Transfer to UAF

Ranked among the world’s best small universities, we are a national and global leader in climate change and Arctic research. Our programs are affordable, hands-on and Alaska-focused. Our graduates are service-minded and ready to tackle any challenge. Transfer to UAF and begin your adventure today. 



Getting started: How to transfer to UAF

We are here to help you make the process of transferring colleges as quick and easy as possible. Here’s how to get started:

Apply for admission to UAF

On the Apply page, you’ll be prompted to create a new student admissions account (or sign in) and select whether to complete an undergraduate/graduate application or a non-degree seeking application. You can also find more information about transcripts, test scores and requirements for transfer students

Send official transcripts from your current school or any previous colleges and universities to UAF.

Please email electronic transcripts to or mail to:

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 757480
Fairbanks AK 99775-7480

If you've completed less than 30 credits, please send your official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores in addition to your college transcripts. If you are applying to UAF for the academic years 2022-23, 2023-24, 2024-25 or summer 2025, your ACT and SAT scores will be waived.



Information for transferring students

Transfer credit is credit that has been earned from other accredited institutions, through military educational experiences, approved National exams (CLEP, AP, IB) or credit accepted by special approval. Where possible, your transfer credit is equated with UAF courses and all other classes will transfer as elective credit. If you are transferring from a quarter system, your credits will be converted to semester credits.

General education requirements for transfer students

Your general education requirements will be waived if you have earned a bachelor's degree, an associate of arts degree or an associate of science degree from a regionally accredited institution. If you’re planning to transfer to UAF from UAA or UAS, you can transfer any general education requirements you have already completed.

GPA for transfer students

GPAs from other colleges or universities (including UAA and UAS) are not computed in your GPA for UAF; however, they are used when determining your eligibility for honors at the time of graduation. 

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Find information for military transfer students

As a military-friendly college, we offer flexible online degree programs and award credit for applicable military training and experience.

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Talk to an admissions counselor

Have questions? We have experts here to help students transfer to UAF.