Special instructions for high school students

High school (and secondary school) students can take classes at UAF. There are a few options for attending:

AHEAD program

The Alaska Higher Education Admission Decision program allows qualified high school students to be formally admitted to UAF as general studies students. AHEAD students are assigned an academic advisor and follow the registration timeline for degree-seeking students.

To qualify, students must have completed three-fourths of their high school core curriculum and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. (To qualify for federal financial aid, you must have either a high school diploma or a GED.)

To apply to the AHEAD program:

Complete the AHEAD application (PDF) and submit it along with a UAF application for admissions (PDF) (including a $50 processing fee), high school transcripts and test scores to:

Office of Admissions and the Registrar
P.O. Box 757480
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480

The AHEAD program application requires your signature as well as signatures of your parent/guardian, and high school principal or counselor.

Secondary Student Enrollment

If you are a high school student wanting to take one or two classes at UAF, secondary enrollment is for you.

Fill out the high school student enrollment form (PDF), print and sign it, and contact the instructors to get signatures. Deliver it to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar in Signers' Hall.

Tech Prep program

The Tech Prep program allows high school students to receive college credit at UAF by successfully completing specific, pre-approved courses at their school. The program is a partnership between the UAF Community and Technical College and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

More Tech Prep info

Other opportunities for high school students


UAF grants advanced credit, with waiver of fees, for a score of three or higher in the College Board Advanced Placement Tests. Normally, students take these tests during their senior year in high school.

More Advanced Placement credit info

IB credit

UAF also grants advanced credit, with a waiver of fees, for IB higher-level and some standard-level exams on which students have earned a score of 4 or better, or a score of 5 or better for mathematics.

More IB credit info

Alaska Summer Research Academy
The program provides an opportunity for students entering grades 8-12 to choose from 15 subjects during a two-week camp, while they experience life on the UAF campus and earn college credit.

Rural Alaska Honors Institute
RAHI prepares rural and Alaska Native high school students for academic excellence and college success by offering a summer institute on the UAF campus every year.

Summer Sessions youth programs
UAF Summer Sessions offers a variety of opportunities for youth to participate in UAF classes, academies and workshops.

Application instructions

New students (undergraduate and graduate):

Students who have never attended the University of Alaska.
  1. Review your admission requirements.
  2. Go to the UAF Application home page.
  3. Select New User and complete the section with an email unique to you.
  4. Select My Profile (at top of page) and complete this section.
  5. Select My Application (at top of page) and complete this section. A second major can be selected at the time of application.
  6. Complete the application to the point of agreement and pay the application fee (a credit card is required).
  7. Submit all of the required documentation to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar.
    • Current high school students will be able to upload their unofficial transcript at the time of application.
    • Graduate students will be able to upload documents that appear on their checklist.
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