Registration Guide

For questions concerning tuition and fees, please contact Accounting Services at 907-786-1440.

  • Before You Register

    Everyone who enrolls in classes at UAA must first be admitted to the university as a certificate-seeking, degree-seeking, or non-degree-seeking student.

    • Degree-Seeking Students

      For detailed information on the degree seeking application process, please visit the Office of Admissions.

    • Non-Degree-Seeking Students

      The non-degree-seeking application is designed for students who want to take classes for personal interest, professional development, recreation or any reason other than to earn a certificate or degree.

      The process has been streamlined:

      • Easy electronic application form.   
      • No application fee.
      • No application deadlines.
      • No transcripts or test scores to submit.


      Students who miss the application deadline for degree-seeking status may attend classes under this option, subject to the important restrictions noted below. Non-degree-seeking admission status remains active as long as a student registers for at least one course per academic year or until it is replaced by admission to a certificate or degree program. Students who miss more than two academic years must re-apply upon return.

      Important Restrictions: Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible to receive financial aid, apply for international student visas, or earn university certificates or degrees.

      • How to Apply 
        1. Go to UAOnline and click on Apply for Admission or Check the Status of Application
        2. If you are a prior University of Alaska (UA) student:
          • Choose Current/Prior Student and log in to UAOnline
          • Click on Student Services and Account Information
          • Click on Admission (skip to Step 4)
        3. If you are a new student:
          • Choose New Student
          • Create a login ID and PIN
        4. Choose a campus
        5. Choose Non-Degree-Seeking
        6. Select the admission term and fill out the application. If you need additional time to complete the application, you may select Finish Later and return to it another time. Incomplete applications will be deleted after three days.


        Allow three business days for processing before attempting to register for classes.

        Questions? Call Enrollment Services at 907-786-1480. More information is available on the Office of Admissions page.

    • Secondary (High School) Students

      Secondary school applicants are admitted on a non-degree-seeking status only.

      • How to Apply

        There is no application fee or deadline for secondary student admissions.

        Secondary students who have applied to the university in a prior semester do not need to apply again.

        If you are a new student:

        • Go to UAOnline and click on Apply for Admission or Check on Status of Application.
        • Choose New Student
        • Create a login ID and PIN
        • Choose a campus
        • Choose Secondary Student
        • Select the admission term and fill out the application. If you need additional time to complete the application, you may select Finish Later and return to it another time. Incomplete applications will be deleted after three days.


        After submitting the application, please allow three business days for processing.

      • How to Register
        • Obtain a Secondary Student Registration Packet on our forms page or at the UAA One Stop in the University Center, 3901 Old Seward Highway in Anchorage. The packet contains a Pre-Post Secondary Student Registration Process description and a Pre-Post Secondary Student and Parent/Guardian Agreement Form.
        • Submit a signed Secondary Student and Parent/Guardian Agreement Form to uaa.registration@alaska.edu or in person at the UAA One Stop.
        • Register online at uaonline.alaska.edu. (Allow two business days after submitting Student Parent Agreement)
        • Students requiring prerequisite overrides must have them entered by the instructor or department prior to registering for the course.


        For additional information, please see Secondary Student Enrollment Policy or contact the UAA One Stop at 907-786-1480.

    • Academic Advising

      The goal of academic advising is to assist students in developing educational plans consistent with career and life goals and to provide students with the information and skills needed to pursue those goals. It is important know who your advisor is and to seek advice often, rather than meeting only when problems arise.

      Academic advising is not mandatory but you are encouraged to use advising and are responsible for seeking advising. When seeing your advisor, please bring identification.

      For a list of advising contacts and for more information, visit the Advising page. You may also find your advisor by viewing Degree Works, which can be accessed through your UAOnline account.

    • Course Placement
    • Class Schedule and Schedule Planner

      To view the current class schedules, go to UAOnline and click on the Class Schedule link. The UAOnline class schedule has the most up to date and complete class information as well as search tools to help you find the right class.

      Students can also take advantage of Schedule Planner - an online tool to help students build a class schedule that works for them.

      Schedule Planner is available the day the semester schedule goes live. Please check Dates and Deadlines

      Using Schedule Planner

      Using Schedule Planner (video)

      Schedule Planner Q&A

      If you have questions or need assistance, please call the UAA One Stop at 907-786-1480, e-mail uaa.registration@alaska.edu or go to the UAA One Stop Kiosk.

  • How to Register
    • Priority Registration

      For fall and spring semesters, UAA follows a staggered priority registration schedule based on student class standing. Class standing is determined by total completed and in-progress* UAA credits**. To check your class standing, log in to UAOnline, go to the Students Services and Account Information tab and click on the "Check Your Registration Eligibility" link in the Registration menu.

      Registration opens online at 12:01 a.m. to each group of students according to the schedule below. For specific priority registration dates, visit the Dates and Deadlines calendar.

      Sequence Class Standing Credits Earned

      1

      UAA graduate students

       

      2

      UAA seniors

      90+ credits

      3

      UAA juniors

      60 - 89 credits

      4

      UAA sophomores

      30 -59 credits

      5

      UAA freshmen

      0 - 29 credits

      6

      Students with pending UAA admission applications

       

      7

      Open registration (all students)

       

      *In-progress credits - credits in which a student is enrolled during the current semester.  For example, UAA in-progress fall credits would count toward UAA priority registration for the following spring semester.

