Seven Easy Steps to Admission and Registration

Admissions

  • Complete an Online Application for Admission or a paper application from the SouthArk Office of Admissions.
  • Send official transcript(s) directly to Office of Admissions from your college or high school/GED attended.
  • Provide immunization records proving 2 MMR shots if born after January 1, 1957, to the Office of Admissions. 
  • Submit placement test scores from ACT, COMPASS, and/or ASSET exams.
PLEASE NOTE:  Admission may only be confirmed upon receipt of the student's FINAL transcript, and after completion of their current high school term.  At that time the student may expect a letter with a confirmation of their acceptance to SouthArk.
Office of Admissions: 870.864.7195, admissions@southark.edu, 2nd floor, Conference Center, Student Services, 870.864.7137 (F)

Placement Testing and Test Prep

  • Reading, English/writing, and math placement scores must be submitted.
  • See your Advising Coach for a Referral Form if wanting to take the COMPASS exam in our Testing Center.
  • COMPASS is a non-timed placement exam that costs $10 and takes approximately 2 to 2½ hours to complete.
  • The Learning Center has test prep resources including practice tests, skill-building websites, and tutoring.
Testing and Learning Center: 870.864.7196, tutoring@southark.edu, 2nd floor, Conference Center, Room 220

Financial Aid

  • Students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov, SouthArk’s school code is 013858.
  • Financial aid programs include scholarships, loans, and student employment opportunities.
Office of Financial Aid: 870.864.7150, finaid@southark.edu, 2nd floor, Conference Center, Student Services

Advising, Registration, and Orientation

  • Make and appointment with your Advising Coach. 
  • On-campus registration with an Advising Coach is strongly encouraged for first-year college students.
  • Attend New Student Orientation and complete the Campus Technology course, see your Advising Coach.
Registrar: 870.864.7142, advisor@southark.edu, 2nd floor, Conference Center, Student Services

Student ID and Parking Decal

  • All students are required to have a SouthArk photo ID. A valid photo ID must be presented. 
  • A FREE student ID and lanyard are provided to all new students.
  • Parking decals and student ID's are available at the Learning Center.
The Learning Center: 870.864.7196, tutoring@southark.edu, 2nd floor, Conference Center, Room 220

Tuition and Fees

  • All tuition and fees must be paid by the payment deadline or all courses will be dropped.
  • Payments can be made in the Bookstore or through a payment plan on MyCampus (www.southark.edu).
  • The Student ID number is sent to email address provided on the application.
Bookstore: 870.864.7163, bookstore@southark.edu, 1st floor, Conference Center

Textbooks and Classes

  • Bring your printed schedule to the Bookstore to receive all required textbooks and materials.
  • Retain all receipts in case purchased items need to be exchanged or returned. 
  • Visit all on-campus classrooms prior to the first day of classes to become familiar with their locations.
Bookstore: 870.864.7163, bookstore@southark.edu, 1st floor, Conference Center

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