Special instructions

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Special instructions

The University of Alaska Fairbanks offers many opportunities for students and researchers to participate in global community at a world class research institution.

Freshman applicants

(Use these instructions if you have not attended college or university.)

  1. Apply online, following the instructions for new students, and pay the $50 application fee.
  2. Register for and take the TOEFL or IELTS and have the testing agency send the results directly to UAF. The minimum TOEFL scores required for admission is 79. The minimum IELTS score required for admission is 6.5.
  3. Submit official academic documents (certified, official high school transcripts with English translation, if necessary) directly to an approved credential evaluation agency. We recommend using ECE, WES or AACRO and require the course-by-course evaluation.
  4. Submit official academic documents (certified, official high school transcripts with English translation, if necessary) directly to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar.
  5. Submit ACT Plus Writing or SAT scores. Both exams are offered worldwide.
  6. Submit a copy of your passport.
  7. Complete UAF's financial statement form (PDF). You will also need to submit a financial supporting document (usually a bank statement) showing proof of funding for the total cost of attendance listed at the top of the financial statement’s second page.

If you expect to receive transfer credit, provide course descriptions or course catalogs (in English) directly to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar.

Transfer applicants

(Use these instructions if you currently attend or have attended college or university.)

  1. Apply online, following the instructions for new students, and pay the $50 application fee.
  2. English proficiency must be demonstrated by a TOEFL score of 79, and IELTS score of 6.5, or by   passing a college level English composition course as a U.S. college or University.        
  3. Have official transcripts sent to UAF from your current and all previous colleges or universities you’ve attended. If you’ve completed less than 30 semester credits (45 quarter credits), you will also need to have your official high school transcript and SAT or ACT score sent. Transcripts* from outside of the U.S. and Canada must be sent to a credential evaluation service. We recommend using ECE, WES or AACRO and require the course-by-course evaluation.
  4. Submit a copy of your passport.
  5. Complete UAF's financial statement form (PDF). You will also need to submit a financial supporting document (usually a bank statement) showing proof of funding for the total cost of attendance listed at the top of the financial statement’s second page.

* If you are transferring credits from a college or university outside of the U.S., please provide course descriptions, a catalog or Syllabi (in English) directly to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar. This will improve the accuracy of your transfer credit evaluation. 

Graduate students

Graduate applicants should review the departmental website of the program they are interested in because several programs have additional requirements and earlier deadlines. The Graduate School website also contains a variety of helpful links and resources.

  1. Apply online, following the instructions for new students, and pay the $60 application fee.
  2. Register for and take the TOEFL or IELTS test and have the testing agency send the results directly to UAF. The minimum TOEFL score required for admission is 79. The minimum IELTS score required for admission is 6.5.
  3. Submit official college and university transcripts (official record of your academic work which needs to include grades or marks) to be sent in English directly from your university to UAF Office of Admissions and the Registrar.
  4. Submit scores from the GRE if your department requires them or if your GPA falls below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Submit your resume/vitae, which includes work and research experience, publications, patents, honors, professional and civic memberships, and foreign travel.
  6. Provide a Statement of Academic Goals indicating why you want to study in a particular program. Include your qualifications and educational experience.
  7. Provide three letters of recommendation from people able to speak to the quality of your work, character and ability to complete graduate study and research.
  8. Submit a copy of your passport.
  9. Complete the financial statement form (PDF). You will also need to submit a financial supporting document (usually a bank statement) showing proof of funding for the total cost of attendance listed at the top of the financial statement’s second page.

International student application deadlines

NOTE: Grad student application deadlines may vary by program. Be sure to refer to your department.
  • March 1 - fall semester
  • September 1 - spring semester

Mailing scores, academic documents and/or transcripts:

All forms, transcripts and test scores should be sent to:     

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Office of Admissions and the Registrar
PO Box 757480
Fairbanks AK 99775-7480
USA

Electronic documents should be sent to admissions@uaf.edu.
 


Need help?

John Smelter

Questions about UAF, admissions or life in Alaska?

Contact John Smelter

International student admissions counselor
jpsmelter@alaska.edu
+1-907-474-6679

Carol Holz

Want to know about your visa or immigration status?

Contact Carol Holz

Associate Director, Immigration Compliance
cmholz@alaska.edu

UAF Office of International Programs & Initiatives
P.O. Box 757760
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7760
USA
+1-907-474-7677


Application instructions

New students (undergraduate and graduate)

New students: Students who have never attended the University of Alaska before.
  1. Review your admission requirements
     
  2. Go to the UAOnline home page
     
  3. Select Apply for Admission or Check on Status of Application

  4. Select First-time User Account Creation (at bottom of page)
    You will be asked to choose an ID and PIN before continuing to the application form. Please make note of this ID and PIN for future use.
     
  5. Choose a campus
     
  6. Click on your application type: 

    • International Bachelor-4 year: 
      students who are, or will be, in the U.S. on a visa and who wish to pursue a bachelor’s program 

    • International Grad-Master/PhD: 
      students who are, or will be, in the U.S. on a visa and who wish to pursue a master’s degree, doctorate or graduate licensure program

  7. Click continue to complete the online application and pay the application fee. (A credit card is required.)
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