How to Apply

Contact Admissions

UAA Admissions is now located on campus in the new Enrollment Services Center. All services are still being provided via phone or online only at this time while the university remains in Phase B

Applications are open the year prior to each deadline. Make sure to check the UAA catalog between when you register and when you enroll to keep up to date on any changes.

 
 

Application Deadlines

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Next Deadline

Summer 2021 Semester Application Deadline: May 1, 2021

 
  •  Spring 2021 Deadline: November 15, 2020

    Application Open: February 15, 2020

    Application Deadline: November 15, 2020

    Late Application: December 15, 2020

    A one month extension is offered for late applicants. A $25 late fee is assessed in addition to the application fee. No applications will be accepted after the late application deadline. Before applying late, be prepared to complete a number of tasks in a short period of time. Order all transcripts immediately to prevent Admission and Financial Aid delays.

    Postponement: February 15, 2021

    Admitted applicants unable to attend their first term may delay admission up to one year. Submit the Postponement Form before the postponement deadline otherwise applicants will be required to apply again.

  •  Summer 2021 Deadline: May 1, 2021

    Application Open: July 15, 2020

    Application Deadline: May 1, 2021

    Late Application: June 15, 2021

    A one month extension is offered for late applicants. A $25 late fee is assessed in addition to the application fee. No applications will be accepted after the late application deadline. Before applying late, be prepared to complete a number of tasks in a short period of time. Order all transcripts immediately to prevent Admission and Financial Aid delays.

    Postponement: July 30, 2021

    Admitted applicants unable to attend their first term may delay admission up to one year. Submit the Postponement Form before the postponement deadline otherwise applicants will be required to apply again.

     
  •  Fall 2021 Deadline: July 15, 2021
     Application Open: June 1, 2020

    Application Deadline: July 15, 2021

    Late Application: August 15, 2021

    A one month extension is offered for late applicants. A $25 late fee is assessed in addition to the application fee. No applications will be accepted after the late application deadline. Before applying late, be prepared to complete a number of tasks in a short period of time. Order all transcripts immediately to prevent Admission and Financial Aid delays.

    Postponement: September 30, 2021

    Admitted applicants unable to attend their first term may delay admission up to one year. Submit the Postponement Form before the postponement deadline otherwise applicants will be required to apply again.

 

Qualifications

First-year Student Requirements

Freshman applicants are current high school students or graduates who have never attended college (or have earned less than 24 semester college credits at other institutions).

Bachelor Degree Programs

  • High school graduation or GED
  • Minimum High School GPA of 2.5
  • Students with a 2.0-2.5 GPA may be admitted to certain baccalaureate programs with academic advising as a requirement.

Certificate/Associate Degree Programs

  • High school graduation or GED
  • No minimum GPA requirement

Test Scores and Placement Exams

Standardized test scores are not used in the admission decision; however, they are used for math and writing course level placement. More information about Placement Exams can be found in the academic catalog.

Note: Applicants who have earned college credit from a regionally accredited university while in high school will be required to submit those transcript(s). The transcript(s) will be evaluated for credit toward the applicant's degree at UAA.

Transcripts

Required transcripts will be listed on the portal home page after the application is submitted. Log back in to the Application Portal to review requirements and admission status. Find more information on the Transcripts page.

Transfer Requirements

Transfer applicants have attended college after earning a high school diploma or GED.

Bachelor Degree Programs

  • High school Graduation or GED
  • Minimum college/university GPA of 2.0
  • Students with 1.75-2.0 combined college GPA may be admitted to certain baccalaureate programs with academic advising as a requirement.

Certificate/Associate Degree Programs

  • High school graduation or GED
  • No minimum GPA requirement

Use this online transfer credit estimator to find quick and accurate information regarding how your credits meet degree requirements.

Transfer Tools

Find helpful links and access the Seawolf Transfer Trail - an online transfer credit estimator to find quick and accurate information regarding how your credits meet degree requirements.

