CRCD Student Support
Our CRCD advisors are here to help you. Whether you want to enroll in a single course or pursue a Ph.D., our advisors have the experience and knowledge to guide you through your CRCD education journey. Reach out today to learn more.
CRCD Advising Services
At CRCD, advisors at each rural campus provide comprehensive student support services. Regionally based assistance regarding admission, registration, academic advising, financial aid and career planning are available. Rural students are encouraged to contact an advisor to pursue enrollment with UAF, CRCD or across the University of Alaska system.
CRCD's Rural Student Services provides comprehensive academic advising and support for students on the Troth Yeddha campus in Fairbanks. Alaska Native and rural Alaskan students have access to receive academic advising through RSS. RSS advisors also provide assistance with a variety of important academic decisions students at UAF make, as well as support students advised through other departments with study and success resources, outreach events and student wellness efforts.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Yes! All students, who are interested in taking a CRCD course should reach out to an advisor for support applying and registering for your courses.
If you live in one of the regions covered by our rural campuses, you can reach out to any advisor at the campus that serves your community. Our advisors can support you with all UAF distance degrees, certificates, Occupational Endorsement programs, and individual courses. If you know you are interested in a specific bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D. program, you should contact our undergraduate and graduate advisors.
CRCD offers a full spectrum of degree offerings from occupational endorsements to the fastest-growing Ph.D program at UAF. Our degree pathways give students the opportunity to grow with CRCD and map their education journey from start to finish.
Ask your advisor about the CRCD Degree pathways.
Links and Forms
- Registration Guide
- Add/drop a class (PDF) for undergraduate students
- Add/drop a class (PDF) for graduate students
- Credit/no credit option (PDF)
- Directed Study Approval
- Directed study approval (PDF) - for CTC, CRCD and eCampus
- In-person registration (PDF)
- Individual study approval (PDF)
- Request for reinstatement of registration (PDF)
- Residency form
- Summer Sessions registration
- Apostille diploma/apostille transcript request form
- Add or Change Major
- Change of major (PDF)
- Declaration of concentration
- Declaration of minor
- Graduation application (online)
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- Graduation application (PDF)
- Graduation application cancellation
- Replacement diploma
- Replacement diploma (PDF)
- Request to Walk at Commencement
- Undergraduate core/GER petition form (PDF)
- Undergraduate Occupational Endorsement Certification
- Undergraduate petition (PDF)
- Affiliate identity request
- Affiliate identity request (PDF)
- Document copying request (PDF)
- Enrollment verification (PDF)
- Extension of incomplete grade
- FERPA release
- FERPA release (PDF)
- Grade appeal policy
- Request for credit by examination
- Request to withhold/release directory information (PDF)
- Summer Sessions credit overload approval
- UA K-12 student parent/guardian authorization (without a UA login)
- UA K-12 student parent/guardian authorization (UA login)
- UA K-12 student parent/guardian authorization (PDF)
- UA change form (PDF)
Address, Name, Marital Status, SSN
Rural student support and instruction extends to remote areas across Alaska through
CRCD (College of Rural and Community Development) and our five regional rural campuses;
Chukchi, Northwest, Kuskokwim, Bristol Bay and Interior Alaska.
Students in these areas may enroll into their local campus offerings, online in distance University of Alaska courses, as well as other UA programs from occupational endorsements through a PhD's through CRCD and our other regional rural campus programming. Rural campus student services departments provide comprehensive UAF student support as well as access to opportunities that incorporate local knowledge, campus and regional resources.
Contact a CRCD advisor or success coordinator below for more information:
Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham
The Bristol Bay Campus serves 32 rural communities in the Bristol Bay region within a 55,000-square-mile area. The campus includes 12 coastal communities served by the Aleutian-Pribilof outreach center in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor: the Aleutian archipelago, lower Alaska Peninsula, the Shumigan Islands,and the Pribilof Islands. The campus' administrative center is in Dillingham (about 322 air miles from Anchorage and 570 air miles from Fairbanks), with centers in King Salmon, Togiak and New Stuyahok.
Chukchi Campus in Kotzebue
The Chukchi Campus is located 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle on the shores of the Chukchi Sea. The campus serves Kotzebue and 10 villages in a region of more than 36,000 square miles. Chukchi offers Associate of Arts as well as Associate of Applied Science degrees, and courses leading to baccalaureate degrees in education, rural development and social work. Courses are offered by local instructors and through the College of Rural and Community Development audio-conferencing and live Internet instructional systems.
Interior Alaska Campus in Fairbanks
The Interior Alaska Campus in Fairbanks serves 46 communities and villages in the Doyon and Tanana Chiefs regions throughout the interior of Alaska. Although the director’s office and some faculty are located in Fairbanks, there are Interior Alaska Campuslearning centers in Fort Yukon and Tok.
