Other Educational Opportunities

Study Exchanges

Students are encouraged to explore educational experiences through a number of study abroad, internship abroad and national or international student exchange opportunities available to UAA students.

Students Going Abroad

Office of International and Intercultural Affairs
Rasmuson Hall, Suite 115
(907) 786-4135

The Office of International and Intercultural Affairs coordinates and promotes student abroad programming. Students consult the office for information on international educational opportunities, including research, internships and engaged service learning. Early in their studies, students should seek counsel from their academic advisors as well as the study abroad coordinator to identify programs that offer the best fit academically and personally. In consultation with their academic advisors, students need to determine how international study will fit with their degree requirements, strategically selecting courses to prepare themselves academically while advancing toward timely graduation.

International Exchange Students Coming to UAA

Office of Admissions
University Center
3901 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 786-1480

UAA International Student Services (ISS) serves in-bound exchange students. The Office of Admissions is the liaison between the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Department of State and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies with the responsibility for issuing required documentation for incoming international students.

National Student Exchange

Office of the Registrar
University Center
3901 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 786-1480

The National Student Exchange is a unique, not-for-profit consortium of nearly 200 accredited, baccalaureate granting colleges and universities within the United States, Canada, Guam, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. For more information, contact the UAA Office of the Registrar or visit the NSE website.

Military Programs

UAA supports military personnel and their families throughout the UAA service area through UAA Military Programs. With two locations on Joint Base Elmendorf/Richardson (JBER), UAA offers courses for active-duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel; their spouses and dependents; and Department of Defense civilian personnel.

Course offerings support completion of Community College of the Air Force degrees and courses leading to degrees offered by UAA. Classes are offered in a variety of classroom and e-learning formats.

UAA is a GoArmyEd school and participates in the Air Force Education Portal and the My Career Advancement Program offered to spouses. UAA accepts DSST and CLEP exams and evaluates military training for degree-seeking students.

Courses at Elmendorf are offered at:

4109 Bullard Ave., Suite 107
JBER-Elmendorf, AK 99506
(907) 753-0204

Courses at Fort Richardson are offered at:

Building 7 Chilkoot Ave.
JBER-Richardson, AK 99505
(907) 428-1228

Professional Development and Continuing Education

Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

(907) 786-1933

Quality professional learning enriches the knowledge and skills of educators and improves the educational experiences of all students. Therefore, the PACE Office partners with UAA academic units, schools, professional societies and other organizations to support learning opportunities such as 500-level courses and academies. The flexible structure of PACE allows for rapid response to the dynamic learning needs of educators and related services professionals around the state.

Secondary Programs

Tech Prep Program

(907) 786-4959

Tech Prep is a secondary/postsecondary articulation model for learning in secondary technical training programs.  It is a partnership between UAA and Alaska school districts that offers students the option of earning college credit for secondary technical preparation completed in a specific technical program or career pathway. Students can earn UAA credit through Tech Prep in the following ways: 

1) Certified Experience Credit. An accepted degree-seeking UAA student who has documented learning with professional certification, completion of exams that lead to certification, or learning in a nationally-recognized career pathway program of study can apply for elective or specific course credit for that learning. The number and level of the credits is determined by the specific UAA program. Students complete a form and pay an administrative fee to have the credit applied to their transcript.

2) Credit by Placement. An accepted degree-seeking UAA student who has completed an approved UAA technical or career pathway course with a grade of C or higher is eligible to receive credit for prerequisite UAA credits and/or coursework in the specific technical program or career pathway.  This applies only to specific UAA catalog courses approved in advance by the UAA program, which also determines the number and level of the credits awarded.  Credit by placement does not apply to credit earned through other nontraditional credit procedures, nor to special topics (-93) or independent study (-97). Students complete a form and pay an administrative fee to have the credit applied to their transcript.

3) Concurrent Enrollment. Some Tech Prep can also be offered under the Dual Credit and Concurrent Enrollment section that follows. 

Students who participate in the Tech Prep Program are encouraged to develop a personal learning and career plan and to review course selections with academic advisors or guidance counselors to ensure their applicability.

Students with questions about Tech Prep should contact the College and Career Pathways Coordinator in the Community and Technical College at (907) 786-4959 or uaa_careerpathways@alaska.edu for specific information and for the appropriate forms. 

Dual Credit and Concurrent Enrollment

Students who are registered simultaneously in an approved course at a secondary institution and at UAA are concurrently enrolled. The course follows the UAA syllabus and is taught by a high school instructor approved by the UAA program. Students must meet all prerequisites in order to register for the course, and they must meet all UAA deadlines, including registration and withdrawal deadlines. Students are subject to all UAA standards, including the UAA Student Code of Conduct guidelines for academic integrity. Credit received through concurrent enrollment will be considered resident credit and will be included in the student’s UAA grade point average (GPA). Concurrent enrollment credit results in a permanent transcript notation, which can have implications for, among other things, admission to a post-secondary institution, transfer, scholarships, and financial aid eligibility. Students pay a concurrent enrollment fee. 

Students with questions about Concurrent Enrollment should contact the Office of the Registrar at (907) 786-1480 or uaa.registration@alaska.edu.