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A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Student Doctors that DO
2016 Students

In 2013, Arkansas State University formed a partnership with the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) to offer a Doctor of Osteopathic (DO) degree on the campus of A-State.  After several years of planning, construction, and receiving the necessary approval from national accrediting agencies, NYIT College of Medicine opened a branch campus in Wilson Hall on the A-State campus in the fall of 2016.  This transformative event means that undergraduate students at A-State now have the opportunity to pursue and complete a degree in medicine without leaving either Jonesboro or the A-State campus.

To aid students even further, A-State and NYIT have jointly developed a BS/DO program that allows qualified students to complete the necessary coursework for entrance into the DO program in just three years, thereby shaving one year off of the normal undergraduate experience.  Students in the program are able to apply their first year of DO coursework toward their undergraduate degree, which they will receive at the end of their first year in DO school.  Besides eliminating one year of time toward the eventual DO degree, this program allows the student to save one year of tuition, room, and board, thereby making the eventual cost of education lower.

Students wishing to complete this degree will need:

  1. An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.50
  2. An MCAT score at least equal to the mean MCAT score of the NYIT College of Medicine first year class of the year the student begins study.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 8 hours of biology (course/lab), 8 hours of organic chemistry (course/lab), 8 hours of inorganic chemistry (course/lab), 8 hours of physics (course/lab), and 6 hours of English, with no grade below a C in any course or lab.
  4. A favorable recommendation by the A-State Pre-Medical Committee.
  5. Successfully passing a personal interview by NYIT College of Medicine faculty.

Here is a breakdown by semesters of courses that students will need to take. 

For more information about the BS/DO program, contact the SMART Center.