Frequently Asked Questions


What are the dates of ASRA 2018?

July 23 to August 3,2018

ASRA is a two week, day program (no housing provided) from Monday through Friday (no weekends, although select modules may meet on Saturday, July 28)

When and where do I drop off and pick up my child?

Drop off and Sign in: 9:00AM on main floor of the Reichardt Building at UAF located at 1930 Yukon Drive

Pick up and Sign out: 5:00PM on main floor of Reichardt Building at UAF located at 1930 Yukon Drive

If there is to be any deviation from this after the 1st day, you will be informed by your instructor.

The beginning of our first and the last day presentations will take place in the Murie auditorium this year.  More details to come.

Will there be a final presentation?

On the final day of ASRA, August 3rd, students will present their work to parents and the public in a scientific forum-style presentation.

Who can apply?

For middle school modules, students entering grades 6-8 in the fall of 2018 can apply. For high school modules, students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2018 can apply.

When is the Application due?

April 15, 2018

How much does it cost?

$700 per student.  A limited amount of tuition support is available.

What should I bring each day?

All students need to bring a sack lunch and appropriate clothing for spending time outside. Students should also bring mosquito repellant and sun screen. Instructors will contact students/guardians via email if they need the students in their module to bring additional items.

Can you find housing for my out-of-town student?

No. We are sorry that we cannot provide that service.

Is there a deposit?

No. In past years there was a $50 deposit, but we have eliminated that requirement. Full payment is due upon acceptance.

Can I take two modules at the same time?

Students choose one module for the entire program.

Do I get college credit?

No, we do not offer college credit for this program.

What if I can't afford to come?

Fill out the financial aid form on the application.

Can I use the UA employee tuition waiver to pay for ASRA?

No, the tuition waiver does not cover ASRA.

What if I have other questions?

Please feel free to call Lynnette Dunn at 907-474-7221 or email her at with any questions you may have.

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