      **UAS, UAF or PWSCC credits count toward UAA priority registration only upon transfer to UAA.

    • How to Register
      • Online Registration

        UAOnline is the central access point for all registration activity. You can access UAOnline directly at https://uaonline.alaska.edu or from the UAA home page, www.uaa.alaska.edu. For academic dates and deadlines, check Dates and Deadlines.

        UAOnline registration will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the close of registration. Expect occasional outages for system maintenance. Telephone assistance is available during regular business hours at 907-786-1480, option 3.

      • Step-By-Step Registration

        Step 1:  Go to UAOnline and click the "Log In" link.

        Step 2: Enter your UA username and password (the same credentials you use to log in to Blackboard or UAA e-mail). Current students who are already using university online resources, such as e-mail and Blackboard, do not need to reactivate their account. New users of online university resources can claim their credentials at me.uaa.alaska.edu.

        If you need assistance, contact the UAA Call Center at 907-786-4646 or toll-free at 1-877-633-3888 or e-mail callcenter@uaa.alaska.edu.

        Step 3: Once in the secured area, select the "Student Services and Account Information" tab, then click on "Registration."

        Step 4:  In the Registration menu, choose "Class Schedule Search." On the Class Schedule Search page,

          • Choose the semester.
          • To search for Anchorage, Chugiak-Eagle River and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson courses, choose "UAA - Main Campus."
          • Select the type of course delivery (distance, traditional, etc.)
          • Select one or multiple subjects from the Subject menu or enter a keyword in the Keyword Search field. See the instructions at the top of the page for tips on using the Keyword Search.
          • Click "Course Search."
          • If you want more search options, click on the "Advanced Search" button near the top of the page.


        Step 5:
         On the search results page, you will see a list of classes. For each class, you'll see the course reference number (CRN), campus, credit hours, meeting days and times, and other information. Click on the CRN for any class to see additional class information, such as prerequisites and corequisites, instructional delivery methods, and special notes.

        Step 6:  When you find the class you'd like to register for, return to the search results page, click the check box next to the CRN and hit the "Add to Worksheet" button at the bottom of the page. This will take you to the Register/Add/Drop page.

        Step 7: On the Register/Add/Drop page, you'll see the CRN you selected. If the CRN is correct, click "Complete Registration Changes" to enroll in the class. To search for more classes, click on "Class Search."

        Step 8: Registration shortcut: If you already know the CRN(s) you want to register for or if you're registering for a class that requires a corequisite, simply access the Register/Add/Drop page from Registration menu, enter the CRN(s) and click the "Complete Registration Changes" button.

      • How to Search for Partial Term Classes
        • Go to UAOnline to view current class schedule.
        • Select Term
        • Select Advanced Search 
        • Select Campus 
        • Select specific subject(s) or select all subjects
        • Schedule Type: All, Default
        • Type of Course: All, Default 
        • Instructional Method: All, Default 
        • Course Level: All, Default 
        • Course Delivery Method: no selection needed
        • Select Part of Term, i.e. UAA Main Campus Partial Term
        • Instructor: All, Default 
        • Attribute Type: All, Default 
        • Select Class Search

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        Please note: For classes that have irregular start or end dates, students may ADD the class up to five business days after the published class start date. After the semester add/drop deadline, dropping or withdrawing from classes with irregular dates cannot be done via UAOnline. Students may submit an Add/Drop Form to the Student Information Center or use the online Student-Initiated Drop Form. Check Dates and Deadlines for specific semester add/drop deadlines.

        Courses that have been graded are not eligible for withdrawal. Withdrawal from any class will produce a designation of W for that class on the student's transcript. This designation does not carry grade points and is not used in calculation of GPAs. Students are responsible for all fees and tuition if they choose to withdraw from any course, and financial aid could be affected.

    • Common Registration Error Messages
      • Closed section: Registration is closed because the class is full. If the class has waitlist seats available, you may choose to add your name to the waitlist. See the waitlist instructions below.
      • Corequisite required: You must register for both corequisite classes at the same time. Go to the Register/Add/Drop page, enter the CRNs for both of the required courses and hit "Complete Registration Changes."
      • Department approval: Registration is limited to students who have departmental approval. Contact the department to request an override.
      • Duplicate CRN: You are already registered for another section of the course. In most cases, simultaneous registration in two or more sections of the same course is not allowed. If the course is approved for multiple registrations, contact the department to request an override.
      • FORT/EAFB: Class is held on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). Call the JBER office at 907-753-0204 for information or to request an override. See below for more information on JBER classes.
      • Instructor approval: Registration is restricted to students who have instructor approval. Contact the instructor to request an override.
      • Level restriction: Registration is restricted to students in a particular level (for example, graduate). Click on the CRN to see level restriction information.
      • Maximum hours exceeded: Registration in the class will exceed the maximum number of credits allowed for the semester. To enroll in extra credits, submit a Request for Credit Overload Form, available at on our Forms page.
      • Prerequisite not met: Registration is limited to students who have met prerequisite and/or test score restrictions. Check the CRN to see prerequisite and test score information. Contact the department if you have questions.
      • Registration changes not allowed: The registration period for the class has not yet opened or has passed.
      • Registration hold: If you have a registration hold, you may not register until the hold is removed by the initiating office. Registration holds may result from:
        • Unpaid tuition and fees and/or outstanding balances on your student account (e.g., parking fines, course fees). Contact the Cashiering Office at 907-786-1440 or uaa_acctsv@uaa.alaska.edu.
        • Judicial/disciplinary holds. Contact the Dean of Students Office at 907-786-1214 or aydos@uaa.alaska.edu.
        • Other registration holds. Contact the UAA One Stop at 907-786-1480.
        • UAA is part of a statewide system. Therefore, a hold at one University of Alaska campus will affect your registration at all UA campuses.
    • Waitlisting

