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Feel free to contact us at anytime at 907-796-6100, toll free at 877-465-4827, or by email at admissions@uas.alaska.edu.

You can also chat with us live Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Alaska Standard Time.

1. How much is the application fee?

The admission application fees are:

  • Occupational Endorsement - Free
  • Certificate - $40
  • Associate - $40
  • Bachelor's - $50
  • Master's - $60
  • Graduate Certificate - $60

2. Is the application fee refundable?

No, the admission application fee is non-refundable.

3. When is the admissions deadline?

The admissions deadlines are:

  • Fall Semester - August 1
  • Spring Semester - December 15
  • Summer Semester - May 1

4. I started my application online, but didn't complete it. Now my PIN doesn't work, what do I do?

If you started an admission application but didn't finish and are unable to log back in, the best option is to simply restart the online application.

5. How long will it take to process my application?

Depending on the time of the year, if your application is complete it will be processed within approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email notifying you we have received your application and of any remaining requirements.

6. Do I have to apply if I just want to take a class?

No.

You should fill-out an application only if you are interested in pursuing a degree program or want to register online.

Otherwise, in order to sign up for classes, you simply need to fill out a Course Registration form.

7. Can I live outside of Alaska and complete a UAS degree?

Yes, UAS offers a few select distance degrees to students who reside outside of the state of Alaska.

* Indicates program is offered distance to out of state students. Non-resident surcharges may apply.
** WUE state only

Certificates
Accounting Technician*
Computer Information and Office Systems*
Health Information Management Coding Specialist*
Small Business Management*

Associate Degrees
AAS in Business Administration*
AAS in Computer Information Office Systems*
AAS in Health Information Management**

Bachelor Degrees
Bachelor of Business Administration* (Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, or Marketing)

Master’s Degrees
Master of Education in Educational Technology*
Master of Public Administration* (also available in Whitehorse, YT Canada)

8. I am a WUE student, can I apply to any program at UAS?

Students who participate in WUE can apply to the following programs:

Associate of Arts

Associate of Applied Science: Business Administration
Associate of Applied Science: Construction Technology
Associate of Applied Science: Fisheries Technology
Associate of Applied Science: Health Information Management
Associate of Applied Science: Health Science
Associate of Applied Science: Power Technology

Bachelor of Art in Art
Bachelor of Art in Biology
Bachelor of Art in Elementary Education
Bachelor of Art in English
Bachelor of Art in Geography and Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Art in Special Education
Bachelor of Art in Social Science

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environmental Resources
Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Otherwise students can apply to other degree programs as an out of state student. For more information, please call the Admissions Office at 907-796-6100.

9. I can't afford the application fee, can it be waived?

Admission fee waivers are limited and evaluated on a case by case basis.

For consideration due to extenuating circumstances, contact the Director of Admissions at (907) 796-6100 or toll free at (877) 465-4827.

10. What is considered an official transcript?

UAS considers a transcript to be official if it has been sent to us directly by the issuing high school or college.

If the transcript is given to you in a sealed envelope, in order for it to remain official, the envelope must be given to the Admissions Office in the original sealed envelope from the sending institution(s).

11. I was admitted this semester, but I'd like to postpone my attendance, can I defer my admission to a later term?

If you are unable to attend the semester you are admitted, your application may be postponed once for up to one year.

If you would like to postpone your application, please contact Admissions at (907) 796-6100 (toll free at (877) 465-4827) or by email admissions@uas.alaska.edu.

12. What if I apply for admission but decide not to attend?

You are not bound to an academic program if you decide not to attend the University of Alaska Southeast.

Students are free to attend the college of their choice; however we request that you contact contact Admissions at (907) 796-6100 (toll free at (877) 465-4827) or by email admissions@uas.alaska.edu as soon as possible so that we may inactivate your file.

13. I have been admitted, does that mean I am enrolled?

No, being admitted is just a part of the enrollment process.

In order to be enrolled, you must be fully admitted and registered for classes.

1. What if I don't know what my major is?

That is ok, and completely normal. Many students do not know 100% what they want to study or major in, or change their major at some point during their college career.

If you do not know what you want to major in, we recommend that you apply for either the Associate of Arts degree or the Bachelor's Intended.

After you have taken several classes and know what you are interested in, you can simply change your major.

2. Should I send in my high school transcript before I graduate high school?

Yes, and make arrangements for your final high school transcript to be sent after graduation.

