How To Apply
Applications should be received by June 1 for fall entry or December 1 for spring entry to be assured consideration for admission. In the event the class is not filled, the application deadline may be extended. Applicants must complete all application requirements below in order to receive consideration. Send all requested materials to the CHP Welcome Center. Applicants must provide:
- Application for Admission: The application is required and can be found here.
- Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is required and must accompany the application.
- Official Transcripts: Arrange for each college or university you have attended to forward an official transcript of your course. A college Cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA) of 2.0 is required for admission to the program. If no college/university course work has been completed, arrange for each high school attended to forward an official transcript of your course work to the CHP Admissions Officer. A high school cGPA of 2.0 is required for admission to the program if no college work has been completed. Applicants who are not high school graduates must provide documentation of satisfactory scores on the General Education Development Test (GED).
- Official Documentation: A copy of a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card and proof of a current Arkansas EMT License must be submitted by uploading them into the “Upload Documents” section of the online application.
- Interview and Entrance Examination: Qualified applicants are contacted to schedule an interview and the entrance examination. The examination assesses basic skills pertinent to the profession (e., reading, writing, mathematics, psychomotor, critical thinking, and anatomy & physiology). The cost of the entrance exam is currently $24.00. Acceptance decisions and each student’s individual professional program plan will be based upon the interview, academic transcripts, and entrance examination scores.
- TOEFL Scores as applicable. See International Applicants in the Admissions/Academic Information section of the catalog.
*Admission Requirements for Foreign, Non-permanent Resident Alien, and Non-native English Speakers: All applicants who are not United States citizens or permanent resident aliens or for whom English is not their native language must meet additional admission requirements. Please consult the Admission/Academic Information section of the CHP Catalog.
Arkansas residency will be considered during selection for admission.
Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, or sex. Otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities receive equal consideration.
All documents should be submitted to:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Health Professions Welcome Center
4301 West Markham Street, Slot #619
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Telephone: (501) 686-5730
**All accepted applicants must consent to a criminal background check and drug screen prior to matriculation. Background checks and drug screens are required by most clinical sites during the didactic and clinical phase of the program. Matriculation into the program is contingent upon acceptable background check and drug screen results. Adverse results of a background check will be considered on an individual basis and may result in an inability to matriculate into the program. Enrolled students may be randomly drug tested throughout the curriculum and clinical sites may require updated background checks. More information about the requirement will be provided to accepted applicants.