Launch a rocket. Monitor muskoxen. Study in Spain. It's your life. Make it off the charts or off the grid.
What you achieve at UAF is limited only by your imagination. You have a vision and an independent spirit. We have experts to guide you and a dare-to-be-great situation with your name on it. Chart your own academic path, with e-learning, customized majors, internships, honors and exchange programs, and more than 200 degrees and certificates. All you need is a will to succeed.
Academic support services
We want you to succeed at UAF and have people ready to help in every aspect, from academic classes to personal enrichment.
Academic Advising Center
The center also offers workshops on various topics such as time and stress management, note- and test-taking, math anxiety and creating a four-year plan.
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Helping you discover and achieve career options, Career Services provides career counseling, job search and internship advising, and on-campus employer recruiting to students, alumni staff and faculty.
Academic computing and the Office of Information Technology
Get free technical support and limited training from assigned student lab consultants.
The Office of Information Technology can also offer support with many things IT, from accounts access and password resets to security and web information.
The Writing Center, located at 801 Gruening Building, is the go-to spot for help with all phases of the writing process. Tutors give one-on-one help with brainstorming, organizing, researching, drafting, revising and more.
The center also includes a computer lab, where you can print for free. Find a full range of dictionaries, handbooks, thesauruses and help with citation styles.
Math Placement Assessment (ALEKS)
Student Support Services
Eligible students can get personal and comprehensive academic support at Student Support Services. Providing an inviting, resourceful atmosphere and opportunities for academic development and success, SSS helps students to stay in school and complete their degree program.
Rural Student Services
An academic advising department, Rural Student Services has more than 40 years of experience in working with students from all over Alaska and focuses on helping rural students transition to a new city and make meaningful connections at UAF.
Assisting students with documented disabilities, Disability Service's goal is to ensure equal access to educational opportunities at UAF. Academic accommodations are free and available to any student who qualifies as an individual with a disability and is enrolled in at least one credit hour.
UAF is a hotbed of all three — where everyone has a story to tell, where nature in its relentless grandeur brings true perspective, and where innovation reigns supreme. Venture outside the classroom, where fieldwork really is in the field — and in the forest, ocean, or any of the rugged terrain that makes up Alaska’s vast, natural laboratory. Around here, if you’re game, you’re in. Even undergrads work one-on-one with world-class faculty on advanced research.
This is where theory meets practice, and where hands-on experience gets its place in the sun.
The Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity office exists to support, develop and institutionalize UAF's diverse and robust programs of undergraduate research and creative scholarship.
The UA Scholars Award is an $11,000 scholarship which can cover eligible expenses such as undergraduate tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies and other educational costs associated with going to a UA school.
- Students eligible for the award are designated by their high school if they are in the top 10 percent of their junior class at the end of their junior year.
- The award is disbursed in the amount of $1,375 per semester for a total of eight semesters over a five year period.
- Scholars are required to maintain full-time enrollment status (minimum of 12 credits) and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Scholars receive award letters during the beginning of their senior year and must apply for admission (as a new student) by May 1 to reserve their award. Scholarships must start within 12 months of high school graduation. Your application fee will be waived when you select the UA Scholars application type when applying through UAOnline.
Contact Amy Bristor with questions about the UA Scholars program