How to Apply

To change your major please fill out the UAF Change of Major Form

  • Change of Major Form - pdf
    • Please submit your Change of Major Form to Crystal Frank at for required signatures & further processing.
    • Please note: this form may only be used by undergraduate students who have been formally admitted to degree seeking status.

To Apply for the BA degree in Alaska Native Studies (ANS) OR Rural Development (RD), you must:

NO Undergraduate student application deadlines

NOTE: Students applying to baccalaureate programs after the published deadlines will be considered for admission into premajor, bachelor's intended status. Applications are processed in the order they are received. Applications received after the published deadlines may not be processed by the beginning of the semester.

If you did not apply online, send completed application packets to:

UAF Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 757480
Fairbanks , Alaska 99775-7480
(907) 474-7500; (800) 478-1UAF; Fax: (907) 474-5379

For specific information about the ANS or RD Bachelor's degree program, please call:

1-888-574-6528 (Fairbanks DANSRD Office) or 1-800-770-9531 (Anchorage DANSRD Office) or email

To schedule an undergraduate advising session with Ellarae Miner, CLICK HERE.


Admission to the UAF Master's degree program in Rural Development (RD) follows UAF Graduate School requirements and deadlines.

To apply for the MA degree, you must have:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 ("B") cumulative grade point average in undergraduate studies, and a 3.0 average in your major.

BA degrees should be in one of the following: Rural Development, Alaska Native Studies, Business Administration, Natural Resources Management, Political Science, Economics, Northern Studies, or a related field, based on review and approval of RD program faculty.

  • TOEFL = 550 (if English is not your first language)
  • Three letters of recommendation (signed, dated and no more than two years old)
  • Original transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
  • Resume/vitae

NOTE: Students with a BA degree grade point average below 3.0 must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Application deadlines:

Fall semester admission: April 15 (DANSRD ONLY)
Spring semester admission: October 15 (DANSRD ONLY)

Completed an Admissions application:

UAF Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 757480
Fairbanks , Alaska 99775-7480
Phone: (907) 474-7500; Toll free: (800) 478-1UAF; Fax: (907) 474-5379

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