AMCS ALEKS Guide Update


Complete Non-Degree Seeking Application


Navigate to the UAA Admissions page:

Click on the green button in the picture that says "How to Apply"

Screenshot of UAA website showing the button to click described in text above.


Click “Start an Application” then click “Just Taking a Class – Non-Degree Seeking:”


Screenshot of UAA website highlighting buttons to click to apply, as described in text above


Click on Apply.

Screenshot displaying "Apply" button as described in text above.


The new screen will look like this:

From this point, as a new student to UAA, you will need to click on the red "New Student."

Screenshot of UAA admissions site showing the red "New Student" button highlighted in red


On the next screen, you’ll create a temporary Login ID and PIN. Once admitted, you will receive a university login ID and will have the opportunity to reset your password.

Screenshot showing area on UAA admissions website where user enters login ID and PIN


On the next screen, select “University of Alaska Anchorage” and “Secondary School,” then “continue.”

Screenshot displaying choices to select on admissions screen, as described in text above


Select Fall Semester 2018 as the admission term, complete your name and click “Fill Out Application.”

Screenshot showing "Fall Semester 2017" highlighted, as described in text above.


The next screens are biographical. You will click “continue” through each screen until all the sections have red check marks like the above.

Screenshot showing links to follow to fill in personal information. All information must be completed to complete application



  1. Under High School Information, enter code 020030 for AMCS with your approximate expected graduation date (the month and year are most important).
  2. List someone other than yourself for Emergency Contact Information.

Screenshot showing High School information page on which to fill in current High School code.


Once all sections have red checkmarks, click “Application is Complete.”


You will receive a confirmation page like below:

Screenshot of confirmation page after application has been submitted.

After 24 hours have passed, you can visit to set up your password and obtain your UAA username and UAA student ID number (see Reset UAA Password with tutorial).


Reset Your UA Password

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click on Option 3:

Screenshot of login screen with the third button circled in red as described in text above




3. Input the students personal information and click GO ELMO!:


4. Answer at least 5 of the security questions presented.


5. Click on the down arrow next to Username and select your username.


Type in your new password into both fields then click Set Password.

Screenshot of showing the "Set/Change password here" box as described above


Your new UA ID number and UA Username is presented as well as your primary email address (click change next to your email address and you can input a personal email to have all university emails forwarded to).


Write down your UA ID# and username, and be sure to remember your password.


Sign In to ALEKS

  1. Once you have your UA username and password, you can sign in to ALEKS.
  2. Navigate to
  3. Read each section before selecting the check box next to Agree and then click the next button.

Screenshot showing the "Agree" button to click before advancing on to next section

 4. Click sing-in below UAA

Sign-in button under the text "UAA" is circled in red, indicating which button to choose


5. Log in with your UA username and password and click login.

Screenshot showing ALEKS University of Alaska sign-in screen


6. Select the check box and click Continue.

Screenshot showing box to be checked under "ALEKS Terms of Service" in order to continue


7. Click Continue

Screenshot showing "Continue" button circled in red



Screenshot showing button "Continue to your ALEKS class"

9. Follow along the prompts to begin your test.

10. When finished, you will see your results. Click on the printer icon in the bottom right if you would like to print your results.

11. You have now completed your ALEKS placement test!