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Current AMCS Students

Textbook Information

All textbook questions should be directed to uaa_middlecollege@alaska.edu.

Textbooks and other course materials for program approved courses are all purchased on behalf of AMCS students. Once students meet with their Middle College advisor and finalize their classes, the Student Success Program Assistant orders their textbooks on their behalf. To see what books are required for specific courses, visit the UAA Bookstore website.

Students are responsible for keeping textbooks in the same condition as when received, and for returning physical textbooks on a specified date determined by Middle College at the end of the semester.

Middle College Academic Advising

As a Middle College student, you have your own UAA advisor who will be assigned to you after you are accepted into the Middle College program. Your advisor will help you register for classes and provide you with support throughout the semester. You can find contact information for UAA Middle College advisors on our Meet the Team page. Take a look below for how to be successful this semester!

To Do:
  • Verify your current registration in UAOnline: Go to Student Services & Account Information, then Registration, and then Student Detail Schedule.
  • It is recommended you set your preferred email address as your @alaska.edu account in UAOnline. Otherwise, you may not receive some university notifications if you are using a personal account (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.). 
  • Review UAA specific dates and deadlines for the semester.
  • Download Seawolf Tracks after you have registered for classes.
Tips:
  • You can find out where your classes are through the virtual UAA map.
  • If you need to, refresh your knowledge on how to use the Schedule Planner in UAOnline.
  • Once you're registered for classes, you'll need to get your textbooks as directed by Middle College. Pay attention to all emails from Middle College regarding your textbooks and course materials. If you have any questions about your required textbooks, contact uaa_middlecollege@alaska.edu.
FYI:
  • There is a difference between Week One and Week Two of the Add/Drop Period. During Week Two, you must receive instructor approval if you would like to register for (add) a course. If you have questions, please contact your Middle College advisor.
  • If you need to drop a course, be sure to drop it before the Friday of Week Two; otherwise, you are enrolled for the semester, with the option to either earn a grade or withdraw.
To Do:
  • Make sure you are happy with your class schedule by the end of the Week One during the Add/Drop Period.
  • Read the syllabus for each of your courses and add assignments/quizzes/exams to your personal calendar.
  • Attend your UAA courses as required by each instructor.
  • Check your @alaska.edu email daily.
Tips:
  • Stop by your instructors' offices (either virtual or in person) and introduce yourself.
  • Get to know your classmates in each of your classes.
  • Explore resources on the Seawolf Tracks app. 
  • Do you need to adjust your schedule?  Contact your Middle College advisor!
To Do:
  • Attend all your required classes and complete all assignments.
  • Check your email daily for anything you may need to address.
  • Update your personal calendar with assignments/quizzes/exams.
  • Schedule your advising appointment to plan for next semester and talk about your current progress.
Tips:
  • Communicate with your instructors if 1) you are worried about your academic progress or 2) you are experiencing personal challenges. 
  • If you would like to withdraw from a course, please talk with your advisor beforehand so you are aware of any unforeseen consequences. 
  • Visit the Learning Commons's Writing Center or Math Lab for help with your writing and math courses.
To Do:
  • Are you in the habit of checking your email yet?
  • Schedule your advising appointment with your Middle College advisor to plan for next semester and talk about your current progress.
  • Address any account holds in UAOnline.
  • Register for classes.
  • Review dates and deadlines for the next semester.
Tips:

Helpful Information for Students

Below is information about campus, classes, graduation and more, as well as some links to important forms that AMCS students will need. For a detailed list of helpful links for UAA students, take a look at the UAA Student page.

  • Navigating Campus

    If it's your first time on the UAA campus, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Below we've provided some links that can help you find your way around as you explore the ins and outs of campus.

  • Get Help with Your Classes

    Whether you're exploring your options for classes next semester, looking for help with your current classes, or searching for academic opportunities, UAA is here to help! Below are some resources that can help you with your academic journey. 

  • Stay Safe and Healthy

    UAA has a number of health and safety services available to students. If you're on campus late at night and want a safety escort to your car, or if you want to see what health services you can take advantage of as a UAA student, take a look at the links below.

  • Student Support and Advocacy

    Do you want to find out about the activities of the USUAA Student Government on campus? Want to get involved in student activities? Do you need disability support? Check out the links below for more on support and advocacy at UAA.

  • Preparing for Graduation

    Advising
    To prepare for the next semester, if you plan to continue attending college, seniors should schedule an appointment with your future college advisor at the college/university where you have been accepted. If you are planning to become a degree-seeking student at UAA, ask your Middle College advisor for the contact details of your next UAA advisor as soon as possible to plan for the fall. 

    Financial Aid
    No matter what college you plan to attend, we strongly encourage you to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. If you are going to be a degree-seeking student at UAA, follow the steps on the university's Apply for Financial Aid webpage to complete the FAFSA and check your eligibility for financial aid.

    Transcripts
    After graduating from high school, the graduate (if 18 years old) or the graduate's parent/guardian can go to the ASD website to request a final high school transcript from Alaska Middle College School to be sent to your next post-secondary institution. Students MUST submit a final high school transcript to their college/university to be fully admitted and to receive financial aid.

    If you are going to be a degree-seeking student at UAA, send your high school transcript to: UAA Office of Admissions, 2901 Spirit Way, Anchorage, AK 99508

    For seniors who will be degree-seeking at another college/university, an official UAA transcript can be ordered through the UAOnline Official Transcript Ordering Service (Parchment Exchange). Login to UAOnline, choose "Student Services and Account Information," choose "Official Transcript Request Service," then follow the instructions.

    Before ordering an electronic transcript, please confirm with your college/university that they will accept an electronic transcript, and check your unofficial transcript on UAOnline to ensure it is up-to-date.

    Electronic transcripts: The fastest delivery - processed and delivered by the next business day. University of Alaska official transcript delivered by email in a secure electronic PDF.
    Paper transcripts: Official University of Alaska paper transcript processed the next business day and mailed by carrier of the student's choice (USPS or FedEx). 

  • Forms

    There are several important UAA forms that you should be aware of as an AMCS student. In most cases, you will be directed to these forms by your Middle College advisor as you need to complete them. You can find all of these forms and more on the Office of the Registrar Forms page.

    During the AMCS application process, you will be asked to complete a Secondary Student Parent/Guardian Authorization form.

    The Authorization to Release Education Record Information allows UAA to share grades and student information with any individual the student designates on the form.

    AMCS students who are working on college applications as high school seniors may wish to obtain transcripts or enrollment verification from UAA. You can visit the Transcripts and Enrollment Verifications page for information on how to request official university transcripts or enrollment verifications like the National Student Clearinghouse.