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Launching your future? Developing professional skills?
Follow these easy steps and you’ll be on your way!

Step 1.Select a degree program  =  Evening Courses  =  Online Course Options

Bachelor's Degrees

Graduate Degrees

Doctoral Degrees

Associate's Degrees

Certificates

High School Student Programs

Still undecided? You can still apply with the following option:

Step 2.Review important dates & deadlines

Registration Deadlines

Priority deadline 1 month prior to start of classes. Spring and Fall Start terms.

Fall Semester

Priority Deadline — May 1st ($25 non-refundable fee assessed beginning May 2nd)

Late Deadline — August 1st

Spring Semester

Priority Deadline — November 1st ($25 non-refundable fee assessed beginning November 2nd)

Late Deadline — December 1st

Summer Semester

Late Deadline — May 1st

Fall Semester, Module I

Priority Deadline — May 1st ($25 non-refundable fee assessed beginning May 2nd)

Late Deadline — August 1st

Fall Semester, Module II

Priority Deadline — September 1st ($25 non-refundable fee assessed beginning September 2nd)

Late Deadline — October 1st

Spring Semester, Module I

Priority Deadline — November 1st ($25 non-refundable fee assessed beginning November 2nd)

Late Deadline — December 1st

Spring Semester, Module II

Priority Deadline — February 1st ($25 non-refundable fee assessed beginning February 2nd)

Late Deadline — March 1st

Summer Semester

Late Deadline — May 1st

Registration Deadlines

August 1st for Fall, December 1st for Spring, April 1st for Summers (unless otherwise noted).

Fall Semester

Priority Deadline — May 1st ($25 non-refundable fee assessed beginning May 2nd)

Late Deadline — August 1st

Spring Semester

Priority Deadline — November 1st ($25 non-refundable fee assessed beginning November 2nd)

Late Deadline — December 1st

Summer Semester

Late Deadline — May 1st

Fall Semester

February 15th (No late applications accepted)

Summer Semester

October 15th (No late applications accepted)

Fall Semester

Priority Deadline — May 1st ($25 non-refundable fee assessed beginning May 2nd)

Late Deadline — August 1st

Fall Semester

Priority Deadline — May 1st ($25 non-refundable fee assessed beginning May 2nd)

Late Deadline — June 1st

Spring Semester

Priority Deadline — November 1st ($25 non-refundable fee assessed beginning November 2nd)

Late Deadline — December 1st

Summer Semester

No summer applications are accepted for summer admissions to the Early Honors Program.

  View the University Calendar for upcoming dates

Step 3.Complete the online application

Please note you will need to create a new account to begin your online application. This new username and password is only for the application and will cease to be valid once you submit the completed application. An Admissions Counselor will contact you within a week after receiving your application to discuss any other documents necessary to complete your application.


Step 4.Submit additional supporting documents

Official Transcripts

Official final high school transcript (must show date of graduation) or official GED score report.

Transcripts/score reports are considered official when received in an envelope that was sealed by the credit-awarding institution and arrive at APU unopened. Electronic transcripts are also accepted when sent directly to APU from the credit-awarding institution via a secured electronic transcript service. All official electronic documents must be sent to admissions@alaskapacific.edu.

Postsecondary transcripts from all institutions attended. This requirement only applies to freshman transfers and/or students who earned college credit at another institution while in high school.

A cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher based on a 4.0 unweighted scale and SAT/ACT requirement(s).

ACT or SAT Scores

Applicants are required to submit test scores from either the ACT or SAT.

APU requires the following minimum combined test scores to qualify for admission:

ACTSAT
221020

Applicants who do not meet the published admissions standards may request an Admissions Appeal Form from the Office of Admissions following or in anticipation of a denial of admission. Appeals will be considered first by the Director of Admissions and may be forwarded to an academic department or committee for review. The applicant will be notified in writing once a decision has been made regarding their appeal.

Statement of Goals

A 1-2 page essay that outlines your academic and professional goals. Include your thoughts on how the degree will help you accomplish your goals and the impact it may have on your family, community, or self.

Official Transcripts

For students with less than 30 transferrable credits, an official high school transcript is required. Transcript must show date of graduation.

Transcripts are considered official when received in an envelope that was sealed by the credit-awarding institution and arrive at APU unopened. Electronic transcripts are also accepted when sent directly to APU from the credit-awarding institution via a secured electronic transcript service. All official electronic documents must be sent to admissions@alaskapacific.edu.

  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better.
  • For Accelerated Business Administration and Management/MBA, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission.

Applicants for the Accelerated Business Administration and Management/MBA program must have earned 72 semester credit hours before applying for admission.

Transfer credits will be assessed by the Office of the Registrar following completion of the application process. The completed evaluation will be emailed to the student and the assigned academic advisor.

