The University of Alaska Southeast is an open-enrollment institution. We welcome anyone who is interested in taking classes for the semester, whether in the pursuit of a degree or for personal enrichment.
Overview of Registration Steps:
- If you are pursuing a degree program, we encourage you to first meet with your Academic Advisor, and to register early in order to reserve seating in the classes you need to progress toward graduation
- Search for classes and plan your schedule. Include alternate class choices, should your first choice be unavailable
- Register for your classes
- Access UAS Resources online
Search for classes and plan your schedule. Include alternate class choices, should your first choice be unavailable. The course schedule is subject to change and is updated regularly. Most classes in this schedule require minimum enrollment, and students are encouraged to register early.
Prerequisites indicate the preparation students must have to enter a course. Prerequisites are listed in the individual course descriptions in the course schedule as well as the academic catalog. Students will be unable to register for courses if they have not met the required prerequisite(s). Prerequisites are met through previous college credit or Placement testing.
If you have not taken the necessary prerequisites but feel confident that you can perform the course work, you may request permission from the instructor to register for the course and have the instructor sign your Registration form (166KB)
There are several different ways you can add or change your classes:
- you can add or change your classes in UAOnline, during the drop period.
- you can complete & sign an Add/Drop form (78KB) and deliver it via:
- Fax: to 907-796-6365
- Email: scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: to or dropped toRegistrar's Office
Juneau Campus -Novatney Building, top floor
11120 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau AK. 99801
If the class has already started you will need instructor approval. Once you have approval, the instructor can either sign your Add/Drop form (78KB), or the instructor can send an email to email@example.com giving you permission to enter the class, you will still need to submit an Add/Drop form.
Required and recommended books are listed by course campus and course delivery method.
- J0 sections: Textbooks for LOCAL Juneau classes are available for purchase at the UAS Bookstore in Juneau. LOCAL textbooks can also be ordered on line from the bookstore’s website.
- JD and UJ sections: Textbooks for DISTANCE Juneau classes need to be ordered from MBS Direct. DISTANCE textbooks are not available for purchase at the UAS Bookstore in Juneau.
- T0, TD and UT sections: Textbooks for all Sitka classes need to be ordered from MBS Direct.
- K0, KD and UK sections: Textbooks for all Ketchikan classes need to be ordered from MBS Direct.
There is a difference between dropping a class and withdrawing from a class. When you drop a course, you get a refund and the class is removed from your schedule. When you withdraw from a class, there is no refund and the class will show up on your transcript with a 'W' grade. A 'W' grade does not affect your GPA. However, it may affect your financial aid. Check with the Financial Aid Office for further details.
Drop and withdraw dates vary:
Semester length course
- Prior to & during the first 10 days
- On or after the 11th day of the semester: No refund
Courses meeting more than one week, but less than a semester
- Prior to 3rd scheduled class meeting: 100% refund tuition & course fees
- After the 3rd scheduled meeting: No Refund
Courses meeting less than one week in length
- On or before the first day of the course: 100% refund tuition & course fees
- After the first day of the course: No refund
Short Courses - check short courses by campus for specific dates, or contact (907)796-6100 for more information
- Short courses have prorated drop and withdraw deadlines
There are several ways you can drop or withdraw from your classes:
- You can drop your classes in UAOnline, until the end of the second week of the semester for 100% refund on tuition/fees for full semester classes. Once the withdraw period begins, you will be able to withdraw in UAOnline for full semester classes. Consult the Academic Calendar for drop/withdraw deadlines.
- You can complete & sign an Add/Drop form (78KB): this can be faxed to us, scanned into an email and sent, mailed or dropped by the Registrar's Office (Novatney Building, top floor)
Mail: UAS Registrar's Office
11120 Glacier Hwy., Juneau AK. 99801
- If space becomes available in a class and you are next in line on the waitlist, you will receive an auto-generated email notification to your PREFERRED email account. Confirm your preferred email address by checking UAOnline under the "Personal Information" Menu.