      When a class is full, it is listed as "closed." Some courses offer a waitlist option. Students may add themselves to a waitlist until the semester begins through UAOnline. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee you a seat in the class. If a seat becomes available in the class and your name is at the top of the waitlist, you will receive an e-mail in your preferred e-mail account. You will have 48, 24 or 12 hours (depending how close to semester start date you are at the time) after the e-mail is sent to register for the class.

    • Special Courses
      • eLearning Classes

        UAA offers distance classes with a variety of delivery methods including Blackboard and Collaborate. To view or register for distance classes, go to the UAOnline class search and choose "eLearning Courses Only" under the Type of Course Delivery menu.

        A $25 per credit distance fee applies to most Anchorage distance classes. Some distance classes may charge different fees. Check the specific class CRN on UAOnline for more information.

        If you have questions about Anchorage distance classes, visit the Distance Education Services site, e-mail distance@uaa.alaska.edu, or call 907-786-4646, option 3, or toll-free at 1-877-633-3888.

          • Kenai, Kodiak and Mat-Su eLearning Classes: Kenai, Kodiak and Mat-Su college distance classes are open to UAA students. Their distance class schedules may also be viewed on the UAOnline class search.
      • Directed/Independent Study Courses

        Directed study courses are permanent catalog courses delivered on an individual basis when the course is not offered during a semester. Directed study courses must have the approval of the department concerned, supervision by a regular or term faculty member, and final approval by the dean/director.

        Independent study courses consist of topics or problems chosen by the student, with the approval of the department concerned, supervision by a regular or term faculty member, and final approval by the dean/director. Independent study courses may not be duplications of and must differ significantly from any catalog course.

        Download Directed or Independent Study Forms from our Forms page. The form must be signed by the student, the instructor, the department chair and the dean of the school or college. Forms must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the Directed/Independent Study deadline, which can be found on the Dates and Deadlines calendar. Students will be automatically enrolled in the course and will be responsible for all tuition and fees. Allow business five days for processing. Students may verify registration through UAOnline.

      • JBER Classes

        Classes on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) require special access. Attending classes offered at these locations is a privilege extended by JBER to UAA students. Students are reminded they are entering a military installation during a time of war. Compliance with all directions of the Army Military Police and the Air Force Security Forces is required while on the installation.

        JBER requires students to have a driver's license, a current vehicle insurance card and current registration. These are the same items required to legally drive a vehicle in Alaska.

        Students registered for classes at JBER education centers are added to the access list starting on the first day of the class. Students must call UAA Military Programs at 907-753-0204 and provide required information at least two weeks before the start of classes. Students must provide the last four digits of their Social Security number and their driver's license number and state. Additions to the access list may take up to 10 working days for processing by security forces.

        For the first class, stop at the JBER Visitors Center at the Boniface Parkway gate or Fort Richardson Glenn Highway gate. Students will be issued a temporary pass.

        JBER access is provided only to registered students. Students may not bring additional civilians on JBER. If a student needs to obtain a ride to class on JBER, anyone holding appropriate military ID may escort them. Students holding foreign student visas must contact the UAA Military Programs for specific base access procedures.

        JBER access is granted only to attend classes at the base and post education centers.

        More information about JBER classes can be found on the Military Programs page.

      • Variable-Credit Courses

        If you register online for a course that has variable credit, select "Change Class Options." on the Register/Add/Drop page and enter the amount of credit you want.

    • Register In Person

      You may register in person by submitting an Add/Drop Form, which can be found on our Forms page or at the University Center One Stop, 3901 Old Seward Highway.

    • Proxy for Registration

      Students unable to register in person may have a proxy (someone else) register for them. The student must provide the proxy with a signed and completed Proxy for Registration Form, which can be found on our Forms page or at the University Center One Stop. The proxy must submit the signed form and the student's picture ID at the time of registration. The proxy must follow the policies and deadlines governing registration.

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  • After You've Registered
    • Pay tuition and fees before published deadlines to avoid being assessed late fees. You are responsible academically and financially for your registration activity. Information about tuition, fees and the payment process is in the Semester Expenses section.
    • Purchase textbooks and supplies. More information is available at www.uaa.alaska.edu/bookstore.
    • Remember to officially drop or withdraw by the published deadlines if you determine that you are unable to complete a course. Failure to do so may result in a grade of F or NB for nonattendance and may affect your financial aid and grade point average (GPA). Classes must be dropped within the 100 percent refund period to avoid tuition assessment. Students may withdraw from classes after the 100 percent refund period. Students cannot withdraw from a class that has been graded.
    • Regularly check your UAA e-mail and UAOnline accounts for changes or updates.
    • Changing Your Registration
      • Adding Classes

        Students may begin adding classes at 12:01 a.m. on their priority registration date through the semester add/drop deadline. For classes that have irregular start or end dates, students may add the class up to five business days after the published class start date. Check the Dates and Deadlines calendar for details.

        For courses with variable credit, please follow this process.

