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Veterans/Military

Veterans and military students that are active duty, guard, reservists, and eligible dependents.

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

Before Applying to UAS

Veterans: Apply for education benefits with Veteran's Affairs. To start your VA benefits, you'll need to apply via Vets.gov. We recommend setting up Direct Deposit during the Vets.gov Application. If you are transferring to UAS from another institution, complete VA Form 22-1995 Change of Institution.

Active Duty/Reserve Military: please contact your Educational Services Officer (ESO) within your branch prior to enrolling at UAS.

Application Fees: $40 Certificate and Associate; $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.

Transfer students with 30 or more semester (45 quarter) college level credits:

  • have completed 30 college level semester (45 quarter) credits with a GPA of at least a 2.00; and
  • left your previous institution in good standing.

Transfer students with fewer than 30 semester (45 quarter) college level credits:

  • have a college level GPA of at least a 2.00; and
  • left your previous institution in good standing; and
  • meet the freshman admissions requirements listed above:

Please note that students who have a GPA below a 2.00 will be individually reviewed and may be admitted on probation.

High School Transcripts: If you have not attended college, or if you have fewer than 30 semester (45 quarter) college level credits, contact your high school and have them 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.

Military Transcripts: UAS evaluates documented military credit from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), as well as credits from the Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marines on the Joint Service Transcript (JST), and Form DD-295 (Application for the Evaluation of Learning Experiences During Military Service). Note: transcripts prior to 2013 may be labeled as AARTS, SMART, or Coast Guard Institute transcripts.

Air Force: Community College of the Air Force Transcript Request

Army, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines: Joint Services Transcript (JST)

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.

If you are applying as a freshman, have your official ACT or SAT scores sent directly from the ACT or the College Board (SAT).

Note: not required for transfer students  with more than 30 semester (45 quarter) college level credits or 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

Visit the UAS Student Veterans and Families website for comprehensive information about the different types of VA Educational programs, instructions on how to use them at UAS, and information about veterans resources on campus and in the community.

Veteran students have two semesters to complete the admissions process.

To get started with your veterans' or active duty benefits, contact Deb Rydman, VA School Certifying Official (SCO), at (907) 796-6368, or drrydman@alaska.edu.

Common FAQs

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 UAS Transcript Evaluator at (907) 796-6366.

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

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)

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

Please contact Deb Rydman, VA School Certifying Official (SCO), at (907) 796-6368 or drrydman@alaska.edu.

To view the most frequently asked questions regarding the new GI Bill, check out the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

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

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