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1999-2000 Catalog


Applying for Admission

How to Apply

You may request an application from the Office of Admissions, or complete the online Undergraduate Application form. The Office of Admissions must receive the following before your application will be considered:

  1. Application for Admission
    The Office of Admissions must receive your completed application, along with a $35 non-refundable application fee, prior to published application deadlines.
  2. Transcripts
    High school transcripts: All bachelor's degree applicants with fewer than 30 semester credit hours must submit high school transcripts. Applicants to certificate and associate degree programs don't need to send high school transcripts, regardless of the number of credit hours earned.

    College transcripts: All bachelor's degree applicants who have attended a postsecondary institution must arrange for their official college or university transcripts to be sent to UAF. Applicants to certificate or associate degree programs don't need to submit college transcripts. You must arrange for each college or university you've attended to send an official transcript to UAF. Transcripts cannot be accepted if you submit them yourself.
  3. Test Results
    Bachelor's degree applicants: Freshman and transfer applicants with fewer than 30 semester credit hours must submit the results of either the ACT or the SAT examinations. These test scores are used to determine your placement in English, mathematics and other freshman-level courses.

    Certificate and associate degree applicants: Applicants to certificate and associate degree programs don't have to submit standardized test scores, with one exception: students with less than 30 semester credit hours who apply to a certificate or associate degree program requiring English or mathematics course work must submit the results of the SAT, ACT, ASSET or COMPASS test.

    Contact the UAF Testing Office at (907) 474-5277 or your high school for information concerning the ACT, SAT, ASSET or COMPASS tests.

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 Aug. 1 for the fall semester and Dec. 1 for the spring semester. Applications received after the deadlines will be processed as time permits.

You may apply for on-campus housing when you've been admitted to UAF as a degree-seeking student. If you're interested in single student housing, you should send in a housing application at least six months before you plan to enroll. For information on married student housing, contact the UAF Department of Residence Life at (907) 474-7247.

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 evaluated. 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 that 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.

Immunization Policy

If you're a new student enrolled for nine or more credits and/or live in university housing, you must submit the following:

  1. A completed health inventory form to be submitted to the Center for Health and Counseling;
  2. Negative tuberculin skin test or chest X-ray results;
  3. Written proof from a medical authority of immunity to:
    1. Rubeola (measles)
    2. Rubella
    3. Diphtheria and Tetanus
    4. Polio

    Your registration may be withheld for your second semester until these items are submitted.