      • Auditing a Class

        Students who audit courses are required to meet the course prerequisites/restrictions, register by the deadlines, and pay the same tuition as those who take the course for credit. No credit is received for audited courses. Audit registrations are on a space-available basis. Auditors may be dropped from a class to make room for credit-seeking students. Requirements for auditing the course are determined by faculty. Faculty may withdraw auditors if they fail to comply with the agreed-upon terms.

        Audit to credit: During the first and second weeks of fall and spring semester, changes from audit to credit require faculty signature. Audit-to-credit changes are not allowed after the second week.

        Credit to audit: Changes from credit to audit require faculty signature. The credit-to-audit deadline coincides with the add/drop deadline.

        Audited courses are not included in the computation of study load for full-time or part-time status. In addition, students may not request local credit-by-examination for an audited course until the following academic year.

        Students who want to audit a course can choose that grade mode option in the UAOnline Register/Add/Drop page when registering for a course or they may fill out the bottom section on the Add/Drop Form, found on our Forms page, before the credit-to-audit deadline. Be sure to have the instructor's signature for processing. Check the Dates and Deadlines page for more information.

      • Changing Majors

        To change major or degree program, submit a Change of Major Form, which can be found on our Forms page.

      • Drop/Withdrawal
        • For Full-Semester Classes

          Before the semester add/drop deadline, students can drop full-semester classes


          A 100 percent refund of tuition and fees is automatically processed when official drop activity is completed before the add/drop deadline. No refund is issued after the deadline.

          After the add/drop deadline, students may withdraw from classes up until the semester withdrawal deadline as long as no grade has been assigned for the class.

          Students may withdraw from full-semester classes using the drop procedures listed above.

        • For Classes with Irregular Dates

          Students may drop classes with irregular dates during the 100 percent refund period, which ends at 5 p.m. five business days after the published class start day. No refund is issued after this period.

          Before the semester add/drop deadline, students can drop classes with irregular dates


          After the semester add/drop deadline, dropping or withdrawing from classes with irregular dates is not allowed via UAOnline. Students may submit an Add/Drop Form or use the online Student-Initiated Drop Form. Courses that have been graded are not eligible for withdrawal.

          Please note: Withdrawal from any class will produce a designation of W for that class on the student's transcript. This designation does not carry grade points and is not used in calculation of GPAs. Students are responsible for all fees and tuition if they choose to withdraw from any course, and financial aid could be affected.

          Check the Dates and Deadlines page for specific semester add/drop deadlines.

          For more information on refund policies, see the Semester Expenses section

  • Semester Expenses
    • Tuition

      Tuition is determined by:

      • the number of course credit hours,
      • the level (e.g., 100-level, 200-level) of the course, and
      • the student's residency status.

      Students taking 4 or fewer credits are charged at the resident rate.

      Course Level Resident Nonresident

      Undergraduate lower division (course numbers 050-299)

      $202 per credit hour

      $715 per credit hour

      Undergraduate upper division (course numbers 300-499)

      $244 per credit hour

      $757 per credit hour

      Professional development (course numbers 500-599)

      Tuition costs vary - contact the academic department or refer to specific course listing on UAOnline

      Nonresident fees do not apply

      Graduate (course numbers 600-699)

      $466 per credit hour

      $979 per credit hour

    • Fees
      • Mandatory Student Fees

        Mandatory student fees are charged to all students (including secondary school students) registering in 3 or more credits for courses held on the Anchorage campus, based on the total registration once the 3-credit on-campus criteria is met, with the exception of the Facilities and Technology fees, which are charged beginning at 1 credit. The Aviation Complex, King Career Center and University Center are considered on-campus facilities for purposes of fee assessment. Student fees are not refundable unless the student totally withdraws during the 100 percent refund period.

        For fall and spring semesters, students may elect to pay certain student fees if they are registered in 1 to 5 credits, or 200 or more contact hours, in one semester. The Student Life Fee for students registered in fewer than 6 credits is set as a fixed rate.

        For summer semester, students may elect to pay certain student fees if they are registered in 1 to 2 credits in one semester. The Student Life Fee for students registered in fewer than 3 credits is set as a fixed rate. 

        Student Health and Counseling Center services are not available to students registered in fewer than 6 academic credits.

        • Breakdown of Mandatory Student Fees (Fall and Spring Semesters)
          • e-Portfolio Fee: $8 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Supports software licensing, user training, and student support programs.

          • Facilities Fee: $6 per credit hour for students enrolled in 1 to 15 credits regardless of class delivery mode. Supports facility renovation and infrastructure renewal. Revenue remains at the university from which the fee is collected.

          • Green Fee: $3 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Supports student-led funding initiatives to make UAA a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus.

          • Student Concert Board Fee: $10 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Supports major concerts, comedy shows, and speakers.

