Information for New Students


Admission to a Degree Program

 


Admission to a degree program

If you are seeking a degree at UAA, you must be admitted to a certificate or degree program.

When to Apply

  • Undergraduate
    • For fall semester: June 15th deadline
    • For spring semester: November 1st deadline
  •  Graduate
    • For fall semester
    • For spring semester

Federal, state and most other funding agencies require you to be enrolled in a degree program if you are receiving financial aid. Admissions applications are processed on a date-received basis. Students applying for baccalaureate degree programs after the deadline will be admitted as time permits. When applications are received after published deadlines, students are not guaranteed admission to a degree program before the first day of instruction. This may affect financial aid packages.

*Graduate application deadlines may vary among departments.

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 atwww.uaa.alaska.edu/admissions or picked up at the UAA OneStop in the University Center, 3901 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage. Completed paper applications can be dropped off at the UAA One Stop or mailed to P.O. Box 141629, Anchorage, AK 99514-1629.  

Application Fees

  • Undergraduate certificate and associate degree programs: $40
  • Baccalaureate programs: $50
  • Post-baccalaureate certificate and graduate programs: $60

Non-degree-seeking applications: no feeApplication 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.

Application Deadlines

Degree- and certificate-seeking applicants should complete an Application for Admission by the following dates:

  • June 15 for fall semester admission
  • November 1 for spring semester admission
  • May 1 for summer term admission

For late application procedures, see www.uaa.alaska.edu/admissionsor Chapter 7 of the current UAA Catalog, located at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/catalogs/catalogs.cfm.

Transcripts

  • If you have not enrolled in a college or university before, you must have your official high school transcript sent to the admissions office.
  • If you have attended other colleges and/or universities, you must request official transcripts from each college or university you attended. The transcripts must be sent directly to the admissions office by the schools. Transcripts will not be accepted if you submit them.There is no need to request transcripts from other campuses in the University of Alaska system.
  • If you are a transfer applicant with fewer than 30 semester hours of credit, you must submit your high school transcript as well as college transcripts.

Missing or incomplete documents will delay your admission and could result in not being admitted before the first day of instruction. All required documents, including final transcripts, must be on file before any financial aid can be disbursed.

Placement Testing @ http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/advising-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.

Students outside Anchorage may call (907) 786-4500 for information about testing at a different location. For more information, please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/advising-testing/testing-and-assessment.

Readmission of former degree students within five years of last enrollment

As a former undergraduate degree student, you must notify the admissions office in advance when you plan to resume your studies. You remain eligible to register for classes in your degree program if:

  • you have not been academically disqualified,
  • you have not attended a non-UA institution since you were last enrolled at UAF,
  • your lapse in enrollment is less than five years, and
  • you are continuing with the same degree program.

If you do not meet these requirements or have a lapse in enrollment of over five years, you must reapply for admission.


Special Assistance for New Students                                                                                       

Academic Advising @ http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/advising-testing/

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. Academic success is often greater when students and advisors share a good working relationship. 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.Below is a list of advising contacts. You may also find your advisor by viewing DegreeWorks, which can be accessed through UAOnline.

Placement Testing @ http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/advising-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.Students outside Anchorage may call (907) 786-4500 for information about testing at a different location. For more information, please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/advising-testing/testing-and-assessment.New

New Student Orientation @ http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/orientation/

Howl Days will afford you the opportunity to make valuable connections with UAA students, staff and faculty while getting accurate information about life at UAA. This will relieve common anxieties about starting college. New students who make these connections tend to be more successful in their transition to college, more likely to be satisfied with their college experience, achieve better grades and graduate.

Any new student may participate in UAA's New Student Orientation on campus. Check the webpage for more information and to register to attend at www.uaa.alaska.edu/orientation/index.cfm.