High school students

Thomas Brown of Kipnuk leads the young men in a comedic dance during RAHI's Alaska Native Dance class at the Salisbury Theater.
Thomas Brown of Kipnuk leads the young men in a comedic dance during RAHI's Alaska Native Dance class at the Salisbury Theater.

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

  • AHEAD program
  • Secondary Student Enrollment
  • Tech Prep program

Other opportunities for high school students


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 score to:

Office of Admissions
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. Then deliver or send it to 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.

Find out more about the Tech Prep program.


Other opportunities for high school students

AP and IB credit

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

Find out more about Advanced Placement 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.

Find out more about IB credit.

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.

Alaska Teen Leadership Summit
ATLAS inspires and prepares high school students through a college-based leadership experience to develop their unique leadership potential and postively impact Alaskan communities through service, passion and purpose.

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.

Other youth programs and camps



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