University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Undergraduate Admission

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Admission to Occupational Endorsements

To qualify for admission to an Occupational Endorsement (O.E.) a student must submit an online Occupational Endorsement application. Students completing an occupational endorsement must submit an application for graduation form. Completion of the application form helps ensure that the student has completed required courses and that the award is properly recorded on the student’s transcript.

Some occupational endorsement programs have additional requirements, selective admission criteria or limited space, students should see an advisor for more information.

Students seeking occupational endorsements are not required to submit transcripts or test scores except as required for placement in certain courses or programs.

NOTE: Occupational Endorsements are not eligible to receive financial aid, however some scholarship support may be available.

Admission to Certificates and Associate Degrees

To qualify for admission to a certificate or associate degree program1, applicants must satisfy at least one of the following:

  1. Have graduated from an accredited high school or state certified home school program with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 (C), or
  2. Have successfully completed the GED, or
  3. Have completed at least 30 college semester credits with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 (C) and are at least 18 years old.

Admission to Bachelor Degrees

To qualify for admission to a bachelor’s degree program1, applicants must satisfy at least one of the following:

  1. Graduate from an accredited high school with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 or
  2. Completion of at least 30 college level semester credits with a GPA of at least 2.00 and a high school diploma or GED; or
  3. Completion of at least 60 college-level semester credits with a GPA of at least 2.00
1 Certain programs have additional requirements.  Please see program listing for specific requirements.

Please note: 

  • Students who do not qualify for admission to a bachelor’s degree program may be admitted to an associate’s degree program.
  • In order to be eligible for financial aid, students must supply proof of accredited high school and/or home school completion, or completion of the GED.
  • UAS recommends that students complete the following high school core curriculum: 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 Alaska Native or other languages.

When to Apply

Certificate through Graduate programs admission application deadlines:

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

Occupational Endorsement programs admission application deadlines:

  • Fall Semester – October 31
  • Spring Semester – March 1
  • Summer Semester – July 19

How to Apply

  1. Choose a degree program and major
  2. Apply online:  
  3. Pay non-refundable application fee:

$40 – Certificates, Associate degree program

$50 – Bachelor degree program

Note: All balances from any University of Alaska campus must be paid in full to be admitted into a program.

  1. Submit Official Transcripts1:

Transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope or electronically from the issuing institution to be considered official. Transcripts received opened, faxed or photo copied are not official.

High School transcripts/General Education Development (GED) Certificate:  All certificate or degree seeking students with fewer than 30 semester credit hours must submit official high school or GED transcripts.

Home School transcripts:  Home-schooled students who have gone through a state certified program must submit official transcripts. Students who have not gone through a state certified program must submit GED transcripts.

College transcripts:  All certificate and degree seeking students who have an academic record from one or more post secondary institutions must arrange for their official college or university transcripts to be sent directly to UAS in a sealed envelope or electronically from the original institution(s). Transcripts from all colleges or universities must be submitted, failure to disclose all post secondary institutions where the student has an academic record will result in denied admission.

  1. Submit Test Results
  • ACT/SAT scores, while not required for admissions, are required to be considered for the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS), and may assist with General Education course placement.
1Students applying to all UAS campuses must send admission documents to the Juneau campus. Official transcripts are not required from other schools within the UA system.

Returning Students

Degree seeking students who have enrolled in classes for at least one semester and have not attended another institution outside of the University of Alaska (UA) system may remain in their degree programs for up to two years without attending UAS. If the student attends another institution or is absent for more than two years, the student needs to reapply for admission, including paying the application fee.

Students are required to notify the Admissions Office if they have attended another institution outside of the University of Alaska (UA) system.

Active Duty military or reservist who seek re-admission into their program that was interrupted due to a military service obligation, will be granted admissions without paying another admissions fee.

Fresh Start GPA Program

A former University of Alaska Southeast undergraduate who returns to UAS after a minimum of three years will have the opportunity to petition to begin a new cumulative GPA, also known as a Fresh Start GPA.

Petitions for a Fresh Start GPA must be completed as part of the admissions process. The Fresh Start is declared provisionally at the point of admission, but not awarded permanently until the student has started and completed 12 credits of academic study with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 (C+) or higher for those 12 credits.

When the Fresh Start GPA is permanently declared, all previous UAS grades and credits earned more than three years prior to the current admission date are excluded from consideration for UAS degree requirements. It is not possible to select some grades and credits to exclude while retaining others. Only UAS grades and credits will be excluded.

After the Fresh Start GPA is declared the transcript will state that the cumulative GPA shown is a Fresh Start GPA. The old grades will remain on the transcript, but are not used to calculate the cumulative GPA. Courses passed but excluded by the Fresh Start GPA may not be used to meet University graduation requirements. A student may be allowed to advanced standing or a waiver of requirements just as any non-Fresh Start student, but will not be allowed credit by examination for courses lost through the use of the Fresh Start GPA program.

Students who elect to use the Fresh Start GPA do not qualify for certificate or degree-based honors but would qualify for semester-based awards for grade point average.

A student may begin a Fresh Start GPA only once. Students wishing to petition for a Fresh Start GPA should contact the Registrar’s Office to initiate the process.