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Admissions and Recruitment

The Admissions and Recruitment team helps incoming students through the application and enrollment process. We will most likely be your first point of contact and can help smooth your transition to college. We have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests and look forward to helping you become a student at UAS!

Admission Application Deadlines

Fall Semester - August 19
Spring Semester - December 15
Summer Semester - May 1

Undergraduate Admission Process

1. Choose a program

2. Apply for Admissions

  • Apply online- it's fast and easy!
  • Pay the Application Fee:
  • $40 Certificate and Associate;
  • $50 Bachelor

3. Submit Official Transcripts and Test Scores:

Some programs require additional documents for admission and have different submission deadlines, please make a note when researching your program.

  • Partial and Final High School transcript, or GED;
  • Final College and University transcripts from all previous institutions;
  • Official ACT or SAT scores.

Graduate Admission Process:

1. Choose a program

2. Apply for Admissions

  • Apply online- it's fast and easy!
  • Pay the Application Fee: $60 Masters.

3. Submit Official Transcripts and Documents:

Some programs require additional documents for admission and have different submission deadlines, please make a note when researching your program.

  • Transcripts: Final College and University transcripts from all previous institutions with 3.00 GPA (MAT, MEd, MPA)
  • Professional resume or vita (MAT, MEd, MPA)
  • Statement of professional objectives (MAT, MEd, MPA)
  • Recommendation letters (MAT, MEd, MPA)
  • Praxis I exam results (MAT)
  • Signed waiver (MAT)
  • Info sheet (MAT)
  • Field Experience statement form (MEd)
  • Copy of current teaching or administrative certificate (MEd)

Welcome to your first steps at the University of Alaska Southeast!

If you are a high school student, have not attended college before, or have less than 30 college level semester credits, UAS considers you to be a freshman applicant.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements:

Bachelor's Degrees

To qualify for admission to a bachelor's program, incoming freshmen must satisfy at least one of the following:

  • graduate from an accredited high school with a GPA of at least 3.00, pass a high school core curriculum, and complete of 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 1290 on 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 Degrees or Certificates

To qualify for admission to an associate degree or certificate program, a student must satisfy one of the following:

  • 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.


Application Instructions

  1. Complete the online admissions application
  2. Pay the application fee (non-refundable):
    • $40 for associate and certificate programs
    • $50 for bachelor's programs
  3. Arrange for your official high school transcripts or GED to be sent
  4. Arrange for official copies of either your ACT or SAT scores to be sent
  5. If you have taken any Advanced Placement (AP) tests or college classes, please arrange for official copies of your AP scores and/or college transcripts to be sent (this includes dual enrolled classes you may have taken through a local community college)

Note: if you have taken courses from UAS or another University of Alaska campus, you do not need to submit official transcripts.

Please have all documents sent to:

UAS Admissions Office
11120 Glacier Hwy
Juneau AK 99801


Home School Graduates

UAS welcomes home school applicants and reviews each application using the same admission criteria used for high school students. UAS will only accept home school transcripts from an accredited home school program; 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.

UA Scholars Program

The UA Scholars Program is an $12,000 scholarship ($1,500 per semester for 8 semesters) awarded to the top ten percent of all graduating seniors from Alaskan high schools. This scholarship is valid at any University of Alaska campus for certificate and degree programs.

Welcome Class of 2016!

Congratulations for earning the UA Scholars Award! Graduating at the top of your class is a major accomplishment. Join more than 7,000 of Alaska's best and brightest who have already accepted the UA Scholars 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 apply after May 1st, you will not be eligible to use the award.

Scholars can also qualify for the Alaska Performance Scholarship.

If you have questions about your status as a UA Scholar or questions about the program, please contact Eric Lingle at 907-796-6069 or by email at elingle@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!


UA Scholars Reception

UA Scholar reception image

Every fall, UAS hosts a reception to celebrate UA Scholars and their achievement. UA President Jim Johnsen, Chancellor Rick Caulfield, faculty, staff, and Admissions Representatives are present to congratulate the Scholars.

This year's reception was held on November 17, 2015.

You are a Transfer Student if:

  • You have graduated from an accredited high school or have your GED, AND
  • You are currently attending or have previously attended a college or university

If you only took college-level courses while in high school, you are considered a Freshmen.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements:

Transfer students with 30 or more college credits:

To qualify for admission to a baccalaureate, associate or certificate program, a student must:

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

Transfer students with less than 30 college credits:

To qualify for admission a student must:

  • have a college level GPA of at least a 2.00; and
  • left their previous institution in good standing; and
  • meet the high school requirements listed below:
    • Bachelor Degrees - To qualify for admission to a baccalaureate program, a student must satisfy at least one of the following:
      • graduate from an accredited high school with a GPA of at least 3.00 and complete of either the ACT or SAT; or
      • graduate from an accredited high school with a GPA of at least 2.50 and an ACT score of at least 18 or an SAT score of at least 1290.
    • Associate Degrees or Certificates - To qualify for admission to an Associate degree or certificate program, a student must satisfy one of the following:
      • graduate from an accredited high school with a GPA of a 2.00; or
      • successfully complete the GED.

