Alaska is an amazing place to go to college. Think of it as studying abroad without needing a passport. At Alaska Pacific University undergraduate students are able to take advantage of unique learning opportunities, a low student-faculty ratio, travel courses, and the Eco League to create a meaningful college experience.
To be fully-admitted, we will need to receive official transcripts from all universities and postsecondary schools that you have attended. If you have less than 30 transferable college credits, we will also need an official high school or GED transcript. Credits are considered transferable if they are from 100 level or higher courses with a "C" or better average from an accredited university. A transcript is "official" only when we receive it in a sealed envelope from the awarding institution. You may have them sent directly to us or deliver it yourself as long as it is still sealed. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org if the institution delivers transcripts electronically.
Office of Admissions
Alaska Pacific University
4101 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Please choose one of the following essay options below and submit a double-spaced, typed essay of at least 500 words. Regardless of the option you choose, please include a brief explanation of why you would like to attend APU.
- 1. Discuss a significant event or achievement that has shaped your values and goals.
- 2. Describe a book, author, or individual who has had an impact on your development as a person.
- 3. Tell us about your passions and interests and how they contribute to your personality.
- 4. Send us a graded, written piece of work of which you are especially proud. Be sure that the work is significant enough to reflect the true level of your thinking and writing abilities. Be sure to include your teacher's comments, and let us know the assignment's requirements.
To help ensure that you are successful as an APU student we would like to hear about your past success. For this reason we require two letters of recommendation. These letters may be from teachers, counselors, previous employers etc… Feel free to email your letters of recommendation to email@example.com or directly to your admissions counselor. You may also use our teacher recommendation form as a substitute for the letters of rec.
Minimum Test scores:
Composite ACT score of: 20
Composite SAT score of: 970
Students whose test scores do not meet our minimums may be considered for admission if they have submitted an otherwise strong application
ACT scores may be requested online
(ACT Reporting Code: 0062)
SAT scores may be requested online
(SAT Reporting Code: 4201)
Standardized test scores are not required if you have graduated from high school more than 3 years ago or you have a GED.
Once all admission requirements are fulfilled your file will be reviewed and you will be contacted within a week.
The FAFSA must be completed to apply for financial aid from Federal, State, and APU. You can complete this application at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. In order to complete the FAFSA, you will need to include information from your tax return. When prompted please enter APU’s school code, 001061, to have your results directed to APU.