General Questions

What is the UAF Portal?

What is UAOnline and how do I log in?

What is my UA ID and UA username?

What is a PolarExpress card?

What is my UAF Email Account?

Where can I find more information about UAF?

I would like to request UAF materials to be mailed to me, how do I do this?

Admission Status Questions

How long does it take to become admitted?

How will I know when I am admitted?

I received my certificate of admission, why does financial aid say that I am not admitted?

Do I have to accept my admission offer from UAF?

General Admission

How much is the application fee?

Is the application fee refundable?

When is the deadline for admission applications?

I started my application online, but did not complete it. Now my password doesn't work, what do I do?

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

Can I live outside of Alaska and complete a UAF degree?

I am a Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) student, can I apply to any program at UAF?

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

What is considered an official or unofficial transcript?

What makes a transcript in-progress or final?

I have been admitted but I'd like to postpone my attendance, can I defer my admission to a later term?

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

Does withdrawing my application withdraw me from classes?

I have been admitted, does that mean I am enrolled in classes?

Can I add a program and do I have to pay to add it?

I want to change my major, what do I need to do?

How do I choose a major?

What types of degrees does UAF offer?

What are the schools and colleges at UAF?

How do I pay for my application?

Can I apply late?

Can I make changes to my application?

Can I apply to multiple programs?

Do I need to reapply?

Do I have to submit a transcript if I do not want the transfer credit?

I’m being asked to provide a transcript from a college I did not attend. What do I do?

My transcript is not marked received on my checklist, when should I call?

How long do we keep copies of transcripts?

Where can I upload my documents within the application?

Freshman Applicants

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

I am a homeschool student, do I still need to submit a transcript?

Do I have to take the ACT or SAT?

How do I submit my ACT or SAT scores?

I sent my ACT/SAT scores, how long will it take to receive them?

While in high school I took an Advanced Placement (AP) exam or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam, can I use this towards my degree?

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

Are freshmen required to live on campus?

What transcripts do high school seniors need to submit?

Transfer Applicants

How do I get my credits transferred to UAF?

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

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

How can I find out how my credits will transfer to UAF?

When can I expect my transfer credit to be posted?

Military Applicants

Can I apply my military service towards my degree at UAF?

I’m active duty military. How do I prove my military status for qualifying for in-state tuition?

How do I prove military dependency for qualifying for in-state tuition?

Can I live outside of Alaska and complete a UAF degree?

Are you transitioning out of the military and have questions about the process?

International Applicants

When should I apply for admission to UAF?

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

What scores do I need to get on the English Language Proficiency exam?

How do I get a TOEFL or IELTS waiver?

What is a Sister City?

Who should I contact if I have questions?

How do I submit a foreign transcript?

Graduate Applicants

If I can't attend during the term I am admitted for, can I postpone my application?

Can I take a graduate class before applying for admission?

Can I live outside of Alaska and complete a UAF graduate degree program?

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

Are GRE scores required for graduate admissions?

I sent my GRE Scores, how long will it take to receive them?

My recommender(s) did not receive an email to submit a letter on my behalf.

I entered the wrong email address for a recommender and I cannot edit the field.

After Admission

How can I qualify for Alaska resident tuition rates?

Where can I find official UAF Admissions policies?

I was admitted, but didn’t attend. What should I do to attend now?

When can I register for classes?

Is there an orientation event?

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