- The email will instruct you to register for the class through UAOnline within 48 hours from the time the email notification is received.
- You will be dropped from the waitlist if you do not register within 48 hours at the time you received the email notification.
- The automated waitlist process may take place while you are away. We suggest you check your preferred email account twice a day.
- To register for the waitlisted class once you receive the email notification:
- Login to UAOnline
- Select "Student Services and Account Information”
- Select “Term” then “Registration” then “Register/Add/Drop”
- Find the waitlisted class and under “Change?”, click on the drop-down menu and select “Register.” To submit your registration, click “Complete Registration Changes.” This will update your registration from "Waitlisted" to "Registered."
- Automated waitlisting is ONLY available until the first day of the semester. After the first day of the semester has passed, contact the instructor for permission to be added from the waitlist. Check the Academic Calendar for semester dates.
What waitlisting means
When a class has reached its maximum enrollment, it is listed as "closed." Some courses offer a waitlist option. If you want to be waitlisted for a closed class, select "waitlist" from the drop down menu on the Registration screen at UAOnline and select "Submit Changes." If you are registering in person, the Registrar’s office can put you on waitlists for any closed classes.
Waitlist restrictions work the same as regular registration. Students must meet all of the course prerequisites, co-requisites and restrictions in order to sign up for a class or a waitlist.
You will not be able to waitlist for a course if the following apply:
- you are already enrolled or waitlisted in another section of the same course,
- the waitlisted class conflicts with another class in which you are enrolled or waitlisted,
- you do not meet the prerequisites, co-requisites and restrictions
- the waitlisted class would exceed your maximum allowed credits, or
- you have holds on your account.
Until the first day of the semester, students are moved from the top of the waitlist into the class as space becomes available. After the first day of the semester, contact the instructor for permission to be added from the waitlist.
After you are waitlisted
You may (and should) register and pay tuition/fees for courses you successfully registered for, even while you are on a waitlist for other courses. Waitlisted course(s) are not included in your total credit hours for enrollment or tuition purposes. If your status changes from "Waitlisted" to "Registered," you can then pay for the additional course(s).
Your position on the waitlist
Use the web to check your status on a waitlist. If you no longer want to be waitlisted for a class, you can drop from the waitlist on UAOnline. It is your responsibility to check your status in waitlisted courses through the first day of instruction.
Start attending classes on the first day
Attend the first day of class for any classes for which you have been waitlisted. Let the instructor know you are on the waitlist and ask if any more students will be allowed to enroll in the class. Your instructor can add you from the waitlist if space becomes available by sending an email to the Registrar’s office or a signature approval on the Add/Drop form.
Payment for waitlisted classes
- Waitlisted classes appear on your schedule but are not included in the total number of credits needed to qualify for financial aid.
- Tuition and fees are calculated only for the credits you are officially enrolled in and do not include the waitlisted classes.
- Payment must be received within one business after being added from the waitlist, if the payment deadline has passed.
The credit / no credit option encourages degree-seeking students to explore areas of interest not related to their academic major. One elective may be taken under this option each semester. Neither major or minor requirements nor general education courses are allowed under this option. The instructor will not be informed if you have chosen this option. You will be given credit toward graduation if you perform at a level of C or above. If performance falls below that level, the course will not be recorded on your transcript. In either case, the course will not be included in any grade point calculation. A passing grade will appear as CR on the transcript. If you change majors and the course subsequently becomes a requirement, the course will be accepted in the new major.
You may change from credit / no credit to regular graded credit or from regular graded credit to credit / no credit during the first two weeks of instruction for full term courses, or for a prorated length of time for short term courses or summer semester courses.
A student who meets the course prerequisites and would like to sit in on a class, but not be graded or receive credit, may do so by auditing a course.