Partial high school transcripts will be used to review eligibility for admission to our degree programs, as well as possibly conditional admitting students, which is often needed for scholarship applications.

3. Where can I get a copy of my GED?

Contact your state's Department of Education. Generally the Department of Education will have a request form on their website you can fill out to get an official copy of your GED. There may be a fee involved.

To access an Alaska GED transcript visit: www.ajcn.state.ak.us/abe.

4. I am a home school student, do I still need to submit a transcript?

It is also understood that a home school transcript may be different than a high school transcript. Regardless of the format, a transcript should include 9th to 12th grade courses, and the time frame of each course (academic year and semester) and must be from an accredited home school program. In addition, an assessment of performance (letter grade, percentage, etc.) is needed. Occasionally applicants may be asked to submit additional information regarding coursework.

5. What if my home school program is not accredited?

If you completed a home school program that is not accredited, you will need to take the GED and submit a copy of your completed GED.

6. I did not pass the Alaska High School Qualifying exam, can I still attend UAS?

Alaskan high school students who have not passed the Alaska High School Qualifying exam cannot be admitted to a degree program at UAS unless they meet their high school graduation requirements or complete a GED.

Students may take classes at UAS as a non-degree seeking student.

7. My high school GPA is below a 2.00, can I still be admitted?

As an open enrollment university, it is our goal to help anyone who has a strong desire to pursue higher education.

However, if your cumulative GPA is below a 2.00 you can only apply for an associate or certificate program, and may be admitted on probation. If admitted on probation you will be required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 during your first semester.

8. Do I have to take the ACT or SAT?

It depends, UAS currently only requires students who are applying to a bachelor's program to submit SAT or ACT scores.

However, we strongly recommend all students to complete the SAT or ACT and send in their scores. Advanced placement may be granted in English for certain scores.

Alaskan high school graduates will also need to complete the either the SAT or ACT in order to qualify for the Alaska Performance Scholarship.

9. While in high school I took an Advance Placement exam, can I use this towards my degree?

Yes, UAS awards credit for appropriate scores on a variety of exams:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Credit through College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB)
  • Placement for ACT or SAT I (English only)
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Tests
  • Credit by Examination through the UAS Testing Center

10. I was a dual enrollment student while in high school, am I still considered a freshmen?

Yes, all recent high school graduates will be considered Freshmen even if they participated in a dual enrollment program and have college credits.

11. Are freshmen required to live on campus?

No, UAS does not require students to live on campus.

1. How do I get my credits transferred to UAS?

In order to receive credit for prior courses completed at another institution you must first apply for admissions.

Upon being admitted, your transcripts will be given to the Credentials Evaluator for review and evaluation. The process for evaluating credits generally takes 2-4 weeks.

2. Why don't credits from all institutions transfer to UAS?

UAS will transfer only college level credit from institutions that are accredited by one of the following regional accrediting agencies:

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

3. If I earned below a C- (1.7) at my prior college, will I receive credit?

In order to receive credit from institutions outside the University of Alaska system, a grade of "C-" (1.7) or higher must be earned.

Grades of a 'D-" (0.7) or above are transferable only within the University of Alaska system, however they may not be acceptable to satisfy academic major requirements.

4. I withdrew from all my classes at my prior institution, do I still need to submit those transcripts?

Yes. Students are required to send in transcripts for any school where they have an academic record - even in they never attended and withdrew from all classes.

Failure to disclose and send in official copies of all transcripts may result in your application being denied.

5. I still owe money to my previous institution and cannot get a copy of my transcripts, can I still be admitted?

No, to be officially admitted we require official copies of all transcripts. We strongly encourage students to work out a payment plan for any balances they have with any prior institutions.

Students can take classes as non-degree seeking without applying for admission, however they will not be eligible for financial aid.

6. How does UAS convert quarter credits to semester credits?

University of Alaska Southeast automatically converts credits accepted from other institutions to semester hours. The standard formula for quarter hour conversion is, quarter hours x 0.667.

Example: 5 quarter hours x 0.667 = 3.34 semester hours

7. My transfer evaluation shows 2.67 credits from a course I completed at my prior institution, how am I going to satisfy .33 credits?

Transfer credit equivalents vary among semester, unit and quarter universities.