          • Student Government Fee, USUAA: $1 per credit for students registered in 3 or more credits. Maximum charge $12. Supports Club Council; student advocacy for academic, student, and legislative affairs; USUAA activities; and operating expenses. (www.uaa.alaska.edu/unionofstudents)

          • Student Life Fee: $27.50 per credit for students registered in 6 or more credits. Maximum charge $330. Allocation:

          • Athletics/Recreational Sports/Intramural: $9 per credit. Allocation: $5.40 Athletics. Free or reduced admission to students for home athletic events including parking and shuttle service to the Sullivan Arena (www.goseawolves.com) and to support sport team budgets and operation expenses; $3.60 for Recreational/Intramural (IM) Sports. To support student use of the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, including pool, ice rink, fitness facilities, and gymnasium, and use of the Alaska Airlines Center recreational facilities and auxiliary gym. Supports IM Sports including volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer, and other sports activities, and operation expenses. (www.uaa.alaska.edu/recreation/intramurals)

          • Student Activities: $4.50 per credit. Supports Campus Kick-Off, Homecoming, and Winterfest events; Commuter Student Programs; the Student Union Gallery, and the Publicity Center; and free or reduced admission to musical events, poetry/open mic nights, comedy shows, featured lectures, multicultural events, and other social programs. Supports Student Union facility operations and UAA Life online system (www.uaa.alaska.edu/life), your campus connection to clubs and organizations.

          • Student Health and Counseling Services: $14 per credit. There is no charge for routine physical exams, HIV testing, health education, mental health counseling, and wellness programs. Laboratory and pharmacy services available at greatly reduced costs. Alcohol and other drug education may be provided at Student Affairs-approved satellite locations at no charge or at a reasonable price based on the cost of services provided. (www.uaa.alaska.edu/studentheatlh)

          • Student Media Fee: $11 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Allocation: $5.50 for KRUA 88.1 FM student radio station and $5.50 for The Northern Light student newspaper.

          • Student Transportation Fee: $13 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Support campus Seawolf Shuttle, U-Pass Program (People Mover & Valley Mover bus access), bicycle racks, carpool-match program, trail/sidewalk maintenance, and Call Team safety services. (www.uaa.alaska.edu/parking)

          • Technology Fee: $5 per credit for students registered in 1 or more credits. Maximum charge $60. Provides up-to-date equipment, software, maintenance, training, and support for students.
        • Breakdown of Mandatory Student Fees (Summer Semester)
          • Student Government Fee: $1 per credit for students registered in 3 or more credits. Maximum charge $12. Allocation: student advocacy for academic, student, and legislative affairs; USUAA activities; and operating expenses. 

          • Student Life Fee:
          • Recreational Sports: $22 flat fee for students enrolled in 3 or more credits. The paid recreation fee allows the use of the Wells Fargo Sports Complex facilities including the pool, ice rink, weight rooms and gymnasium during open program hours.

          • Student Activities & Commuter Programs: $12 flat fee for students enrolled in 3 or more credits. Supports Student Union Gallery, ice cream socials, barbecues, the annual Juneteenth Celebration and other special summer events. Also supports the Commuter Student Programs and UAA Life website, www.uaa.alaska.edu/life, your campus connection to clubs and organizations.

          • Student Health and Counseling Services: $63 flat fee for students enrolled in 6 or more credits. No charge for routine physical exams, HIV testing, health education, mental health counseling and wellness programs. Laboratory and pharmacy services available at greatly reduced costs. Alcohol and other drug education may be provided at Student Affairs-approved satellite locations. Students enrolled in spring and fall semesters but not enrolled in summer courses can contact SHCC and pay a $105 access fee for services. (www.uaa.alaska.edu/studenthealth)
          • Student Media Fee: $11 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Allocation: $5.50 for KRUA 88.1 FM student radio station and $5.50 for The Northern Light student newspaper.

          • Student Transportation Fee: $13 for students registered in 3 or more credits. Supports UAA Seawolf Shuttle, U-PASS Program (Wolfcard bus pass), bicycle racks & shelters, ride-match services, trail & sidewalk maintenance, campus bus stop maintenance, and Call Team walking services.

          • Technology Fee: $5 per credit for students registered in 1 or more credits. Maximum charge $60. Provides up-to-date equipment, software, maintenance, training and support for student use. 
      • Course Fees

        Course fees vary and are shown on the UAOnline detailed class information pages. To view fees for a specific class, go to the UAOnline Class Schedule Search and click on the class CRN.

        • Administrative Fee: An administrative fee may be charged instead of tuition.
        • eLearning Fee: $25 per credit is charged for each Anchorage campus distance course. Go to www.uaa.alaska.edu/elearning or call 907-786-6177 for additional information about distance classes.
        • Lab and Materials Fees: These additional charges cover the costs of lab supplies. Refer to the specific class listing on UAOnline for more information on lab and material fees. These fees are not refundable unless you drop during the 100 percent refund period.
        • Network Charge: Four percent of tuition for academic year 2015-16. Covers rapidly rising costs, especially in the maintenance and enhancement of university-wide technology infrastructure. This fee will be applied on a course-by-course basis to tuition, nonresident surcharges if applicable, and fees in lieu of tuition, for credit and noncredit courses. Courses with applicable fees charged in lieu of tuition less than the lower division credit hour tuition rate ($183 for 2015-16) will be exempt from the charge. All calculated fees will be rounded to the nearest dollar.
        • Special Fees: Special fees are assessed to pay for travel, equipment or facilities out of the ordinary.
      • Other Fees

        The following fees are applicable in specific circumstances and may not apply to everyone.

