University of Arkansas at Monticello

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University of Arkansas at MonticelloUniversity of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello, AR 71656
Phone: (870) 460-1026
School Information: Director of Admission: Ms. Mary Whiting
E-mail Address: - [email protected]

History of UAM

The University of Arkansas-Monticello was established in 1909 by act of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas to serve the educational needs of Southeast Arkansas. Originally called the Fourth District Agricultural School, the University opened its doors September 14, 1910. In 1925, the General Assembly authorized the school's name to be changed to Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College. A&M received accreditation as a junior college in 1928 and as a four-year institution in 1940.

Arkansas A&M became part of the University of Arkansas system July 1, 1971. The University is governed by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, which also oversees the operation of institutions in Batesville, DeQueen, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Helena, Hope, Little Rock, Morrilton, and Pine Bluff.

On July 1, 2003, UAM expanded its mission to include vocational and technical education when the UAM College of Technology-Crossett and the UAM College of Technology-McGehee became part of UAM to create a comprehensive system of postsecondary education in Southeast Arkansas.

UAM Accreditation

The University of Arkansas at Monticello is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, the Society of American Foresters, and the Council on Social Work Education.

Technical programs have been approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education.

The University offers technical certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and masterís degree programs.

Documents concerning accreditation are available for review upon request to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on the Monticello campus; the Vice Chancellor College of Technology at Crossett; or the Vice Chancellor College of Technology at McGehee.

Mission Statement

The University of Arkansas at Monticello shares with all universities the commitment to search for truth and understanding through scholastic endeavor. The University seeks to enhance and share knowledge, to preserve and promote the intellectual content of society, and to educate people for critical thought. The University provides learning experiences which enable students to synthesize knowledge, communicate effectively, use knowledge and technology with intelligence and responsibility, and act creatively within their own and other cultures.

The University strives for excellence in all its endeavors. Educational opportunities encompass the liberal arts, basic and applied sciences, selected professions, and vocational and technical preparation. These opportunities are founded in a strong program of general education and are fulfilled through contemporary disciplinary curricula, certification programs, and vocational/technical education or workforce training. The University assures opportunities in higher education for both traditional and non-traditional students and strives to provide an environment which fosters individual achievement and personal development.

The University of Arkansas at Monticello seeks to fulfill its mission by:
Offering quality educational opportunities in the form of master's, baccalaureate, and associate degree preparation, as well as certification in a variety of vocational/technical programs, or workforce training;
Offering a well-rounded program of general education designed to broaden and enrich studentsí awareness of the world around them;
Providing contemporary curricula which prepare students for careers in selected fields, for personal development, and for meeting societal needs;
Strengthening studentsí capabilities as thoughtful contributors to society by encouraging them to take personal responsibility and seek the benefits of life-long learning;
Providing support programs which increase the probability of success for those students needing additional academic preparation to meet college standards;
Assisting students in developing interpersonal skills needed by responsible and productive members of society;
Providing viable programs of public service, continuing education in selected areas, and cooperative programs with other educational institutions;
Promoting research programs which strengthen the institution and contribute new information to the existing body of knowledge and the extension of knowledge to serve the public;
Providing cultural and aesthetic experiences that will serve to enhance appreciation of the arts;
Maintaining regional and national recognition of the institution and its academic and technical programs by continuing to meet the standards of accrediting bodies, and seeking similar recognition of appropriate programs for which accreditation is available by yet to be achieved;
Preparing students to live and work in a technological and global society.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission Requirements:
Completed application for admission (no processing fee)
Complete high school transcript, if first-time freshman
Transcript from all colleges attended
Entrance Exam Scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET, or COMPASS)
Immunization records against measles, mumps, and rubella (two doses)

Graduate Admission Requirements:
Completed application for admission (no processing fee)
Transcript from college of highest degree received
Immunization records against measles, mumps, and rubella (two doses)
GRE Scores for Verbal, Quantitative and Analysis

International Admission Requirements:
Completed application for admission and submit $35 international fee
College entrance exam scores (ACT or SAT)
Certified translated copies of all academic records
TOEFL score if native language is other than English
Certified statement from a financial institution
Immunization records against measles, mumps, and rubella (two doses)
TB test if born outside the United States
Additional information provided as application is processed

UAM Admissions Ambassadors

What is an Ambassador?

The UAM student Ambassador Organization is an elite group of students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, communication skills, high personal confidence, have strong organization skills and assume and delegate responsibility. The program was started in 1979 and it was the first Ambassador organization in Arkansas. Years later many schools followed.

Why are they so special?

Each Ambassador brings his own unique talents and personality to the group to make it truly diverse. As a matter of fact, the only thing that Ambassadors have in common is a commitment to excellence and leadership potential.

How do I become an Ambassador?

Ambassadors are nominated by faculty members, professional staff, or current Ambassador members yearly. A screening process follows the application.

The Ambassador program consists of approximately thirty campus students, and is coordinated through the office of admissions.

Campus tours during summer hours:
Mondays & Wednesdays
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Summer hours are June 1 - August 16.
Admissions Office closed on Fridays
during Summer I and Summer II sessions.

UAM - Office of Admissions
Harris Hall, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 3600
Monticello, AR 71656
Telephone: (870) 460-1026
Toll Free (800) 844-1826
Fax: (870) 460-1926
E-mail: [email protected]

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