Application Procedure

Departmental Application Requirements

1. Apply for admission to the University. Students must be considered degree seeking at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Students are encouraged to declare the Pre-Major Medical Assisting Major.

2. Take UAA-approved English and Math placement exam(s) or complete appropriate prerequsite courses.  Students must test into ENGL A111/WRTG A111Writing Across Contexts (or complete appropriate prerequites) in order to successfully transition into and through the Medical Assisting (MA). 

3. Meet with an academic advisor to develop an academic plan and learn more about the medical assisting program.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Medical Assisting Program faculty, Andria Cross, to learn more about the career, program, application process and developan academic plan.  

4. Complete required courses.  Students are generally encouraged to complete MA A101 Medical Terminology, CIS A105 Introduction to Personal Computers and Application Software,  and BIOL A100 Human Biology prior to being eligble for enrollment in Clinical Pocedures or Office Procedure courses.

5.  Complete Medical Assisting Program Application.  The Medical Assisting department requires completion of a department application in order to recieve department approval for MA A120 Medical Office Procedures and MA A250 Clinical Procedures I (Fall only courses).  These courses are required to make successful certificate or degree progress.

Priority deadline for the Fall semester is May 15th  with a secondary application deadline of July 1st.

Applications can be mailed or hand delivered to the following address:

UAA Medical Assisting Department
ATTN:  Andria Cross
3211 Providence Drive, AHS 148
Anchorage, AK 99508


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