Other Educational Opportunities

Study Exchanges

Students are encouraged to explore educational experiences through a number of education abroad and national or international student exchange opportunities.

Students Going Abroad

Education Abroad Coordinator
(907) 786-1720


The education abroad coordinator serves out-bound students, helping them identify international education opportunities that meet their goals.  Early in their studies, students should seek counsel from their academic advisors as well as the education abroad coordinator to identify programs that offer the best fit academically and personally. For more information, go to the Education Abroad website.

International Exchange Students Coming to UAA

Office of Admissions
Enrollment Services Center
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 786-1573


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
Enrollment Services Center
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 786-1069


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.

Academic Programming & Support for Military & Veteran Students


Academic Programming on the Bases

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.

Courses offerings are designed to meet military and veteran students’ academic goals, including transferable general education courses, courses that support the completion of the Community College of the Air Force degrees, and courses that apply toward a range of UAA programs.

UAA is an ArmyIgnitEd 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

Courses at Fort Richardson are offered at:

Building 7 Chilkoot Ave.
JBER-Richardson, AK 99505

Military and Veteran Student Services at UAA


Military and Veteran Student Services (MVSS) is the first point of contact at UAA for service members, veterans, and their families. In addition to connecting students to the service they need, the office directly assists students in completing military or veteran specific paperwork, using military tuition assistance and requesting evaluation of military credit, among other things.

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

Career and Technical Education

UAA partners with school districts throughout Southcentral Alaska to articulate high school technical coursework with specific UAA technical courses that lead to a UAA certificate or degree.  After matriculating into UAA as a certificate or degree-seeking student, students may apply for nontraditional transfer credit, providing the courses were articulated and approved at the time of completion.  To receive this credit, students must submit the appropriate form from the list of non-traditional credit forms to the Office of the Registrar and pay an administrative fee.

Students with questions about articulated career and technical education courses should contact the Office of the Registrar at (907) 786-1480 or uaa.transfer@alaska.edu.

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 registration should contact the Office of the Registrar at (907) 786-1480 or uaa.registration@alaska.edu.