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Freshmen

High school seniors, students who have not attended college, or students who have completed less than one year of college.

Important Deadlines

Deadline DateDeadline Description
MAY
1

Summer Semester Application Deadline

AUG
15

Fall Semester Application Deadline

DEC
15

Spring Semester Application Deadline

FEB
15
University of Alaska Scholarship Deadline

Apply for Admission

Application Fees: $40 Associate or Certificate; $50 Bachelor. Application fees are non-refundable.

Bachelor's Degree Programs

  • graduate from an accredited high school with a GPA of at least 3.00, pass a high school core curriculum, and complete either the ACT or SAT; or
  • graduate from an accredited high school with a GPA of at least 2.50, pass a high school core curriculum, and score at least 18 on the ACT, or 955 on the SAT. UAS will continue to accept test scores of 1290 from the previous version of the SAT.

UAS defines a core curriculum as four years of English, social studies, math, and science, or four years of English and social studies, three years of math and science, and two years of an Alaska Native or foreign language.

Associate Degree or Certificate Programs

  • graduate from an accredited high school with a GPA of at least 2.00; or
  • successfully complete the GED

Note: students who have a high school GPA below 2.00 will be individually reviewed and may be admitted on probation.

High School Transcripts: Send in-progress transcripts during your senior year for early admission. After graduation, have your school send your final official transcript.

College Transcripts: If you have taken college classes outside of the University of Alaska system, have your previous college or university send an official copy of your transcript. You do not need to request transcripts from any University of Alaska campus (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Southeast, or other branch campuses), or resubmit transcripts you have submitted to another UA campus.

How to Submit Transcripts:

Mail

UAS Admissions Office
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK 99801

Email: uas.admissions@alaska.edu
Tel: (907) 796-6100
Fax: (907) 796-6002

In-Person

Juneau
Novatney Building, Second Floor
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK 99801
Ketchikan
Ziegler Building
2600 Seventh Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Sitka
UAS Sitka Campus
1332 Seward Ave
Sitka, AK 99832

For full admission, UAS requires official copies of final transcripts. To be considered official, transcripts must be mailed/emailed directly from the school or college, or from a transcript request service. If you bring your transcript to a UAS campus in person, it must be in a sealed envelope from the school or college.

Have your official ACT or SAT scores sent directly from the ACT or the College Board (SAT).

Note: not required for students applying to Associate or Certificate programs.

The UAS ACT code is 0153How to have official ACT scores sent

The UAS SAT code is 4897How to have official SAT scores sent

Elementary or Special Education: Education majors will be working in schools with young children. To be admitted to either major, you must submit an Interested Person Report on yourself. If you are currently working in a school and have a background check on file, have your school send a copy directly to the UAS Admissions Office.

Outdoor Skills and Leadership Certificate: Additional requirements include a physical, a resume or list of relevant experience/skills/certifications, and letters of recommendation. Outdoor Skills and Leadership Certificate Requirements

Congratulations for earning the UA Scholars Award! The University of Alaska awards this  $12,000 scholarship to the top ten percent of all Alaskan high school seniors. Join more than 7,000 of Alaska's best and brightest who have already accepted their award - Alaska's future depends on talented people like you!

Apply for Admission by May 1

If you are a UA Scholar and are planning on attending UAS, you must submit an admission application  before May 1st of your senior year. If you don't apply before May 1st, you will lose your award.

Scholars can also qualify for the Alaska Performance Scholarship.

Questions?

If you have questions about your status as a UA Scholar or questions about the program, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 907-796-6100 or by email at uas.admissions@alaska.edu. For complete program information, check out the UA Scholars website and the UA Scholars Program Booklet.

We look forward to seeing you at UAS!

For more information: Admissions Office uas.admissions@alaska.edu or call (907) 796-6100 / Toll Free: 1-877-465‑4827

Common FAQs

Typically the Admissions Office processes new applications in one to two business days. You will receive an email notifying you we have received your application and of any remaining requirements.

UAS offers a free application for non-degree seeking students or community members who simply want to take a class. Non-degree Seeking Students

Students may also complete a Course Registration form at the Juneau, Ketchikan, or Sitka campuses.

We recommend you apply to an Associate degree program. After you successfully complete your first year, you can easily transfer to your intended major.

Submit your GED transcript in place of your high school transcript. If you earned your GED in Alaska, you can request an official copy of your transcript be sent to the UAS Admissions Office from the State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This is a free request. Other states may vary.

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

What is considered an official transcript?

UAS accepts transcripts from accredited home school programs. Transcripts should include 9th to 12th grade courses, the time frame of each course (academic year and semester), and an assessment of performance (letter grade, percentage, etc.). Home-schooled students who have not gone through a state-recognized program must submit an official GED.

Yes, UAS offers select distance degrees to students who reside outside of Alaska.

Certificates

  • Accounting Technician*
  • Health Information Management Coding Specialist*
  • Small Business Management*

Associate Degrees

  • AAS in Business Administration*
  • AAS in Health Information Management**

Bachelor Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration* (Accounting, Management, or Human Resources Management)

Master’s Degrees

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

* Indicates program may be offered via distance to students outside of Alaska. Non-resident surcharges may apply.
** Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) state only

If you are unable to attend the semester you are admitted, you may postpone your application for up to one year. Please complete, sign, and return a Postpone Form. If you have questions regarding postponing your application, please contact the Admissions Office at (907) 796-6100 (toll free at (877) 465-4827) or by email uas.admissions@alaska.edu.

If you decide not to attend the University of Alaska Southeast, please submit a Withdraw Form and contact the Admissions Office at (907) 796-6100 (toll free at (877) 465-4827) or by email at uas.admissions@alaska.edu as soon as possible so that we may inactivate your file.

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.

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.

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.

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 the Alaska Job Center Network Adult Basic Education page.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Southeast Alaska is a maritime climate. Temperatures range from 50 to 75 Fahrenheit in the summer (10 to 27 C) and 15 to 50 in the winter (-10 to 10 C). It's not the Arctic, but we recommend dressing in layers and to always be prepared for rain!

  • Lightweight shell or raincoat
  • Rain pants
  • Water-proof boots
  • Sneakers, hiking boots, or both
  • Winter gloves
  • Winter coat
  • Fleece pullover
  • Wool socks
  • Hats and scarfs
  • Personal clothing
    • Jeans/trousers
    • Button down shirts
    • Short and long sleeve t-shirts
    • Snythetic or wool sweaters/tops
    • Sweaters/hoodies