Admission to a Degree Program
If you are seeking a degree at UAF, you must be admitted to a certificate or degree program. If you have not enrolled in a college or university before, you must have your official high school transcript sent to the admissions office. If you have attended other colleges and/or universities, you must request official transcripts from each college or university you attended. There is no need to request transcripts from other campuses in the University of Alaska system. The transcripts must be sent directly to the admissions office by the schools. Transcripts will not be accepted if you submit them. If you are a transfer applicant with fewer than 30 semester hours of credit, you must submit your high-school transcript as well as college transcripts.
How to apply
You may apply online at www.uaf.edu/admissions/apply/ or get an application form from the Office of Admissions and the Registrar on the first floor of Signers’ Hall or the UAF Community and Technical College Student Advising and Registration Center, 604 Barnette Street, Suite 110.
- A non-refundable processing fee is due at the time of application:
- $40 for an occupational endorsement, certificate, or associate degree application
- $50 for a baccalaureate application
- Application deadline:
- For fall semester: June 15
- For spring semester: November 1
Readmission of Former Degree Students
As a former undergraduate degree student, you must notify UAF in advance when you plan to resume your studies. You remain eligible to register for classes in your degree program if you have not been academically disqualified, you have not attended a non-UA institution since you were last enrolled at UAF, your lapse in enrollment is less than five years, and you are continuing with the same degree program. If you do not meet these requirements or have a lapse of over five years in enrollment, you must reapply for admission.
For more information on the admissions process contact the Office of Admissions and the Registrar at 907-474-7500 or toll-free at 800-478-1823 or go to www.uaf.edu/admissions/.
Many UAF students use some kind of financial aid to help pay for their university education. Types of financial include scholarships, loans, grants and more. Financial aid can help pay for tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses. It provides access to higher education by offering a way to meet the costs, and it allows students to persist in completing their educational objectives.
In order to be considered for financial aid students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov; the application process may take up to six weeks. Federal, state and most other funding agencies require you to be enrolled in a degree program if you are receiving financial aid. Admission applications received after the published deadlines are not guaranteed admission to a degree program before the first day of instruction and this may affect financial aid packages.
Contact the UAF Community and Technical College Financial Aid Officer at 907-455-2832.
The ACCUPLACER covers basic skill areas of reading, writing and math. It is used to help determine your readiness for specific course work. All entering associate degree students, certificate students and students planning to take a 100-level written communications or mathematics course are required to provide scores from the ACCUPLACER, ACT or SAT tests.
Assessment tests can be taken, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on a walk-in basis at UAF Testing Services, 211 Gruening (474-5277), Rural Student Services, Brooks Building (474-7871) or at the UAF Community and Technical College. Special appointments for CTC can be made by calling 455-2851.
Academic advisors help students select, plan and complete their academic goals. If you have declared a major, your advisor will be a faculty member from your academic department. For general associate of arts students, the UAF Community and Technical College Student Advising and Registration Center will place you with a general academic advisor. All undergraduate degree students must obtain their advisor’s signature and return their registration form to the UAF Community and Technical College Student Advising and Registration Center at 604 Barnette Street or the Office of Admissions and the Registrar in Signer’s Hall every semester for permission to register. To schedule an advising appointment call 907-455-2800 or 877-882-8827.