Transfer to

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At the , transferring the credits you've already earned is quick and easy.
How will your credits transfer?
Use the Transfer Credit Estimator to see how your previous coursework will apply to your new degree at .

 
 


Transfer to today!

accepts all transfer credit that has been earned through all regionally-accredited colleges and universities, military educational experiences, approved National exams (CLEP, AP, IB, DSST/DANTES) and credit for certificates. When possible, your transfer credit is equated with courses and all other classes will transfer as elective credits. If you're transferring from a quarter system, your credits will be converted to semester credits. also works with several partner schools to offer pathways from two-year colleges into the programs we offer.

 

Estimate how your credits will transfer

Use 's Transfer Credit Estimator to estimate how your credits will transfer in. This tool is the quickest and most effective way to estimate how your hard-earned credit will be accepted at .

 


 

 

Meet with an Admissions Counselor

We're here to answer all your questions and help make the process of transferring credits from your previous colleges as quick and easy as possible.

 


 

 

Apply for Admission to

On the apply page, you’ll be prompted to create a new student account (or sign into the application portal) and choose your degree type and major. If you have questions as you apply, let us know! We can help at any step. Call or text 907-474-7500 or email uaf-admissions@alaska.edu for assistance.

To avoid late fees, apply by the application deadlines: June 15 for the upcoming fall semester and Dec. 1 for the upcoming spring semester.

You'll be asked to attach your unofficial transcripts and any test scores you've earned. If you don't have them ready when you apply — that's okay! You can send them to us later. See step #4 below for more details.

 


 

 

Send Transcripts

To have your transfer credit officially evaluated, you'll need to send all transcripts to the Office of Admissions. This includes any college credit earned at a previous institution, credit for exams and military experience credit. Official transcripts can be emailed to uaf-admissions@alaska.edu or mailed to:


 Office of Admissions
 P.O. Box 757480
 Fairbanks AK 99775-7480

If you've completed less than 30 credits, please send your official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores in addition to your college transcripts. If you're applying to for the academic years 2023-24, 2024-25 or summer 2025, your ACT and SAT scores will be waived.

accepts military experience credit from all military branches. Learn how to request official military transcripts.

To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to from the issuing college or university. Most universities use a transcript service for this, but if you have any questions, let us know!

 


 

 

File the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will determine your eligibility for federal grants and loans, state grants and scholarships and some private scholarships. The FAFSA should be submitted every year. There isn't a deadline for the FAFSA, but we recommend completing it before Feb. 15 to be considered for all scholarships. The state of Alaska requires the FAFSA by June 30 for state aid.

 


 

 

Review your Official Evaluation

After you've been admitted to and your official transcripts have been received, we'll complete an official evaluation of your transfer credits. When the evaluation is complete, you'll receive an email with specific instructions on how to view your Transfer Credit Equivalency Report.

While the transfer credit team works diligently to evaluate your credits accurately, sometimes the information available to us is limited and may result in your classes transferring differently than you expected. If this is the case, we're happy to work with you! Submit an appeal and we'll re-evaluate your hard-earned credits.

 


 

 

Complete the Admitted Student Checklist

This list has all the things you need to do to get ready for your first semester at . Check out the New Student Orientation page to register for Transfer Student Orientation.

Accepted Credits Not Accepted Credits
 
Courses taken through a regionally-accredited college or university, including private and religious institutions
 
Any course with an equivalent grade of D+ or lower 1
 
Any exam through the following national exam programs: Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Credit for Language Testing and DSST/DANTES
 
Religious Doctrinal courses
 
Military educational experiences as displayed on a military transcript
 
Courses from institutions that are not regionally accredited 2
 
Faculty approved certificates
 
Graduate courses 3

1 -- Courses taken within the UA system (University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Alaska Southeast) can transfer to with a D- or higher.

2 -- Exceptions can be made by sending a syllabus for the course in question to uaf-transfer@alaska.edu for review and approval.

3 -- Graduate level courses will be reviewed individually with your graduate advisory committee.

