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We are here to help you through the admission process!
Feel free to contact us at anytime at 907-796-6100, toll free at 877-465-4827, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also chat with us live Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Alaska Standard Time.
The admission application fees are:
- Occupational Endorsement - Free
- Certificate - $40
- Associate - $40
- Bachelor's - $50
- Master's - $60
- Graduate Certificate - $60
No, the admission application fee is non-refundable.
The admissions deadlines are:
- Fall Semester - August 1
- Spring Semester - December 15
- Summer Semester - May 1
If you started an admission application but didn't finish and are unable to log back in, the best option is to simply restart the online application.
Depending on the time of the year, if your application is complete it will be processed within approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email notifying you we have received your application and of any remaining requirements.
You should fill-out an application only if you are interested in pursuing a degree program or want to register online.
Otherwise, in order to sign up for classes, you simply need to fill out a Course Registration form.
Admission fee waivers are limited and evaluated on a case by case basis.
For consideration due to extenuating circumstances, contact the Director of Admissions at (907) 796-6100 or toll free at (877) 465-4827.
UAS considers a transcript to be official if it has been sent to us directly by the issuing high school or college.
If the transcript is given to you in a sealed envelope, in order for it to remain official, the envelope must be given to the Admissions Office in the original sealed envelope from the sending institution(s).
If you are unable to attend the semester you are admitted, your application may be postponed once for up to one year.
If you would like to postpone your application, please contact Admissions at (907) 796-6100 (toll free at (877) 465-4827) or by email email@example.com.
You are not bound to an academic program if you decide not to attend the University of Alaska Southeast.
Students are free to attend the college of their choice; however we request that you contact contact Admissions at (907) 796-6100 (toll free at (877) 465-4827) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so that we may inactivate your file.
No, being admitted is just a part of the enrollment process.
In order to be enrolled, you must be fully admitted and registered for classes.
That is ok, and completely normal. Many students do not know 100% what they want to study or major in, or change their major at some point during their college career.
If you do not know what you want to major in, we recommend that you apply for either the Associate of Arts degree or the Bachelor's Intended.
After you have taken several classes and know what you are interested in, you can simply change your major.
Yes, and make arrangements for your final high school transcript to be sent after graduation.
Partial high school transcripts will be used to review eligibility for admission to our degree programs, as well as possibly conditional admitting students, which is often needed for scholarship applications.
Contact your state's Department of Education. Generally the Department of Education will have a request form on their website you can fill out to get an official copy of your GED. There may be a fee involved.
It is also understood that a home school transcript may be different than a high school transcript. Regardless of the format, a transcript should include 9th to 12th grade courses, and the time frame of each course (academic year and semester) and must be from an accredited home school program. In addition, an assessment of performance (letter grade, percentage, etc.) is needed. Occasionally applicants may be asked to submit additional information regarding coursework.
If you completed a home school program that is not accredited, you will need to take the GED and submit a copy of your completed GED.
Alaskan high school students who have not passed the Alaska High School Qualifying exam cannot be admitted to a degree program at UAS unless they meet their high school graduation requirements or complete a GED.
Students may take classes at UAS as a non-degree seeking student.
As an open enrollment university, it is our goal to help anyone who has a strong desire to pursue higher education.
However, if your cumulative GPA is below a 2.00 you can only apply for an associate or certificate program, and may be admitted on probation. If admitted on probation you will be required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 during your first semester.
Yes, all recent high school graduates will be considered Freshmen even if they participated in a dual enrollment program and have college credits.
No, UAS does not require students to live on campus.
In order to receive credit for prior courses completed at another institution you must first apply for admissions.
Upon being admitted, your transcripts will be given to the Credentials Evaluator for review and evaluation. The process for evaluating credits generally takes 2-4 weeks.
UAS will transfer only college level credit from institutions that are accredited by one of the following regional accrediting agencies:
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- New England Association of Colleges and Schools
- Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
In order to receive credit from institutions outside the University of Alaska system, a grade of "C" or higher must be earned.
Grades of a 'D" or above are transferable only within the University of Alaska system, however they may not be acceptable to satisfy academic major requirements.
Yes. Students are required to send in transcripts for any school where they have an academic record - even in they never attended and withdrew from all classes.
Failure to disclose and send in official copies of all transcripts may result in your application being denied.
Transfer credit equivalents vary among semester, unit and quarter universities.
Courses equated to UAS courses that are short 1.00 credit or less, will meet UAS course requirements without requiring a petition and you would simply make up that credit elsewhere in your degree program (such as in your electives).
If you are short more than 1.00 credit for a particular requirement, please contact your advisor.
Transfer credits are not included in your UAS grade point average (GPA) computation, except to determine eligibility for graduation with honors.
Courses below a 100 level are not transferable to UAS.
This does not necessarily mean that your courses will not transfer. It may be that the courses are not yet part of our database, which is always growing.
For more information, contact our Credentials Evaluator, Trisha Lee at (907) 796-6366.
Yes, UAS evaluates documented military credit from CCAF, AARTS, SMART, Coast Guard Institute transcripts, as well as DD214 and DD295 forms. Evaluations are done using the recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE). Additional information about military credit is available in the UAS catalog or by contacting the Transcript Evaluator, Trisha Lee at (907) 796-6366.
