College Access Initiative Programs

The College Access Initiative is made up of six different programs designed to guide underrepresented students and communities through the hurdles of attaining a higher education. Find more information about each program and additional resources below.

ACT Academy

Since 2010, the ACT Academy hosted one session of ACT Academy each summer for at least 50 students. In 2018, the program changed to precede the ACT National test dates in June and July, which resulted in changes to our program schedule, we hope for the better, and benefit to students.

Family Preview Day

An opportunity for ACT Academy Alumni from the Arkansas Delta region (and a parent/guardian) to visit the UA campus during the fall of their senior year.

KIPP Academy

We are glad to have a partnership with KIPP Delta for over a decade, and now, to extend that partnership to KIPP Blytheville.

La Oficina Latina

This Diversity and Inclusion program specifically serves Latinx students and families at the University of Arkansas.


With a generous Home Region grant from the Walton Family Foundation, the Pipeline program works with six Northwest Arkansas schools to create a cohort based college readiness program.

Jump Start

The College Access Initiative will host two sessions of the 2nd annual Jump Start program on the UA campus July 19-22, 2020 and July 22-25, 2020.