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The University of Arkansas at Monticello provides open enrollment for students who wish to attend college.
UAM’s open enrollment policy allows students who scored
low on the national college
and placement examination scores to attend where as other colleges have a
set ACT score in which students have to have to enroll. The University also
offers the only open admission enrollment and the lowest tuition in the
“This is the opportunity, it is how you use the opportunity,” Zimmerly
said. “UAM provides the opportunity for a higher education to insure a
better way of life for every student, but the responsibility for taking
advantage of this opportunity lies with the student.”
One reason for the growth in enrollment stems from the addition of the mergers of Forest Echoes Technological Institute in Crossett and Great Rivers Technological Institute in McGehee expanding UAM's mission to include vocation and technical education.
Many students attend UAM for several reasons some may not want to leave home, others have to work or many cannot afford to go anywhere else. UAM provides students with opportunities and adapts programs to meet their needs. Most students, who attend UAM, live in South Arkansas and the University prepares students to go back to work in the community.
Freshman Beth Dillard said why she attends UAM.
“(I am) from Monticello and I wanted to be close to home without being home,” Dillard said.
According to the school catalog, UAM receives accreditation from several commissions including the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association for colleges and schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; the National Associations of Schools of Music, the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, the Society of American Foresters and the Council for Social Work Education.
UAM also receives accreditation of technical programs from three
commissions including the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, the National
Institute of Automotive Service Excellence and the Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education.
Jones said how she describes UAM.
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ŠThe Voice 2007
Revised 09/17/2007 08:12:03 PM — http://www.uamont.edu/Organizations/TheVoice/5_10/open.htm