Students who have attended a post-secondary institution in a country other than the United States of America must provide an official statement of educational equivalence from World Education Services (WES) before they can be evaluated for transfer undergraduate credit or admitted to a graduate degree program. The type of evaluation that is needed is a course-by-course evaluation, including ICAP document verification service. WES must send an official evaluation report to UAA.
International students with Permanent Residency or Immigrant visas may be admitted to either degree-seeking programs or as non degree-seeking students. Those with visa types including B-1 or B-2 visitor visas, F-2 visas and those on the visa waiver program may only take English as a Second Language (ESL) or recreational/vocational courses. Individuals seeking the Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status must be formally admitted to degree-seeking status.