To audit a class, simply mark on your registration form that you would like to audit the class. Auditing a course costs the same as taking a course for credit. If you audit a course, you will not receive credit or a grade, and an AU will show on your transcript. Any courses that you have audited will not count towards your degree requirements.
You can change the status of your classes from credit to audit or audit to credit only during the first two weeks of instructions for full term courses, or for a prorated length of time for short term courses and summer semester courses. Credit by examination for an audited course can only take place after one year has passed. For more information contact the Registrar's Office.
Instructor approval is needed for certain courses. For courses that have already begun, you will need the instructor's approval. Once you have approval the instructor can either sign your Registration form (76KB), or the instructor can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving you permission to enter the class, you will still need to submit an Add/Drop form.
A signedInstructor Approval Form (83KB) is also needed for certain courses. These courses include Independent Study, Directed Study, Thesis, Private Voice/Music Lessons and practicum or other permission-required courses. This form is to be submitted along with a Registration form (76KB) to the Registrar's Office.
- Independent Study - courses in which the course content, learning and evaluative criteria are developed primarily by the student with guidance from the instructor and the School Dean or Campus Director. Independent Study courses shall bear a course number ending in "97" and shall be offered at the 200, 300, 400 and 600 levels only. No more than 12 credits earned in independent study may be applied to an undergraduate degree.
- Directed Study - courses that are identical with regard to title, course objectives, course content and evaluative criteria to catalog courses regularly offered by the department which may not be offered during the current semester. Such courses shall bear the regular course title and number on the student's permanent record with the designation of "Directed Study."
For financial purposes, fulltime status is 12 credits, halftime is 6 credits. Typical undergraduate students register for 15 credits each semester. Students registering for 19 or more credits per semester need approval from the student's academic advisor and Dean, Campus Director or Registrar. The typical course load for a graduate student is 9 graduate semester credit hours. Talk with your Academic Advisor to determine your appropriate course load.
For Professional Development /593 classes, students need Instructor or Department approval to add the class. Approval can be given by signing the Registration form (166KB). Students are allowed to drop the class prior to the first meeting only. No withdraw is available.
Army College Tuition Assistance students must register through www.goarmyed.com for tuition assistance.
Because the course schedule is available 8 weeks prior to the start of the semester, we recommend students also first register via UAOnline in order to secure a place in classes.
For more information about Army College Tuition Assistance please contact Trisha Lee at (907) 796-6366.
Admitted International students will need to meet with the UAS International Student Advisor prior to registering for classes.
Please contact the International Student Advisor with questions:
The Tuition waiver benefit was updated for 2013 to include a probationary period for newly hired employees, additional credit hours available for employees and minimum cumulative GPA standards. Regular part-time and full-time employees and their families may take advantage of the university’s tuition waiver program to work toward a degree or improve their job skills. Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 must satisfy the six-month new employee probationary period to be eligible for the tuition waiver benefits for themselves and their dependents.
Continued Eligibility: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate and 3.0 for graduate students is required to continue receiving tuition waiver benefits.
Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver
Tuition Waivers (27KB) are available for senior citizens who are Alaska residents and are otherwise age eligible to receive full social security retirement benefits. Registration on a space available basis is only allowed on or after the first day of instruction. Senior citizens who register before this day are not eligible for the tuition waiver. Also, senior citizens who paid normal tuition to register early will not be allowed to drop and later re-register the class in order to take advantage of the waiver. Tuition waivers must be turned in before payment. No reimbursements will be made. Waivers cover tuition ONLY. Fees not covered by the waiver (i.e. student activity fees, course lab fees, health center fees, technology fees, etc.) are the student’s responsibility and must be paid by the deadline.
Please submit tuition waivers to the Student Accounts office after registration is complete.
Payment of tuition and fees for classes must be received by the posted deadline or at the time of registration, unless you are receiving financial aid. Payment by cash, check, money order or credit card is available at the Cashier's Office. Payment by credit card (Visa and Mastercard only) is available online by logging into UAOnline. You can also fax payment information to the Cashier at (907) 796-6006.
