Admission Requirements

All international students who require an F-1 visa must apply to an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate Degree program.

Students must apply for the desired semester by the application deadline:

  • Fall (August) Semester-May 1, 2014
  • Spring (January) Semester-October 1, 2014

To be considered for admission students must submit:

Please note: Some Graduate departments require additional materials to be submitted, such as additional test scores and/or writing samples. To determine specific admission requirements please visit your department's website.

 

 

Application for Admission

The application for admission can be found on the UAOnline website.

Students are required to pick a campus and application type:

F-1 international students may only study at the "University of Alaska Anchorage"

Associate Degree seeking students should select "Int'l 2 Year Degree"

  • The application fee is $40 USD.

Bachelor Degree seeking students should select "Int'l 4 Year Degree"

  • The application fee is $50 USD.

Graduate Degree seeking students should select "Int'l Graduate-Bachelor Reqd"

  • The application fee is $60 USD.
 

Proof of English Proficiency

All F-1 students must provide proof of English proficiency. 

Most non-native English speakers show their proficiency through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For an Associate or Bachelor Degree Program the minimum required scores are:

  • Overall score of 45 on the TOEFL Internet Based Test (iBT)
  • Overall score of 450 ion the TOEFL Paper Based Test (PBT)
  • Overall band score of 5.0 on the IELTS exam

For a Graduate Level Degree Program the minimum required scores are:

  • Overall score of 79 on the TOEFL Internet Based Test (iBT)
  • Overall score of 550 ion the TOEFL Paper Based Test (PBT)
  • Overall band score of 6.0 on the IELTS exam

Students may also show their proficiency by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • The student is a native speaker of English.
  • The student has earned the grade 'C' or better in a course equivalent to ENGL A111 or higher at a regionally accredited US institution.
  • The student has earned a Bachelor or Master Degree from a regionally accredited US institution.

Students wishing to obtain an exemption from the English Proficiency Requirement must provide an English Proficiency Examination Exception Request Form.

 

Evaluation of Academic Transcripts

All students must submit their secondary school (high school) and all college/university credentials to UAA.

Transcripts from US institutions and from English-speaking Canadian institutions may be sent directly to UAA from the issuing institution. 

All other transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES)

Do not send international transcripts directly to UAA. International transcripts will not be returned to the student, nor will they be considered in the admission process.

To submit an evaluation of academic transcripts to UAA, students need to apply through World Education Services (WES). Students must provide a Course-by-Course ICAP Evaluation.

WES will guide you through the process by providing you a list of required documents and instructions on how to have the documents sent to WES.