Academic Policies At A Glance

This is a distillation of UAA Academic Policies regarding graduate students presented in an easy to read format.  The  Graduate Programs section of the 2014-2015 UAA Catalog is included as an additional reference point.


If you're interested in policies specific to your program, please check out the Graduate School webpage titled Handbooks. There you will find the UAA Graduate School Handbook along with handbooks specific to various programs including Anthropology, Arctic Engineering and Biological Sciences, amongst others. The following link will take you to the page: Handbooks.   

Dates and Deadlines

The Graduate School Calendar has salient dates for our students.  If you are sponsoring an event that would be of interest to our Graduate Students, please contact the Office of the Director of the Graduate School, Elisa Mattison.


Go to UAOnline, the online registration system for the University of Alaska, to register for classes.You can check your registration status, register for classes, and view your student records through this system. 
If you are unsure how to register for classes, please review the following guide created by the Office of the Registrar: Registration Process.
You can also watch an online tutorial of the process: Registration Tutorial
If your question has not been answered, please contact the Graduate School or your Academic Advisor. 

Continuous Registration 2014 - 2015

What? Continuous progress is expected every semester as appropriate for the graduate program, from admission through graduation, until all requirements for the degree are met. 

Who? Check with your graduate program for their specific requirements. For example, students enrolled in graduate programs offering courses only in summer should be continuously registered for every Summer semester until degree requirements are completed. Students enrolling for Fall and Spring semesters are expected to enroll every fall and spring until requirements are completed. 

How? To make Continuous Progress in their graduate program, students have the following options: 
  • Registering for at least one graduate level credit applicable to their graduate degree, or 
  • Paying the continuous registration fee (by registering for Extended Registration CRN) to remain active in the graduate program although not registered for any courses. 

When? Students are also expected to register or pay the continuous registration fee for the summer if they use university facilities or consult with faculty during the semester. 

Where? The continuous registration fee may be paid during each semester's late registration period or in the Cashier's Office up until the end of late registration.

Extended Registration CRN's (2015):                                                                                     Fall                Spring              Summer

 College of Business & Public Policy A69971623   TBA
 College of Arts & Sciences A69971624   TBA  50859
 College of Education A69971625   TBA  50860
 College of Health A699
71626   TBA
    School of Nursing  A69971628   TBA  50861
 College of Engineering  A69971629   TBA  50862
    Project Management  A69971627
   TBA   N/A

Community  & Technical College  A699

71630   TBA  50863

How to find the appropriate Extended Registration CRN:

1. Log on to UA online. 
2. Go to "Student Services and Account Information."
3. From there, click "Registration," then "Class Schedule Search." 
4. On this page, select the following options: 
a. Search by term: as applicable 
b. Campus: UAA: all campuses 
c. Keyword search: type "extended."  

Graduate Student Forms

If you need to make a change such as change a committee member, request a leave of absence, or petition a UAA catalog policy, please review the Graduate School webpage: Graduate School Forms