College of Health Advisors
College of Health Student Success Center
The College of Health Student Success Center is available to support you as the build your academic plans and pursue your educational, career and life goals. Many health programs have specific admissions criteria, degree requirements and course sequencing. Advisors can help you navigate the requirements, complete your degree successfully and prepare for a great job in your field. We are also available to direct you to support services within the college and across the campus. Here at the Student Success Center, we are prepared to:
- Assist you with understanding program and degree requirements
- Facilitate your short and long term academic planning
- Support you through academic difficulties
- Help you navigate university processes such as financial aid appeals and academic petitions.
Our advising team in the Student Success Center often gets asked about how to connect with an advisor. Do I schedule an appointment? Do I wait for a virtual ‘walk-in’ session? Email or call the advisor directly? It really depends on what you need.
In-depth advising appointments: Students who want a full overview of an academic program, want to develop an academic plan, or have specialized needs like completing an academic or policy petition, change of major form, or SAP appeal, should book a scheduled one-on-one appointment with their assigned advisor. Contact us to schedule appointments to meet with advisors as far ahead of time as possible.
Quick answers to your questions: Have a quick question about advising, admissions or an academic program? Fill out our online question form and we'll get back to you ASAP. You can also schedule a virtual ‘walk-in’ time—otherwise called call-backs—for a quick advising interaction to solve your immediate needs such as troubleshooting registration barriers, answering quick questions that may require referrals to other departments, or clarifying next steps. We limit these times to no more than 15 or 20 minutes to get to as many students as possible. For virtual walk-ins, call the Student Success Center at 786-1318 or email us email@example.com.
Try contacting our front desk first! Advisors do answer emails and phone calls, but students often do not receive an immediate response, especially during peak advising times. Our front desk can be a great resource to assist students. Our front desk phone and email are monitored Monday through Friday from 8-5pm.
Undergraduate and graduate students have access to unique scholarship opportunities in the College of Health, in addition to financial aid opportunities such as grants, loans, and scholarships through the UAA Office of Student Financial Aid and the University of Alaska Foundation.
We are also proud to also offer the College of Health Student Success Scholarship, an award that can be applied to tuition. Student must be admitted to a certificate or degree program for the semester in which the scholarship is awarded. Undergraduate students must have a cumulative GPA 2.8 or above; graduate students must have a 3.0 GPA or above. Student must be enrolled in at least three credits for the semester in which the scholarship is awarded. Fill out an Academic Planning Worksheet and the Online Scholarship Application Form to apply.
College can be an exciting yet challenging experience for many students. UAA's Student Support Services offers everything from campus logistics such as wolf cards, campus housing, and parking permits to academic resources, advocacy, support, and opportunities. Numerous resources are made available to students for both their physical and mental health and safety. This is also a great place to locate inforamtion about career development and cultural engagement.
Did you know that UAA's Career Services, in addition to offering excellent career counseling services such as resume and interview help, also connect employers with UAA students and Alumni looking for job and internship opportunities? Best of all, all these services are FREE!
To get a list tailored to your interests set up your free Handshake account and start connecting with employers today!
Please note: employers wishing to connect with UAA talent by posting job opportunities on and recruitng through Handshake, please visit the handshake page for employers.
One of the best ways to expand your horizons, and meet new people is to join a club or student organization. In these organizations, you can continue to grow you academic and professional knowledge within your chosen discipline as you expand and strengthen your professional network and get to know your peers—the friends and mentors who can help you persevere through class projects and exams and could some day be your colleagues. These relationships can make all the difference.
Check out the list of clinical, behavioal, and comunity health-related student clubs and oragnizations below. And this is just a small sampling of all the clubs UAA has to ovver, with over 150 options that range from crafting, gaming, and making music to Greek life, debate, and student government.
UAA College of Health Student Success Center
UAA Professional Studies Building
2533 Providence Drive, Suite 212
Anchorage, Alaska, 99508