New or returning students interested in registering for courses are often required to complete a placement test. Northwest Campus advisors are available to assist students through the mandatory test placement process involving the Accuplacer and ALEKS placement programs.
Accuplacer is used to provide English and WRTG course placement. This placement test is required to be taken by a certified test proctor through arrangements made either by calling Northwest Campus or emailing the Test Email.
The ALEKS program is used to provide appropriate Math course placement and is taken online without a proctor, using a student UA ID. Advisors are available to assist students navigate the ALEKS placement test process. Learn more about ALEKs and take the placement test here.
Mobile and web-based apps are also available!
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Students who are having difficulties with their courses need to inform the instructor and their academic advisor. Upon the instructor's approval, we can arrange for and hire tutors to work with individual students. Other tutoring-related services available to student include:
The UAF Writing Center offers services to writers throughout rural Alaska and all locations beyond. Our
tutors are available to assist students at any phase of the writing process.
Assistance we can provide includes:
- Tips for getting started--freewriting, outlining, developing tree diagrams, clusters, etc.
- Drafting issues--following assignment guidelines, developing ideas, organizing ideas, shaping arguments/thesis, writing introductions & conclusions
- Revision strategies--attending to such concerns as word choice, sentence structure, writing conventions, reworking or refining aspects of the draft
- Citation format--MLA, APA, Chicago, Other (CSE, AAA, ASA)
- Any other writing needs
We welcome writing on any topic and at all levels. Whether writers have a scratch outline or a completed draft or something in-between, we can provide a forty-five minute tutorial session no matter your location. We offer advice--always constructive, often great--and the collaboration of student and tutor can lead to strong papers and more confident writers.
- Either upload your draft in the appointment form.
- Email it to us (email@example.com
). Please send your draft at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.
At the time of your appointment, a tutor will contact you via the conferencing method you selected in your appointment form or made during email or phone conversation.
Rasmuson Library Off-Campus Library Services
Rasmuson Library Off-Campus Library Services provides research assistance to UAF students,
faculty and staff when they are not in Fairbanks. You can request books and research
materials that are not online to be sent to your home address through the Interlibrary
Loan (ILLiad) service. By going to the "Rasmuson Library web page" you can link to Rasmuson Library and Off-Campus Services resources.