Applying for Admission: Certificate or Associate Degree Programs

When to Apply

Freshman and transfer applications for admission to certificate or associate degree programs are due no later than July1 for the fall semester, or Nov. 1 for the spring semester.

High school seniors are encouraged to apply for admission during the first semester of their senior year and provide a list of course work in progress. Transfer students should apply at least three to four months prior to the beginning of the semester in which they plan to enroll.

How to Apply

To apply to a certificate or associate degree program, apply online at www.uaf.edu/admissions/. You can also apply by printing an application from the above website or requesting an application from the Office of Admissions. Before your application can be reviewed, the Office of Admissions must receive:

Admission Requirements

For admission to associate/certificate programs, you must:

  1. be at least 18 years old, or
  2. have a high school diploma*, or
  3. have a General Educational Development (GED) diploma.

* To earn a high school diploma in Alaska, you must fulfill all curriculum requirements and satisfactorily complete all three competency areas of the High School Qualifying Exam.

If you are under the age of 18 and do not have a high school diploma or GED, you are not admissible but may take courses as a non-degree student. Upon turning 18, you may apply for admission to an associate or certificate level program.

Transfer Students

If you have attended other accredited institutions, you are eligible for admission if you left your previous institution(s) in good standing. If you're transferring with fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable credit, you must submit placement scores from the ACT (preferred), SAT or COMPASS tests. Test results must be less than two years old. If you have attended an unaccredited postsecondary institution, your admission status will be determined on an individual basis. See Transferring Credits for more information.

High School Students

High school students may take classes at UAF. One program, Alaska Higher Education Admission Decision (AHEAD), requires formal admittance to UAF. The other two enrollment options, Secondary Student Enrollment and TECH PREP, have specific requirements but do not call for admission to UAF. See the Registration section for description of non-admission opportunities.

Home-Schooled Students

Home-schooled students who have gone through a state-recognized program and have a valid high school diploma may be admitted to a certificate or associate program following regular UAF admission standards. See admission requirements above for additional information.

Home-schooled students who have not gone through a state-recognized program may be admitted to a certificate or associate program by one of two paths:

After Acceptance

If you're a qualified applicant, a letter of acceptance will be mailed to you once all items are received and evaluated.

Conditional acceptance - Your letter of acceptance will list any conditions under which you are being admitted.

Final acceptance - Your acceptance to UAF is final only when all your credentials have been accepted by the Office of Admissions.

Request To Postpone

Your offer of admission to UAF is valid for the semester for which you applied. If you want to postpone your admission until a later semester, you may request permission from the Office of Admissions. Your enrollment may be postponed for up to one calendar year. You are required to notify the Office of Admissions if you are attending another school outside the University of Alaska Statewide System.

Readmission of Former Degree-seeking Students

If you're an undergraduate degree student and you choose not to enroll for a semester or more, you may be eligible to re-enroll in your degree program without reapplying for admission. You remain eligible to register for classes in your degree program if:

If you meet all the above requirements, you need only consult with your advisor and register for classes. If you do not meet all these requirements, you need to submit a regular undergraduate application for admission along with the $40 processing fee and transcripts of any non-UA course work taken.

Where to Get More Information

Office of Admissions
University of Alaska Fairbanks
215 Signers' Hall
P.O. Box 757480
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480
E-mail: admissions@uaf.edu
Online: www.uaf.edu/admissions/
Telephone: 907-474-7500
Toll-free: 1-800-478-1823


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