Student Success

Student success is our priority.


You can find information here for how to become a student, resources, and important links. CIS is committed to student success. We are here to support you through every step of your education journey, includig navaigting university processes and forms . 

CIS gives particular attention to the needs of permanent residents and students in non-traditional settings who seek skills and degrees suited to the rural economy and the well-being of rural communities. We are dedicated to supporting you improve your skills and bring about positive changes in your community.

Any questions?

Please call us at 907-474-7143 or toll-free at 1-866-478-2721 (within Alaska). We're here to help you succeed!

Easy Steps to Become a Student


Step 1: Talk to an Advisor

Whether you want to enroll in a single course or pursue a Ph.D., our advisors can guide you through your education journey.


Step 2: Apply for Admission

To apply for admission to a program, visit the admissions page.

To just take a class, skip to Step 6: Register for Classes.


Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid

offers financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, loans and Work-Study.


Step 4: Take Placement Tests

Placement tests measure your current skill level to help make sure you register for the right course.


Step 5: Get your UA Login

A UA Account is your key to accessing computer services and electronic resources at the University of Alaska.


Step 6: Register for Classes

Students will work with their advisor to discuss class options for the semester, plan their education journey, and register for classes.


Step 7: Pay for Classes

All debit/credit card payments are to be made through your UAOnline account or via electronic check.


Step 8: Buy your Textbooks

Textbooks are available as new, used, rental, or digital formats. Choose the format that best suits your needs and budget.

Links and Resources

You can visit the Bookstore in-person at Constitution Hall on the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks, or you can shop the .

Visit the Office of Financial Aid to learn more about scholarships, grants, and programs to help pay for your coleg expenses. 

Are you ready for graduation? Find out what to do next!

Visit the Graduation page of the Registrar's Office.

  • DegreeWorks is 's online undergraduate graduation tool and degree audit available through .  It provides information on your undergraduate degree requirements and helps you plan your remaining semesters at .  Work closely with your advisor to discuss graduation requirements and course selection.
  •  Contact  Graduation Services at


Late Application
Late Application
Fall Semester October 15 $50 November 15 $80
Spring Semester February 15 March 15    
Summer June 15 None