KPC offers two admission options for students:
- Certificate and associate degree programs emphasize technical or job-related skills in demand in the workplace and/or can be used as preparation for a bachelor program.
- General interest and non-degree seeking options offer students the opportunity to take classes for either personal or professional interests.
All new KPC students, except high school students, will need to apply for admission either as a degree seeking or as a non-degree seeking student.
Applications for admission are available at the KPC website or www.curric.uaa.alaska.edu/admissions or from the KRC Student Services or KBC Enrollment Services offices.
An application for admission for non-degree seeking status is available at the KPC website or open the Non-Degree Seeking Form.
Students who remain enrolled without a five-year break will remain eligible to register without reapplying for admission to non-degree seeking status. A student must be over 18 to use this application type and have earned a high school diploma or equivalent (GED). Some associate degree programs have additional admission requirements, selective admission criteria or limited space. Students who do not have a high school diploma or the equivalent, or who cannot meet other general admission requirements, may be admitted if they are able to demonstrate “the ability to benefit” from college instruction.
Students will be eligible to register within three working days of submitting an online application. Students who have previously been admitted to a degree seeking program should NOT use the admission short form to access registration.
If the student is currently admitted to a degree program but they did not attend the prior semester, they must complete an admission update form to gain access to the registration system. This form is available at the KPC website or http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/admissions/index.cfm.
If a student is admitted but wants to change degree programs at the same level, i.e. Associate to Associate or Bachelor to Bachelor, they must complete a change of major form and not re-apply for admission. This form is available at the KPC website or http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/admissions/index.cfm.
First-time degree-seeking freshman and those degree-seeking applicants with fewer than 30 college-level semester credits must submit high school transcripts (or GED scores) and ACCUPLACER test scores (or SAT/ACT scores) along with the application for admission and a $40 processing fee. In addition, students who have earned credits at other regionally accredited colleges or universities must submit official transcripts, mailed directly to KPC from all institutions previously attended. Students may be required to take additional placement tests to register for specific courses.
Admission to the current semester, for KPC students, must be completed by the last day of instruction. Completion requires receipt of all transcripts and test scores.