If you register for classes, the University holds you financially responsible even if you do not attend class. If payment is not received by the posted deadline you may be dropped for non-payment or a hold will be placed on your account. University policy requires a financial hold be placed on your account if you fail to meet your financial obligations. This hold will prevent any enrollment, transcript or graduation activity. Past due accounts will be sent to a collection agency and assessed collection costs. Interest, late fees, or collection costs must be paid before the financial hold will be removed.
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 Email: email@example.com Mail: UAS Registrar's Office, 11120 Glacier Hwy., Juneau AK. 99801
Call us - if you need any assistance!
Juneau: 907-796-6100 Ketchikan: 907-225-6177 Sitka: 907-747-7700
Registration is only available for UAS degree-seeking students during priority registration.
Visit Academic Advising for further information.
All students are welcome to register during open registration.
Personal Information Changes
Update your current address and telephone number at UAOnline or the Registrar's Office to receive information from UAS in a timely manner.
Prerequisites For Courses
You are responsible for having met the prerequisites for the courses. Prerequisites are listed in individual course descriptions in this schedule. If you have not taken the necessary prerequisites but feel confident to perform the course work, you may request permission from the instructor of the course to enroll in the class, and have the instructor sign the registration form.
You will have access to several resources after registering at UAS, including your official UA student email account and the online course site UAS Online. Retrieve your Username and setup your Password through ELMO (Easy Login Maintenance Option).
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'.
Veterans' Assistance (VA)
For more information regarding Veterans' Assistance, please go to the Financial Aid site. You may be required to submit a degree audit to the Financial Aid Office that will list any remaining degree requirements in order to procure funding. For more information on requesting a degree audit, please visit our Degree Audits site. If you have questions regarding Veterans' or active duty benefits, please contact Eric Ramaekers at (907) 796-6312.
- Complete the admissions paper application or the online application
- Pay the $40 for associate, $50 for bachelor, non-refundable application fee
- If you have less than 30 college semester credit hours, send official high school transcripts, GED or pass approved Ability to Benefit Test to Admissions
- Arrange for official transcripts to be sent from any postsecondary institution you have attended to Admissions
- Submit copy of DD-214
After you have been admitted and we have received all of your transcripts, an official transfer evaluation will be done. 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).
There are several different ways you can register for classes:
- you can come in to the Registrar's Office and fill out a Registration form (76KB)
- you can print off a Registration form (76KB), complete and sign it, then fax it to (907) 796-6365
- you can mail a completed Registration form to:
11120 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801
- if you are a returning student, you can register on UAOnline.
Priority registration is available for program students before registration is open to the public.
Centralized Tuition Assistance Management (CTAM)
CTAM students are active duty soldiers seeking tuition assistance from the Army for courses counting toward a degree program.
If you would like to be in a UAS degree program, follow the instructions below:
- Apply through www.goarmyed.com
- Pay the $40 for associate, $50 for bachelor, non-refundable application fee
- If you have less than 30 semester credit hours, send official high school transcripts, GED or pass approved Ability to Benefit Test to Admissions
- Arrange for official transcripts to be sent from any postsecondary institution you have attended to Admissions & Records.
After you have been admitted and we have received all of your transcripts, an official transfer evaluation will be done. 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). Once a transfer credit evaluation has been done, a student agreement that lists remaining degree requirements will be posted to GoArmyEd.
Because the course schedule is available 8 weeks prior to the start of the semester, we recommend students first register via UAOnline in order to secure a place in classes. Students are required to register through www.goarmyed.com for tuition assistance.
CTAM students will also be required to apply for graduation via www.goarmyed.com
If you are in a degree program elsewhere and would just like to take classes at UAS, you can register through the portal on www.goarmyed.com and you do not need to apply for admissions to UAS.