Current Résumé

The classrooms at Alaska Pacific University are filled with students who come from many different professional backgrounds. Your résumé will help your academic adviser better understand your professional background.

Statement of Goals

A 1-2 page essay that outlines your academic and professional goals. Include your thoughts on how the degree will help you accomplish your goals and the impact it may have on your family, community, or self.

Official Transcripts

For students with less than 30 transferrable credits, an official high school transcript is required. Transcript must show date of graduation.

Transcripts are considered official when received in an envelope that was sealed by the credit-awarding institution and arrive at APU unopened. Electronic transcripts are also accepted when sent directly to APU from the credit-awarding institution via a secured electronic transcript service. All official electronic documents must be sent to admissions@alaskapacific.edu.

  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better.
  • For Accelerated Business Administration and Management/MBA, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission.

Applicants for the Accelerated Business Administration and Management/MBA program must have earned 72 semester credit hours before applying for admission. These credits must include completion of APU’s Foundational Studies.

Transfer credits will be assessed by the Office of the Registrar following completion of the application process. The completed evaluation will be emailed to the student and the assigned academic advisor.

Current Résumé

The classrooms at Alaska Pacific University are filled with students who come from many different professional backgrounds. Your résumé will help your academic adviser better understand your professional background. These credits must include completion of APU’s Foundational Studies.

Candidate Review/Committee Approval Process

Candidates must be accepted by a departmental admissions committee.

Résumé

Send us your current professional Cirriculum Vitae or Résumé.

Letters of Reference

Three letters of reference (note recommendation letters should include an appraisal of your ability to work in a significantly self-directed program at the doctoral level as well as your critical thinking, analytical, and communications skills. Referrals should include the writer’s address, telephone number and/or email, and their relationship to you.

Autobiography

A one or two page autobiography (personal as opposed to professional) that highlights your strengths. We want to get to know you and have a sense of what strengths you will bring to the cohort.

Writing Sample

Academic writing sample. APA format preferred.

A personal essay or writing sample (see application).

Official "in-progress" High School Transcript

Transcripts are considered official when received in an envelope that was sealed by the credit-awarding institution and arrive at APU unopened. Electronic transcripts are also accepted when sent directly to APU from the credit-awarding institution via a secured electronic transcript service. All official electronic documents must be sent to admissions@alaskapacific.edu.

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on an unweighted 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must have taken and passed the state High School Qualifying Exam prior to admission.
  • Applicants must be eligible for placement into Intermediate Algebra or beyond.

Applicants who meet these standards may then be invited for an admissions interview. After successful completion of the interview phase, an admission decision will be issued in writing.

Application Fee

$25.00 non-refundable application fee. Please make checks or money orders payable to Alaska Pacific University.

Official Transcripts

Official high school transcripts. Transcripts are considered official only if they are delivered in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.

High School Official Approval Letter

One letter from appropriate high school official approving Credit-By-Choice admission.

Parental Guardian Consent

Written consent from parent or guardian.

Application Fee

$25.00 non-refundable application fee.

Secondary Student Concurrent Enrollment Form

Only required for non-degree seeking applicants who are or will be concurrently enrolled in high school at the time classes begin at APU. This form must be submitted each academic year during which the secondary student wishes to be concurrently enrolled at APU.

Non-degree seeking students must maintain continual enrollment from semester-to-semester. After one semester without enrollment activity, admission will be withdrawn and the student will need to re-apply to regain access to registration. Applicants must meet pre-requisite requirements prior to course registration for courses that have listed pre-requisites. Satisfaction of pre-requisites may be made at the discretion of the faculty instructor, responsible academic department, and/or the Academic Dean.


  Download Secondary Student Enrollment Form

Personal Statement and Study Plan

As the central feature of the application, these essays are reviewed by the admissions committee as a demonstration of your writing competence, your ability to fully articulate your goals, the appropriateness of a non-traditional program for attaining your goals, as well as a measurement of your critical thinking skills. The committee will give considerable weight to the thoroughness and genuineness with which you complete your Personal Statement as well as to the specificity and relevance of your curriculum as defined by your Study Plan.

Samples of Work

If applicable, applicants are required to submit examples of work completed with the portfolio. Depending on the field of study these may include research project narratives, manuscripts, creative writing samples, articles, short stories, photographs or transparencies of artwork, major papers, or other materials and documentation.

Essay

Submit a 500-800 word essay addressing your personal and professional goals as they relate to your motivation to obtain an MBA degree or a Certificate (not required for MBAICT program).

Interview

All applicants to the MBA program will be required to be approved by a departmental admissions committee after completing a personal (either in-person or web-based) interview.