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


Application Instructions

  1. Complete the admissions online application;
  2. Pay the non-refundable application fee:
    • $40 for certificate and associate
    • $50 for bachelor
  3. Arrange for official transcripts to be sent from any postsecondary institution you have attended. You can either have them sent electronically from your previous college, or you can have official copies sent in a sealed envelope to the Admissions Office.
  4. If you have less than 30 college-level semester credits, you must also have your official high school transcripts or GED sent to the Admissions Office in a sealed envelope.
  5. Please have all transcripts and other official documents sent to:
UAS Admissions Office
11120 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Official transfer evaluations will only be done after you have been admitted into a degree program. In order to be fully admitted we must have official copies of all your transcripts.

Military Students

UAS welcomes students currently serving in the military and veterans. UAS was honored to be selected as a Military Friendly School in 2015.

Application Instructions

  1. Complete the online admissions application
  2. Pay the application fee (non refundable):
    • $40 for associate and certificate programs
    • $50 for bachelor's programs
  3. If you have not attended college before, or have less than 30 college level credits, send official high school transcripts or your GED
  4. Arrange for official transcripts to be sent from any postsecondary institutions you have attended
  5. Submit a copy of form DD-214

Please have all documents sent to:

UAS Admissions Office
11120 Glacier Hwy
Juneau AK 99801

Transfer Credits

After you have been admitted and UAS has received all of your transcripts, the Registrar's Office will complete an official transfer evaluation. UAS evaluates documented military credit from CCAF, AARTS, SMART, Coast Guard Institute transcripts as well as forms DD-214 and DD-295. UAS completes evaluations using the recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE).

Veterans' Assistance (VA)

For more information regarding Veterans' Assistance, please go to the Financial Aid site. You may be required to submit a degree audit to the Financial Aid Office that will list any remaining degree requirements in order to procure funding. For more information on requesting a degree audit, please visit our Degree Audits site.

If you have questions regarding Veterans' or active duty benefits, please contact Eric Ramaekers, Director of Financial Aid and VA Certifying Official at (907) 796-6312, or esramaekers@uas.alaska.edu.

Visit the UAS Student Veterans and Families website for links and 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. UAS is proud to help veterans and their families succeed while attending UAS.

Welcome! Maligayang! Bienvendido! Wilkommen!

UAS welcomes students from countries worldwide!

To be admitted to UAS, international students must complete the application requirements listed below. Once UAS has received your completed application and supplemental paperwork, the UAS Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) will issue you an I-20 form. You can then use this form to apply for an F-1 student visa at a US Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

For more information about F-1 student visas, please visit the US State Department Student Visa website.


Application Instructions

  1. Complete the online admissions application
  2. Pay the application fee (non refundable):
    • $40 for associate and certificate programs
    • $50 for bachelor's programs
  3. If you have not attended college before, or have less than 30 college level credits, arrange for official high school or secondary school transcripts to be sent
  4. Arrange for official transcripts to be sent from any postsecondary institutions you have attended. If your transcripts are not in English, you must have them officially translated by one of the following translation services

    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

  5. If English is not your first language, you must submit the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a score of at least 213 (computer exam) or 550 (paper exam)
  6. Complete and submit the following forms:

Note: International students are not eligible to apply for distance delivered programs - this includes the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program and the Bachelor of Arts in Education (BA) programs.


International Peace Scholarship

UAS welcomes international students interested in studying for an academic year or for a full term of undergraduate studies to apply for the International Peace Scholarship.

The purpose of this scholarship is to foster cross-cultural learning and understanding of all peoples across the globe. This is a need-based scholarship that international F-1 visa students who travel to Juneau to engage in coursework, campus life, and community events are eligible to apply for.


Sister Cities

The University of Alaska Southeast will waive the non-resident surcharge for students who hail from cities with an established Sister City relationship with Juneau, Alaska. These cities include:

  • Whitehorse, Canada
  • Kalibo, Philippines
  • Vladivostok, Russia
  • Chia Yi City, Taiwan
  • Mishan City, People's Republic of China

To be considered for Resident tuition, please complete and return the Application for Resident Tuition Assessment. Students from Sister Cities should select option "C" and enter the name of their Sister City on the application.

You are a Graduate Student if:

  • You have graduated from a Postsecondary institution, AND
  • You have a bachelors degree

General Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and complete the minimum credit hours required for their program. All courses must be post baccalaureate credits, and all but 6 credits must be at the 600 level. Courses at the 100-300 level cannot be used in graduate programs. Courses at the 500 level earned at any University of Alaska campus or equivalent types of continuing education courses from any college or university may not be applied toward the degree program.

All courses, projects, and theses required for a graduate degree program must be completed within a seven-year period from the semester of the first course and the semester of degree completion.


Application Instructions

  1. Complete the admissions online application
  2. Pay the non-refundable application fee, $60 for masters degrees
  3. Arrange for official transcripts to be sent from any Postsecondary institution you have attended to Admissions

Transfer Credits

A maximum of 9 graduate credit hours may be transferred from another accredited institution outside the University of Alaska system if approved by the student's advisor and graduate dean. At least 1/3 of the credits for the degree must be earned at UAS.

 
 

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