Admissions Requirements


A term commonly used in the education community is "Ability to Benefit". This term, when used in the traditional sense, identifies students who have not completed high school or earned their GED and have taken an evaluative test known as the Ability to Benefit examination to determine his or her level of proficiency. The term, "Ability to Benefit," as defined and used by Alaska Career College, means that we have an additional responsibility and obligation to our students and our employers to determine if the potential student has a true ability to benefit from an Alaska Career College program of study. Alaska Career College will not knowingly enroll a student who cannot benefit from the type of career training offered at Alaska Career College.

Admission to any program listed in this catalog is open to individuals 17 years of age or older unless specific program have other requirements. Applicants must:

  1. Complete an application for admission.

  2. Interview with an Admissions Department Admissions Advisor.

  3. Tour the campus.

In addition, an applicant must provide: proof of graduation from high school, or equivalency certificate (GED); or documentation of a postsecondary education degree from an institution whose accreditation has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education prior to starting classes. . Active duty military personnel and veterans may provide proof of high school completion by providing their DD214.

If you cannot locate your transcript or diploma, Alaska Career College can request one for you. The fee to request confirmation of high school/GED completion within the United States is $10. For international high schools, the fee is $25. High school seniors seeking admission to Alaska Career College before their graduation must provide written confirmation from their high school of the date they are scheduled to graduate and/or will receive a high school diploma or equivalent.

To be accepted for enrollment in the Therapeutic Massage Specialist program, applicants must be 18 years of age within one month of completing the program. Applicants with criminal backgrounds who with a history of a conviction, plea of guilty, nolo contendere, or no contest of a sexual crime (including but not limited to: prostitution, sexual assault, molestation, and rape) must meet with the Director of Admission as some crimes may restrict a graduates ability to be licensed and/or certified.

To be accepted for enrollment in the Aircraft Dispatcher Specialist program, applicants must be 21 years of age within one month of completing the program. Graduates of the Aircraft Dispatcher Specialist program must be 23 years of age to receive their official FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Airman Certificate. Graduates who are not yet 23 receive the FAA Certificate of Competency and will automatically receive their FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Airman certificate upon their 23rd birthday.

Applicants with criminal backgrounds should be aware that some employers might not hire individuals with disqualifying criminal offenses. In addition, applicants should be aware that felonies might affect the ability to be licensed in massage therapy. It is the policy of Alaska Career College to assist students in determining which barrier crimes may affect career choices. For specific information, please contact the Alaska Career College Admissions department.