Student Success Coordinator
Interior Alaska Campus
Robin is available to provide advising support for all UAF distance degrees, certificates,
and Occupational Endorsement programs.
She is also available for coaching sessions focused on goal setting, time management skills, study habits, and how to be a successful college student.
Laurie Trotta is very excited about joining the Tribal Governance (TG) team as Coordinator. She has spent the last six years working as Coordinator with the Migrant Education Program which supports students and their families living a subsistence lifestyle fishing and berrypicking. She has dedicated her career to education helping students reach their highest potential by finding the path that best suits them and to the sustainability of the natural environment.
Laurie started her career as a fish biologist, aquaculturist, and aquatic ecologist before moving on to teach a variety of aquaculture, aquatic science, and renewable resource courses. She also advised an Outdoor Recreation Club for 12 years in which the students did everything from backpacking in the Adirondack Mountains to hiking in Denali National Park to surfing in Costa Rica.
After 22 years of university service at New York State Agriculture and Technology colleges, Laurie moved to Fairbanks, a longtime second home which is now her primary home. She has served on the Board of the Friends of Creamer's Field from 2015 to 2021. In her spare time, she likes to spend time out of doors with her dogs, hiking, paddling, fishing, and berry picking. Indoors, she enjoys cooking, consulting on Epicure, doing yarn crafts, drawing Zentangles, or reading.
Laurie is the “Point of Contact” for the Tribal Governance Department. She will be advising any students taking courses in TG and the primary advisory for those working toward a TG certificate or degree. She will support them with everything from FAFSA and registration to preparing for graduation and a career. She supports TG faculty with course materials, events, communications and a number of other things.
Tok Center Coordinator
Interior Alaska Campus
Upper Tanana Region
Crystal is available for advising for all online/distance/face-to-face learners in
the Upper Tanana Region & beyond. She advises students in all UAF distance degrees,
certificates, and occupational endorsements.
Advising includes general programs, dual credits and Tech Prep, admissions, placement and other exams, financial aid, registration, petitions, etc.
Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel
The Kuskokwim Campus is located in Bethel and serves approximately 25,000 people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, which includes 47 remote Alaska Native Yup’ik and Cup’ik Eskimo and Athabaskan villages with 56 tribes in a 57,000-square-mile-area the size of Illinois. Bethel is a community of about 6,000 people 80 miles inland on the Kuskokwim River. KuC also operates one remote learning center based in Hooper Bay, a Yup’ik Eskimo community of 1,000 on the Bering Sea coast.
Student Services Manager
Kuskokwim Delta Region (46 villages)
Jessica is available for advising services to students interested in the UAF Pre-Nursing Certificate, the BAE LKSD associate teacher program, and the RRANN student success program.Contact Jessica
Northwest Campus in Nome
Northwest Campus is located in Nome, a community of 3,500 that is the service hub for the 15 villages of the Bering Strait region. This 44,000-square-mile region extends from Shishmaref on the northern edge of the Seward Peninsula to Stebbins on the southern rim of Norton Sound. It includes communities on St. Lawrence and Little Diomede islands. The area contains 570 miles of coastline, which includes all of Norton Sound and portions of the Bering and Chukchi seas.
Program and Outreach Coordinator - located in Unalakleet
Bering Strait/Norton Sound (16 villages)
Naomi is available to provide advising and student support for individuals in the Norton Sound region interested in any UAF distance degrees and programs through CRCD and Northwest Campus, and several Northwest Campus Credential programs. She is available for advising support for regional students seeking dual credit, admissions, placement and other exams, financial aid, registration, petitions, regional campus resources and summer youth enrollment opportunities.Contact Naomi
DANSRD Undergraduate Advisor - DANSRD/ Center for Cross-Cultural Studies Graduate Advisor
Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development and Center for Cross-Cultural Studies
212 Brooks Building
Deanna is available to provide advising support to all students interested in the B.A. in Alaska Native Studies and B.A. in Rural Development programs.
Masters and Ph.D. Programs
Graduate Student Coordinator
Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development / Center for Cross-Cultural Studies
Christine is available to provide advising support to students interested in the M.A. in Rural Development, M.A. in Indigenous Studies, and Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies programs.
Alaska Native Language Center
Walkie is available to provide advising support to students interested in the A.A.S. or Certificate in Yup'ik Language Proficiency, the B.A. Yup'ik Language and Culture, and the B.A. Yup'ik Language programs.Contact Walkie
Alaska Native Languages
Assistant Professor, Alaska Native Languages
Alaska Native Language Center
Hishinlai' is available to provide advising support to students interested in the A.A.S. or Certificate in Native Language Education program or a minor in Alaska Native Languages.Contact Hishinlai'