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Step-by-step instructions for applying online

Notes about online applications

  • Submitting an application through UAOnline is the quickest way to have your application processed.
  • Once you begin filling out an online application, you can save and complete it later.
  • Please do not submit more than one application unless you are requesting more than one degree.
  • Your social security number and credit card number (Visa or MasterCard) will be requested.
  • Watch a video of how to apply, or follow the steps below.

You don't need to apply if you just want to take classes and are not looking for a degree.

If you'd like to take classes as a non-degree seeking student and are not currently a degree-seeking student (and haven't been in the last five years):

  • Go to UAOnline
  • Begin an online application
  • Choose the non-degree option

More details about registering for classes as a non-degree student.

Other ways of applying

  1. Download the application as a PDF
    If you prefer to print out and mail in a paper application, please download the undergraduate application (PDF) or the graduate application (PDF).
  2. Request a paper application from Admissions
    Contact us by email, letter, phone or fax to request a printed application in the mail.

New students (undergraduate and graduate)

  1. Review your admission requirements
  2. Go to the UAOnline home page
  3. Select Apply for Admission or Check on Status of Application
  4. Select First-time User Account Creation (at bottom of page)
    You will be asked to choose an ID and PIN before continuing to the application form. Please make note of this ID and PIN for future use.
  5. Choose a campus
  6. Click on your application type:
    • U.S. Assoc./Cert 1 & 2 year: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who wish to pursue an associate degree or certificate program
    • U.S. Bachelor – 4 year: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree
    • U.S. Graduate – Master/Phd: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who wish to pursue a master’s degree, doctorate or graduate licensure
    • UA Scholars: students who have been designated as UA Scholars by their high school
    • International Bachelor-4 year: students who are, or will be, in the U.S. on a visa and who wish to pursue a bachelor’s program
    • International Grad-Master/PhD: students who are, or will be, in the U.S. on a visa and who wish to pursue a master’s degree, doctorate or graduate licensure program
  7. Click continue to complete the online application and pay the application fee. (A credit card is required.)

Returning students

  1. Review your admission requirements
  2. Go to the UAOnline home page
  3. Select Log into Secure Area
  4. Log in with your UA User ID number and PIN
  5. Select Student Services
  6. Select Admissions
  7. Choose a campus
  8. Click on your application type:
    • U.S. Assoc./Cert 1 & 2 year: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who wish to pursue an associate degree or certificate program
    • U.S. Bachelor – 4 year: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree
    • U.S. Graduate – Master/Phd: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who wish to pursue a master’s degree, doctorate or graduate licensure
    • UA Scholars: students who have been designated as UA Scholars by their high school
    • International Bachelor-4 year: students who are, or will be, in the U.S. on a visa and who wish to pursue a bachelor’s program
    • International Grad-Master/PhD: students who are, or will be, in the U.S. on a visa and who wish to pursue a master’s degree, doctorate or graduate licensure program
  9. Click continue to complete the online application and pay the application fee. (A credit card is required.)
Outdoor broomball, played on the ice in front of the SRC, is a popular intramural sport at UAF.
Outdoor broomball, played on the ice in front of the SRC, is a popular intramural sport at UAF.

Special instructions for:


Important dates

Undergraduate student application deadlines

  • November 1 - spring semester
  • May 1 - summer sessions
  • June 15 - fall semester

Graduate student application deadlines

NOTE: Grad student application deadlines may vary by program. Be sure to refer to your department.
  • October 15 - spring semester
  • May 1 - summer sessions
  • June 1 - fall semester

International student application deadlines

NOTE: Grad student application deadlines may vary by program. Be sure to refer to your department.
  • March 1 - fall semester
  • September 1 - spring semester

Note:  Applications received after the published deadlines may not be processed by the beginning of the semester. Please contact an admissions counselor for more information. 


Admission requirements for

Students enjoy the warmth and party atmosphere at the 2012 Starvation Gulch activites on the Fairbanks campus.
Students enjoy the warmth and party atmosphere at the 2012 Starvation Gulch activites on the Fairbanks campus.


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