Anatomy and Physiology Lab Class

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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.

Registration Guide

Before Registration

Class schedules and planning out a schedule using Schedule Planner.

How to Register

Priority registration schedule, online registration, a step-by-step guide, waitlisting, information on partial term and other special courses.

After Registration

Making changes to registration, auditing or changing to audit, dropping and withdrawing from classes.


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 days.

    Please allow 1-2 business days for applications to be processed. Next, search for UA credentials (UA ID number and username) and set a password at ELMO using option 3. 

    Before registering for classes, secondary students must submit a Secondary Student Registration Form. UA ID number is required on this form. Submit the completed form to or in person at the University Center or at a local campus.

    For additional information, please see the Secondary Student Enrollment Policy or contact Enrollment Services 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. 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.

Placement Exams

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.

Class Schedule

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 live.



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.

Online Registration

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 All current and former students of the University of Alaska system have a UAOnline account.

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 Registration

  • 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 at ELMO.

    For assistance contact the UAA Call Center at 907-786-4646 or toll-free at 1-877-633-3888 or e-mail

    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 page.

    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 Changes" button.

  • 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 Changes."
    • 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 with questions.
    • 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
      • Judicial/disciplinary holds. Contact the Dean of Students Office at 907-786-1214 or
      • 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.

Summer 2019 Waitlist Times:

Date Range Time to Add After Notification
2/11/19 - 4/14/19 48 hours
4/15/19 - 5/15/19 24 hours
5/16/19 - 6/27/19 12 hours

Fall 2019 Waitlist Times:

Date Range Time to Add After Notification
3/29/19 - 7/21/19 48 hours
7/22/19 - 8/21/19 24 hours
8/22/19 - 9/2/19 12 hours



  • 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 Changes'.
    • Select "Waitlist" from the drop down menu and click the "Complete Registration Changes" button again.
    • 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?

    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 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.


Special Course Types

  • 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.

    For questions about Anchorage distance classes, visit the Distance Education Services site, e-mail, 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

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.

Changing Registration

  • 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.

  • Drop

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

    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.

    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.

  • Withdrawal

    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.

Contact Registration:
907-786-1480 option 5

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

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