Courses equated to UAS courses that are short 1.00 credit or less, will meet UAS course requirements without requiring a petition and you would simply make up that credit elsewhere in your degree program (such as in your electives).

If you are short more than 1.00 credit for a particular requirement, please contact your advisor.

8. Are transfer credits included in my UAS grade point average?

Transfer credits are not included in your UAS grade point average (GPA) computation, except to determine eligibility for graduation with honors.

9. I took Math 099 at my prior institution and it did not transfer, why?

Courses below a 100 level are not transferable to UAS.

11. What if my school is not featured on the Transfer Credit Resource Site?

This does not necessarily mean that your courses will not transfer. It may be that the courses are not yet part of our database, which is always growing.

1. Can I apply my military service towards my degree at UAS?

Yes, UAS evaluates documented military credit from CCAF, AARTS, SMART, Coast Guard Institute transcripts, as well as DD214 and DD295 forms. Evaluations are done using the recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE). Additional information about military credit is available in the UAS catalog or by contacting the Transcript Evaluator, Trisha Lee at (907) 796-6366.

2. Can I live outside of Alaska and complete a UAS degree?

Yes, UAS offers a few select distance degrees to students who reside outside of the state of Alaska.

* Indicates program is offered distance to out of state students. Non-resident surcharges may apply.
** WUE state only

Certificates
Accounting Technician*
Computer Information and Office Systems*
Health Information Management Coding Specialist*
Small Business Management*

Associate Degrees
AAS in Business Administration*
AAS in Computer Information Office Systems*
AAS in Health Information Management**

Bachelor Degrees
Bachelor of Business Administration* (Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, or Marketing)

Master’s Degrees
Master of Education in Educational Technology*
Master of Public Administration* (also available in Whitehorse, YT Canada)

3. I have questions about the GI Bill, who do I contact?

At UAS you can contact Eric Ramaekers, the Assistant Director of Financial Aid who is our VA certifying official. You can email Eric at esramaekers@uas.alaska.edu or contact him by phone at 907-796-6255.

To view the most frequently asked questions regarding the new GI Bill, check out: http://newgibill.org/get_answers#page_top.

1. When should I apply for admission to UAS?

It is recommended that international students apply for admission to the University of Alaska Southeast 6 to 9 months prior to the start of the semester they would like to attend.

2. What type of visa do I need in order to be a student at UAS?

The F-1 visa is the most common visa for international students who want to study in the United States at an accredited college or university.

F-2 visas are for an international student's spouse or child (under 21 years of age).

3. Where can I learn more about the student visa process in my home country?

The best place is to visit the US Embassy or consulate website in your country for student visa procedures.

4. When should I apply for my F-1 visa?

To apply for an F-1 student visa you will need a Form I-20, which you will receive once you have been admitted to UAS.

After you receive your Form I-20 you can make an appointment for a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or consulate in your country to apply for a student visa.

It is best to apply for your student visa as early as possible, as the process can take a while.

Your visa can be issued to you up to 120 days prior to your reporting date.

5. What questions are asked during the visa interview?

During the interview be prepared to answer questions regarding ties to your home country, your English language skills, your academic background, the UAS program you have been admitted to and proof of your financial ability to cover your college costs.

6. Where does the Form I-20 come from?

The UAS Designated School Official (DSO) provides international students with the Form I-20 only after:

  • the student has been admitted to an approved UAS degree program; and
  • the student has provided evidence that they can meet all of the costs associated with the degree program.

7. When should I make my travel arrangements?

Due to possible delays or issues that may arise, it is recommended that you do not make your travel arrangements until you have received your F-1 student visa.

8. When can I enter the United States?

You can enter the United States with your F-1 student visa up to 30 days prior to the beginning date on your Form I-20.

9. How long is my student visa valid for?

Your student visa will show the dates it is valid through.

Remember that your visa stamp in your passport must be valid when you are entering or re-entering the United States.

10. I am an international transfer student, how does my transcript get evaluated?

  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    PO Box 92970
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
    Tel: 414-289-3000
    Fax: 414-289-3411
  • World Education Services, Inc.
    PO Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
    New York, NY 10113-0745
    Tel: 212-966-6311
    Fax: 212-966-6395

11. What scores do I need to get on the TOEFL?

All international students for whom English is not their first language must submit official test scores for one of the following:

TOEFL - 550 paper test, or

TOEFL - 213 computer test, or

TOEFL - 80 internet based, or

IELTS - 6.5 out of 8

Note: International students who are already inside the US and are applying for admission into a degree program will also have to meet specific requirements for English proficiency.

