Just Take a Class

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If you would like to take a class at UAA and are not seeking to complete a degree, you are considered a non-degree-seeking student.

Admission Requirements

Anyone may take classes at UAA. For those looking to just take a class and are not pursuing a degree, there are no GPA or transcript requirements.

Important Dates

Non-degree-seeking students follow the same enrollment dates and deadlines as other students.

For class start dates, add/drop deadlines and other important information, see the Office of the Registrar Dates and Deadlines.

Important Considerations

  • Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.
  • Grades you receive as a non-degree-seeking student will appear on your official transcript, should you decide to later apply as a degree-seeking student.
  • Non-degree-seeking students may audit a class; you must request this by the add/drop deadline.
  • Non-degree-seeking students are responsible for their tuition costs and all associated fees, including the mandatory Consolidated Student Fee, which provides access to a variety of services such as recreational use of the fitness facilities in the Seawolf Sports Complex, reduced ticket prices to musicians and comedians, and free office visits at the Student Health and Counseling Center.

High School Students

High school students enrolled in a dual enrollment program (ANSEP Acceleration Academy, Middle College Programs) should refer to their program's application process.

All other high school students looking to just take a class at UAA should refer to the Office of the Registrar's "Secondary Students Taking Courses" page.

Remember, grades you receive as a non-degree-seeking student will remain on your official transcript, even those you take while in high school. Should you decide to later apply as a degree-seeking student at any college or university, you'll be required to submit your official transcript from UAA.

Senior Citizens

  • UAA waives regular tuition for Alaska residents age 65 or older who register on a space available basis. 
  • Students utilizing the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver may not register before the first day of instruction of the semester.
  • For more information, rules, and how to complete registration and submit the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Form, please see the "Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver" section on the UAA Catalog: Tuition and Fees page.

Application Checklist

Gold checklist boxComplete a "Non-degree-seeking" Application

The online application takes just a few minutes to complete and is free. You will create an UAOnline account that will lead you through a brief application process. 

Non-degree-seeking Application through UAOnline 


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High School Students

Must submit the Secondary Student Parent/Guardian Authorization form, which you can find on the Office of the Registrar's Forms page, listed under "Registration."

Senior Citizens

To waive the cost of tuition, you must submit the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Form after registering.


Gold checklist boxNext Steps

Enroll in your course(s) and enjoy! If you have any questions or need assistance, contact the Office of the Registrar at uaa.registration@alaska.edu or 907-786-1480, option 5.