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Personal Education Planning

Personal Education Planners can help you navigate the process of getting started in college all the way through degree completion and transition to the workforce by connecting you with the appropriate student services and resources relevant to your situation.

The Sitka campus offers a variety of ways to support students, new and continuing. If you have an issue and don’t know where to turn, call the Sitka Student Success Center at 907-747-7717 or email Our student service staff will be happy to listen and refer you to the service provider who can best address your needs!

Crystal Duncan - Rural and Native Student Services Specialist

Joy Klushkan - Financial Literacy Specialist

General Student Resources

Proctoring Information (video) (5:43 minutes)

This short video provides an introduction to the proctoring process.

College Terminology 101

This interactive crossword puzzle provides an easy way to learn some of the terms you hear as a college student.

Tips On How To Be An Engaged Learner

Five simple tips in three minutes to help you be more engaged in your online class. September 2014.

Plagiarism -What It Is And How To Avoid It

This tutorial explains what plagiarism is and provides guidelines on how to avoid it. The content focuses specifically on how to avoid plagiarism by using the MLA format. February 2012. Duration: 25-30 minutes.

Time Management For Students

This tutorial presents ways to plan and maximize the use of your time. January 2013. Duration: 15-20 minutes.

Study Skills - Listening And Taking Notes In Online Courses

This short tutorial provides you with tips on listening and taking notes in online courses. July 2015. Duration 5-10 minutes.

Behavioral Health and Advocacy

We're available to assist you with:

Providing a discreet, private, and safe space to discuss mental and behavioral health concerns face-to-face and via distance technologies. Appropriate support services and referrals for all students, including those struggling with the following barriers:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Sadness
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Domestic and Interpersonal Violence (DV/IPV)
  • Sexual Health
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sleep Problems
  • Substance Abuse and Recovery
  • Accessibility Issues
  • Relationship Problems

We can also provide you with useful strategies for success with a strong focus on resilience, self-motivation, self-esteem, confidence-building, and adapting to academic culture.

Student Resources

Behavioral Health Contacts

This guide includes contact information for the behavioral health resources in Sitka, Alaska.

Rural and Native Student Services

Crystal is available to assist you with:

  • Application for Admission into UAS Degree program
  • Orientation to UAS Sitka
    • Campus Tour
    • E-Learner Student Orientation
    • Referral for Services (e.g. tutoring, testing, disability services, title IX, advising, etc.)  
  • UAS Forms and Processes
    • Registration, Proctor form, Residency Application, FERPA Release, Updates to Contact Information, Admission Deferral, Academic Holds, etc.  
  • Technology Troubleshooting
    • ELMO, Blackboard, Webmail, UAOnline, MBS Bookstore, UAS Sitka app, etc.
  • Student Check-ins
    • Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly, as needed
    • Faculty Referrals
  • Skill Development
    • Time Management, Note Taking, Exam Preparation, Tips for Online Learning, Plagiarism, Study Skills, etc.  
  • Testing Services
    • Proctor Accuplacer Math/English (in outreach communities only)
    • Provide testing study materials
  • Support for Regional and Village Corporation Scholarship Applications
    • Editing application/essays
    • Assistance with Application Process (e.g. requesting transcripts, faxing the completed application, etc.)
    • Protocol for requesting a letter of reference
    • Dual enrollment scholarship for STA
  • Career Exploration
    • Resume/Cover Letter assistance
    • Information on SEARHC Paid Internships
    • Aptitude testing
  • Other Support
    • Faxing and scanning documents for class or for UAS paperwork

Student Resources

Updating Email Addresses

This guide provides help updating your email addresses in UAOnline and ELMO.

Sitka One Stop Quick Links

This guide provides additional information along with the Sitka One Stop quick links.

What's The Difference?

This infographic provides help distinguishing between Blackboard, UAOnline, ELMO.

Crystal Duncan

Personal Education Planner: Native & Rural Student Services

Phone: 747-7773


Sitka Campus

Financial Literacy

Joy is available to assist you with:

  • Paying For College
  • Understanding The Financial Aid Process
  • FAFSA Application
  • Financial Aid Requirements & Awards
  • Student Loan Education & Questions
  • Importance Of Scholarship Applications
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals
  • The Financial Side Of Career Planning
  • Budgeting

Student Resources

8 Things To Think About When Paying For College

This short video provides a short list of items to consider when paying college expenses.

4-Year College Costs

This is a fillable form to help students determine the amount of college expenses not currently covered by the student, family, loans, and/or scholarships.

How To Accept Financial Aid Award

This image includes a quick step-by-step guide to accepting financial aid at UAS.

How Much Do I Owe?

This image includes a quick step-by-step guide to determine how much a student owes UAS.

Scholarship Reminder

This comic strip represents a conversation you may want to have with the financial aid officer. We encourage everyone to apply for scholarships!

Foundation Scholarships

This image provides the website for the UA Foundation Scholarship.  We encourage everyone to apply for scholarships!

Joy Klushkan

Personal Education Planner: Financial Literacy Specialist

Phone: 747-7771


Sitka Campus

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1332 Seward Ave
Sitka, AK, 99835

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