UAS Web Transfer FAQ's
A Transcript is an academic record of your courses completed and lists only the courses UAS has accepted for transfer. The Transfer Equivalency Worksheet lists the courses taken at your previous university or college and how those courses transfer to UAS. The UAS Academic Secured Website displays only the UAS course equivalencies transferred, not the courses you have transferred from your previous college. The UAS Transfer Student Website the database collection of the articulation (unofficial evaluation) of courses from many colleges and their equivalencies.
UAS will transfer only college level credit from institutions that are accredited by one of the following Regional accrediting agencies
- Middle States Assoc. of Colleges and Schools
- North Central Assoc. of Colleges and Schools
- New England Assoc. of Colleges and Schools
- Northwest Assoc. of Schools and Colleges
- Southern Assoc. of Colleges and Schools
- Western Assoc. of Schools and Colleges
Yes, UAS evaluates documented military credit from CCAF, AARTS, SMART, Coast Guard Institute transcripts, as well as DD214 and DD295 forms. Evaluations are done using the recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE). Additional information about military credit is available in the UAS catalog or contact the SOC Advisor, 796-6366 or tol-free at 1-877-465-4827.
Yes, UAS awards credit for scores of “3” or higher on a variety of exams. Refer to the UAS catalog for further information under Credit by Examination.
Grades of “D” or above are transferable within the University of Alaska systems; however, they may not be acceptable to satisfy academic major requirements. A “2.0” or higher is required from all institutions outside of the University of Alaska Systems.
Transfer credit equivalents vary among semester, unit, and quarter colleges. Courses equated to UAS course that are short 1.00 credit or less meet UAS course requirements without requiring a petition. To complete credit requirements greater than 1.00 credits, you can take another UAS class.
International transcripts must be evaluated by a Foreign Credentials Agency prior to the UAS evaluation. Please see a list of acceptable agencies and additional information in the UAS college catalog under Transfer Credit Policies and International Student Admissions Requirements. If you would like more specific information, contact the Credentials Evaluator, Georgia Sepel, at 465-6366, or visit the Juneau Campus in the Novatney Building, in the Admissions Office.
No, graduate level course work cannot be used as an undergraduate course for a bachelors degree program unless approved through the petition process.
More importantly is the question, whether or not the Voc Tech College is Regionally Accredited? If so, we will be comparing individual courses to UAS curriculum to determine the equivalencies. If there are no equivalencies, you will receive elective credit. If your school is not Regionally Accredited, unfortunately, we cannot transfer any credits.
Students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from another UA institution will be deemed to have met all GER requirements at UAS, unless there are specific degree requirements. (A minimum of Math 107 or its equivalent must be completed for a baccalaureate degree if not included in the GER’s from the transferring campus; some bachelor degrees require foreign language, calculus, history sequences, etc).
"Need additional Information" indicates that UAS has insufficient information about the coursework taken at your previous college. Please contact the UAS admissions office at 465-6350 or toll free at 1-877-465-4827 ext. 6350 to discuss how you can expedite the evaluation. We can contact the University you attended for a course description, or you should request a course syllabus from your previous school so that we can evaluate the coursework.
Remember, the Student Transfer Website is unofficial and to receive transfer credit from any college you have attended, you must submit official transcripts to UAS and be officially admitted to a UAS degree program. We hope we have answered your questions; but if not, you are always welcome to call our UAS admissions office at 465-6350 or toll free at 1-877-465-4827 ext. 6350.