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UAS and UAF Sign Alaska Advantage Agreement, Providing Dual Enrollment Opportunities for Alaska’s High School Students

Credits from these courses are accepted at both UAS and UAF and can be transferred to other institutions.

Juneau, Alaska

Date of Press Release: August 7, 2020

Last month, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) signed an agreement for Alaska Advantage, an innovative program which provides high-quality online dual enrollment opportunities for Alaska’s high school students. College courses are offered by both UAS and UAF, helping students get started on earning college credit while meeting their high school graduation requirements at the same time. Credits from these courses are accepted at both UAS and UAF and can be transferred to other institutions. Over 25 school districts across the state of Alaska participate in the program, as well as several homeschool organizations.

The partnership between UAS and UAF opens more opportunities for students across the state providing consistent course availability, support services, advising and test proctoring, ensuring greater opportunities for student success. Tuition in the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year is $165 per credit. The agreement outlines a shared revenue model with 80% retained by the originating institution, 10% for the delivery service/support unit and Alaska Advantage program lead at UAF, and 10% at the hosting institution.

Dr. Maren Haavig, UAS Vice Provost, notes, “This is the perfect time for high school students and their parents to look into dual enrollment opportunities at UAS. Dual enrollment enables students to take college courses, at a discounted rate, and receive high school and college credit at the same time.”

UAS courses eligible for the Alaska Advantage program include those in accounting, business, Tlingit and Tsimshian languages, Alaska Native studies, anthropology, fine arts, history, natural history, anatomy and physiology, construction technology, biology, economics, chemistry, fisheries technology, health sciences and information management, computer literacy, humanities, communications, writing, literature, math, and many other general education requirements.

Students interested in earning dual credit should work with their parents and high school counselor to predetermine which high school credits the courses fulfill. View full information. Students can also speak to an advisor at UAS by calling (907) 796-6100.

Press Release Contact

Keni Campbell
University of Alaska Southeast
(907) 796-6509