How to Enroll
Applying for Admission
When to Apply
If you're a high school senior, you should apply for admission during the first semester of your senior year. If you're a transfer student, you should apply six to nine months before the beginning of the semester in which you plan to enroll. At the latest, your application should be received by August 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. Applications received after the deadlines will be processed as time permits.
You may reserve on-campus housing when your application for admission has been accepted. If you're interested in single student housing, you should send your application materials at least six months before you plan to enroll. For information on married student housing, contact the UAF Housing Office.
How to Apply
You can get application forms from the Office of Admissions. The following must be received by the Office of Admissions before your application will be considered:
- Application for Admission - A $35 non-refundable processing fee must accompany your application.
- Transcripts - If you haven't enrolled in a college or university before,
you must have your official high school transcript sent to the Office of
If you've attended other colleges and/or universities, you must request official transcripts from each college or university you attended. The transcripts should be sent to the Office of Admissions by the schools. Transcripts will not be accepted if you submit them.
If you're a transfer applicant with less than 30 semester hours of credit, you must submit your high school transcript as well as college transcripts.
- Test Results - If you're an entering freshman in a bachelor's degree
program or a transfer student with less than 30 semester hours of credit, you
must submit the results of either the ACT or SAT examinations. Being accepted to
UAF doesn't depend on minimum test scores; however, these test scores are used
to determine your placement in English, mathematics and other freshman level
courses. It's your responsibility to have the test results sent to the Office of
If you're applying for admission to an associate degree program or to a certificate program requiring English or mathematics, you must submit the results of the SAT, ACT or ASSET test.
If you qualify for an associate or baccalaureate program, and have transferred in 30 semester hours of credit which include appropriate courses in English and mathematics, you don't need to submit test results.
You can get information on ACT or SAT testing centers, ASSET testing, test dates and obtaining test results, from your high school or from the UAF Testing Office
Conditional and Final Acceptance
If you're a qualified applicant, a letter of acceptance will be mailed to you once the above items are received and processed. Your letter of acceptance will spell out any conditions under which you are being admitted.
If you're a qualified applicant in your last year of high school, or attending another college, your acceptance will be conditional until official transcripts are received which show you have satisfactorily completed the work in progress and, if you're a high school senior, that you have graduated.
Your acceptance to UAF is final only when all your credentials have been accepted by the Office of Admissions.
Being accepted at UAF constitutes an agreement of mutual responsibility. You agree to abide by the rules and policies and to act in a responsible, mature manner. The university's contribution is to provide an appropriate academic atmosphere.
If you're a new student accepted for nine or more credits and/or live in university housing, you must submit the following:
- A completed health inventory form to be submitted to the Center for Health and Counseling;
- Negative tuberculin skin test or chest X-ray results;
- Written proof from a medical authority of immunity to:
- Rubeola (measles)
- Diphtheria and Tetanus
Your registration may be withheld for your second semester until these items are submitted.