Yes, UAS offers a few select distance degrees to students who reside outside of the state of Alaska.* Indicates program is offered distance to out of state students. Non-resident surcharges may apply.
** WUE state only
Computer Information and Office Systems*
Health Information Management Coding Specialist*
Small Business Management*
AAS in Business Administration*
AAS in Computer Information Office Systems*
AAS in Health Information Management**
Bachelor of Business Administration* (Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, or Marketing)
Master of Education in Educational Technology*
Master of Public Administration* (also available in Whitehorse, YT Canada)
At UAS you can contact Eric Ramaekers, the Assistant Director of Financial Aid who is our VA certifying official. You can email Eric at email@example.com or contact him by phone at 907-796-6255.
To view the most frequently asked questions regarding the new GI Bill, check out: http://newgibill.org/get_answers#page_top.
It is recommended that international students apply for admission to the University of Alaska Southeast 6 to 9 months prior to the start of the semester they would like to attend.
The F-1 visa is the most common visa for international students who want to study in the United States at an accredited college or university.
F-2 visas are for an international student's spouse or child (under 21 years of age).
The best place is to visit the US Embassy or consulate website in your country for student visa procedures.
To apply for an F-1 student visa you will need a Form I-20, which you will receive once you have been admitted to UAS.
After you receive your Form I-20 you can make an appointment for a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or consulate in your country to apply for a student visa.
It is best to apply for your student visa as early as possible, as the process can take a while.
Your visa can be issued to you up to 120 days prior to your reporting date.
During the interview be prepared to answer questions regarding ties to your home country, your English language skills, your academic background, the UAS program you have been admitted to and proof of your financial ability to cover your college costs.
The UAS Designated School Official (DSO) provides international students with the Form I-20 only after:
- the student has been admitted to an approved UAS degree program; and
- the student has provided evidence that they can meet all of the costs associated with the degree program.
Due to possible delays or issues that may arise, it is recommended that you do not make your travel arrangements until you have received your F-1 student visa.
You can enter the United States with your F-1 student visa up to 30 days prior to the beginning date on your Form I-20.
Your student visa will show the dates it is valid through.
Remember that your visa stamp in your passport must be valid when you are entering or re-entering the United States.
- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 92970
Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
- World Education Services, Inc.
PO Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
A Sister City is an agreement between the University of Alaska and a foreign country that allows residents from the locations listed below to qualify for in-state tuition as an international student.
Students from the following locations will receive resident tuition rates:
|Country||City or Province|
|Canada||Whitehorse Yukon Territory, Inuvik Northwest Territory|
|China||Harbin, Heilongjiang Province|
|Great Britain||Whitby, England|
|Japan||Chitose, Hokkaido Prefecture, Kanayama, Nemuro,|
|Norway||Hammerfest, Mo, Tromso|
|Russia||Khabarovsk Region, Magadan, Mirnyy, Noglicki, Okha, Providenya, Yukutsk, Vladivostok, Yelisovo|
The admission fees for graduate programs are:
- Master's degree - $60
- Graduate certificate - $60
No, the admissions application fee is non-refundable.
The School of Management and School of Education graduate programs accept applications throughout the year. An applicant must complete the admission process by the end of the term they have applied for admission.
Yes, applicants can postpone their application up to one year.
If you would like to postpone your application, simply fill out a Postpone Form and return it to the Admissions Office.
Depending on the time of the year, if your application is complete it will be processed within approximately one week.
You will receive an email notification that states your application has been received as well as list any remaining requirements.
Applications may be expedited in special circumstances, please contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions about your application.
The School of Management MPA program allows students to take up to two courses before applying to the program to ensure the degree applies to the student’s future plans. Admission to the program must be completed prior to registering for the third course in the degree program. Students are advised to take PADM 601 Introduction to Public Administration as one of first two classes in the degree. PADM 601 Introduction to Public Administration provides a general overview of the core courses offered in the degree as well as an introduction to the technology and electronic library that is used throughout the program.
Some of the School of Education graduate courses allow students to take the class prior to being admitted into one of the graduate degree programs, however it varies by course. Students should contact the School of Education, or faculty member, regarding registration.
It depends on the graudate program. The following graduate degree programs are available by e-Learning to students outside of the state of Alaska:
- Master of Education in Educational Technology
- Mater of Public Administration - outside of Alaska, available to residents of the Yukon Territory in Canada only
Non-resident surcharges may apply.
No, if your bachelor's degree was awarded from a University of Alaska campus, you do not need to have those transcripts sent to UAS.
No, admitted means that you have been accepted into the program, enrolled means that you are registered in a class.
The UAS MPA program allows students to take up to two courses before applying to the program to ensure the degree applies to the student’s future plans. Admission to the program must be completed prior to registering for the third course in the degree program, however, registration requires the approval of the MPA Director. Please contact us for more information.
No, currently UAS does not require GRE scores for graduate admission.
Some of the graduate programs within the School of Education require students to submit official Praxis I exam results. Please see the School of Education site for specific application requirements.
The Master of Public Administration program doe not require standardized test scores as part of its admission application.
To qualify for full time status in a graduate program, students must take a minimum of 9 graduate level credits.
Students registered in at least 5 graduate credits per term will receive graduate annual loans levels. All others will be funded as undergraduates at the senior level. If students take undergraduate and graduate courses, the students may be funded as fifth year undergraduates.