Eligible STEM Prep students must be enrolled in at least one course at an Arkansas
community college during the same semester as the STEM Prep course. Additional course
cannot be a prerequisite course. High school students concurrently or dual enrolled
through an Arkansas community college are welcome to take STEM Prep courses, with
the exception of Introduction to Engineering.
Step 2: Submit registration form
Student must meet all prerequisites or co-requisites listed on the Courses page. Review this information before completing the program registration form.
Step 3: Receive program acceptance and U of A application instructions
Students must be admitted to the University of Arkansas as a non-degree, visiting
student to be enrolled in STEM Prep courses. Instructions will be emailed to student once community college enrollment and course
prerequisites have been verified. The admissions application requires payment of an application fee. Students may apply
for a fee waiver if they meet the qualifications listed here.
DO NOT submit the admissions application until you receive confirmation of acceptance
from the Program Coordinator. This will cause enrollment delays.
Step 4: Student enrolled in STEM Prep course(s)
STEM Prep students are manually enrolled in the course(s) requested one week before
the course start date. The total credit hours are reflected on student's community
Step 5: Tuition billed at community college rate
Tuition and fees are billed at the student's community college at their current credit
hour rate. Financial aid and scholarships can be used to pay the cost of tuition.
For specific billing information contact your college's financial aid or registrar's
Step 6: Transcript sent to community college
A transcript is automatically sent to the community college at the end of the semester
at no cost to the student.