Registration

Add/drop a class for graduate student

You can add and/or drop courses on the UAOnline through the last day of late registration (see the list of dates and deadlines). Otherwise, if the class is a late-start class, or you are making changes after the last day of late registration and fee payment, you will need to make changes in person. Complete an add/drop form.

  • Your academic advisor's signature is not required if you complete the transaction by the last day of late registration for the course.
  • After the last day of registration, your academic advisor's and instructor's signatures will be required for any additions if you are a degree student.
  • If you are given permission to add a course after the last day to add, you will be charged a late add fee of $50.
  • Pay attention to the drop dates -- they affect refunds.
  • You must process any late add transactions only at the Office of the Registrar or the Community and Technical College Student Advising and Registration Center. The signatures of the course instructor and your academic advisor are required after the last day of registration.

 

Add/drop a class for undergraduate student

You can add and/or drop courses on the UAOnline through the last day of late registration (see the list of dates and deadlines). Otherwise, if the class is a late-start class, or you are making changes after the last day of late registration and fee payment, you will need to make changes in person. Complete an add/drop form.

  • Your academic advisor's signature is not required if you complete the transaction by the last day of late registration for the course.
  • After the last day of registration, your academic advisor's and instructor's signatures will be required for any additions if you are a degree student.
  • If you are given permission to add a course after the last day to add, you will be charged a late add fee of $50.
  • Pay attention to the drop dates -- they affect refunds.
  • You must process any late add transactions only at the Office of the Registrar or the Community and Technical College Student Advising and Registration Center. The signatures of the course instructor and your academic advisor are required after the last day of registration.

 

Appeal for late withdraw/audit

Appeals for late withdrawals after the deadline must be submitted within 30 class days after the beginning of the next regular semester. Written explanation of the serious and compelling reason and appropriate documentation is required upon submittal. Submission of appeals and appropriate documentation after published deadlines will not be considered. Contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.

Appeal for late withdraw/audit (PDF)

Credit/No credit option

The credit/no credit option enables you to enroll in courses without affecting your overall GPA. One elective course per semester can be taken under this option. You must apply for the option by the third Friday after the first day of instruction.  

Directed study approval

Directed study courses allow a student to contract with an instructor to enroll individually in a course that is listed in the catalog but in a semester in which the course is not offered in the regular schedule.

For example, a directed study proposal may be approved if the course is not being offered that semester and the student needs to complete the course for graduation. The title for the directed study course will include DS.

Registration for directed study course is not available via the web. To register for a directed study course, download the request form or pick up a copy at the Office of the Registrar. Submit the completed form to the Office of the Registrar.

High school student enrollment form

High school students who have not yet graduated or received a GED must complete the High School Student Enrollment form. You will need to get the instructor or department head's signature, and if you are under 18 the signature of your parent. Bring the signed form to the Office of the Registrar to be registered.

In-person registration

In-person registration is available at the Office of the Registrar (102 Signers' Hall) or UAF Community and Technical College (604 Barnette St.).

In-person registration form (PDF)

Individual study approval

Individual study courses provide students with opportunities to improve their knowledge in areas of study not listed in the current catalog. A student who requests or is advised to undertake such an individual study should present a brief proposal and syllabus to the appropriate faculty member. The syllabus must be attached to an individual study form. This requirement does not apply to directed study courses. An individual study course number will end in 97.

Registration for individual study courses is not available via the web. To register for a individual study course, download the request form below or pick up a copy at the Office of the Registrar. Submit the completed form to the Office of the Registrar.

Individual study approval (PDF)

Residency form

Students applying for resident tuition assessment must file a residency form with the Office of the Registrar before the published end of the add/drop period for regular semester-length courses for the semester for which residency is sought. Failure to file and provide adequate proof of physical presence by this date will waive any claim that the student was eligible for resident tuition assessment for that semester or prior semesters unless otherwise determined by the Office of the Registrar.

Residency criteria, are determined by UA Board of Regents residency policy and regulations found at www.alaska.edu/bor/policy/05-10.pdf

Eligibility:

Documentation required:

Who is a non-resident:

Summer Sessions credit overload approval

Due to the compressed time frame of the UAF Summer Sessions, the maximum credit load over the full session is 15 credits. Students taking courses that are shorter than the full session or a combination of courses have a maximum of 1-1/4 credits per week.

Credit overload approval (PDF)

Summer Sessions registration

Continuing students at UAF may register for Summer Sessions courses at UAOnline (linked).  New students can find more information about applying to UAF by visiting our Admissions (http://www.uaf.edu/admissions/) website and learn more about summer registration at the Summer Sessions New Students (http://www.uaf.edu/summer/students/new/) website.