        • Continuous Registration Fee (graduate students): The continuous registration fee is $444 for 2016-17.
        • Late Payment Fees: A $125 fee will be assessed on all accounts which are not paid by the payment deadline. An additional $175 fee will be assessed later in the semester on all accounts still outstanding. Students who pay for or drop their courses prior to the published payment deadline will not be assessed the fee. Find payment deadlines on the Dates and Deadlines calendar.
        • Parking Fee: Fee paid to use parking lots on campus each semester. Students may buy parking decals at uaa.thepermitstore.com. For more information, call 907-786-1119 or visit the Parking Services site.
    • Payment Process

      All tuition, fees and other charges for the semester must be paid by the payment deadline or, if registering after the payment deadline, at the time of registration. For more information, please visit the UAA Catalog.

    • Refund

      Refund policy can be found in UAA Catalog.

      • Petition for Refund

        In the event of extenuating circumstances, a student or person with legal authority to act on behalf of a student, may petition for an exception to university policy on refunds of tuition and fees. Petitions are not automatically granted but will be considered in light of the criteria set forth below and the individual circumstances of the request. Being unaware of university procedures or deadlines does not constitute justification for refund. Refunds are rarely granted and only when extenuating circumstances are documented.

        • Only requests submitted by the student or by a person with legal authority to act on behalf of the student will be considered.
        • The deadline to submit a petition for refund is no later than one academic year following the semester in which the course was offered. Requests that are not received within this time frame will not be considered.
        • At the time a petition for refund is filed, the student must already have already withdrawn or received a failing or no basis grade. Refunds will not be considered for courses in which a student is still registered or for which a passing grade, incomplete, deferred or audit grade exists.
        • Decisions will be made solely on supporting documentation provided. In all cases a personal statement from the student is required summarizing the situation and explaining the need for an exception to the refund deadline.
        • A request will only be approved if the petitioner can demonstrate unanticipated and unavoidable circumstances beyond the student's control that arose or came to light after published deadlines. Work-related issues, financial hardship and failure to read UAA's documents generally do not present justifiable reasons to support a refund request.
        • Petitions for refund for self-support courses are generally not allowed an must have approval of the academic unit/department chair or director.
        • Mandatory student fees are not refundable unless a student drops all courses during the 100 percent refund period.
        • If the petition for refund is approved, refunds will be issued to the original funding source, e.g., credit card, financial aid, granting agency, lending agency, etc.
        • Petitions will be reviewed periodically and the number of petitions being reviewed will determine the time for response. All charges and late fees are considered true and correct and are therefore not suspended during the review process. The university reserves the right to move forward on all collection efforts during the review process.
        • Requests for reconsideration of an adverse decision must be in writing, provide additional documentation not presented in the original request and be received within 10 working days of the day the decision is mailed or otherwise distributed to the student.
        • Requests for adding courses after the add/drop deadline or requests to retroactively withdraw from courses must be applied for separately through Request for Late Add or Retroactive Withdrawal process.
        • Complaints about or dissatisfaction with academic courses, methods of course delivery or instructor performance are not considered under this process. Depending on the nature of the complaint, these matters are considered according to the Student Dispute/Complaint Resolution Process or the Academic Dispute Resolution Procedure, which can be found in the UAA Fact Finder/Student Handbook.
    • Financial Aid

      Applying for and receiving financial aid is a multistep process. For detailed instructions on how to apply, visit the financial aid checklist. For more information on financial aid, call the Office of Student Information at 907-786-1480 or visit us at the University Center.

      Financial aid is available to qualified students at UAA. Financial aid is any grant, scholarship, loan, tuition assistance or employment opportunity with the express purpose of assisting students with education-related expenses. Financial aid is available only to degree-seeking students enrolled in eligible programs. Not all certificates are eligible programs. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

      Financial aid funding comes primarily from four sources: the federal government, the state government, colleges and universities, and private organizations. Descriptions of the aid programs, eligibility requirements, application procedures and award amounts are outlined on the Office of Student Financial Assistance website. Additional financial aid resources are available at www.studentaid.ed.gov and www.acpe.alaska.gov. Visit UAA Scholarships for more information.

      Students who wish to be considered for assistance from most aid programs administered by UAA must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. The FAFSA should be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

      Cost of attendance budgets are prorated based on enrollment and must be adjusted after the add/drop census date each semester. This can result in reductions of already disbursed aid if enrollment has changed since original disbursement. For more detailed guidance, please visit the Cost of Attendance page

      Students using VA Educational Benefits must submit an online request to be certified every semester. Please visit Military and Veteran Student Services for important information on policies and processes. 

  • Student Services & Responsibilities
    • Student Services
      • Blackboard

        Blackboard is the university's course management system that allows for dynamic learning to occur in the online environment. The tools provided by the Blackboard software allow students and faculty to post and share documents and other course content, communicate via email and posted discussion boards, as well as have real-time conversations in a virtual classroom.

        All UAA distance classes, and many non-distance classes, use Blackboard. Your Blackboard courses can be accessed online from your computer at any time.

        For more information or to log in to your Blackboard account, go to www.uaa.alaska.edu/classes.

      • Bookstore

        With two locations plus online shopping, the UAA Bookstore is a convenient on-campus source to meet your needs.

        The main campus location, next to the Student Union, carries textbooks (traditional, digital and rentals); fiction, nonfiction and reference books; a wide array of Apple products, technology accessories and software at academic pricing; UAA apparel; school supplies; snacks; and gift items.

        The University Center Bookstore carries a limited number of textbooks, UAA apparel, supplies, snacks, and offers a variety of coffee drinks at the UAA Perk.

        For more information, including hours of operation, go to www.uaa.alaska.edu/bookstore.