 


 

Did your credits not transfer as you expected?

While the transfer credit team works diligently to evaluate your credits accurately, sometimes the information available to us is limited and may result in your classes transferring differently than you expected. If this is the case, we're happy to work with you! Submit an appeal and we'll re-evaluate your hard-earned credits.

Transferring Credits from Exams

accepts credit for all exams offered through the following programs: Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Credit for Language Testing and DSST/DANTES. If you've taken an exam through another testing service, you may still receive credit for the exam if it's approved by the department in which the test subject falls under.

Credit will be granted for all CLEP exams that receive a score of 50 or higher for all exams except for Foreign Languages. Foreign Language exams must meet the following scores to earn credit: French semester I and II minimum 50, semesters III and IV minimum 59; German semester I minimum 39, semester II minimum 50, semester III minimum 55, semester IV minimum 60; Spanish semester I minimum 39, semester II minimum 50, semester III minimum 57, semester IV minimum 63.

It is important to note that the CLEP General Studies exams differ from the specific study exams. General Studies exams are subject to credit limitations and will be granted based on the total number of credits that you currently have in a given discipline. Students who have previously earned less than 6 credits within a discipline (or 3 credits for mathematics), from any source, will be awarded the difference in credits upon successful completion of the exam. Students who already have 6 or more credits in the discipline (or 3 credits for mathematics) will not receive credit for the exam.

Credit will be granted for all AP exams that receive a score of 3 or higher, with the exception of Calculus AB and BC needing a score of 4 or higher.

DANTES Standardized Subject Tests (DSST) is a national program that offers exams in traditional academic, vocational/technical and business subject areas. Credit will be granted for all DSST exams that receive a score of 400 or higher.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a two-year curriculum for students ages 16 to 19 and is similar to the final year of secondary school in some countries in Europe. grants advanced credit, with a waiver of fees, for any IB exams with a score of 4 or higher, or a score of 5 or higher for mathematics. To receive IB credit, students should submit an official copy of their IB exam results to the Office of Admissions.

 

 


 

Transferring Credits from Certificates

Do you have a certificate or credential that's specific to your industry? You might be able to apply that toward credit at !

Students can receive non-traditional credit through the Certified Learning Credit process. If you've been awarded government or professional certificates that have been reviewed and approved by our faculty, it can be equated to one or more credits in that field.

 

If you've earned a certificate...

that has been added to the "Approved Certified Learning Credit", you can complete this form to have your certified learning credit added to your record. Please remember to attach a copy of your certificate while submitting the form.

that has not yet been added to the "Approved Certified Learning Credit", you can request a faculty approval for your completed certificate. Please work with your advisor to have the form completed and submitted to the appropriate faculty members.

What is a GER?

General education requirements are the required courses that students must complete outside of their major and minor requirements.

 


 

Transferring GER Courses

This table describes how courses can transfer to meet GER. In addition to the descriptions on this table, any course that met the GER or Core requirements at your prior institution, will transfer to as a GER course.

GERs TRANSFER COURSES
the required first-semester composition course at the 100 level (must be basic freshman composition and not developmental)
, , or the second half of the introductory composition series at the 100 level or above
COJO F121X, COJO F131X or COJO F141X  a 100-level or above performance course in fundamentals of speech communication, public speaking or small group communication
Arts (3 credits) an introductory course in the arts
Humanities (3-5 credits) an introductory course in the humanities
Social Sciences (6 credits) introductory courses in different social sciences disciplines
Additional Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences (3-5 credits) see Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences above
, , , or or; a 100-level or above mathematics course having a prerequisite of at least two years of high school algebra
, , , or a calculus or statistics course at the 100 level or above
Natural Sciences (8 credits) courses in basic natural sciences (biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics) with labs, at the 100 level or above. Non-lab courses are transferable only as a second natural science course. To fulfill general education requirements, a transfer student must complete two lab courses or two labs. Transfer of credit for courses in a natural science other than those listed requires approval of the dean of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics.

