At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.
Our Admissions has more information about tuition, the application process and other reasons UAF may be a good fit for you.
You can also make an appointment with the eCampus Enrollment Counselor at any time.
High school students are encouraged to take university courses and can work with their high school on receiving credit. Visit our Alaska Advantage page to get started with dual enrollment.
Submitting an application to UAF is the first step toward being admitted into a degree program and is required to be eligible for financial aid.
UAF eCampus offers more than 45 fully online programs that can be completed from anywhere in the world. UAF also offers degrees via distance learning (which is different than online) and/or on campus. Search among UAF’s 140+ programs.
Our Admissions Counselor can help if you have questions about which degree might be right for you or how the classes for your degree are offered at UAF.
If you attended UAF in the past but have not enrolled at any University of Alaska campus in more than two years, you will need to submit an application to re-apply for admission. You do not need to resend any transcripts unless you’ve attended another institution while you were away.
Check out UAF’s Registration Guide for additional details.
UAF degree students: You will have one or more advisors to help guide you through your academic journey and you’ll need to meet with them each semester before you can register for classes. Don’t know who your advisor is? Refer to this list of UAF academic advisors or email us for help.
Non-degree students: UAF eCampus advisors are available to answer questions about online courses, however, you are not required to meet with an advisor.
High school students can find more information about dual enrollment on the Alaska Advantage page.
UAF uses placement testing to determine students’ academic preparation for math and English courses. If you’re new to UAF, your advisor will let you know if you need to take one or both exams.
High school students enrolling in eCampus courses can use the Alaska Advantage registration form.
Complete these tasks before the first day of class.
If you are having difficulty logging in, try resetting your password at elmo.alaska.edu or call the OIT Help Desk at 907-450-8300.
Here’s a quick rundown of steps to take to ensure a successful semester.
Most online courses do not require meeting times, however, students will have assignments each week. Many instructors require you to submit an introductory assignment during the first week of class. Be sure to complete this on time or you may get dropped from your course.
Some eCampus courses require proctored (supervised) exams. Your syllabus will let you know if any of your exams have to be proctored. If you are in the Fairbanks region, you must take your proctored exams at UAF eCampus. If you are not located in the Fairbanks area, you will have to arrange a local proctor. Learn more about the process for taking proctored exams.