How to apply

Going to college in Alaska is only a few steps away.  Ready to get started?

    Review the requirements below and apply to your university of choice. Each institution has an admissions application to complete and submit online. You will need to setup a new user account if you don’t already have one. There is usually an application fee, so be ready to make payment when you apply. Applications, information and contacts for help can be accessed through the admissions links below.

    An academic advisor is your guide to college, connecting you with a program and helping you find the tools you need to succeed. You should meet with an advisor as soon as possible after acceptance to the university to help plan your academic journey.

    Unless you’re a millionaire you probably need help paying for classes, books and fees. Your college costs will depend on what school you select, how many classes you want to take, and for how much aid you qualify. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is required for federal, state and privately funded student loans and scholarships in Alaska. Fill it out at early to take advantage of the most funding opportunities. There are hundreds of scholarship opportunities for University of Alaska students. Explore them online via AcademicWorks.

    Class registration begins in early April for the the fall semester, early November for the spring semester and early February for summer semester.

    If you are not intending to seek a degree you can register for a class through UAOnline

    The new My Future Alaska gateway provides prospective students transfer checks, guided transfer pathways and campus profiles (which include information on general education requirements, admission guidelines, and more) and a cost calculator for financial planning.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary depending upon the course of study. There may not be any requirements to just take a class, but admission into certificate, bachelor, or graduate programs does require meeting institutional requirements.

Certificate/Associate Degree Programs

  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) diploma

Bachelor Degree Programs

  • graduate from an accredited high school with a GPA of at least 3.00, pass a high school core curriculum, and complete either the ACT or SAT; or
  • graduate from an accredited high school with a GPA of at least 2.50, pass a high school core curriculum, and score at least 18 on the ACT, or 955 on the SAT

Applicants with more than 30 semester credits must only submit prior college transcript(s). Applicants with less than 30 semester credits must submit high school transcripts and test scores in addition to their college transcripts, and will be evaluated based on all three.

More information for transfer applicants

High school graduation or GED. Minimum college/university GPA of 2.0 (Students with 1.75-2.0 combined college GPA may be admitted to certain baccalaureate programs with academic advising as a requirement.)

Students with 30 or more college credits must have a GPA of at least a 2.00; and left their previous institution in good standing. Students with fewer than 30 credits must have a college level GPA of 2.0, left their previous institution in good standing; and meet high school GPA requirements and SAT/ACT scores.

The admission requirements for military and veteran applicants are the same as any other transfer student. We accept credits from Joint Services Transcript (JST), which includes Officer and Warrant Officer training, joint military training conducted by other services, and DANTES funded test scores. We also accept credits from Air University/Community College of the Air Force.

If you have not attended college before, or have less than 30 college level credits, send official high school transcripts or your GED. After you have been admitted and submitted all of your transcripts, the Registrar's Office will complete an official transfer evaluation and evaluate documented military credit. Please visit the university veteran student services pages for more information.


In general, applicants may be admitted to a graduate program if they have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 3.0 (B) cumulative undergraduate GPA and a 3.0 (B) GPA in their major. Requirements vary by program.

International applicants require an F1 or J1 visa in order to travel to the United States. The admission qualifications for international students are the same as domestic students with the addition of documented proof of English proficiency.
International students who are applying to an online only degree do not need to fulfill the visa requirements.

 Anyone can take a class at the University of Alaska. There are no GPA or transcript requirements to be a non-degree seeking student, however some courses require prerequisite coursework or test scores in order to enroll. Sign-up for a class from any UA campus at uaonline.

(Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.)


For the best information and to submit an application, please visit the admissions websites for the university you wish to attend.