Résumé

Send us your current professional Cirriculum Vitae or Résumé.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit three current letters of recommendation.

Essay

Write and submit a 750-1000 word essay outlining your motivations for seeking the Master of Science in Outdoor and Environmental Education degree. Include your professional interests and career goals.

Test Scores

Submit scores from the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) general test. Alaska Pacific’s GRE reporting code is 4201, MAT reporting code is 1841.

Résumé

Send us your current professional Cirriculum Vitae or Résumé.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit three current letters of recommendation.

Background Check

All admitted students will be required to submit an Alaska State Troopers Background Check directly to the APU Outdoor Studies Department prior to engaging in coursework. A background check is required by the State of Alaska for program participation in courses that involve work with vulnerable populations.

Essay

An essay that addresses the following questions:

  • What are your reasons for wanting a Psy.D. from APU at this time?
  • What are your short and long term personal and professional goals? How do you see yourself contributing to the improvement of the community or larger society with the Psy. D.?
  • Describe your abilities and desires regarding rigorous independent work within a cohort setting or model along with your plans to enter into Track 1 or 2.
  • Describe your plan to balance graduate school, work, and personal life should you be admitted to the program.

Interview

Once all completed applications are reviewed, a limited number of the most well-qualified applicants will be contacted for a personal interview.

Offical Final Transcript(s)

Official final transcript from institution that awarded undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s).

Official final transcript from all institutions where applicant has registered for or completed graduate-level coursework.

Transcripts are considered official when received in an envelope that was sealed by the credit-awarding institution and arrive at APU unopened. Electronic transcripts are also accepted when sent directly to APU from the credit-awarding institution via a secured electronic transcript service. All official electronic documents must be sent to admissions@alaskapacific.edu.

Applicants who do not meet the standard admissions requirements for any given degree program, and who are subsequently denied admission, may complete an Admissions Appeal Form. This form may be obtained from the Office of Admissions. Completed appeals forms must be sent to the Office of Admissions who will then forward to the appropriate academic department for review. Once a decision has been made, the applicant will be notified in writing.

GPA scores

Graduate candidates who have GPA scores below a 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis. Full admission is contingent upon successful completion of the first semester of classes in which they are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA or above.

Applicants with a GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 may be considered appropriate by the Program Director of the graduate program. If an applicant’s GPA is below a 2.75, the Program Director will make a decision based on the recommendation of the department in which the program is offered. The Program Director has the option of seeking input from the Graduate Studies Committee in uncertain cases. The Program Director will report the admission of students with a GPA below a 2.75 to the Graduate Studies Committee.

Test Scores

Official Graduate Entrance Examination Scores. MAP cannot accept scores older than five years beyond the official test date. Please contact the MAP Director for assistance in determining which test (the GRE, GMAT, or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)) would be best suited for your application. Alaska Pacific's reporting code is 4201 for GRE and GMAT, and 1841 for MAT. In certain circumstances, the testing requirement may be waived.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit three references from academic or professional sources, addressing your capability to complete advanced work though a self-directed Master of Arts Program. In addition, the letter must address your critical thinking, analytical and communication skills. Recommendation letters must include the writer’s address, telephone number, title, and relationship to you.

Test Scores

Standardized Test. Submit scores from the Miller Analogy Test (MAT). Alaska Pacific’s MAT reporting code is 1841.

Essay

Please address as completely as possible the following areas:

  • What are your reasons for wanting to obtain an advanced degree in Counseling Psychology?
  • What are your short-term and long-term goals, or how do you see yourself as contributing toward the improvement of a social or community problem in your area?
  • The MSCP Program is designed to be an academically intense and experientially demanding program. If admitted, we (the faculty) plan to create and maintain an intellectually and personally challenging experience for you. Therefore, please describe how you plan to balance graduate school, work, and personal life (i.e., relationships, family, etc.).

Letters of Recommendation

Submit three current letters of recommendation.

Interview

Once all completed applications are reviewed, a limited number of the most well-qualified applicants will be contacted for a personal interview.

Background Check

After a student has been fully admitted to the program, authorization for a background check will be required. Results will be shared only with the program director, and will be used for advising purposes, as they may impact internship placement and potential for state licensure.

Essay

Write and submit a 500-word essay outlining your motivation for seeking the Master of Science in Environmental Science Degree. Include your professional interests, career goals, potential research topics, and the faculty advisor(s) that you would like to work with.

Test Scores

Submit scores from the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) general test, which are no more than four years old.

The Master of Science in Environmental Science program will waive test scores in some cases. Applicants who have had exceptional academic achievements and applicable professional experience are good candidates for test waivers.

Résumé

Send us your current professional Cirriculum Vitae or Résumé.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit three current letters of recommendation.

