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					                                      Checklist for Future Students
      Get connected to UAA! Use the checklist below as a guide to help you through the college process!
    Explore UAA
              Take a campus tour and talk with a Student Information Advisor (907)786-1480.
              Meet a UAA Outreach Specialist at a high school, community college, or special event.
              Attend a Fall or Spring Preview Day at UAA. Register at
    Apply for Admission (September to December)
              Review admission requirements at the website above and choose the UAOnline link to apply for admission.
               UAOnline is the secure site for the University of Alaska that allows students to access their online registration
               activity, student records and much more.
              Bachelor Degree $50; Associate Degree and Certificate programs $40. The application fee is payable by credit card
               for online application or by check using paper application NOTE: Completing the online application speeds
               up your admission process. Deadlines are: Fall-June 15; Spring-Nov. 1; Summer & UA Scholars-May 1.
              Submit official high school or college transcripts (in progress and final).
              Submit official test scores-SAT, ACT or Accuplacer (for bachelor level degrees).
              Mail official documents to: University of Alaska Anchorage, Office of Admissions PO Box 141629 Anchorage, AK
    Apply for On-campus Housing and Meal Plans (September to February)
              Students planning to enroll in 9 or more credits who wish to live on campus should apply early as space fills up
               quickly!. Access the UAA Housing application from the website above or call (907)751-7202 for more information.
               NOTE: You do not need to be fully admitted to apply for housing
              For pricing information go to:
    Apply for Financial Aid (January to May)
              Investigate UAA’s financial aid and scholarship website (above).
              Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at starting on January 1st each year.
               UAA’s financial aid code is 011462. UAA’s scholarship deadline is February 15th. You must submit a FAFSA to be
               considered for need-based scholarships. NOTE: Grants, Stafford and Alaska state loans, and some scholarships
               may require the submission of the FAFSA. It is important to apply for financial aid as soon as possible as the
               process can take up to eight weeks.
    Take Placement Tests (September to December)
            Accuplacer is UAA’s approved placement test to assess math and English skills. It can be taken in addition to or in
             place of the SAT and ACT. Math and English classes require a placement test (SAT or ACT or Accuplacer).
            If you have not taken an ACT , SAT, or Accuplacer test, have questions about placement into Math and English
             classes, or want to schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer call Advising and Testing at (907)786-4500 or
             visit their website (above).
    Schedule appointment with Academic Advisor (March to April)
            Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor after you have applied for admission and submitted your
             applicable test scores. It is important to meet with your advisor prior to registering for your classes.
            If you have already declared a major on the application, go to the website above. Click “Students with a declared
             major” on the left side of the screen to see the list of Academic Advisors for each major.
            If you chose “Undeclared” on your application or are pursuing an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree call Advising and
             Testing at (907)786-4500.
    Register for Classes (April to May)
             Register online, using your student ID number (3xxxxxxx) and PIN. To find your student ID at UAOnline click
              “Login to Secured Area.” From there, select the link “Look up your id here.” Login to UAOnline, select “Student
              Services and Account Information” and choose the “Registration” option. Follow prompts for “Campus”,
              “Subject”, and “Class Search” to find courses and register. NOTE: You do not need to be fully admitted to register
              for classes.
             Print and review your bill and check your residency status.

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    Attend an Orientation Session (February to June)
              Tour the campus, register for classes, and meet students with interests similar to yours.
              Choose from an the Evening Orientation (for both graduate & undergraduate students), Age 30 and Over
               Luncheon, Out-of-Area Student Orientation, Big Wild Orientation (an Alaskan Outdoor Experience), or UAA
               Fusion (a community service orientation).
              Check out the New Student Orientation website above or call (907)786-1224 for more information.
    Follow-Up – Check the status of your progress: (June to August)
              Go to UAOnline to ensure that your admission file is complete. NOTE: A complete file includes your official high
               school transcript (including final grades and graduation date) and/or any college transcripts reflecting your last
               semester in attendance, and test scores (if applicable).
              Call (907) 786-1480 with any questions.
              Confirm Campus housing agreement or call (907)751-7202.
    Read the Class Schedule
              An online version of the class schedule is found at the website above. The class schedule includes information
               about University deadlines, building locations, planning tools, and much more.
    Pay for Classes
              Go to the website above for tuition payment options. If you have questions about your account, call (907)786-4800
    Purchase Parking Permit (Starting in July prior to start of academic year)
             If you plan on driving a vehicle to the University you need a Parking permit. Permits can be purchased online at the
              website above. To find out more, contact parking services at (907)786-1119.
    Purchase Textbooks at the Campus Bookstore (Two weeks prior to start of classes)
             To find out operating hours and to reserve your textbooks online (you can reserve your books online around 8
              weeks before the fall semester begins) go to the Bookstore website at For
              additional information about these services, contact Bookstore at (907)786-1151.
    UAA Catalog and Fact Finder
             Access online version of catalog at Admitted students will also receive a
              catalog on CD.
             The UAA Fact Finder Student Handbook provides students with helpful information about campus resources and
              services. This publication is free of charge and can be picked up at various locations around campus or online at
    Obtain your UAA WolfCard (One week prior to start of classes)
             Your Wolfcard is your official University identification card. The first Wolfcard is free and can serve as a debit card
              on campus only. The WolfCard Office is located in the University Center. If you have questions about your
              WolfCard you can call the office at (907)786-HOWL or check out their website above.
    Check your UAA E-mail account
            At the time of registration UAA students are assigned a university email account which is used to communicate with
             students regarding important university matters. Allow 2 business days after registering for classes to have email
             access. Be sure to check this account regularly, respond to emails received from the university if requested, and/or
             forward messages to another account you check regularly. Go to the website above for further information.
    Update your Address with the University after you Arrive at UAA (September)
              Log in to UAOnline, click on “personal information” then “update address & phone.” NOTE: You may have a
               different address for mailing and billing.
    Attend Fall University Welcome Events (Fall Semester)
              There are a number of departments that host welcome events the first week of the semester. All students are
               encouraged to attend Campus Kick Off, held the Saturday before classes begin in the fall semester. Please contact
               Campus Life at (907)786-1215 for more events information.

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