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In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.


Academic Petitions and Degree Progress

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The University Center is closed to walk-in traffic due to statewide and local measures to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center is operational and staff are able to take your call Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Printing services are unavailable for the foreseeable future. During this time, transcripts and diplomas will not be mailed and are not available for pick up.

Please note that staff are working remotely and there may be some unintended interruptions or delays to communication. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Catalog policy dictates how courses apply to degree programs. Any deviation from degree requirements must be approved through the Academic Petition process. Transfered credit may also be petitioned.

In order for students to graduate from UAA, they must complete all university, general education and major requirements as published in the university catalog. If an advisor or instructor tells a student that a particular course can satisfy a major requirement or that a major requirement can be waived, the student needs to work with their advisor to ensure academic petitions are submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Students should access their DegreeWorks audit to verify that all of their requirements are complete and to track academic petitions. If a petition is not documented in DegreeWorks, it is possible the petition was never received and will therefore not be considered when Degree Services completes the final audit.

  • Each academic petition must be signed by the department chair of the student's major and the dean of the school/college (two different signatures minimally).
  • The academic advisor provides a recommendation: their signature does not count as one of the two required signatures.

Undergraduate

Use this form to petition specific program requirements for undergraduate programs.

Undergraduate Petition

Graduate

Use this form to petition specific program requirements for graduate programs.

Graduate School Forms

Academic Policy

Use this form to request an exception to an academic policy found in the university catalog.

Academic Policy Petition