Need help registering? See Registration Guide.
Dates and Deadlines
The university reserves the right to change or cancel classes; to change the fees,
rules and calendar for admissions, registration, instruction and graduation; and to
change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.
Past Dates & Deadlines
Dates and deadlines shown below are for regular, semester-length courses.
How to Register
Priority registration schedule, online registration, a step-by-step guide, waitlisting,
information on partial term and other special courses.
Making changes to registration, auditing or changing to audit, dropping and withdrawing
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.
- High School Students Taking College Classes
Secondary school applicants are admitted as non-degree-seeking students. There is
no application fee or deadline for secondary student admission. Secondary students
who have applied to the university in a prior semester do not need to apply again.
To apply, new students should:
- Go to UAOnline and click on Enter as Non-Degree-Seeking Student under Just Take a Class
- Click Enter under UAA
- Click First Time User Account Creation to create a login ID and PIN
- Choose a campus
- Choose Secondary School
- Select the admission term and fill out the application. Each section must have a check
mark before submission. For additional time to complete the application, select Finish
Later and return another time. Incomplete applications will be deleted after three
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. For a list of advising contacts and for more
information, visit the Advising page. Advisors may also be indicated in DegreeWorks which is available through UAOnline.
Find out specific information about placing into writing, math or statistics classes.
Plan Semester Expenses
See detailed information about tuition and fees for each semester. Apply for Financial Aid.
Current class schedules are available on UAOnline. This schedule is the most up to date and complete class information available.
Planning a Schedule
Student can take advantage of Schedule Planner - an online tool similar to a shopping
cart where students may add classes to their cart, block out non-class times and select
available schedules. Schedule Planner is available the day the semester schedule goes
HOW TO REGISTER
Priority Registration Schedule
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. In-progress credit is credit for 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 or UAF credits count toward UAA priority registration only upon transfer to UAA.
To check 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 12:00 a.m. on the priority registration day for each student type.
All online registration is completed through UAOnline. The UAOnline site is used to access student records, registration activity and other
account information. New users of university online resources can claim their credentials at me.uaa.alaska.edu. All current and former students of the University of Alaska system have a UAOnline
Registration remains open 24/7 until the close of registration. Telephone assistance
is available during regular business hours at 907-786-1480.
- Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Go to UAOnline and click the "Log In" link.
Step 2: Enter UA username and password (the same credentials for 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
For assistance contact the UAA Call Center at 907-786-4646 or toll-free at 1-877-633-3888
or e-mail email@example.com.
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 Search." On the Class 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.
- Click "Course Search."
- For more search options, click on the "Advanced Search" button near the top of the page.
Step 5: On the search results page there will be a list of classes. Each class will have
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: Once the appropriate course has been found, 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. The browser will navigate to the Register/Add/Drop
Step 7: The selected CRN will display on the Register/Add/Drop page. 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: Classes may be added by CRN directly from the Register/Add/Drop page. Find the Registration
menu, click "Register/Add/Drop," enter the CRN(s) and click the "Complete Registration
- Common Registration Errors
- Closed section: Registration is closed because the class is full. If the class has waitlist seats
available, it is possible to get on the waitlist. See the waitlist instructions below.
- Corequisite required: 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
- Department approval: Registration is limited to students who have departmental approval. Contact the department
to request an override.
- Duplicate CRN: 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
- Registration changes not allowed: The registration period for the class has not yet opened or has passed.
- Registration hold: Registration holds block registration until the hold is removed by the initiating
office. Registration holds may result from:
- Unpaid tuition and fees and/or outstanding balances on the student account (e.g.,
parking fines, course fees). Contact the Cashiering Office at 907-786-1440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Judicial/disciplinary holds. Contact the Dean of Students Office at 907-786-1214 or email@example.com.
- 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 registration at all UA campuses.
Partial Term Courses
Search UAOnline class schedule for partial term courses by clicking "Advanced Search", finding the "Part of Term"
filter and selecting "UAA Main Campus Partial Term."