Total withdrawal (before the deadline)

Students can withdraw from courses but must be before the deadline. See Registration process - Withdrawing from courses.

Waitlisting

When a class is full, 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. For more information on waitlisting click here.

Records

Change of major

If you are a currently admitted undergraduate student you may use this form to change your major. All requested changes must be at the same degree level as your current program (i.e. Associate/Certificate to Associate/Certificate or Baccalaureate to Baccalaureate). If you would like to change from Associate to a Baccalaureate program (or vice versa) please fill out a new application for admission.

FERPA release

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the university may release, without consent, certain directory information. The following information is designated as directory information by the university:

  1. Names of students
  2. Dates of attendance at the university
  3. Program/major field(s) of study
  4. Degrees and certificates received, including dates
  5. Participation in officially recognized university activities
  6. Academic and co-curricular awards, honors and scholarships received, and dates received
  7. Weight and height of students on athletic teams
  8. Students' email addresses
  9. Hometown, city and state of students

Learn more about FERPA at www.alaska.edu/studentservices/ferpa/.

Students who do not give permission for the university to release their directory information can submit the request through UAOnline at http://uaonline.alaska.edu. The request is valid until a subsequent request to release directory information is received through UAOnline.

Students who want to allow another individual to access their student or financial information related to the University of Alaska Fairbanks can complete the FERPA release form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar.

Declaration of minor

A minor is a component of a bachelor’s degree and is required for a Bachelor of Arts degree. A minor from UAF will consist of a minimum of 15 credits, but a specific minor may require more. Students must earn at least 3 credits in residence in their minor field. They must also earn a UAF cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (‘C’) in the minor. The same catalog year must be used to meet both minor and baccalaureate program requirements. An Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree or certificate of at least 30 credits earned at any regionally accredited college or university may be used to meet requirements for a minor for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. To declare your minor please fill out the Declaration of Minor form. 

Grade appeal

A student who wishes to appeal a faculty decision on a final grade must submit a grade appeal form, available at the Office of the Registrar. There are only two valid reasons for appeal of a grade: (1) an error in calculation of the grade, or (2) arbitrary and capricious grading. Evidence of either must be documented for an appeal to be successful. Merely wanting a higher grade is not sufficient grounds to justify an appeal.

Appeals must be received within 30 class days after the beginning of the next regular semester. By submitting a grade appeal, the student acknowledges that no additional mechanisms exist within the university for the review of the grade, and that the university's administration can not influence or affect the outcome of the review. Students interested in filing a grade appeal should review the process then complete the grade appeal form to be submitted with supporting documentation to the department chair with a copy to the dean of the college or school in which the course was offered.

Enrollment Verification

To obtain your official enrollment verification certificate, please log in to UAOnline and follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Select Enrollment Verifications option under the Student Services & Account Information 
  • Step 2: Select a UA campus and click Submit Enrollment Verification
  • Step 3: Select your enrollment verification option 
          Advance Registration - available until the first day of the semester
          Current - usually available three business days after the add/drop deadline depending on National Student Clearinghouse processing times
  • Step 4: Click on Obtain an enrollment certificate (see below)

If the enrollment history on your certificate is not up-to-date, it is possible UAF has not submitted an enrollment report to the NSC since you last made registration changes.

If you need to report enrollment to an agency that cannot accept the official enrollment verification certificate, fill out the Verification of Enrollment form and submit it to our office in person or electronically with a copy of your government issued ID.

Petitions

Deviations from academic policies or requirements must be approved by petition.

Core Curriculum Petitions
If your petition deals with baccalaureate core requirements, your advisor and department chair of the academic course you are petitioning must grant approval. Once the signed petition is received by the Office of the Registrar, it will be forwarded to the chair of the faculty senate core review committee for consideration.

Major or Minor Degree Requirement Petitions
If you want to waive or substitute courses within your major or minor requirements, you need approval from your advisor and the department chair and the dean of your major or minor area. Submit your signed petition to the Office of the Registrar.

Petitions for Other Requirements
If your petition deals with general university requirements and/or specific requirements for your degree or other academic policies, you need approval from your advisor, department chair and the dean of your college or school in which your major is located. Submit your signed petition to the Office of the Registrar.

Replacement diploma

Diploma lost? Need a copy?

  • Fill out our Replacement Diploma Form

Note: there is a $25 dollar fee for each diploma ordered.
The diploma ordered will be printed using UAF's most current diploma format; with the signatures of the current Chair of the Board of Regents, University Chancellor and University President. 

UA change form

If you name has legally changed you will need to inform UAF by submitting a UA Change form and with a government issued ID.

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