Applying for Admission: Occupational Endorsements

When to Apply

Applications for admission to occupational endorsement programs are due no later than July 1 for the fall semester, or Nov. 1 for the spring semester.

High school seniors are encouraged to apply for admission as early as the first semester of their senior year if providing a list of course work 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

To apply to an occupational endorsement program, apply online at You can also apply by printing an application from the above website or requesting an application from the Office of Admissions. Before your application can be reviewed, the Office of Admissions must receive:

  • Application for Admission
    Your application must be received before the published deadlines, along with a $40 non-refundable fee.
  • Transcripts
    Applicants to occupational endorsement programs aren't required to submit high school or college transcripts but are strongly encouraged to do so.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to an occupational endorsement program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED; or be 18 years of age or older.

Program Completion

Students should check with an advisor for the specific arrangements for their program.

Occupational endorsement programs are designed to give students occupational training in a specific field. These programs require less than 30 credit hours and will be posted to the student's transcript upon completion and approval by the academic department. The credit hours may be applied to other undergraduate degree programs (when applicable).

Where to Get More Information

Office of Admissions
University of Alaska Fairbanks
215 Signers' Hall
P.O. Box 757480
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480
Telephone: 907-474-7500
Toll-free: 1-800-478-1823