Seawolf Transfer Trail 

Test Scores and Placement Exams

Standardized test scores are not used in the Admission decision; however, they are used for placement into math and writing courses if transfer work does not include college level math and writing. More information about Placement Exams can be found in the academic catalog.

Note: Applicants who have earned fewer than 24 semester college credits at a regionally accredited university, should review the Freshman qualifications for admissions. These applicants will be admitted based on high school or GED information.

Transcripts

Required transcripts will be listed on the portal home page after the application is submitted. Log back in to the Application Portal to review requirements and admission status. Find more information on the Transcripts page.

Graduate Requirements

Graduate applicants have been awarded a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and are applying for a master or doctoral level degree.

Qualifications

  • Awarded baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA requirements vary by program, generally 3.0 minimum

Additional Requirements

Additional application materials (resume, references, writing sample etc.) may be required depending on the academic program.

Visit the Graduate School for more information.

Transcripts

Required transcripts will be listed on the portal home page after the application is submitted. Log back in to the Application Portal to review requirements and admission status. Find more information on the Transcripts page.

International Students Requirements

International applicants require an F1 or J1 visa in order to travel to the United States.

The admission qualifications for international students are the same as domestic students with the addition of documented proof of English proficiency. Refer to the other student types (Freshmen, Transfer or Graduate) for program qualifications.

Proof of English Proficiency

For international applicants, one of the following proofs of English proficiency is required:

  • TOEFL test score
    • Associate and Bachelor applicant minimum TOEFL score: 71 iBT
    • Master and Doctoral applicant minimum TOEFL score: 79 iBT
  • IELTS test score
    • Associate and Bachelor applicant minimum IELTS score: 6.0 Overall Band
    • Master and Doctoral applicant minimum IELTS score: 6.5 Overall Band
  • Completed waiver form

Student Visa and Other Requirements

After admission, international students are required to provide specific documents as part of the visa process. Connect with International Student Services early to get the process started.

Transcripts

Required transcripts will be listed on the portal home page after the application is submitted. Log back in to the Application Portal to review requirements and admission status. Find more information on the Transcripts page.

Military & Veteran Student Requirements

The admission requirements for military and veteran applicants are the same as any other transfer student. UAA accepts credits from Joint Services Transcript (JST), which includes Officer and Warrant Officer training, joint military training conducted by other services, DANTES funded test scores, and the Air University/Community College of the Air Force.

Applicants who have not attended college before, or have less than 24 college level credits, send official high school transcripts or your GED. After you have been admitted and submitted all of your transcripts, the Registrar's Office will complete an official transfer evaluation and evaluate documented military credit.

Educational Benefits & Tuition

Students with the following military affiliations are eligible for resident tuition rates:

  • Active duty United States military and their spouse and dependent children
  • United States veterans eligible for a Veterans Administration education benefit, and their spouse and dependent children
  • Members of the National Guard and Reservists, their spouses and dependent children, regardless of whether they yet qualify as residents of the state under any other requirements

Visit Military & Veteran Student Services for more information about UAA admissions and utilizing VA Educational Benefits.

Transcripts

Required transcripts will be listed on the portal home page after the application is submitted. Log back in to the Application Portal to review requirements and admission status. Find more information on the Transcripts page.

 

Just Taking a Class?

Anyone may take classes at UAA. General interest students gain access to course registration without applying to a degree program by submitting the free non-degree seeking application. There are no GPA or transcript requirements to be a non-degree seeking student.

Individuals applying as 'Non-Degree' are not eligible for financial aid.

High School students wishing to take college classes during high school submit the Secondary Student Application. Please fill out the Secondary Student Parent/Guardian Authorization form.

 

Apply

Start an Application 

Most applicants complete the application in about 15-30 minutes.

  1. Register with an email address and create a password.
  2. Create a profile with basic identification and contact information.
  3. Start an application; select a term, program and provide an academic history.
  4. Electronically sign, pay and submit the application.

Transcripts

Required transcripts will be listed on the portal home page after the application is submitted. Log back in to the Application Portal to review requirements and admission status. Find more information on the Transcripts page.