Choosing to go to college and then picking the right school and degree is a big decision. We’re here to help you navigate the start of your journey. If you have any questions before or during the application process, don’t hesitate to reach out.
UAF is unique because we allow students to take all or just some of their classes online, all counting toward the same degree. Here, you’ll find clear directions for how to successfully apply for either option. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out — I can help!
Earning a degree is both a time and financial commitment. You should start thinking about how you’re going to pay for it early on in the process. UAF’s Financial Aid office offers clear explanations for how to pay tuition and fees and ways to alleviate the financial burden.
If you need help mapping out a budget specific to you, set up an appointment with UAF eCampus’s Financial Coach.
Since 1934, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, one of the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
UAF eCampus adapts its courses to be better suited to online learning but all UAF courses pass the same high-quality standards. Your diploma and transcripts will not indicate you are an online student.
UAF partners with Quality Matters, a nationally recognized peer review process for certifying quality in online courses. We are the first university in the nation to earn Exemplary Program status, which includes a certification for outstanding student support.
The University of Alaska and other organizations offer a number of scholarships for online students. Learn more on our Scholarships page.
We are here to support your eCampus needs but you also have an academic advisor based on your major. Find your advisor here.
New students have to take placement exams before registering for some math, science and English courses. Find out more details about placement exams.
Familiarize yourself with our Learning Management Systems. Check out our helpful resources for students on how to log into courses.
Plan like a pro with Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely (SMART) goals. You’re far more likely to stick with a plan if your goals are relevant, short-term and very clearly defined. “Study more” is not a smart goal. “Study Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 6-8 p.m.” is better. “Study Chemistry and Art on Tuesday, Math and World Lit on Thursday, and Chemistry and Math again on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the library” is even better.
Failure is not who you are and is not a predictor of your future success. People are hard-wired to learn from their mistakes (think about a baby learning to walk). So go ahead and be courageous! You have the strength to overcome setbacks, and you have help from UAF eCampus when you need it.
There are so many under-utilized resources for students at UAF, but mind-readers is not one of them. We care about your success but may not know when you need help. Reach out to someone you trust as SOON as you need help. When in doubt, you can contact UAF eCampus Student Services and we’ll figure out the best person or resource to assist you!