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UAS, UAF Sign Alaska Advantage Agreement, Providing Dual Enrollment Opportunities for Alaskan High School Students

Aug 20, 2020 | Education, News

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) signed an agreement for Alaska Advantage, a 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. More than twenty-five 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, with the aim of 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 percent retained by the originating institution, 10 percent for the delivery service/support unit and Alaska Advantage program lead at UAF, and 10 percent 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.”

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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. Full information is available at ecampus.uaf.edu/advantage. Students can also speak to an advisor at UAS by calling (907) 796-6100.

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