      • Textbook Orders

        To view or order textbooks for UAA classes, go to the UAA Bookstore's textbook site at www.uaa.alaska.edu/bookstore/textbooks. Experienced staffers are also available to help students in stores.

        Classes at Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College and Matanuska-Susitna College are open to all UAA students. Their bookstore websites can be directly accessed at the links below or links will appear at the bottom of the Register/Add/Drop page of UAOnline after you select courses.

      • Degree Works

        Degree Works, UAA's web-based degree audit software, allows students to easily track their progress toward graduation. Degree Works tells you how far you've come and how far you need to go to reach your graduation goals. Degree Works enables students to:

        • View progress toward their degree
        • Run a degree audit for a program
        • See how all completed courses apply to graduation requirements
        • See any outstanding degree requirements still needed
        • Determine how courses may be used toward a different major


        To access your Degree Works account, log in to UAOnline, go to the Student Services & Account Information tab and select "Degree Works/Electronic Degree Audit."

        For more information about Degree Works, see the Degree Works page.

      • Disability Support Services

        Disability Support Services (DSS) coordinates academic support services for students who experience disabilities. Services include, but are not limited to, American Sign Language interpreters, note-taking assistance, testing adjustments, ergonomic furniture, textbooks in alternate formats (e.g., large print, audio, e-text, etc.) and access to adaptive technology. DSS also serves as a resource for the community by facilitating workshops and awareness-building events and maintaining an extensive lending library.

        Contact DSS at 907-786-4530 or aydss@uaa.alaska.edu, or visit the Disability Support Services website.

      • Final Exam Schedule

        Find information about your exams on our Final Exams page. Please note that there is no final exam week for summer semester.

      • Military & Veteran Services

        The UAA Military and Veteran Student Resource Center serves as a central point of contact for UAA's active duty military, National Guard/Reserves, and veteran students and their families. The center houses both the VA's VetSuccess on Campus and UAA's military and veteran community services assistant. The center's mission is to support UAA's military and veteran population by enhancing local understanding of the military/veteran student experience and to develop partnerships with community resources that share the commitment to serve those who serve.

        For more information, see the Military & Veteran Student Services page.

      • Wolfcard (Student ID)

        The UAA Wolfcard serves students as their official ID, as a U-Pass for free transportation on city buses, and as a debit card for on-campus food and services. The Wolfcard may also be used at a select number of off-campus restaurants. For details, go to the Wolfcard page.

        To receive your initial Wolfcard student ID, you must first register for classes. Beginning the week before classes start, you may bring your photo ID to the Wolfcard Office in the University Center to get your card. Existing Wolfcards are automatically updated, so there is no need to visit the Wolfcard Office in later semesters.

      • Can't find what you're looking for?

        For a comprehensive list of UAA student services, see the UAA Fact Finder Student Handbook.

    • Student Responsibilities
      • Academic Dates and Deadlines

        It is the student's responsibility to become familiar with UAA's Dates and Deadlines calendar.

        Students are expected to register only for classes they plan to attend and to complete all classes for which they register. If you determine that you are unable to complete a course, you must officially drop or withdraw by the published deadlines. Failure to do so may result in a grade of F or NB for nonattendance and may affect your financial aid and grade point average (GPA). Withdrawal is not allowed after a class has ended.

      • Course Requirements

        Students are responsible for being aware of any registration restrictions or prerequisites of the courses they wish to take by clicking on the course CRNs in the UAOnline class schedule or by reviewing the course description in the UAA Catalog. Students who do not meet course requirements may be administratively dropped from the class. Any fees resulting from this will be the responsibility of the student.

      • Official Communication by Email

        All communication related to registration and enrollment activities will occur through the official UAA-assigned or preferred e-mail account. Students should be careful to regularly review university e-mail correspondence. Students are responsible for knowing and, when appropriate, acting on the contents of all university communications sent to their official UAA e-mail accounts.

        All notifications regarding waitlisted courses will be sent to students' preferred e-mail address. To review or update your preferred e-mail address, log in to the UAOnline Personal Information menu.

        To receive university communication at a different e-mail address, students may forward e-mail from their assigned UAA accounts to any valid third-party e-mail address of their choice that accepts forwarded e-mail.

        More information may be found on the IT Services website.

      •  Payment

         To avoid being assessed late fees, pay all tuition, fees and other charges by the payment deadline or, if registering after the payment deadline, at the time of registration. Students are responsible academically and financially for their registration activity. To view payment and late fee assessment deadlines, see the Dates and Deadlines calendar.

        For more information on tuition and fees, see the Semester Expenses section or the UAA Catalog.

      • Student Code of Conduct

        As with all members of the university community, the university requires students to conduct themselves honestly and responsibly and to respect the rights of others. Conduct that unreasonably interferes with the learning environment or that violates the rights of others is prohibited by the standards and guidelines collectively described as the Student Code of Conduct (the Code).

        Students and student organizations will be responsible for ensuring that they and their guests comply with the Code while on property owned or controlled by the university or at activities authorized by the university.

        The entire Student Code of Conduct is available in the UAA Fact Finder Student Handbook.

      • Updating Personal Information

        Students are responsible for reviewing and/or updating the following personal information in UAOnline:

        • Address
        • Phone number(s)
        • Preferred email address
        • Emergency contact information
        • Preferred first name
        • Ethnicity and race
        • Directory holds


        Students may update the following information by submitting a Change Form, which is available on our Forms page.

