University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Admissions: Common Questions

Below you'll find responses to common questions related to admissions at the Graduate School of Business. Please contact us if you'd like additional information.

Students can purchase a pass to attend Football and Basketball games in the student section. However, most athletic events can be accessed simply by presenting a student ID.

Athletics- Student Tickets

Walton has its own Career Services department. Services include: career fairs, career advising, resume help, interviewing prep, internships, and more.

Walton Career Center

Communication is a skill employers consistently rank as one of the most important for new hires to have. The Communication Lab’s tutors will show you how to write for a business audience, revise your work, proofread your papers, organize content, polish speeches, and edit presentations.

Walton Business Communication Lab

Fall of 2021 is largely returning to pre-COVID policy, however the policy continues to evolve, so make sure to stay up to date with Pat Walker’s website below.

COVID-19 Policy

While at Walton you will work with your program director/advisor to enroll in courses. Unlike undergrad, there is no rush to race for the last open spot! You will have space reserved for the courses you need. Enrollment will first be done during the orientation process and will be handled by your advisor/program director.

If you plan to apply for financial aid or just want to know your options, you can reach out to the Office of Financial Aid. You can initiate this process as soon as you have been admitted to a program.

Financial Aid

As a student, you have access to the Pat Walker Health Center, which is located right on campus and serves as a primary care clinic, provides mental health services, and offers student health insurance.


While your academics are the reason you’re here, we also want to enjoy your time outside of the classroom! Fayetteville and the surrounding area of Northwest Arkansas (NWA) have just about anything you’d want to relax and adventure. While the links below have a ton of options, make sure to ask the staff of GSB or your profession for their personal recommendations!

Fayetteville is a college town, so there is no shortage of great housing options. Also, because the bus service is free and runs throughout Fayetteville, you are not limited to area immediately surrounding campus.


The office of International Students & Scholars is a fantastic resource for our international students. The ISS office hosts an orientation specific for international students, helps in areas of visas and immigration, and hosts events and programing specifically for international students.

International Student Resources

There are a number of parking options on campus, which have a range of pricing. Other options include: parking at a satellite location and riding the bus in, taking the bus from one of several routes, ride/walk in using the extensive greenway system in Fayetteville. Whatever you choose, make sure to pay if you are parking on campus, they will ticket you otherwise!

The bus system is free and runs throughout Fayetteville, not just to and from campus. 

Make sure to pay your balance on time, or late fees will be added. You will be made aware of deadlines for the upcoming semester during orientation, but make sure to remain aware of deadlines on the Treasurer’s website. Payment plan options are also available.

Treasurer's Office

Grad school can be stressful, so make sure you take the opportunity de-stress through one of the many recreational opportunities that the university provides. As a student, you will have access to a state-of-the-art recreation facility with pool, weight room, climbing wall, and more. You can also access several fitness classes, partake in intramural spots, and even rent gear to explore the outdoors in the Ozarks!


Having a student ID unlocks many doors, both figuratively and literally! Your ID will get you access to graduate study rooms, fitness center, sporting events, and much more. You will have an opportunity to get your ID during the orientation process.

Student ID

Walton is fortunate to have our own dedicated IT support center. Our IT professionals can help you get the most out of your time here by utilizing available software on our cloud system, as well as making the most out of technology in the classroom.

Walton Tech Center
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Graduate School of Business
Sam M. Walton College of Business
University of Arkansas
Willard J. Walker Hall – Room 310
191 Harmon Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701
p. 479-575-2851
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The Walton College is located thirty minutes away from the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart. In the past twenty years, over 300 Fortune 500 companies have located offices in Northwest Arkansas to support and have access to Wal-Mart. From Kraft to Unilever, Revlon to Newell-Rubbermaid, consumer packaged goods manufacturers have established a significant and lasting presence in our region. Our partners among these companies provide our students with unparalleled access to summer internships, part time employment during the regular semesters, and job opportunities both in Northwest Arkansas and throughout the world.

Most programs will accept late applications but only on a space available basis. For full consideration for admission and financial funding, be sure to submit your application by the appropriate deadline. View all program deadlines.

NO. We have access to your transcripts (even transfer work) and you do not need to submit them to us.

Find out if the GMAT or GRE is accepted for the program you're interested in on our Application Deadlines pages.

For most programs, we would like one academic and one professional reference. The third can be your choice. If you have been out of school for many years, we understand that it would be hard to get an academic reference.

It will depend on the program of interest. For Master's programs, the admissions committee favors those applicants with a minimum of one-to-two years of post-baccalaureate work experience. For Professional programs, a minimum of two years previous work experience is typically required for admission. A GMAT/GRE waiver application is also available for select Professional program candidates. If you have at least five years of quality work experience and a strong prior academic record, you may be eligible for a waiver. Please contact us for more details.

If you are applying for a master’s degree and completed your bachelor’s (or master’s) degree at an American (or other English speaking country) institution, the TOEFL is waived. If you are a PhD applicant, then YES, you must submit either the internet-based TOEFL, the IELTS Academic, iTEP, or the PTE-A. View information for international applicants.

If you cannot send electronic copies of transcripts or letters of recommendations, please mail the items to: Sam M. Walton College of Business, Graduate School of Business – Admissions Department, Willard J. Walker Hall – Rm 310, 191 Harmon Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Our Institution Code for all official test scores is 6866.