TRANSFER CREDIT FAQs
This FAQ is intended as an unofficial reference for undergraduate students considering a transfer to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The data displayed is for reference only. An official evaluation of transfer credits can only be obtained after you have formally applied and been admitted to degree seeking status with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
- What do I need to do to have my credits evaluated at UAF?
- How does the transfer credit website work?
- What kind of courses are displayed?
- What if my school or course does not appear?
- How old is the data in the transfer credit site?
- How is transfer credit evaluated at UAF?
- How can I contact UAF regarding admission and transfer credit?
- How will my courses fit into the core requirements of a degree program at UAF?
- What does it mean for a school to be regionally accredited?
- My school doesn't have regional accreditation. What can I do?
- Transferring from UAA or UAS?
- Transferring from a non-University of Alaska institution?
1.What do I need to do to have my credits evaluated at UAF?
First you need to apply for admission to the university and have official transcripts sent to us from other schools. When you are admitted to a degree program your credits from other regionally accredited schools will be evaluated.
2. How does the transfer credit website work?
- Select the State or Province where your school is located.
- Click "submit."
- Select the school you attended.
- Choose one of two reports:
- Subject report--to display all evaluated courses in that subject.
- Full report--to display all evaluated courses from that school in alphabetical order
3. What kind of courses are displayed?
This site displays college level undergraduate courses completed at regionally accredited institutions in the United States and Canada. Remedial courses, courses for professional development, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and graduate level courses are not evaluated for undergraduate transfer credit at UAF.
4. What if my school or course does not appear?
This does not necessarily mean that your courses will not transfer. It may be that the courses are not yet part of our database, which is continually growing.
5. How old is the data in the transfer credit site?
We began to gather data for the transfer credit website during the Fall of 1997.
6. How is transfer credit evaluated at UAF?
Please review the policies surrounding transfer of credit to UAF.
7. How can I contact UAF regarding admission and transfer credit?
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Office of Admissions and the Registrar
PO Box 757480
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: (800) 478-1823 (toll free in the U.S.) or (907) 474-7500 (local and outside the U.S.)
8. How will my courses fit into the core requirements of a degree program at UAF?
Please review the published Table of Substitutions for students transferring courses into the core curriculum at UAF.
9. What does it mean for a school to be regionally accredited?
UAF accepts transfer credit from institutions in the United States that are accredited by one of the following regional accrediting associations, recognized by the US Dept of Education:
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accreditation by one of these agencies demonstrates that the institution operates within commonly accepted standards of instruction.
10. My school doesn't have regional accreditation. What can I do?
Look into alternative ways to earn credit at UAF. These include national testing programs such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and other exams that have been reviewed by our faculty and are listed in our catalog. You may be able to test out of, or challenge, specific courses that apply to your program through our Local Credit by Exam. Contact Testing Services at (907) 474-5277 for more information. Another option is Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). Through CPL you may be able to document learning that parallels specific UAF courses in a portfolio which is then reviewed by faculty from participating departments (fees apply). For more details contact the Advising Center at (907) 474-6396 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. Transferring from UAA or UAS?
If you're planning to transfer to UAF from UAA or UAS, the general education requirements for your baccalaureate degree are transferable; the requirements you completed at one UA institution fulfill the same categories at all other UA institutions. If you have completed your general education requirements at UAA or UAS, you have fulfilled all requirements of the UAF baccalaureate core. If you have taken some of the general education requirements at UAA or UAS (but not all), refer to the table of substitutions for intra-UA transfers.
12. Transferring from a non-University of Alaska institution?
Refer to the table of substitutions for non-UA institutions to determine how individual transfer courses may substitute for individual UAF baccalaureate core courses.