schedule.

 

  • How can I start in a higher math class?
    • If you are not currently qualified to start in Calculus I, we recommend that you take the ALEKS math placement exam to increase your math preparedness and possibly your starting math class. Please refer to pages 13 & 17 in the Student Guidebook for information on determining your initial math placement as well as information on how to receive an override into a higher course.

 

  • How do I find out who my advisor is?
    • Advisors are not assigned until the beginning of the semester. Until then any of the First-Year Engineering Program advisors can help you. You can send an email from your UARK account to fep@uark.edu for assistance. Include your student ID number as well as any questions or issues.

 

  • How do I get into the Engineering Living Learning Community (LLC)?
    • To be eligible, you must be qualified to start in Precalculus or higher. You can email Chris Cagle to find out about availability.

 

  • How do I sign up for housing?
    • You will need to contact University Housing for all information regarding your housing assignment.

 

 

  • How do I find out what my scholarship requirements are?