Enroll in Classes
UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that practically anyone can take a class at UAS as long as they meet the course pre-requisites. So why wait? Register today!
Take Placement Tests
You may need to take placement tests if you have no previous college level mathematics or English courses, or to assess your computer skills if you are taking computer courses..
What is a Placement Test?
A placement test is simply an assessment in mathematics, English or computer information that helps ensure you get into the level of class that is right for you, not too hard and not too easy. They can also serve as a prerequisite to get into a specific class.
Where can you take a Placement test?
On campus -Placement tests are available on all three UAS campuses, in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka. Placement tests are offered regularly, no appointment necessary. For more information, check out the Learning Center site for details.
Off campus -If you are not able to get to Juneau, Ketchikan or Sitka, you can still take the placement tests remotely by distance. Since the placement tests are offered online, you can take them anywhere you can find a proctor and an internet connection. If you are near any of the UA campuses (UAS, UAA or UAF) you can use their testing facilities and the staff can proctor your tests, otherwise a school teacher, city/town/village official, or clergy member can act as your proctor. To get started, simply fill out and complete the Remote Testing form.
Need to refresh your math or English skills?
Didn't place as well as you had hoped? UAS offers Summer Refreshers in both Mathematics and English for new students who placed into MATH 055 or ENGL 092.
Work with Advisor
An advisor is a member of the UAS Advising staff or faculty member. Academic Advisors meet with you to discuss degree requirements, answer any questions, help navigate UAS resources and plan out degree completion.
Academic Advising is important because the interactive relationship you have with your advisor will help with identifying, planning, and achieving academic and career goals. Academic advising is required of all newly admitted students, and an excellent habit to get into.
How do you know which advisor to contact? Below are the different schools/departments and the advisors available in those areas.
|Student Resource Center||Pre-Majors (Biology, Marine Biology, Liberal Arts), Associate of Arts, Undecided/Bachelor Intended||907-796-6000|
|School of Arts & Sciences||Alaska Native Languages, Anthropology, Biology, Environmental Science, English, Geography, History, Government, Marine Biology, Outdoor Studies, Pre-Engineering, Psychology, Sociology, Theater|
|School of Career Education||Health Sciences, Health Information, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Rad.|
Automotive, Construction, Diesel, Environmental Tech, Fisheries, Marine Transportation, Mining, Welding
|School of Education||Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education||907-796-6424|
|School of Management||Accounting, Business, Computer Information Office Systems, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Public Administration||907-796-6080|
|Ketchikan Campus||Associate of Arts, Accounting, Computer Information Office Systems, Business, Construction, Marine Transportation, Welding, Fisheries Technology, Apprenticeship Technology, Education||907-225-6177|
|Sitka Campus - Student Success Center||Associate of Arts, Accounting, Computer Information Office Systems, Business, Construction, Health Sciences, Law Enforcement, Welding, Apprenticeship Technology, Education||907-747-6653|
How To Register
- New and returning students may register through UAOnline
- If you are new to UAS and are not seeking a degree:
- First apply as a "non-degree seeking" student through UAOnline (choose: Apply for Admission).
- Once you complete your application, the signature page will appear and it will explain how to login to UAOnline immediately. After 48 hours, a student ID number will be generated and you will then login using that number.
- You can complete and sign a Registration form (76KB), then fax, scan into an email, mail or drop it off in person.
- Fax: Juneau 907-796-6365 | Ketchikan 907-225-3624 | Sitka 907-747-7793
- Mail: UAS Registrar's Office,
- Address: 11120 Glacier Hwy., Juneau AK. 99801
Call us if you need any assistance!
- Juneau 907-796-6100
- Ketchikan 907-225-6177
- Sitka 907-747-6653
Types of Registration
In general, only UAS degree-seeking students will be able to register in UAS courses during priority registration. However, program students affiliated with UAF program in Geography are welcome to register for program courses offered through UAS during priority registration.
You should always meet with your Academic Advisor prior to registering for classes. To find out more about advising, visit the Academic Advising site.
All students are welcome to register during open registration.
Log-in to Class Website
You will have access to several secure online resources after registering at UAS:
- Easy Login Maintenance Option: retrieve your Username and setup your Password through ELMO
- Courses: Your online course site UAS Online!
- Email: All official university correspondence will be sent to your UA student email account. Be sure to check it often or set forwarding to any commercial account you prefer. You may also choose your "preferred" email account through UAOnline under 'Personal Information'.
Username - typically your first and middle initials and full/partial last name and possibly including number. For example, if your name is Allie Susan Duncan, your username may be asduncan. Your username and password is used for:
- login to computers at UAS
- access to your UAS webmail
- access to your class websites at UASOnline
Student ID Number - an eight digit number (for example, 3xxxxxxx) is automatically assigned to you on your first attendance at UAS. This student ID# corresponds to your student records in the UAS database. Your student ID# is used to access:
- UAOnline- access to your UAS student records such as applications and registration, grades, financial aid, student account, class schedule, etc. (This can be in person, over the phone, or online through UAOnline.)
There are multiple systems that you will be using throughout your career at UAS, and keeping track of them can be a little tricky. Here is a list of systems you may be using and why/how you will access them:
|System:||Log in with:||Used for:|
|UASOnline||username||email, computer log in, class homesites|
|UAOnline||Student ID||applications, accounts, financial aid, registration, transcripts|
|Webmail||username||UAS email account|
|Blackboard||username||class site - part of UASOnline|
|Elluminate||username||class site - part of UASOnline|
Still have questions? Call the Helpdesk at 907-796-6400 or check out their site for useful information.
It is important to login to your classes in order to interact with your classmates, instructor, access important documents, view your grade and submit assignments.
It is important to also login to your UAS webmail account because almost all of the emails from UAS will be sent to your UAS email. This includes financial aid, registration, important notices, course information, as well as faculty interaction.
How to order
Once registered, refer to the subjects, course numbers and sections on your schedule for the books you’ll need. The section number determines which location to select on the textbook website to order your books.
Textbooks for all Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka classes are listed on a website linked to MBS Direct for on-line purchasing. Students may purchase books from MBS Direct, or their preferred provider.
Contact your textbook sellers for returns and/or book buy back offers.