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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.

Transfer Credit

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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.

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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.

Get credit for classes taken at other regionally-accredited institutions and through national examinations or other nontraditional credit options.

How to Transfer Credit

  1. Send an Official Transcript

    Upon receipt of official transcripts, the Registrar's Office evaluates academic courses for UAA credit. This happens automatically for applicants and current students of undergraduate certificate, associate or bachelor degree programs. Students in other programs can meet with an academic advisor about the petition process.

  2. Receive an Equivalency Report

    Transfer credit evaluations are generally complete within five business days of transcript receipt. The Registrar's Office emails the student's preferred email (as set in UAOnline) address after the evaluation is complete and directs them to their equivalency report in UAOnline. DegreeWorks is updated to include transferred classes.

  3. Review Report and DegreeWorks with Advisor

    After reviewing the report, contact an academic advisor to make decisions about which courses to take and whether to consider the academic petition process.

Anticipating Transfer Credit

The Transfer Evaluation System shows how courses have recently transferred from a variety of institutions. Compare descriptions or search for courses that will transfer as equivalent UAA courses. While this system is frequently updated, it is not comprehensive: for courses not available in the Transfer Evaluation System, submit an Equivalency Review Request.

Transfer Evaluation Service

National Exams and Nontraditional Credit

UAA awards credit for satisfactory performance on the following national examinations: Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, DSST (formerly known as DANTES), Excelsior U-Excel, and International Baccalaureate. Credit may be received for more than one national exam.

To transfer, request an official score report of your test score(s) be sent to UAA. For information on accepted tests, minimum score requirements and their UAA equivalencies, see the UAA Catalog.

Nontraditional Credit Policies in the UAA Catalog

Military Credit

UAA is a GoArmyEd school and participates in the Air Force Education Portal and the My Career Advancement Program offered to spouses. UAA accepts DSST Exams (formerly DANTES) and CLEP exams and evaluates military training for admitted degree-seeking students.

Military Credit

International Credit

Students that have attended a post-secondary institution outside of the United States must submit an official copy of their academic transcript to World Education Services (WES). Do not submit your foreign transcripts directly to UAA. WES will analyze your international degrees and/or coursework and provide U.S. equivalents.

International Credit