Degree and certificate-seeking applicants should complete an Application for Admission by the following dates:
There is no application deadline for non-degree-seeking students.
For late application procedures, see www.uaa.alaska.edu/admissions or Chapter 7.
Application fees are nonrefundable. Fees for paper and online applications are the same. Online applications require payment by credit card. Applicants mailing their fees should send a check or money order; do not mail cash or fax credit card information.
How to Apply
Detailed information and instructions for each type of admission can be found at www.uaa.alaska.edu/admissions or in Chapter 7 of the current UAA Catalog, located at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/catalogs/catalogs.cfm.
Online applications may be submitted via UAOnline. On the UAOnline home page, choose "Apply for Admission or Check on Status of Application" and follow the instructions.
Paper applications may be downloaded at www.uaa.alaska.edu/admissions or picked up at the UAA One Stop in the University Center, 3901 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage. Completed application can be dropped off at UAA One Stop or mailed to P.O. Box 141629, Anchorage, Alaska 99514-1629.
Additional Admissions Information
For detailed information on applying as a non-degree-seeking student, see Chapter 7 of the current UAA Catalog, located at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/catalogs/catalogs.cfm.
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See the Checklist for Future Students at www.uaa.alaska.edu/admissions.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
Just want to take a class and not seek a degree? Students can apply for admission as a non-degree seeking student through UAOnline. No application fees are required. Once you have been admitted, you may register for classes. There is no application deadline.
Secondary school applicants may be enrolled on a semester-by-semester basis. Students may register on a space-available basis, as priority is given to certificate and degree seeking students. Guidelines may be found in Chapter 7 of the UAA Catalog at www.curric.uaa.alaska.edu/admreg/Secondary_School_Enrollment.htm.
How to Apply
Qualified high school students must complete a non-degree seeking application for secondary students found through UAOnline. There is no application fee or deadline. However, students will need to allow 1-3 days for processing their application.
The goal of academic advising is to assist students in developing educational plans consistent with career/life goals and to provide students with the information and skills needed to pursue those goals. It is important to know who your advisor is and to seek advice often, rather than meeting only when problems arise.
Academic advising is not mandatory, but students are encouraged to utilize advising and are responsible for seeking advising. When seeing your advisor, please bring identification.
For a list of advising contacts and for more information, visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/advising-testing. You may also find your advisor by viewing Degree Works, which can be accessed your UAOnline account.
Many UAA courses, especially English and math courses, require placement testing. Placement testing is offered through the Advising and Testing Center in Anchorage and at most UAA community campuses.
For information or to schedule an appointment for placement testing at the University Center in Anchorage, call 786-4500.
A placement fee and picture ID are required at the time of testing.
For more information, please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/advising-testing/testing-and-assessment.
For fall and spring registration, UAA follows a staggered priority schedule for the opening days of registration based on the student's class standing. Class standing is determined by total credits earned. Students can check their standing in UAOnline on the "Check Your Registration Eligibility" screen.
Dates and Deadlines
Deadlines pertain to regular, full semester-length courses. It is the responsibility of the student to become familiar with UAA policies, procedures and deadlines. Refer to the academic calendar at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/calendar.cfm for specific deadlines. Add, drop, withdrawal, credit/no credit and audit deadlines for trimester courses and courses other than full semester-length will be prorated according to the length of the class. Students are expected to register only for courses which they plan to attend and to complete all courses for which they register.
Students can find the Class Listing through UAOnline, located at uaonline.alaska.edu, and click on the Class Schedule link. The UAOnline class schedule has the most up to date and complete class information as well as search tools to help you find the right class. You can also access UAOnline from the UAA home page.
UAOnline is the central access point for all registration activity. You can access UAOnline directly at www. uaonline.alaska.edu or from the UAA home page, www.uaa.alaska.edu.
For academic dates and deadlines, go to www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/calendar.cfm
UAOnline registration will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the close of registration. Expect occasional outages for system maintenance. Telephone assistance is available during regular business hours at (907) 786-1480, option 3.
Step by Step Registration
Step 1: Go to UAOnline at uaonline.alaska.edu and click on "Login to Secured Area."
Step 2: Enter your eight-digit UA identification number and PIN and click the "Login" button. If you're logging in for the first time, use the PIN that the university mailed to you. Change your PIN after logging in for the first time. If you do not know your ID number or PIN, follow the directions on this page to log in. If you need assistance, contact the UAA Call Center at 907-786-4646 or toll-free at 1-877-633-3888 or email email@example.com
Step 3:Once in the secured area, select the "Student Services and Account Information" tab, the click on "Registration."
