Postbaccalaureate Admissions

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If you've been awarded a baccalaureate degree from an institutionally accredited institution and are applying to enroll in a postbaccalaureate certificate, you are considered a postbaccalaureate student

Admission Requirements

General Postbaccalaureate Requirements

Postbaccalaureate certificate programs require an awarded baccalaureate degree from an institutionally accredited institution for admission.

Program-Specific Requirements

Each postbaccalaureate program has specific requirements for admission, which may include additional application materials such as writing samples, goal statements, letters of recommendations, research proposals, etc. See the program pages for further information:

Exclamation mark in calendar squareImportant Dates


September 15Application Open (of the previous year)

July 15Application Deadline 

August 15Late Application Deadline


February 15Application Open (of the previous year)

November 15Application Deadline

December 15Late Application Deadline 


June 15Application Open (of the previous year)

May 1Application Deadline 

June 15Late Application Deadline

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

Admission Checklist

Gold checklist boxComplete an Admission Application

The online application takes about 15–30 minutes to complete and is free (a $25 fee is assessed for applications received during the late application period). You will create an account that will let you save your application and log back in any time to complete your application, upload additional admission documents, and check on your application status.

When asked what you are applying as, select "Undergraduate."

Application Portal 


Gold checklist boxSubmit Transcripts

Once you submit your application, the required transcripts that you need to provide will be listed. Transcripts you may be asked to provide include:

  • Undergraduate transcript: UAA requires an official final transcript sent directly from the institution that issued your undergraduate degree.
  • Additional transcripts: If a large portion of credits were earned at more than one institution, you may be required to submit additional transcripts from your undergraduate degree work.

For how to order a secure electronic transcript or mail an official paper transcript, see further information on the Transcripts for Admission page.


Gold checklist boxSubmit Additional Application Materials

Program-specific additional application materials vary by the postbaccalaureate program. See your program's requirements for details.


Gold checklist boxCheck Application Status

After you submit your application, you'll receive an email confirmation and further instructions. Once we receive all required documentation, we'll review your application. This usually takes 1–2 weeks. If you have not heard from us after two weeks, please contact the Office of Admissions at


Postponed Admission

You may postpone your admission once for up to one year by submitting a Request to Postpone Admission form to the Office of Admissions prior to the deadline:

  • Fall Postponement Admission Deadline: August 15
  • Spring Postponement Admission Deadline: December 15
  • Summer Postponement Admission Deadline: June 15
Don't have an active UAOnline/SSO login yet? You can email Admissions at instead.