Becoming an International Student at UAA

Beyond the standard admission requirements, there are additional requirements that must be met in order to become an international student at UAA.  Several of these steps involve extra time to complete.  Please consider the extra time when choosing the start semester on the admission application.

In addition to completing the University of Alaska Anchorage application international students are required to provide proof of English proficiency, have all international transcripts evaluated through World Education Services, and provide  required financial documentation.

For those students who are applying for graduate level programs, each program has specific requirements above those for UAA admission that must be met in order to be considered for acceptance into the program.  It is the student's responsibility to be familiar with the program they are applying to and provide the documentation and test scores as outlined for each specific program.

Distance learning graduate programs do not qualify for a visa.  Classroom attendance is required for at least six of the nine required credits graduate students must be enrolled in each semester to meet the full-time student requirement.