Admissions

A long and complicated application process should never discourage students from pursuing higher education- that’s why we have decided to do things a little differently. As soon as you’re ready to apply for classes at Arkansas Welding Academy, a member of our admissions team will partner with you to guide and assist you throughout each step of the process.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process begins once you contact us. Once you reach out, one of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your career and educational goals. From there, they’ll gather the information they need to get you started. At this point, you’ll have the opportunity to tour AWA and ask questions

READY TO ENROLL?

So, what are you waiting for? Apply today and start pursuing the career you really want! Fill out the form above if you have any more questions or you’re ready to enroll. AWA will call you to answer to answer any of your questions. We’re happy to do whatever we can to help and get you on the path to a great career. To connect with us even faster, call us right now at (501) 982-9353!

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.

Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.
  • Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records, which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.
  • Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions:
    • School officials with legitimate educational interest;
    • Other schools to which a student is transferring;
    • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
    • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
    • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
    • Accrediting organizations;
    • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
    • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
    • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.

Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.

Any person who wishes NOT to have any or all of the above listed information released must complete the appropriate form with the Administration. Once submitted, no information will be release regarding the student (including references for employment). One provided exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is list in previous bullet statement.

Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202-5920