Special instructions

About Western Undergraduate Exchange

Application instructions


Special instructions

  1. Apply to UAF online, using the instructions for new students.
     
  2. Fill out and send in the WUE application (PDF).

About Western Undergraduate Exchange

Undergraduates living in western states can use WUE to get higher education at a public college or university outside their home state but within the western region at a reduced tuition cost. WUE eligibility at UAF is reserved for incoming undergraduate students pursuing approved programs.

WUE states

WUE participating states

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI).

NOTE: Students attending any campus of the University of Alaska system under the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are receiving the benefit of reduced tuition because of their residency in a partner state. Therefore, time spent in WUE does not count toward the time to establish residency in Alaska for tuition purposes.

Tuition and fees

As a WUE participant you will be charged a reduced tuition rate equal to 150 percent of the amount charged to Alaska residents. University fees, books and supplies, and room and board are the same for all students at UAF.

Find out the specifics on WUE tuition and fees.

Approved programs of study

Students can pursue any major available at UAF but cannot be undeclared.

Bachelor's degrees

Accounting
Alaska Native Studies
Anthropology
Art
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development & Family Studies
Civil Engineering
Communication
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Earth Science
Economics
Education, Elementary
Electrical Engineering
Emergency Management
English
Eskimo (Inupiaq or Yup'ik)
Fisheries
Foreign Languages
Geography
Geological Engineering
Geology
History
Japanese Studies
Journalism
Justice
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Music
Natural Resources Management
Northern Studies
Petroleum Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Physics, Applied
Political Science
Psychology
Rural Development
Russian Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Statistics
Technology
Theatre
Wildlife Biology
Yup'ik Language & Culture

Associate degrees

Accounting, Applied
Apprenticeship Technology
Aviation Maintenance
Business, Applied
Community Health
Construction Management
Construction Trades Technology
Culinary Arts
Dental Assistant
Early Childhood Education
Educator: Para-Professional
Emergency Services
Human Services
Information Technology Specialist
Interdisciplinary Studies
Medical Assistant
Native Language Education
Paralegal Studies
Piloting, Professional
Process Technology
Renewable Resources
Tribal Management
Yup'ik Language Proficiency

Certificates

Accounting Technician
Airframe
Airframe & Powerplant
Automotive Technology
Aviation Technology
Business Management, Applied
Community Health
Construction Trades Technology
Culinary Arts
Dental Assistant
Diesel/Heavy Equipment
Drafting Technology
Early Childhood Education
Educator: Para-Professional
Ground Vehicle Maintenance
Health Care Reimbursement
High Latitude Range Management
Information Technology Specialist
Instrumentation Technology
Medical Assistant
Medical/Dental Reception
Mining Applications & Technologies
Native Language Education
Office Management and Technology
Phlebotomy
Power Generation
Powerplant
Rural Human Services
Safety, Health & Environmental Awareness Technology
Tribal Management
Veterinary Science
Yup'ik Language Proficiency


Application instructions

New students (undergraduate and graduate)

New students: Students who have never attended the University of Alaska before.
  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: 

    • 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.)
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