 

 



GER Waivers

grants general education requirements (GER) waivers through the following options:

  • If you have previously earned any bachelor's degree, or an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of General Studies from a regionally accredited institution.
  • If you have previously earned an Associate of Applied Science degree with a transfer designation and completed at least 26 GER credits as required for that degree.
  • If you have previously completed all GER or Core requirements at your prior institution.

If you believe you qualify for a GER waiver, fill out the GER Waiver Form to request a GER waiver be added to your record.

 

partners with colleges across the country to create easier pathways for students to transfer to . Students transferring to through these pathways will have their transfer credit reviewed under the current agreements and automatically applied to their degree progress upon being admitted and submitting official transcripts. 

Current pathways are displayed below by clicking on the college you are transferring from:

PARTNER PROGRAMS PATHWAY DEGREES
  • AA in Art
  • AA in Music
  • AAS in Automotive Mechanic Technician
  • AAS in Aviation Science
  • AAS in Baking & Pastry
  • AAS in Craftsman Trades
  • AAS in Culinary Arts
  • AAS in Emergency Medical Technology
  • AAS in Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refridgeration Mechanic/Repairer
  • AAS in Medical Coding & Billing
  • AAS in Medical Laboratory Technician
  • AAS in Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • AAS in Welding
  • Automotive Mechanic Technician Certificate
  • Basic Peace Officer Certificate
  • Certificate in Baking
  • Certificate in Baking & Cake Decorating
  • Criminal Justice Corrections Certificate
  • Criminal Justice Studies Certificate
  • EMT Paramedic Certificate
  • Homeland Security & Emergency Management Certificate

AS in Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting
  • AS in Business Administration

 

  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • AAS in Criminal Justice: Corrections
  • AAS in Cyberdefense Information Assurance
  • AAS in Emergency Medical Technology
  • AAS in Fire Protection
  • AAS in Fire Service Administration
  • AAS in Histologic Technician
  • AAS in Homeland Security 
  • AAS in Network Cloud Support & Cybersecurity
  •  AAS in Robotics Technology
  • AS in Business Administration
  • Basic Peace Officer Certificate
  • Criminal Justice Corrections Certificate
  • Criminal Justice Studies Certificate
  • EMT Paramedic Certificate
  • Homeland Security & Emergency Management Certificate 

 

PARTNER PROGRAMS PATHWAY DEGREES
  • Criminal Justice AAS
  • Health Care Management AAS
  • Histologic Technology AAS
  • Hospitality and Fitness Management AAS
  • Human Resource Management AAS
  • Human Services AAS
  • Information System Technology AAS
  • Instructor of Technology and Military Science AAS
  • Intelligence Studies and Technology AAS
  • Logistics AAS
  • Maintenance Production Management AAS
  • Management Engineering Technology AAS
  • Mass Communications AAS
  • Mechanical and Electrical Technology AAS
  • Medical Laboratory Technology AAS
  • Mental Health Services AAS
  • Metals Technology AAS
  • Meteorology AAS
  • Microprecision Technology AAS
  • Missile and Space System Maintenance AAS
  • Munition Systems Technology AAS
  • Music AAS
  • Nondestructive Testing Technology AAS
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology AAS
  • Nuclear Weapons Systems Technology AAS
  • Occupational Safety AAS
  • Ophthalmic Technician AAS
  • Paralegal AAS
  • Personnel Recovery AAS
  • Pharmacy Technology AAS
  • Physical Therapist Assistant AAS
  • Public Health Technology AAS
  • Scientific Analysis
  • Technology AAS
  • Strategic Operations Management AAS
  • Surgical Services Technology AAS
  • Survival Instructor AAS
  • Transportation AAS
  • Vehicle Maintenance AAS
  • Criminal Justice AAS
  • Health Care Management AAS
  • Histologic Technology AAS
  • Hospitality and Fitness Management AAS
  • Human Resource Management AAS
  • Human Services AAS
  • Information System Technology AAS
  • Instructor of Technology and Military Science AAS
  • Intelligence Studies and Technology AAS
  • Logistics AAS
  • Maintenance Production Management AAS
  • Management Engineering Technology AAS
  • Mass Communications AAS
  • Mechanical and Electrical Technology AAS
  • Medical Laboratory Technology AAS
  • Mental Health Services AAS
  • Metals Technology AAS
  • Meteorology AAS
  • Microprecision Technology AAS
  • Missile and Space System Maintenance AAS
  • Munition Systems Technology AAS
  • Music AAS
  • Nondestructive Testing Technology AAS
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology AAS
  • Nuclear Weapons Systems Technology AAS
  • Occupational Safety AAS
  • Ophthalmic Technician AAS
  • Paralegal AAS
  • Personnel Recovery AAS
  • Pharmacy Technology AAS
  • Physical Therapist Assistant AAS
  • Practical Nursing Technology AAS
  • Public Health Technology AAS
  • Scientific Analysis Technology AAS
  • Strategic Operations Management AAS
  • Surgical Services Technology AAS
  • Survival Instructor AAS
  • Transportation AAS
  • Vehicle Maintenance AAS