If you have any questions please contact the Transcript Evaluator, Trisha Lee at (907) 796-6366 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dual Enrollment / Underage Students
UAS welcomes students under the age of 18 who are ready for college-level work to enroll in many of the classes that we offer under the policies described below. However, students who are under the age of 18 and have not graduated from high school or obtained a GED are ineligible for admission to a degree program and cannot receive financial aid.
Dual Enrollment Students
A dual enrollment student is one who is simultaneously enrolled in a high school curriculum and also is taking courses at UAS. The courses that the student takes at UAS will be used to fulfill high school graduation requirements. The purpose of dual enrollment is to provide high school students with access to coursework that is not available in Alaska high schools. Examples include academic courses that are more advanced than those offered in high schools and various vocational and technical programs that high schools are not equipped to teach.
Other Underage Students
These may be students who are enrolled in high school and are taking UAS classes, but do not intend to use the UAS classes for academic credit at their high school.
These may be students who have withdrawn from high school prior to graduation and have not completed a GED and are taking classes at UAS as non-degree seeking students.
Tech Prep Students
Tech Prep students are enrolled in a UAS course taught at their high school by high school faculty under an articulated agreement between the school district and UAS. THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES DESCRIBED HERE DO NOT APPLY TO TECH PREP COURSES. Tech prep students should register for tech prep classes at their high schools.
Enrollment Policies for Underage Students and Dual Enrollment Students:
- Underage students must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 to be eligible for enrollment at UAS. Exceptions to the 3.0 GPA requirements may be approved by the instructor.
- Underage students may register for no more than seven credits per semester.
- Pre-college courses (numbered 050-099) are not open to enrollment by underage students. These courses cover pre-college coursework that should be first obtained in a student’s high school curriculum. Exceptions may be approved by the instructor.
- Underage students must meet the same course pre-requisites that are required of other students.
- Underage students are required to abide by the Student Code of Conduct at all times.
Registration process for University courses:
- Meet with an advisor from the Student Resource Center in Juneau, the Student Services Manager in Ketchikan, or Student Services Advisor in Sitka to discuss the goals, risks, and rewards of enrollment in college courses.
- Submit high school transcripts that reflect a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. A new transcript is required for each semester.
- Take Accuplacer assessments for initial placement in Math and English courses. Scores from SAT or ACT tests taken within the past year may be substituted.
- Complete the Dual Enrollment and Underage Student Registration form (520KB), which includes signatures of the student, parent, high school counselor (if appropriate), UAS advisor, and instructor. Students under 16 will also be required to have the appropriate Dean’s signature. Note: Instructor signature is required; it indicates faculty approval but does not guarantee admittance into a course.
- Complete an Education Record Information Release form (FERPA) (184KB) in order for UAS officials to be able to speak to parents and counselors about the student’s academic progress, registration status, student account, and student affairs record.
- Submit required forms to registrar’s office and pay tuition and fees or provide proof of other funding source. Note: Students (and their parents) are responsible for the cost of tuition, fees, books, and other required materials.
- Dual enrolled students cannot be waitlisted for a course if the course is full.
The underage student applicant and his/her parent or guardian understands and accepts that:
- University work is generally much more rigorous and often much less guided than secondary course work.
- These courses will establish a university transcript that will follow the student throughout his/her college career regardless of where the student subsequently enrolls.
- Adult themes are endemic to university materials and discourse.
- An underage student who registers as a university student is fully responsible for knowing and complying with all policies and procedures of UAS.
- UAS will not act in a parental role.
UAS reserves the right to deny or discontinue the enrollment of a high school student in a course or courses if the University determines that the student lacks the maturity or the legal or intellectual ability to participate on an equal footing with other students, or when it is otherwise not in the legitimate interest of the university for the student to participate.
For more information please contact the Student Resource Center at (907) 796-6000 or you can email at email@example.com.