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FAFSA: Every Student, Every Year

Icon of hands above and below a dollar sign.Have you submitted your FAFSA? Every degree-seeking student at UAA should submit a FAFSA. Even if you aren't planning on using financial aid, you may be surprised by what you are eligible for. Most people take an hour or less to file this application.


Congrats on being admitted. What's next?


checklist box icon1. Complete Course Placement 

UAA believes it is important to start college on the right track, and course placement is important to your success!  Course placement helps you and your Academic Advisor make informed decisions about which classes are best for your first semester. Not all certificate-seeking students are required to take course placement. Please reach out to your program Academic Advisor to see if your certificate applies.

Course Placement


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2. Attend Orientation

At UAA we call orientation "Howl Days." Attending orientation is expected of all incoming students and gives you the opportunity to connect with UAA students, staff, and faculty while getting information about life at UAA. You will also learn about registering for classes.

You have the option of attending in-person Howl Days, live virtual Howl Days (via Zoom), or a self-guided virtual module that you can complete at your own pace! 

Register for Howl Days


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3. Meet with an Advisor and Register for Classes

UAA offers a range of course delivery options for students. Your advisor will be the person you connect with to select courses and decide on the best course delivery method. Visit the Academic Advising website and select your area of interest to find out who your advisor is!

Academic Advisor



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Now that you've taken care of those things, check out what UAA has to offer!

  • Connect with first-year focused programs, here to help you succeed.

  • Find out more about technology requirements and recommendations.

  • Check out resources that are geared to support your academic success in the first year.
  • Engage with other students on campus.

Learn more at First-Year Experience