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Admission requirements

Certificate/Associate Degree Programs
  • at least 18 years old, or
  • have a high school diploma, or
  • have a General Educational Development (GED) diploma.
Bachelor Degree Programs
  • Option 1:
    • Have a high school diploma
    • Pass the 16-credit high school core curriculum with at least a 2.5 and
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Submit ACT or SAT test scores
  • Option 2:
    • Have a high school diploma, and
    • Pass the 16-credit high school core curriculum with at least a 2.5 and
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and
    • Submit ACT test scores of at least 18 or SAT test scores of 955

Current high school students may upload unofficial in-progress transcript at the time of application. Acceptance becomes final when official transcripts with a posted graduation date are received. To be considered official, transcripts must arrive in sealed envelopes from the institution. You may also submit your transcripts electronically through a secure transcript service. Emailed/faxed transcripts will not be considered official.

How to submit transcripts

Mail to: 
Office of Admissions 
University of Alaska Fairbanks 
P.O. Box 757480 
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480

International Transcripts: Send official secondary school and/or university transcripts to World Education Services (WES) and request a comprehensive course-by-course credential report. Transcripts from Canadian institutions (excluding Quebec) are exempt from this requirement; they may be sent directly from the issuing institution.

Freshman must submit the results of either the ACT or the SAT examination.

  • ACT 0064
  • SAT 4866

Applicants with more than 30 semester credits must only submit prior college transcript(s). Applicants with less than 30 semester credits must submit high school transcripts and test scores in addition to their college transcripts, and will be evaluated based on all three.

Applicants who have college-level course work must send official college or university transcripts to UAF. To be considered official, transcripts must arrive in sealed envelopes from each institution attended. You may also submit your transcripts electronically through a secure transcript service. Emailed/faxed transcripts will not be considered official.

How to submit transcripts

Mail to: 
Office of Admissions 
University of Alaska Fairbanks 
P.O. Box 757480 
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480

International Transcripts: Send official secondary school and/or university transcripts to World Education Services (WES) and request a comprehensive course-by-course credential report. Transcripts from Canadian institutions (excluding Quebec) are exempt from this requirement; they may be sent directly from the issuing institution.

College credits
  • Final official transcripts are required from every institution attended.
  • If you are still taking classes, an in-progress transcript can be submitted for admission. A final transcript will be required after grades are posted.
  • Your transcripts from other UA schools are waived, as we already have that information in your file.

Transfer applicants with fewer than 30 semester credit hours must submit the results of either the ACT or the SAT examination.

The admission requirements for military and veteran applicants are the same as any other transfer student.

If you have applied through GoArmyEd, you must also fill out an application for admission through UAF. When creating your profile, be sure to use the same email address as in your GoArmyEd application. This is required to match your GoArmyEd application in our system and get your UAF application processed.

UAF does not waive the application fee for applicants using veteran educational benefits. The exception to this is vocational rehab. If you think you may qualify for this exception, please connect with your vocational rehab counselor.

We accept credits from Joint Services Transcript (JST), which includes Officer and Warrant Officer training, joint military training conducted by other services, and DANTES funded test scores. We also accept credits from Air University/Community College of the Air Force.

If you have attended other institutions, request that your official transcripts be mailed to:

UAF Office of Admissions 
P.O. Box 757480 
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480

Official electronic transcripts should be sent to uaf-admissions@alaska.edu.

You do not have to be admitted to UAF to apply for your VA educational benefits. You do not have to be approved for your benefits before you apply.

Please visit our VA Educational Benefits website for more information.

 
 

In general, applicants may be admitted to a graduate program if they have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 3.0 (B) cumulative undergraduate GPA and a 3.0 (B) GPA in their major. Please submit the following:

  • resume
  • statement of goals
  • three letters of recommendation

Please refer to the catalog for more information on additional requirements and materials for a particular program.

The Office of Admissions requires official transcripts of all college-level course work. To be considered official, transcripts must arrive in sealed envelopes from each institution attended. You may also submit your transcripts electronically through a secure transcript service. Emailed/faxed transcripts will not be considered official.

How to submit transcripts

Mail to: 
Office of Admissions 
University of Alaska Fairbanks 
P.O. Box 757480 
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480

College credits
  • Final and official transcripts are required from every institution attended.
  • If you are still taking classes, an in-progress transcript can be submitted for admission. A final transcript will be required after grades are posted.
  • Your transcripts from UA schools are waived, as we already have that information in your file.

Undergraduate Licensure applicants will need to provide official ACT or SAT scores.

Graduate Licensure applicants will need to provide official ACT, SAT, or GRE scores.

School of Management applicants will need to provide official GRE or GMAT scores.

Master and Doctor of Philosophy applicants will need to provide official GRE scores.

Note: Not all programs will require test scores if you have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Refer to the admission requirements of your prospective degree program to determine which tests are required.

 

You are not considered an international applicant if you are a:

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident
  • Refugee
  • Undocumented Resident

Since you do not require a student visa to attend UAF, you will not need to complete the additional international application steps.

The admission qualifications for international applicants are the same as domestic applicants with the addition of:

  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official diploma for institutions who do not list a degree and graduation date on the transcript

Please refer to the other student types (Freshmen, Transfer or Graduate) for program qualifications.

Minimum required English proficiency:

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 79.
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
  • Completion of secondary education in Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia or Canada (excluding Quebec).

Requests for exception to this policy may be submitted via email to the Office of Admissions. Acceptable grounds for waiving this requirement may include:

  • Successful completion (C or higher) of a college-level, non-ESL English composition course.
  • A comparable score on another approved exam such as the ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER exam.

After admission, international students are required to provide specific documents as part of the visa process. Students are required to submit the Financial Statement (PDF), Evidence of Funding and Citizenship Document in order to be issued a visa. Connect with the Office of International Programs and Initiatives early to get the process started.

International Students who are applying to an online only degree do not need to fulfill the visa requirements.

 

Anyone can take classes at UAF. There are no GPA or transcript requirements to be a non-degree seeking student, however some courses require prerequisite coursework or test scores in order to enroll. Please visit the registration page to sign-up for a class.

(Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.)

 

 

 

Important dates: application deadlines

Bachelor's students

  • November 1 - spring semester

  • May 1 - summer sessions

  • June 15 - fall semester

Graduate students

  • October 15 - spring semester

  • May 1 - summer sessions

  • June 1 - fall semester

International students

  • March 1 - fall semester

  • September 1 - spring semester

For students who miss the main application deadline, an extension is offered for a $25 late fee in addition to the application fee.

Before you apply late, consider that classes are starting soon and there will be many things to do quickly. Order/submit all of your transcripts right away because delays in submitting transcripts will delay financial aid.

If you are unable to attend during your application term, you may delay your admission up to one year after your original application term. Email uaf-admissions@alaska.edu to request to postpone or visit our acceptance reply form.

Degree type: Application fee:
Occupational Endorsements Free
Certificates and Associate degree (2-year) $40
Bachelor degree (4-year) $50
Graduate degree $75

$25 late fee for bachelor and graduate applications that are submitted after the published university deadline.

Certificate and Associate applications will be processed in the order that they are received. We encourage you to apply as early as possible. Applying close to the start of classes may impact timelines related to financial aid and transfer credit.