Background Check

All CO-OP Participants must provide a copy of an Alaska State Troopers Background Check to the Education Department prior to starting the program. Background checks can be done on a walk-in basis at the locations listed online.

Statement of Interest

Your statement of interest describes your career goals and why ANELP will help you accomplish them. It must not exceed 500 words and must be written in business letter format.

Executive Endorsement & Sponsorship Form

This form must be signed by an authorized representative of your Alaska Native corporation or other organization. The endorsement of your participation in the program by your employer constitutes an agreement to sponsor your tuition and other enrollment fees.


  Download ANELP Corporate Sponsorship Form

Résumé

Your professional résumé is also required.

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants to our graduate programs must submit three letters of recommendation. Feel free to email your letters of recommendation to admissions@alaskapacific.edu or directly to your admissions counselor. You may also use our graduate recommendation form as a substitute.

  Download Graduate Recommendation Form

Teaching Certification Praxis Test Score

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Praxis initial certification test scores. Scores must meet or exceed Alaska State requirements. Alaska Pacific’s Praxis I reporting code is RA-4201.

Essay

Write and submit a 750-1000 word essay outlining your motivations for seeking the Master of Science in Outdoor and Environmental Education degree. Include your professional interests and career goals.

Résumé

Send us your current professional Cirriculum Vitae or Résumé.

Background Check

All admitted students will be required to submit an Alaska State Troopers Background Check directly to the APU Education Department prior to engaging in coursework. A background check is required by the State of Alaska for program participation in courses that involve work with vulnerable populations (minors).

Offical Final Transcript(s)

Official final transcript from institution that awarded undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s).

Undergraduate work - Undergraduate degree or equivalent. *

Official final transcript from all institutions where applicant has registered for or completed graduate-level coursework.

Transcripts are considered official when received in an envelope that was sealed by the credit-awarding institution and arrive at APU unopened. Electronic transcripts are also accepted when sent directly to APU from the credit-awarding institution via a secured electronic transcript service. All official electronic documents must be sent to admissions@alaskapacific.edu.

* For applicants lacking an appropriate undergraduate degree, at least 60 credits of completed undergraduate work, 5 years of progressively responsible administrative experience, GMAT test with a score of at least at the 50th percentile, essay describing the applicants goals in pursuing the degree, plus a successful interview with a departmental admissions committee will be required. Admission of applicants lacking an undergraduate degree will be reported to the Graduate Studies Committee.

Résumé

Send us your current professional Cirriculum Vitae or Résumé.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit two current letters of recommendation.

Work Experience

A minimum of 2 years appropriate managerial experience required; 5 years preferred; or concurrent enrollment in another APU MBA program.

Offical Final Transcript(s)

Official final transcript from institution that awarded undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s).

Undergraduate work - Undergraduate degree or equivalent. *

Official final transcript from all institutions where applicant has registered for or completed graduate-level coursework.

Transcripts are considered official when received in an envelope that was sealed by the credit-awarding institution and arrive at APU unopened. Electronic transcripts are also accepted when sent directly to APU from the credit-awarding institution via a secured electronic transcript service. All official electronic documents must be sent to admissions@alaskapacific.edu.

* For applicants lacking an appropriate undergraduate degree, at least 60 credits of completed undergraduate work, 5 years of progressively responsible administrative experience, GMAT test with a score of at least at the 50th percentile, essay describing the applicants goals in pursuing the degree, plus a successful interview with a departmental admissions committee will be required. Admission of applicants lacking an undergraduate degree will be reported to the Graduate Studies Committee.

Résumé

Send us your current professional Cirriculum Vitae or Résumé.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit two current letters of recommendation.

Work Experience

A minimum of 2 years appropriate managerial experience required; 5 years preferred; or concurrent enrollment in another APU MBA program.

Essay

500-800 words outlining your personal and professional motivations for seeking an MBA.



Please submit all documents via one of the following methods:

Office of Admissions
Alaska Pacific University
4101 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Step 5.Wait for your acceptance decision

Once all admission requirements are fulfilled your file will be reviewed and you will be contacted within a week.

Each Graduate program requires admission to the University as well as to the program the student wishes to enter. Application documents are collected by the Admissions Office and then sent to the appropriate department for evaluation by the Program Director. When a decision is made regarding admission, the applicant will be notified by the Graduate Program Director and the Graduate Admissions Counselor.

Step 6.Get in touch with our admissions counselors

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Amy Seamans

Admissions

Admissions Counselor
907-564-8343

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John Johnson

Admissions Counselor - Lower 48, Military, and Veterans
907-564-8361
Email

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Kate Miller

Admissions Counselor - Graduate and Professional Studies
907-564-8300
Email