Step 4: In the Registration menu, choose "Class Schedule Search." (You may also select "Register/Add/Drop Classes" and then "Class Search.")
On the Class Schedule Search page,
Step 4: On the search results page, you will see a list of classes. For each class, you'll see the course reference number (CRN), campus, credit hours, meeting days and times, maximum and wait list capacities, and other information. Click on the CRN for any class to see additional class information, such as prerequisites and corequisites, instructional delivery methods, and special notes.
Step 5: When you find the class you'd like to register for, return to the search results page, click the check box next to the CRN and hit the "Add to Worksheet" button at the bottom of the page. This will take you to the Register/Add/Drop page.
Step 6: On the Register/Add/Drop page, you'll see the CRN you selected. If the CRN is correct, click "Complete Registration Changes" to enroll in the class.To search for more classes, click on "Class Search."
Step 7: Registration shortcut: If you already know the CRN(s) you want to register for or if you're registering for a class that requires a corequisite, simply access the Register/Add/Drop page from Registration menu, enter the CRN(s) and click the "Complete Registration Changes" button.
If you register for a course that has variable credit, select "Change Class Options." on the Register/Add/Drop page. Enter the amount of credit you want.
If you want to audit a class, select "Change Class Options." Press the "Grade Mode" menu and highlight "Audit" to select that option.
On the Register/Add/Drop page, select "Bookstore Directory"for bookstore contact information. You can also access the UAA Bookstore directly at www.uaa.alaska.edu/bookstore.
Closed section: Registration is closed because the class is full. If the class has wait list seats available you may choose to add your name to the wait list. See the waitlist instructions below.
Corequisite required: You must register for both corequisite classes at the same time. Go to the Register/Add/Drop page, enter CRNs for both of the required courses and hit"Complete Registration Changes."
Department approval: Registration is limited to students who have departmental approval. Contact the department to request an override.
Duplicate CRN: You are already registered for another section of the course. In most cases, simultaneous registration in two or more sections of the same course is not allowed. If the course is approved for multiple registrations, contact the department to request an override.
FORT/EAFB: Class is held on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). Call the JBER office at (907) 753-0204 for information or to request an override. See below for more information onJ BER classes.
Instructor approval: Registration is restricted to students who have instructor approval. Contact the instructor to request an override.
Level restriction: Registration is restricted to students in a particular level (for example,graduate). Check the CRN to see level restriction information.
Maximum hours exceeded: Registration in the class will exceed the maximum number of credits allowed for the semester. To enroll in extra credits, submit a Request for Credit Overload Form (www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/upload/Credit-Overload-Request.pdf).
Prerequisite and test score: Registrationis limited to students who have met prerequisite or test score restrictions.Check the CRN to see prerequisite and test score information. Contact the department if you have questions.
Registration changes not allowed: The registration period for the class has not yet opened or has passed.
Registration hold. If you have a registration hold, you may not register until the hold is removed by the initiating office. Registration holds may result from:
When a class is full, it is listedas "closed." Some courses offer a waitlist option. To add yourself to a wait list for a closed class, enter the CRN in the Register/Add/Drop page and click the"Compete Registration Changes" button. Then select "Wait List" from the drop down menu and click "Compete Registration Changes" again.
If a space becomes available in the class and your name is at the top of the wait list, you will receive an e-mail in your preferred e-mail account. (You can check or change your preferred e-mail in the Personal Information tab in UAOnline.) You will have 48 hours after the e-mail is sent to register for the class.
If you do not register within 48 hours, the system will remove you from the list, and the next student will be given a chance to register. You may add yourself back onto the wait list and you will be notified again by e-mail if a space becomes available. It is your responsibility to check your email regularly and to add yourself when a space opens in the class.
You may register in person by dropping off an Add/Drop Form at the University CenterOne Stop, 3901 Old Seward Highway. Download Add/Drop Forms at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/registrarforms.cfm or pick them up at the One Stop.
Students unable to register in person may have a proxy (someone else) register for them. Spouses, parents and friends are required to have asigned authorization to register for another person, including secondary school students.
eLearning and DistanceEducation UAA offers distance classes with a variety of delivery methods including Blackboard and eLive. To view or register for distance classes, go to the Uaonline class search.
A $38 distance fee applies to most Anchorage distance classes. Some distance classes may charge different fees. Check the specific class listing on UAOnline for more information.
If you have questions about Anchorage distance classes, visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/distance education, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (907) 786-4646, option 3, or toll-free at 1-877-633-3888 to speak with a representative.
