Returning Students

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If you have previously attended UAA but had to pause your education for five or more consecutive semesters and would like to return, you are considered a returning student.

Admission Requirements

As a returning UAA student who has not taken classes for five consecutive semesters, you will need to reapply to a degree program.

Bachelor Degree Programs

  • High school graduation or GED
  • Minimum college/university GPA of 2.0*

*Students with a 1.75–2.0 combined college GPA may be admitted to certain baccalaureate programs.

Certificate/Associate Degree Programs

  • High school graduation or GED
  • No minimum GPA requirement

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). If you have not attended UAA since 2015, you will create an account for the application portal (not the UAOnline portal). Once in the portal, click the All Applications tab and then Create New UAA Application to proceed.

Application Portal 


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Typically, your original application documents will still be on file and you will not need to resubmit them. If you have taken any additional coursework at other regionally accredited institutions, you will need to provide official transcripts for those schools. Once you submit your application, the required transcripts that you need to provide will be listed (please give the Office of Admissions a few days to connect your previous application documents with this new one).


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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


Gold checklist boxNext Steps

Once you've submitted your application, make sure to refresh yourself with the New Student Checklist, which will guide you on preparing for the first day of class.


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.