Did you know you can take college classes while in high school?
High school students may take, and are encouraged to take classes at UAF and the UAF Community and Technical College (CTC). This is an excellent opportunity to begin your college career and get a jump start on college credit before graduation. One program, Alaska Higher Education Admission Decision (AHEAD), requires formal admittance to UAF/CTC. The other two enrollment options, Secondary Student Enrollment and Tech Prep, have specific requirements but do not call for admission to UAF/CTC. Often these classes can also be used towards high school graduation requirements and the UAF/CTC credits earned are transferable to other universities.
Secondary Student Enrollment
The secondary student enrollment process allows high school students and secondary students to register for UAF/CTC classes. A student meeting course prerequisites may enroll in university classes with permission of the instructor or the department head. To register for UAF/CTC classes, use the Secondary Student Enrollment form found online at www.uaf.edu/reg.
It is possible for Fairbanks North Star Borough School District students to use UAF/CTC course credits toward high school graduation. An Outside Credit Form is available at high school counseling offices or through the school district main office. The approval for outside credit is given on a course-by-course basis and does not require admission to the university. Students must consult their appropriate school district officials and school counselors for approval PRIOR to registration if they wish to use university courses to meet high school graduation requirements. See your high school counselor for additional information.
The AHEAD program allows qualified high school students to be formally admitted to UAF while being concurrently enrolled in their current high school. The program provides local high school students with unique opportunities for enriched scholastic and talent development. Students also have the option of living on campus. AHEAD students will receive academic advising, official admission into UAF with pre-major status and dual high school and university credit.
Admission to the AHEAD Program is based on an evaluation of high school GPA and course work. A minimum overall high school GPA of 3.0 and of 2.5 in the core is required. Students must take the ACT or SAT test prior to enrolling in classes. In addition, students must have completed 75 percent of the high school academic core curriculum required for admission. Contact the UAF Office of Admissions at 474-7500 or visit their website at www.uaf.edu/admissions for more information.
UAF Community and Technical College Student Assistance and Academic Advising Center
604 Barnette Street, Suite 110 Fairbanks, AK 99701 • (907) 455-2800