Welcome to UAF!
Attend a New Nanook Night free virtual session to get expert guidance on the initial to-do’s you must complete before meeting with your academic advisor to select courses for your first semester. Sessions are held weekly and are recommended for all new students, transfer students and students returning to college after a break.
Let us know whether you'd like to accept your admission, postpone it or if you'll be unable to attend.
Follow these instructions to set up your UAF student account (select "Activate My UA Account" tab). For more assistance, contact the OIT Support Center at 800-478-8226, 907-450-8300 or email@example.com.
If you're starting at UAF in the academic years 2022-23, 2023-24, 2024-25, your ACT and SAT score requirements for admission will be waived, but if you’ve taken the SAT, ACT, Accuplacer or AP or IB exam — send us your scores for course placement. Be sure to take your math placement test.
*You can submit your ACT or SAT scores by requesting them to be sent from ACT or College Board (SAT and AP), the UAF school code for ACT 0064 is and for SAT is 4866.
To be considered official, transcripts must arrive in sealed envelopes from the institution. You may also submit your transcripts electronically through a secure transcript service.
If you haven't taken the ACT/SAT, complete the UAF Writing Placement exam. If you don't have math transfer credit (including AP), then please take the ALEKS.
You’ll need to meet with your advisor before you are eligible to register for your classes.
Registration is done on UAOnline. Textbooks can be ordered online or purchased at the UAF Bookstore.
We may need additional information from you to approve you for in-state tuition status (PDF) or for the Western Undergraduate Exchange program (WUE). You can find your residency status on your acceptance letter or check it at UAOnline.
Explore the scholarships, grants and loans that are available to UAF students, and don't forget to submit your FAFSA by June 30 to qualify for the Alaska Performance Scholarship if you are a graduate of an Alaska high school.
*UAF's FAFSA school code: 001063
The priority housing application deadline is June 30 — apply before then for the most room options. First-year students 20 years old and younger are required to live on campus their first year. For questions or assistance with your housing application, please contact UAF Residence Life at 907-474-7247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UAF Honors College provides a diverse and welcoming community of high-achieving students who are interested in pursuing a rigorous academic experience, in the context of a highly interdisciplinary and supportive learning environment. Honors students gain access to a generous scholarship program, one-on-one mentoring and advising, tailored academic programming, and unique research and experiential learning. The Honors College also features the Climate Scholars Program, the first program of its kind in the world, offering honors students interested in climate resiliency the chance to impact climate science and policy, in Alaska and around the globe. To learn more, visit our website, or contact our staff at email@example.com.
UAF does not require COVID-19 vaccinations for students, staff or faculty to attend classes or live on campus. Read the full message from Chancellor White. Un-vaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing while on campus.
Required immunizations for students living in campus housing
All newly admitted students living in campus housing must provide proof of the following immunizations, which can be uploaded to the Student Health and Counseling Center patient portal.
- Meningococcal (MCV4) - administered after the age of 16
- Tetanus (Tdap, TD) - administered in the last 10 years)
- 2 Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR)
- Tuberculosis Skin Test (TB) - required with initial move in
Now that you have registered for classes, we will only be able to provide your student information to you. If you would like for your parents, guardian or another individual to have access to your information, submit a FERPA release to grant them access to some or all of your information. This includes grades, account balances and any other information related to you.
The PolarExpress card is the official UAF photo identification card used by students to access UAF facilities and to make purchases. The card includes your name, photograph and student identification number. Your PolarExpress card is how you'll access secure buildings (such as residence halls), your meal plan, bear bucks, the library and computer labs, and other activities. Learn more about the PolarExpress card.
New fall students — Complete the PolarExpress card request form, including uploading a passport-style "selfie" and a copy of a government-issued ID. Your PolarExpress card will be available to pick up at Rev-it-Up Residence Hall Move-in Day or at the Office of the Bursar at the start of the semester. You can also request your card be mailed to you — mailed cards may not arrive until after the beginning of the semester.
Read the directions on how to apply for scholarships. Then visit the Foundation Scholarship Application Portal and sign in to complete the scholarships application.
Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines. We recommend that you pay close attention to add/drop and withdrawal deadlines each semester.
Start the semester off with a bang! Packed full of a mix of activities and information sessions, New Student Orientation is your connection to campus resources and a great way to meet other Nanooks. Orientation is required for most new students. Programming includes Parent and Family Orientation, Transfer Student Orientation, and Student Veteran Orientation.