Session Details

Incoming University Freshman (Summer)

Timing: Summer

Duration: 1 Week

Dorm Experience: Yes

Incoming University Freshman students will transition into the ANSEP University Success component and enroll in a STEM or Business degree program at UAA, UAF, or UAS.

The ANSEP Incoming Freshman (Summer) component is a brand new opportunity that focuses on preparing statewide graduating high school students academically, socially and professionally for college and STEM and Business Administration careers. Incoming Freshman (Summer) students spend a week living on the main University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) campus to learn about the ANSEP University & Graduate Success components, participate in seminars and activities, such as community building activities, learn to navigate around the University campus, participate in a one credit University course, and learn about scholarship, internship and student job opportunities. Target students will be those that live in rural communities, are most impacted by restrictions due to COVID-19, and do not have ease of accessibility to opportunities for college and career preparation.

ANSEP will cover the cost of all housing, meals, and transportation.

Dates & Location

The Incoming University Freshman (Summer) component is a 1-week opportunity that is held on the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) campus and hosted by ANSEP. Students will be housed on the UAA campus for the duration of the session.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are not accepted at this time.

How to Apply

We are not accepting applications at this time.

STEP 1: Gather required documents

  1. Most recent official transcript:
    • If submitting online application:
      • A link or PDF of official transcript
    • If submitting mail-in application packet:
      • Printed official transcript from current school district
  2. 500-word essay describing the following:
    • Explain why you are ready to be successful in college and;
    • How do you plan to contribute to the future of Alaska?
  3. Signed ANSEP Studies Agreement Form

STEP 2: Submit an application

Option 1 – Submit an Online Application

  1. Have ALL the following documents ready for upload BEFORE you begin the online application process:
    • See STEP 1 for a list of required documents
  2. Submit application by April 16, 2021

Option 2 – Printed Application Packet

Complete the full application packet for mail-in or delivery.

ANSEP Incoming University Freshman (Summer)
3211 Providence Dr, Acceleration Building
Anchorage, AK 99508

ANSEP Incoming University Freshman (Summer)
3800 University Lake Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508


Do I have to be a previous/current ANSEP student to apply?
No. Any graduating Alaska high school student may apply for this opportunity.

Will this opportunity be held in-person or virtually?
This opportunity is scheduled to hosted in-person at the main UAA campus in Anchorage.

Will there be student housing provided for this opportunity?
Tentatively, ANSEP is planning to house students with limited capacity. Students from rural communities with limited access to reliable internet services will be given priority.

How much does it cost to participate in the Incoming University Freshman (Summer) opportunity?
All ANSEP pre-college components are free of charge to attend. ANSEP will cover the cost of all housing, meals, transportation, tuition & fees, and supplies.

Who should apply for this opportunity?
All graduating high school seniors who intend to enroll at the UAA main campus in Anchorage and study an ANSEP-approved STEM degree or Business degree are encouraged to apply.

Do I have to be Alaska Native to apply?
No. All students of all races are encouraged to apply.

Contact Info

Mary Sherbick
ANSEP Acceleration Advisor
Phone: (907) 786-0907

Michael Ulroan
ANSEP Senior Director – Acceleration Components
Phone: (907) 786-1148