 

PARTNER PROGRAMS PATHWAY DEGREES
  • AAS Criminal Justice: Corrections
  • AAS Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • AAS Criminal Justice: Texas Peace Officer
  • AAS Emergency Management 
    AAS Fire Protection Technology 

 

PARTNER PROGRAMS PATHWAY DEGREES

AS in Fire and Technology

AS in Fire and Technology

 

PARTNER PROGRAMS PATHWAY DEGREES
  • AAS in Cybersecurity
  • AAS in Emergency Management and Planning
  • AAS in Emergency Medical Technology
  • AAS in Paramedicine
  • AAS in Fire Science Technology
  • AAS in Fire Service Management
  • AAS in Fire and Emergency Services
  • AAS in Law Enforcement 

 

PARTNER PROGRAMS PATHWAY DEGREES
  • AS in Computer Information Technology: Cybersecurity 
  • AS in Computer Information Technology: Network Administrator 
  • AS in Computer Information Technology: System Administrator 
  • AS in Accounting
  • AS-T in Business Administration
  • AS in Business Marketing
  • AS in International Business
  • AS in Logistics Management
  • AS in Management & Supervision
  • AS in Small Business Management 
  • AS-T in Administration of Justice
  • AS in Administration of Justice
  • AS in Corrections
  • AS in Fire Technology
  • AS in Homeland Security: Administration of Justice
  • AS in Homeland Security: Fire Technology
  • AS in Wildland Fire Technology 

 

PARTNER PROGRAMS PATHWAY DEGREES
  • AS-T Administration of Justice
  • AS Fire Technology
  • AS Paramedic

 

PARTNER PROGRAMS PATHWAY DEGREES
  • ATA Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice
  • ATA Criminal Justice: Parks Service & Protection
  • AAS-T Fire Protection Technology
  • AAS-T Fire Service Administration

 

PARTNER PROGRAMS PATHWAY DEGREES

BAS Emergency Management & Homeland Security

 

 

PARTNER PROGRAMS PATHWAY DEGREES

BAS Homeland Security Emergency Management

 

PARTNER PROGRAMS PATHWAY DEGREES

BAS in Emergency Service Administration

 

 


 

Transfer Credit policies can be confusing!

As a transfer student, you've already started your unique path in higher education, and it's likely you'll have circumstances that may not fit perfectly within the policies outlined here. We understand that these policies can seem confusing, even for experienced students. 

We'd love to hear from you if you have additional questions or would like to review your Transfer Credit Equivalency Report with our team. We encourage you to contact us at uaf-transfer@alaska.edu or 907-474-7500 at any point in your transfer journey.

 


 

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Transfer student scholarships

offers more than 450 scholarships that you can apply for with a single application. Transfer students are also eligible to receive the Nanook Pledge and Nanook Commitment awards.

Military Transfer Students

We offer flexible online degree programs, award credit for applicable military training and experience, and help students access their educational benefits, tuition assistance and campus resources.