In Enrollment Services we work diligently to ensure that all students, visitors, and members of the campus community have a positive, if not transformative experience while engaged on our campus. To this end, we promote respectful collaboration, communication and interaction among visitors, students, and employees, and we pledge that our staff will be empathetic, responsive and caring.

Enrollment Services staff assist you in achieving your educational goals. We stand ready to help you through the Admission, Assessment, and Enrollment Processes, as well as provide general information about the campus, and direct you to resources available to assist you.

Registration and Records

Registration and Records


South Arkansas Community College accepts students in the following categories: Regular Admission, Transfer Admission, High School Student, and Unclassified Student. The application file must be completed within the student's first term of enrollment at South Arkansas Community College.  Please refer to the Apply To SouthArk homepage for more information.

Academic Advising

The Student Advising Coaches are committed to striving for excellence in service to our learning community by preparing students for a life of continual learning, adaptability, and individual fulfillment. The primary purpose of the Student Advising Coaches is to assist students in the development of meaningful educational plans. Students in all programs can seek academic advice by using advisor@southark.edu. Student Advising Coaches are available during their posted office hours and during registration, appointments are required.


  • Make and appointment with your Advising Coach. 
  • On-campus registration with an Advising Coach is strongly encouraged for first-year college students.
  • Attend New Student Orientation and complete the Campus Technology course, see your Advising Coach.
  • Please refer to the Apply To SouthArk homepage for more information.


SouthArk makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and privacy of student records.  The college will comply with all Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requirements.  Transcripts, test scores, and shot records will be issued only at the written request of the student. No request will be processed until all financial obligations to the college have been met. Transfer work evaluated and granted for degree credit will be recorded on SouthArk’s transcript. The college will not copy and release transcripts and/or test scores from other colleges/institutions. Students should request this information directly from the appropriate college, high school, or testing service. Student advising coaches may have access to students’ records for advising purposes. Please complete and return the Transcript Request Form.

Recruiting and Retention

Recruiting and Retention


Recruiting involves visits to area high schools to speak with counselors and students about SouthArk. The recruiter also participates in all area college and career fairs to share information with prospective students, both traditional and nontraditional.  Campus tours are conducted by the recruiter for prospective students and parents.  Student Ambassadors, for the college, report to the recruiter to assist with college functions and to serve as a liaison between students and college representatives.  

If you need any of these services provided by the Recruitment and Student Activities Specialist, please email Kara Lowery or call her at 870-875-7237.  


Retention is a huge goal. We want our SouthArk students to succeed and to that end we offer numerous services to increase the odds that you will succeed.  

The Retention Center allows you to monitor student engagement and progress in your course. The Retention Center can be used to identify students who may be at risk of not successfully completing your course.

by offering these academic services:

  • Retention advising
  • Assistance with the financial aid process and forms
  • Academic planning and class scheduling
  • Career and major exploration
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Free tutoring and Computer Lab
  • Personal Support
  • Time management, goal setting and study skills
  • Clubs, student organizations, and activities
  • Referrals to valuable campus services

Graduation and Transfer

Graduation and Transfer


Students must apply for commencement and confirm participation by securing clearance for graduation from their student advising coach. Applications must be submitted by the deadline listed in the academic calendar. All students who have completed college programs during the academic year are strongly encouraged to participate in commencement ceremonies. 


Assistance is available to students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion of their programs at SouthArk through the Department of College Transition. Students are given information on requirements for admission to four-year colleges and transfer scholarships.

Those interested in transfer assistance should contact the College and Career Coach/Transfer Advisor, Tim Johnson at (870) 864-8416 or trjohnson@southark.edu.

Learn more by visiting the Transfer Information page on the website here Transfer Information.