Please note: The Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Education, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Early Childhood and in Elementary Education, the Graduate Certificate in Special Education (K-12) initial licensure track, the Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education initial licensure track no longer hold specialized accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as of December 31, 2018.

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Communications voluntarily withdrew from specialized accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Complaint Procedures - External Agencies

Students have the right to address complaints to relevant external agencies. Most external complaint processes require that the student exhaust avenues of complaint internal to the institution before the external agency will consider a grievance.

The following contact information is for UAA’s state regulatory agency and its regional accreditor.

State regulatory agency:

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE)

PO Box 110505

Juneau, AK 99811-0505

Accrediting body:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

8060 165th Ave. NE, Suite 100

Redmond, WA 98052

If you are residing outside of Alaska while attending UAA, you may be able to file a concern in the state in which you are residing. The State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) have compiled a PDF of state complaint contacts for reference.