- Can I attend summer sessions at SAU as an incoming freshman?
New freshmen may begin classes during the summer. Registration for the first summer session is May 23 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in Overstreet Hall. If you take summer classes, you must still come to orientation. Contact the advising center by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to make special accommodations for orientation.
- How can I register for classes?
Prior to pre-registration or registration, you must be admitted to Southern Arkansas University.
After being admitted to the University, each student must register for courses at the time designated by the University. The student is responsible for the accuracy of the registration schedule, which should correspond with planning a program of study and meeting the requirements of graduation.
Incoming freshman will have the opportunity to be advised and pre-register for classes during summer orientation sessions called BAM (Becoming a Mulerider).
Incoming Transfer Students
For fall registration, you will be invited to attend a registration event during the summer months. For spring registration, please contact the Office of Admission at (870) 235-4040 for information regarding registration dates.
Southern Arkansas University students must meet criteria as determined by their academic in order to web register through Campus Connect. To web register, a student must:
- Meet all criteria specified in the printed and online schedule,
- Clear all holds,
- Be approved by your academic advisor (graduate students exempt),
- Have a trial schedule prepared, if required, by your academic advisor, and
- Arrange payment through the Business Office or E-Cashier, and submit a signed Statement of Account/Schedule by the published payment deadline to ensure that your class schedule is not canceled.
See more detailed information about how to register for classes through Campus Connect.
Registration Deadline and Fees
The last day a student will be allowed to register is the Wednesday of the second week of classes of a regular semester or the third day of the first week of a summer session.
Students entering late (after the regular registration period) must pay a $50 late registration fee and may be required to take a reduced class load.
- How do I apply for a transfer scholarship?
A completed transfer scholarship application must be submitted by the priority deadline of March 15. These scholarships require 48 transferable hours and a 3.0 GPA. The transfer scholarships are limited and awarded on a competitive basis.
- How do I apply to for admission to SAU?
Submit the application for admission. You need to have official transcripts from each educational institution previously attended sent to the Office of Admissions. Official transcripts are those received by mail directly from the issuing institution. After you have been admitted, you will need to submit proof of immunization to the Office of Admissions.
- How do I find out if my courses from a community college in will transfer to SAU?
SAU has articulation/transfer agreements in place with area community colleges. If your community college is not listed in the articulation guides, we will be glad to offer an initial transcript review to help determine what credits will transfer to SAU. Note that only courses completed with a C grade or higher will be accepted for transfer credit.
- How do I know if I have been admitted?
You will receive a mailed acknowledgment that will indicate any needed items to complete your admission process. An admission decision will be made once we have enough academic information to determine that you have a 2.0 GPA for admittance. If you are currently enrolled in another institution, your admission file will not be complete until we receive completed official transcripts. Once you have been fully admitted, you will receive an official acceptance letter.
- Is there a limit to the number of credits that I can transfer to SAU?
The limits vary on the number of credits. We will apply up to 68 transferable hours from a regionally accredited two-year institution towards a baccalaureate degree at SAU.
- What if I took college-level work while in high school?
You must send a final official transcript from the college/university that awarded your credit to the SAU admissions office. Your orientation advisor will have a copy of the official transcript in your file if you provided the official transcript as requested.
- What is the classroom size like?
SAU maintains an average 17-to-1 student-teacher ratio with class sizes for lower-level classes or general education classes unusually being around 30 to 35, though sometimes much smaller. Class sizes drop significantly once you start your upper-level classes with many ranging from 10 to 15 students.
- Where can I view copies of degree plans for majors and programs at SAU?
All of our academic degree plans are available online. If you need a hard copy, please contact the Advising and Assistance Center at (870) 235-5175.
- Who should veteran students contact for issues receiving tuition assistance?
For any problems regarding tuition assistance, students should contact Student Accounts at 870-235-4019 .
- Who should veteran students contact for problems with enrollment?