Local Advanced Placement Credit
English -- Only freshmen with appropriate test scores may receive local advanced placement credit in English. If you're an incoming freshman with:
Foreign Language -- After completing the course in which you were placed (above 101) and earning a grade of "B" or higher, you may ask to receive "bonus credit" for the two immediately preceding prerequisite courses, if any. However, credit cannot be awarded for such courses if university credit has already been granted for them (for example, through College Board Advanced Placement national tests or credit transfer from another college). Bonus credit will not be awarded for special topics courses, individual study courses, literature or culture courses.
Mathematics -- If you are placed in an advanced math course and you complete MATH 201, 202, 273 or 302 at UAF with a grade of "C" or better, you may also receive credit for any prerequisite calculus course. See "Course Placement."
College Board Advanced Placement
UAF grants advanced credit, with waiver of fees, for a score of three or higher in the College Board (CEEB) Advanced Placement Tests. Normally, you take these tests during your senior year in high school.
To receive CEEB Advanced Placement credit, you must request that an official report of your examination scores be sent to the Office of Admissions. When you enroll, you will be awarded appropriate credit. You may receive credit for more than one Advanced Placement examination.
|CEEB Examination||UAF Course Equivalent||Credits|
|American Gov't & Politics||PS 101||(3 credits)|
|American History||HIST 131/132||(6 credits)|
|Art: History||ART 261/262||(6 credits)|
|Art: Studio (drawing)||ART electives||(6 credits)|
|Art: Studio (gen portfolio)||ART electives||(6 credits)|
|Biology||BIOL 105X/106X||(8 credits)|
|Chemistry||CHEM 105X/106X||(8 credits)|
|Classics: Virgil (Level 3)||LANG electives||(8 credits)|
|Classics: Latin Lyric||LANG electives||(8 credits)|
|Comparative Gov't & Politics||PS 201||(3 credits)|
|Computer Science A||CS 201||(3 credits)|
|Computer Science AB||CS 201/202||(6 credits)|
|Economics -- Micro||ECON 201||(3 credits)|
|Economics -- Macro||ECON 202||(3 credits)|
|English Lit & Comp||ENGL 111X||(3 credits)|
|English Lang & Comp||ENGL 111X||(3 credits)|
|European History||HIST 101/102||(6 credits)|
|French Language||FREN 101/102||(10 credits)|
|French Literature||FREN elective (200 level)||(2 credits)|
|FREN 201||(3 credits)|
|German Language||GER 101/102||(10 credits)|
|German Literature||GER electives||(2 credits)|
|GER 201||(3 credits)|
|Math: Calculus AB||MATH 200X||(4 credits)|
|Math: Calculus BC||MATH 200X/201X||(8 credits)|
|Music Listening & Literature||MUS 123||(3 credits)|
|MUS electives||(3 credits)|
|Music Theory||MUS 131/132/133/134||(8 credits)|
|Physics B||PHYS 103X/104X||(8 credits)|
|Physics C: Mechanics||PHYS 211X||(4 credits)|
|Physics C: Elec & Mag||PHYS 212X||(4 credits)|
|Psychology||PSY 101||(3 credits)|
|Spanish Language||SPAN 101/102||(10 credits)|
|Spanish Literature||SPAN elective (200 level)||(2 credits)|
|SPAN 201||(3 credits)|
Credit by Examination
There are several ways that you can earn college credit by receiving a passing score on an exam. For any of the credit-by-exam options, grades are not computed in the GPA. Credit by examination is not considered UAF residence credit and is not considered as part of the semester course load for full-time classification.
You will only be awarded credit by examination if you're currently enrolled or if you were previously enrolled at UAF as a degree student.
The credit by examination options are briefly outlined below. More information can be obtained from the UAF Testing Services Office.
|CLEP Subject Exams Currently Accepted|
|Test Name||UAF Course||Credits|
|American Government||PS 101 (s)||(3 credits)|
|History of the U.S.||HIST 131 (s)||(3 credits)|
|American History II||HIST 132 (s)||(3 credits)|
|General Biology||BIOL 105X/106X (n)||(8 credits)|
|Calculus w/ Elem. Functions||MATH 200 (m)||(4 credits)|
|College Algebra||MATH 107 or 161 (m)||(3 credits)|
|College Algebra/Trig.||MATH 107/108||(5 credits)|
|Intro. Educ. Psych.||ED 330||(3 credits)|
|* College French||FREN 101/102 (h)||(10 credits)|
|FREN 201/202 (h)||(6 credits)|
|General Chemistry||CHEM 105X/106X (n)||(8 credits)|
|Introductory Psychology||PSY 101 (s)||(3 credits)|
|* College German||GER 101/102 (h)||(10 credits)|
|GER 201/202 (h)||(6 credits)|
|Human Growth & Devmt.||PSY 240 (s)||(3 credits)|
|Info. Syst. & Computer Apps.||AIS 310||(3 credits)|
|Intro. Accounting||ACCT 101||(3 credits)|
|Intro. Business Law||BA 330||(4 credits)|
|Principles of Marketing||BA 343||(3 credits)|
|Intro. Microeconomics||ECON 201 (s)||(3 credits)|
|Intro. Macroeconomics||ECON 202 (s)||(3 credits)|
|Intro. Sociology||SOC 101 (s)||(3 credits)|
|* College Spanish||SPAN 101/102 (h)||(10 credits)|
|SPAN 201/202 (h)||(6 credits)|
|Trigonometry||MATH 108 (m)||(2 credits)|
|Western Civilization I||HIST 101 (s)||(3 credits)|
|Western Civilization II||HIST 102 (s)||(3 credits)|
For UAF students, UAF independent learning courses count as residence credit. When you enroll in an independent learning course during the regular semester enrollment period and complete the course during the same semester, the course may be used in determining full-time/part-time status, consolidated tuition and eligibility for financial aid and scholastic action. The grade will average in the semester and cumulative grade point averages. When you enroll in an independent learning course at other times of the year, the credit and grade will not impact the credit load or semester grade point average for any other UAF semester enrollments.
An Independent Learning Program catalog detailing policies regarding enrollment, transfer, withdrawal, extension, reinstatement, fees, materials and course descriptions is available from the Center for Distance Education and Independent Learning, 130 Harper Building, (907) 474-5353; fax (907) 474-5402; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Alaska Learning Cooperative coordinates the university's distance education programs. Through the use of instructional technology and by encouraging collaborative delivery of these programs among UA units, the cooperative is helping to make more courses and programs available to students away from Alaska's urban centers. The UALC also supports the use of alternative methods of instruction to meet the needs of students for whom regular campus-based programs are impossible, due to the demands of employment, family or community commitments. The UALC publishes a Distance Education Bulletin, which contains information about programs available to students throughout the state. A selection of electronically delivered courses is also available through the UALC. Students may register locally for these courses, even if the courses originate from another unit within the university system. UALC courses are designed to supplement students' curricular options. For information, ask your advisor or registration staff.
Credit for Prior Learning
In acknowledging that individuals learn a great deal outside the walls of educational institutions, certificate, associate or bachelor degree students may have up to 25 percent of the total program requirements granted for prior learning.
Credentials are reviewed by faculty from participating departments who make recommendations for awarding prior learning credit. Review is made based on equivalency to courses listed in the UAF catalog.
Credit received for prior learning doesn't impact your GPA and is not considered as residence credit.
The university will award transfer credit for specified national and state authorizations, certificates, credentials and/or examinations (see "Transfer of Credit"), which don't need to be reviewed for credit for prior learning.
For further information or assistance, contact the Academic Advising Center, 506 Gruening Building, UAF Campus, (907) 474-6396.