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How to Apply

Contact via Phone and Email: Closed to In-person Traffic

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Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Application OpenJune 1
    • Application DeadlineJuly 15
    • Late ApplicationAugust 15
    • PostponementSeptember 30
  • Spring Semester
    • Application OpenFebruary 15
    • Application DeadlineNovember 15
    • Late ApplicationDecember 15
    • PostponementFebruary 15
  • Summer Semester
    • Application OpenJuly 15
    • Application DeadlineMay 1
    • Late ApplicationJune 15
    • PostponementJuly 30
  • Late Applications

    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. 

  • Postponing Admission

    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.



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.

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

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.

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.


  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

High School students wishing to take college classes during high school submit the Secondary Student Application.


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.

Application Fee

Application Type Fee
Baccalaureate degree (4-year) $50
Associate degree (2-year) $40
Occupational endorsement and undergraduate certificates $40
Post-baccalaureate certificate (4-year degree required) $50
Graduate degree or certificate (4-year degree required) $75
Additional fee for late undergraduate applications $25

UAA offers a fee waiver for students currently attending high school when the fee presents a financial hardship. Meet with your high school counselor and complete the Fee Waiver Request Form together.


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.