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 July 1 for fall semester, Nov. 1 for spring semester or May 1 for summer semester.

High school seniors are encouraged to apply for admission as early as the first semester of their senior year and should provide an official high school transcript including a list of courses 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

Apply online at www.uaf.edu/admissions/. Application forms may also be printed from the above website or requested from the Office of Admissions. Before an application can be reviewed, the Office of Admissions must receive:

Admission Requirements

For admission to associate/certificate programs, official documentation must be provided showing that the applicant:

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

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

Students under the age of 18 who will not have a high school diploma or GED prior to the start of their first semester are not admissible but may take courses as a non-degree student. Upon turning 18 they may apply for admission to an associate or certificate level program.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are eligible for admission if they left their previous accredited institution(s) in good standing. Admission status will be determined on an individual basis if a student attended an unaccredited postsecondary institution. Students transferring with fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable credit must submit placement scores from the ACT Plus Writing (preferred), SAT or ACCUPLACER test. Test results must be less than two years old. See Transferring Credits for more information.

High School Students

High school students may take classes at UAF. There are two enrollment options -- Secondary Student Enrollment and TECH PREP; both have specific requirements but do not require admission to UAF.

Home-Schooled Students

Home-schooled students may be admitted to an associate or certificate program if the student is at least 18 years old, holds a GED, graduated from a state-sponsored correspondence program with a high school diploma or with the approval of the director of admissions.

After Acceptance

Qualified applicants will receive a letter of acceptance once all items are received and evaluated. This letter will list any conditions under which the student is being admitted.

Qualified applicants who are in their last year of high school or who are attending another college will receive conditional acceptance. Acceptance becomes final when the Office of Admissions receives official transcripts showing the student has satisfactorily completed all work in progress and that high school seniors have graduated. Acceptance to UAF is final only when the Office of Admissions has accepted all necessary credentials.

Request To Postpone

An offer of admission to UAF is valid for the semester for which the applicant applied. Requests to postpone admission until a later semester may be made in writing to the Office of Admissions. Admission may be postponed for up to one calendar year. Students are required to notify the Office of Admissions if they are attending another school outside the University of Alaska Statewide System.

Readmission of Former Degree-seeking Students

Undergraduate degree-seeking students who choose not to enroll for a semester or more may be eligible to re-enroll in their original degree program without reapplying for admission. Students remain eligible to register for classes if:

Students who meet all of the above requirements should consult with their academic advisor and register for classes. Students who do not meet all of these requirements should submit a regular undergraduate application for admission along with the $40 processing fee and transcripts of any non-UA course work taken. Students who are unsure about their status should contact the Office of Admissions.

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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