12. What is a Sister City?

A Sister City is an agreement between the University of Alaska and a foreign country that allows residents from the locations listed below to qualify for in-state tuition as an international student.

Students from the following locations will receive resident tuition rates:

CountryCity or Province
AustraliaDarwin
CanadaWhitehorse Yukon Territory, Inuvik Northwest Territory
ChinaHarbin, Heilongjiang Province
Great BritainWhitby, England
IndiaPune
JapanChitose, Hokkaido Prefecture, Kanayama, Nemuro,
KoreaInchon
MongoliaErdenet City
NorwayHammerfest, Mo, Tromso
PhilippinesCamiling
TaiwanChiayi Township
RussiaKhabarovsk Region, Magadan, Mirnyy, Noglicki, Okha, Providenya, Yukutsk, Vladivostok, Yelisovo

13. Who should I contact if I have questions?

For application questions for international students, please contact the Admissions Coordinator, Deema Ferguson at 907-796-6460 or by email at deema.ferguson@uas.alaska.edu.

For registration questions for international students, please contact the International Student Advisor, Marsha Squires at 907-796-6455 or by email at marsha.squires@uas.alaska.edu

1. How much is the application fee?

The admission fees for graduate programs are:

  • Master's degree - $60
  • Graduate certificate - $60

2. Is the application fee refundable?

No, the admissions application fee is non-refundable.

3. What is the admissions deadline?

The School of Management and School of Education graduate programs accept applications throughout the year. An applicant must complete the admission process by the end of the term they have applied for admission.

4. If I can't complete the admission process, can I postpone my application?

Yes, applicants can postpone their application up to one year.

If you would like to postpone your application, simply fill out a Postpone Form and return it to the Admissions Office.

5. How long will it take to process my application?

Depending on the time of the year, if your application is complete it will be processed within approximately one week.

You will receive an email notification that states your application has been received as well as list any remaining requirements.

Applications may be expedited in special circumstances, please contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions about your application.

6. Can I take a graduate class before applying for admission?

The School of Management MPA program allows students to take up to two courses before applying to the program to ensure the degree applies to the student’s future plans.  Admission to the program must be completed prior to registering for the third course in the degree program.  Students are advised to take PADM 601 Introduction to Public Administration as one of first two classes in the degree.  PADM 601 Introduction to Public Administration provides a general overview of the core courses offered in the degree as well as an introduction to the technology and electronic library that is used throughout the program.

Some of the School of Education graduate courses allow students to take the class prior to being admitted into one of the graduate degree programs, however it varies by course. Students should contact the School of Education, or faculty member, regarding registration.

7. Can I live outside of Alaska and complete a UAS graduate degree program?

It depends on the graduate program. The following graduate degree programs are available by e-Learning to students outside of the state of Alaska:

  • Master of Education in Educational Technology
  • Mater of Public Administration - outside of Alaska, available to residents of the Yukon Territory in Canada only

Non-resident surcharges may apply.

8. Do I need to submit an official transcript if my bachelor's degree is from a University of Alaska campus?

No, if your bachelor's degree was awarded from a University of Alaska campus, you do not need to have those transcripts sent to UAS.

9. I have been admitted, does that mean I am enrolled?

No, admitted means that you have been accepted into the program, enrolled means that you are registered in a class.

The UAS MPA program allows students to take up to two courses before applying to the program to ensure the degree applies to the student’s future plans. Admission to the program must be completed prior to registering for the third course in the degree program, however, registration requires the approval of the MPA Director.  Please contact us for more information.

10. Are GRE scores required for graduate admissions?

No, currently UAS does not require GRE scores for graduate admission.

Some of the graduate programs within the School of Education require students to submit official Praxis I exam results. Please see the School of Education site for specific application requirements.

The Master of Public Administration program doe not require standardized test scores as part of its admission application.

11. How many credits is considered full time for a graduate student?

To qualify for full time status in a graduate program, students must take a minimum of 9 graduate level credits.

Students registered in at least 5 graduate credits per term will receive graduate annual loans levels. All others will be funded as undergraduates at the senior level. If students take undergraduate and graduate courses, the students may be funded as fifth year undergraduates.

 
 

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