|1.||Apply for Admissions »|
|2.||Check grades online »|
|4.||Request an exception to policy »|
|5.||Appeal an instructor's actions »|
|6.||Find out what classes I need to graduate? »|
|7.||Apply for Financial Aid »|
You are welcome to register for individual classes without applying for formal admission to the University. However, if you wish to complete a degree program, or if you intend to apply for financial aid, you must apply for program admission.
To apply for admission
1. Complete and return the application for admission. Applications are available from the UAS-Sitka Admissions and Records Office or online at www.uas.alaska.edu/admissions/index.html
2. Submit $40 (Certificate and Associate) or $50 (Bachelor) application fee. This fee is not refundable.
3. Submit official copies of all transcripts from any high school or college you have attended. Transcripts must be mailed directly to the UAS Admissions and Records Office by the registrar of your previous school, or they must be delivered to UAS in an envelope sealed by the registrar. To release transcripts, most colleges require a student's signature and a processing fee. Allow 2-4 weeks for high schools, GED agencies and colleges to send transcripts and/or score reports to UAS. For military credit, submit the following forms: active duty [DD295], inactive duty [DD214].
Approximately 2-3 weeks after we have received these items, you will be notified of your admissions status.
All students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, and who have not attended college elsewhere are eligible for admission. All students who have attended college and have earned a 2.0 or higher GPA are also eligible for admission. Transfer students who have not earned a 2.0 GPA may be admitted on a probational basis.
To check your grades go to UA Online
Once you have completed a specified set coursework, you are awarded a degree or certificate by UAS. This process is called "Graduation." The ceremony in which you are awarded your degree is called "Commencement." You need not attend the commencement ceremony to receive your degree. However, you must apply for graduation in order to be awarded any degree or certificate.
To apply for graduation:
1. Visit with your advisor to ensure that you have completed all necessary coursework for your degree or certificate. You should request a formal degree audit at least two semesters prior to graduation (forms available at the front counter or from the Distance Education Office).
2. Complete and return the application for graduation. Applications are available from the UAS-Sitka Admissions and Records Office at the front counter, or call (907) 747-7757 or 1-800-478-6653, ext. 7757. The application must be returned to the Sitka Campus Admissions and Records Office by the specified graduation application deadline (dates vary according to semester).
3. Submit $50 application fee.
4. If your cumulative grade point average is higher than 3.5, you may graduate with honors.
3.5 = cum laude
3.8 = magna cum laude
4.0 = summa cum laude.
5. Approximately two months before Commencement, you will be contacted by the commencement coordinator. At this time, you will have the option of walking in the Commencement ceremony, or receiving your degree or certificate by mail.
6. If you have any questions regarding graduation or Commencement, please contact April Susky at (907) 747-7703, or 1-800-478-6653, ext. 7757; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The process of requesting an exception to University policy is called the Petition Process. Common academic petitions include requesting to modify degree requirements or to withdraw from classes after the deadline. Common financial petitions include requesting a refund after the deadline. Academic petitions are evaluated by the Petition Committee in Juneau (a UAS-Sitka representative serves on this committee by audiconference). Financial petitions are evaluated by the Sitka Campus Director, in consultation with the Business Office and the Coordinator of Student Services.
To submit a petition
1. Visit with your advisor. Your advisor will help you articulate your request, and will explain to you in detail the petition process. Visit the Advising Center page for contact information.
2. Complete and return the Petition. Blank Petition Forms are available from the UAS-Sitka Admissions and Records Office at the front counter, or call (907) 747-7757 or 1-800-478-6653, ext. 7757. The petition must be returned to the Sitka Campus Advising Office.
3. Pay special attention to the "Justification" section. This section represents your only substantial opportunity to express your case in writing. You can never include too much information, but too little information may result in denial of your petition.
4. You will be notified of the petition decision after it has been reached by the appropriate person or committee. This process may take a few days, or may take up to a few weeks.
5. If your petition is denied, you may have the right to appeal that decision to the Provost or Chancellor. Contact your advisor for more information.
6. If you have any questions regarding the Petition process, please contact April Susky at (907) 747-7703, or 1-800-478-6653, ext. 7703; email: email@example.com
Instructors provide quality instruction while ensuring accountability in learning. It is your instructor's responsibility to ensure that you are accurately and fairly evaluated. Occasionally, students and instructors differ in their opinions of this assessment, or in instruction methodology. When this happens, you have the right to appeal your instructor's actions.
1. Visit with your instructor. Most conflicts between students and instructors are resolved quickly with a simple discussion. Many are a result of misunderstanding, rather than a difference of opinion.
2. Visit with your advisor. Your advisor is trained to help you and your instructor reach a higher level of understanding and/or consensus.
3. Submit a letter of appeal. If you have visited with your instructor and your advisor, and still are not satisfied with the results, you may appeal your instructor's actions to the Dean of Students. To do so, write a letter explaining the situation, and address it to: Dean of Students, UAS Juneau, 11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801. You may visit with your advisor for assistance in drafting your letter.
4. The Dean of Students will contact you for further information and/or to inform you of his decision.
- Visit with your advisor. Your advisor has access to your academic records and the applicable academic program requirements. Your advisor will work with you to conduct an informal degree audit, and assist you in planning for the future.
- Once you have visited with your advisor, it is helpful to request a formal degree audit from the Registrar's Office at UAS-Juneau. You may also get a Blank Degree Audit form from your advisor or from the Information Counter (747-7700). Submit your completed audit request to the Advising Center.
- Once the Registrar has completed your degree audit, you will receive a copy in the mail. At this time, it may be helpful to visit with your advisor to help resolve possible discrepancies or to help you plan for the future. If your audit seems a bit confusing, your advisor can also help you understand it better.
Visit our introduction to Financial Aid page or visit the UAS-Juneau Website.