        • Name
        • Marital status
        • Social Security number correction
  • Registration FAQs
    • UAOnline
      • What is UAOnline?

        UAOnline is the secure website for the University of Alaska. UAOnline is your link to your academic records, registration activity and other student account information.

        All current and former students of the University of Alaska system have a UAOnline account. Regardless of your current registration status, if you are a former student who attended the University of Alaska after the summer of 1982, you may be able to access your UAOnline account.

      • How do I log in to UAOnline?

        Students can log in to UAOnline by going to the UAOnline homepage at https://uaonline.alaska.edu and choosing the "Log In" link in the menu.

        Enter your UA username and password to log in. Your username and password are the same credentials that you use to log in to Blackboard or UAA email. New users of university online resources can claim their credentials at me.uaa.alaska.edu. Current students who already use university online resources do not need to reactivate their account. 

      • What's my UA username or password?

        If you can't remember or don't know your UA username or password, click on the "Forgot UA username or password?" link on the login page. This will take you to me.uaa.alaska.edu. Click on "Option 3: Find my UA Username and ID." Enter the requested information and click the "Go Elmo" button.

    • Blackboard
      • Is UAOnline different than Blackboard?

        Yes! UAOnline is the link to your academic records, registration activity and other student account information. Blackboard is a course-specific online learning system. For information on Blackboard and to log in, go to www.uaa.alaska.edu/classes.

      • Why can't I log in to Blackboard?

        Check UAOnline to verify that you are officially registered for the course. If you are registered, you can work with your instructor to add you to Blackboard or contact IT Services at 907-786-4646.

    • Changing Your Name
      • How do I change my name in UAOnline?

        Submit a Change Form to Enrollment Services at the University Center One Stop. Change Forms can be downloaded here. Be sure to bring photo identification, such as a driver's license, passport or permanent resident card.

      • How do I change my name in Blackboard?

        Contact the instructor or IT Services at 907-786-4646 to make a name change. Change Forms do not apply to Blackboard.

    • High School Students
    • Waitlisting
      • What is waitlisting?

        When a class reaches its maximum enrollment, it is listed as "closed." Many courses offer a waitlist option to allow you to wait for a seat in the class if someone drops. Please be aware that not all courses offer waitlisting.

      • How do  I get on a waitlist?

        If you want to be added to the waitlist for a closed class:

        • Enter the CRN into the Register/Add/Drop page in UAOnline. Click 'Complete Registration Changes'.
        • Then select "Waitlist" from the drop down menu and click the "Complete Registration Changes" button again.
        • If you no longer want to be waitlisted for a class, you can drop from the waitlist by choosing "Drop -Web" in the Change drop-down menu on the Register/Add/Drop page.
      • Can I waitlist for a course using the class schedule search in UAOnline?

        No, you cannot waitlist for a course from the class schedule search. To waitlist for a course, go to the Register/Add/Drop page on the Student Services tab in UAOnline and enter the CRN in the Add Classes Worksheet section. Then, select 'Waitlist' from the drop down menu next to the course.

      • What happens next?

        If a seat becomes available in the class and your name is at the top of the waitlist, you will receive an e-mail in your preferred e-mail account. (You can check or change your preferred e-mail in the Personal Information tab in UAOnline.) You will have 48, 24, or 12 hours (depending on how close to the semester start date you are at the time) after the e-mail is sent to register for the class.

      • What if I miss the email or cannot register within the time allowed?

        If you do not register for the class within the time indicated in the notification email, the system removes you from the waitlist and the next student is given the opportunity to register. You may add yourself back onto the waitlist, and you will be notified again by email if a space becomes available.

      • What are the restrictions on waitlisting?

        You will not be able to waitlist for a class if:

        • the waitlisted class would exceed the maximum allowed credits.
        • you have holds on your account.
        • you do not meet the prerequisites or other restrictions for the class.
      • Am I charged tuition for a waitlisted course?

        No, you will not charged for a waitlisted course until you are actually enrolled in it. You may complete registration and pay tuition and fees for other classes in which you are enrolled.

      • How do I know where I'm placed on the waitlist?

        You can view your position on the waitlist in UAOnline under Registration > Post-Registration > Student Detail Schedule.

      • Should I attend the first day of my waitlisted class(es)?

        Yes. Attend the first day of class for any class for which you are waitlisted. Let the instructor know you are on the waitlist but not enrolled in the class.

      • What if I'm on the waitlist for an eLearning/distance class?

        If you are on the waitlist for an e-learning/distance education class, email the instructor to find out what you should do. Please contact the department for additional information or assistance.

      • How long should I wait for a space to open in a class?

        Being on the waitlist does not guarantee you a seat in the class. You can add yourself to a waitlist until the class begins. After the class begins, you will need the instructor's permission to enroll.

      • What about fee payment and financial aid for waitlisted classes?

        You are not charged tuition and fees for waitlisted classes. Charges apply only after you are enrolled in the class.

        Waitlisted classes are not included in the total number of credits used to calculate your financial aid.

        If financial aid has already been applied to your account and you subsequently register for a class from the waitlist, tuition and fees are due by the payment deadline. You must pay tuition and fees before the payment deadline to avoid late charges. 

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Contact Registration:

907-786-1478
uaa.registration@alaska.edu 

Mailing Address:

University of Alaska Anchorage
Enrollment Services
Office of the Registrar, Registration
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

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