We are excited that you are taking the first step in becoming a part of our community of learning at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts.

The application process uses an online system.  We welcome your feedback at any point on the user experience.  Please send feedback to

To begin your online application to be a member of the Class of 2021, click here. Please read below for instructions on the application process.

Instructions for the Applicant

The student and parent portions of the Online Application include biographic data, extracurricular activities, test scores, essay questions, optional parent reflections and other information that will help the admissions review team reflect on your past experiences as well as future potential.  You are able to save progress on the application and return again at a later time for completion and submission.

You must also forward a copy of your ACT or SAT score report to You do not need to request an official report from ACT and SAT. A scanned or faxed copy of your student score report will suffice.

Instructions for Teachers

ASMSA's application process requires a total of three recommendations from teachers who have had the student in class during either the ninth- or tenth-grade year.  Students should forward a link to this page to teachers, counselors and administrators who will assist with portions of the application.  The online form shouldn't take but just a few moments to complete.

Please ensure you provide these individuals with sufficient notice so that their portions of the application can be completed in a timely manner.

We appreciate the time and insights of these educators as we work together to ensure Arkansas students receive appropriately challenging learning opportunities.


Instructions for Counselors and Principals

ASMSA's application process requires an official transcript.  An electronic copy of the transcript may be submitted to but an official copy must be sent by mail. 

Mail a copy of the student's official transcript to the following address: ASMSA Admissions, 200 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901.

Be sure that it includes a cumulative report of the student's ninth-grade year (final grades for each semester) as well as a mid-year report for their first semester of the tenth grade.

Counselors or principals are also asked to complete the School Discipline and Attendance Form.


To read Admissions Criteria, please click here.

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