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 at the University Center or use the online Student-Initiated Drop Form. Check Dates and Deadlines above 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.
When a class is full, it is listed as "closed." Some courses offer a waitlist option.
Students may add themselves to a waitlist through the first week of classes in UAOnline.
Being on the waitlist does not guarantee a seat in the class. If a seat becomes available
in the class the first student in line will receive an e-mail in their preferred e-mail
account and will have a period of time to register for the available space. Students
may also choose to receive waitlist notifications by text message. After 48, 24 or 12 hours (depending how close to semester start date it is) the
next student will be notified.
Waitlisting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is waitlisting?
When a class reaches its maximum enrollment, it is listed as "closed." Many courses
offer a waitlist option; students may sign up to wait for a seat in the class if a
space becomes available. Please be aware that not all courses offer waitlisting.
How do I get on a waitlist?
To be added to the waitlist for a closed class:
- Enter the CRN into the Register/Add/Drop page in UAOnline. Click 'Complete Registration
- Select "Waitlist" from the drop down menu and click the "Complete Registration Changes"
- Drop from the waitlist by choosing "Drop -Web" in the Change drop-down menu on the
Can I waitlist for a course using the class schedule search in UAOnline?
It is not possible to 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 the first person on the waitlist will receive
an e-mail in their preferred e-mail account. (Check or change preferred e-mail address
in the Personal Information tab in UAOnline.) The class space will be available to
that individual for 48, 24, or 12 hours (depending on how close to the semester start
date) 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 registration for the waitlisted class is not conducted within the time indicated
in the notification email, the system removes the student from the waitlist and proceeds
to the next student who is given the opportunity to register. It is possible to be
re-added to the waitlist and get notified again by email if a space becomes available.
What are the restrictions on waitlisting?
It is not possible to waitlist for a class if:
- the waitlisted class would exceed the maximum allowed credits.
- there are holds on the student's account.
- prerequisites or other restrictions for the class are not met.
Am I charged tuition for a waitlisted course?
Tuition is no charged for a waitlisted course until enrollment. In the meantime, complete
registration and pay tuition and fees for other enrolled classes.
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
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.
Special Course Types
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
For questions about Anchorage distance classes, visit the Distance Education Services site, e-mail uaa_eLearning@alaska.edu, or call (907) 786-1730 or toll-free at (855) 582-2337.
- Kenai, Kodiak and Mat-Su eLearning Classes: Kenai, Kodiak and Mat-Su college distance classes are open to UAA students. These
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.
Directed or Independent Study forms 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. 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. 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.
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 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 registered online for a course that has variable credit, select "Change Class Options"
on the Register/Add/Drop page in UAOnline and enter the desired credit amount. The
deadline to change is the add/drop deadline. If the add/drop deadline has passed,
please contact registration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register in Person or by Proxy
Students may register in person by submitting an Add/Drop form. Forms are also available at the University Center.
Students unable to register in person may have a proxy (another person) register for
them. The student must provide the proxy with a signed and completed Proxy for Registration form. The proxy must submit the signed form and a copy of the student's picture ID at
the time of registration. The proxy must follow policies and deadlines governing registration.
Help with Registration
For additional assistance, view step-by-step instructions (pdf) for online registration.
- Pay tuition and fees before published deadlines to avoid being assessed late fees. Students are responsible academically and financially
for their registration activity.
- Purchase textbooks and supplies.
- Officially drop or withdraw by the published deadlines if unable to complete a course. Failure to do so may result in a grade of F or NB
for nonattendance and may affect 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 UAA e-mail and UAOnline accounts for changes or updates.
- Audit to Credit or Credit to Audit
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.
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. Check the Dates and Deadlines page for more information.
Before the semester add/drop deadline, students can drop 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.
Classes with Irregular Dates
Students may drop classes with irregular dates during the 100% refund period, which
ends at 5 pm five business days after the published class start day. No refund is
issued after this period.
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. 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.
Withdrawing 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.