Independent and Directed Studies
Directed study courses are permanent catalog courses delivered on an individual basis when the course is not offered during a semester. Directed study courses must have the approval ofthe department concerned, supervision by a regular or term faculty member, and final approval by the dean/director.
Independent study courses consist of topics or problems chosen by the student, with the approval of the department concerned, supervision by a regular or term faculty member, and final approval by the dean/director. Independent study courses are not duplications of and must differ significantly from any catalog course. Independent studies are numbered A_97.
To register for an independent or directed study course, download the form at www.curric.uaa.alaska.edu/scheduling_forms.cfm. Have it signed by your instructor, the department chair and the dean of your school or college, then submit it to the Office of the Registrar. You will be automatically enrolled in the course and will be responsible for all tuition and fees. Allow five days for processing. Verify your registration through UAOnline.
Classes on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) require special access. Attending classes offered at these locations is a privilege extended byJBER to UAA students. Students are reminded they are entering a military installation during a time of war. Compliance with all directions of the ArmyMilitary Police and the Air Force Security Forces is required while on the installation.
JBER requires students to have a driver's license, a current vehicle insurance card and current registration. These are the same items required to legally drive a vehicle in Alaska.
Students registered for classes at JBER education centers are added to the access list starting on the first day of the class. Students must call UAA Military Programs at (907) 753-0204 and provide required information at least two weeks before the start of classes. Students must provide the last four digits of their Social Security number and their driver's license number and state. Additions to the access list take up to 10 working days for processing by security forces.
For the first class, stop at the Visitors Center at the Boniface Parkway gate or Fort Richardson Glenn Highway gate. Students will be issued a temporary pass.
JBER access is provided only to registered students. Students may not bring additional civilians on JBER. If a student needs to obtain a ride to class on JBER, anyone holding appropriate military ID may escort them. Students holding foreign student visas must contact the UAA Military Programs for specific base access procedures.
JBER access is granted only to attend classes at the base and post education centers.
After you've registered
Pay tuition and fees before published deadlines to avoid being assessed late fees. You are responsible academically and financially for your registration activity.
Purchase books and supplies. More information is available at www.uaa.alaska.edu/bookstore.
Remember to officially drop or withdraw by the published deadlines if you determine that our are unable to complete a course. Failure to do so may result in a grade of F or NB for nonattendance and may affect our finanical aid and grade point average (GPA). Classes must be droppped iwthin the 100 percent refund period to avoid tuition assessment. Students may withdraw online; courses will appear with a status of W on the transcript. Students cannot withdraw from a class after it has ended.
Regularly check your UAA e-mail and UAOnline accounts for changes or updates.
Students may begin adding classes at midnight on their priority registration date through the 100 percent add/drop deadline. For classes that do not start at the beginning of the semester, students may add the class up to one week after the class begins. Check the Dates and
Students who want to enroll in one or more courses for informational purposes may register as an auditor if space is available and auditing is permitted in the class. You pay the standard credit fees for the course, but the credits are not included in the computation of study load for full-time/part-time determination or for overload status. If you want to audit a course for which you are already registered for credit, you must make the change by the end of the second full week of instruction and follow the add/drop process for changes to and from audit status in a course. Changing from credit to audit after this date requires the approval of the instructor of the course as well as your advisor. The deadline for late changes from credit to audit is the same as for student-initiated withdrawals.
Only students who have been formally admitted to a degree seeking status may change their major. Changes at same degree level as admitted program will be processed with departmental approval. Students wishing to change to a lower degree (i.e. Baccalaureate to Associate) can do so. Students wishing to change from an Associate to a Baccalaureate program must apply for admission to the new level even if previously admitted. Be aware that changes to degree level may impact financial aid. Students will find the Change of Major form at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/upload/New-Change-of-Major_Undergraduate-NEW.pdf.
You can drop courses on the web through the last day of late registration (see the list of dates and deadlines). Follow these steps and pay any tuition and fees by the last day of fee payment.
After the add/drop deadline, students may withdraw from classes as long as there is no grade for the course and they withdraw before the published withdrawal deadline. Students will be responsible for all fees and tuition if they choose to withdraw from any courses, and financial aid could be affected.
Final Exam Schedule
Find the time and location of your exam at http://phb.uaa.alaska.edu/sfra/finalexams/.
Your University Records
You may review your personal information in UAOnline.
Changes you can make by submitting a Change Form, which is available at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/registrarforms.cfm:
The university may release certain directory information to the public on a routine basis unless a student requests, in writing, that the university not release it (this is known as a confidential hold). See www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/ferpa.cfm for more about directory information.