Transferring Credits

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Credit accepted at UAF that has been earned from other regionally accredited institutions, through military educational experiences, or credit accepted by special approval is considered transfer credit. Where possible, transfer credit is equated with UAF courses. See the Table of GER Substitutions: UA System for a list of substitutions within the University of Alaska system and the Table of GER Substitutions: Non-UA Institutions for substitutions from non-UA institutions.

UAF is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges network. For additional information about the SOC program, see http://www.uaf.edu/veterans/soc/ or contact the Office of Admissions and the Registrar.

UAF’s transfer credit resource website at http://uaonline.alaska.edu shows most courses previously evaluated by UAF and is an unofficial reference for undergraduate students who are considering transferring to UAF. An official evaluation of transfer credits will be provided after formal application and admission to a degree program at UAF.

The following regulations apply to transfer of credit:

  1. Students are eligible for transfer of credit if they have been admitted to an undergraduate degree or certificate program.
  2. The applicability of transfer credit to a student’s major and/or minor requirements is subject to approval by the major and/or minor department. Transfer students must fulfill the UAF graduation and residency requirements, including those specific to their programs.
  3. Undergraduate credits earned at the 100 level or above with a C- grade or higher at institutions accredited by one of the six regional accrediting agencies will be considered for transfer. Transfer credit is not granted for courses with doctrinal religious content or for graduate courses (for undergraduate programs).
    Note: For information about transferring graduate credits to meet graduate program requirements, see Transfer Credit under How to Earn a Graduate Degree or contact the Graduate School at uaf-grad-school@alaska.edu or 907-474-7464.
  4. Transfer credit is awarded for courses in which the student received grades of C- or better. Instructor permission may be required for purposes of registration if the transfer credit courses have not satisfied the prerequisite requirements.
  5. Any student who has completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have completed the equivalent of the baccalaureate general education requirements, the Associate of Arts general education requirements and the Associate of Science general education requirements when officially accepted to a bachelor’s, Associate of Arts or Associate of Science program at UAF. These students will also be considered to have completed the communication, computation and human relations requirements for the Associate of Applied Science and the certificate.
  6. Any student who has completed an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have satisfied the 100- and 200-level UAF general education requirements.
  7. Any transfer student who has completed the baccalaureate general education requirements at any regionally accredited four-year institution will be considered to have completed the baccalaureate general education requirements (excluding oral intensive and writing intensive) at UAF. The student is responsible for providing an official statement and documentation certifying general education requirements completion at the previous institution.
  8. Transfer credit is not included in computation of the UAF GPA except to determine eligibility for graduation with honors.
  9. Class standing (e.g., freshman, sophomore) is based on the number of college credits accepted in transfer by UAF, combined with any courses completed in residence at UAF.
  10. Credits may be awarded for formal service schooling and military occupational specialties (MOS) based on recommendations published by the American Council on Education. ACE military credit recommendations can be found at http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Military-Guide-Online.aspx. Credit completed through the Community College of the Air Force or Department of Defense courses is included in the category of military experience.
  11. A student will be awarded credit for currently valid government and professional certifications that have been reviewed and approved for designated course equivalencies at UAF. A list of these programs is available in the Office of Admissions and the Registrar.
  12. Credit may also be awarded for satisfactory completion of training programs, based on recommendations of the American Council on Education. ACE college credit recommendations can be found at http://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseaction=search.main. The award of credit is subject to review and approval of appropriate UAF faculty.

Table of GER Substitutions: Non-UA Institutions

This table describes courses accepted by transfer to UAF from institutions outside the University of Alaska system that may substitute for UAF’s general education requirements. Students transferring from either UAA or UAS should consult Table of GER Substitutions: UA System, or visit http://www.uaf.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/.

UAF General Education Courses Transfer Courses
ENGL F111X the required first-semester composition course at the 100 level (must be basic freshman composition and not developmental)
ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X the second half of the introductory composition series at the 100 level or above
COMM F121X, COMM F131X or COMM F141X a 100-level or above performance course in fundamentals of speech communication, public speaking or small group communication
Library and Information Research (0-1 credit) a 100-level library skills course
Arts (3 credits) an introductory course in the arts which does not stress skills acquisition
Humanities (3-5 credits) an introductory course in the humanities
Social Sciences (6 credits) introductory courses in different social sciences disciplines
Additional Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences (3-5 credits) see Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences above
Ethics (Values and Choices): BA F323X, COMM F300X, JUST F300X, NRM F303X, PHIL F322X or PS F300X an upper-division course in ethics, or, with approval of the Philosophy Department, a lower-division course in ethics
MATH F113X, MATH F122X, MATH F151X, MATH F152X or MATH F156X a 100-level or above mathematics course having a prerequisite of at least two years of high school algebra
MATH F230X, MATH F251X, MATH F252X, MATH F253X or STAT F200X a calculus or statistics course at the 100 level or above
Natural Sciences (8 credits) courses in basic natural sciences (biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics) with labs, at the 100 level or above. Non-lab courses are transferable only as a second natural science course. To fulfill general education requirements, a transfer student must complete two lab courses or two labs. Transfer of credit for courses in a natural science other than those listed requires approval of the dean of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics.

Transferring Credits within the UA System

In general, undergraduate credits earned at the 100 level or above at a University of Alaska institution will transfer to UAF. In addition, in order to serve students who transfer among the three institutions that make up the University of Alaska system, UAF, UAA and UAS have identified fully transferable general education requirements for baccalaureate degrees.

Credit for course work successfully completed at one UA institution which applies to general education requirements will fulfill the same categories at all other UA institutions. This applies even if there is no directly matching course work at the institution to which the student transfers.

Transfer students from UAA or UAS who have completed all general education requirements in the baccalaureate program before transferring to UAF will have completed all requirements for the UAF baccalaureate general education requirements. Courses taken to complete the general education requirements at UAA or UAS will meet UAF baccalaureate general education requirements according to the current Table of GER Substitutions: UA System. Students should notify the UAF Office of Admissions and the Registrar if they completed the general education requirements at UAA or UAS prior to enrollment in a major program of study at UAF.

In accordance with UA Board of Regents policy, completion of the 38-44 credits of the UAF baccalaureate general education requirements (excluding the writing and oral intensive upper-division requirements) meets the general education requirements at UAA and UAS.

For more information about transfer credit visit http://www.uaf.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/.

Table of GER Substitutions: UA System

Use this course substitution table to determine how individual courses that meet UAA or UAS general education requirements may substitute for individual UAF baccalaureate core courses. This table applies only to courses taken within the University of Alaska system. Students transferring courses from outside the UA system should consult Table of Substitutions: Non-UA Institutions or visit http://www.uaf.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/.

To meet these UAF General Education course requirements Use any of these UAA general education courses Use any of these UAS general education courses
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (3 cr)
ENGL F111X ENGL A111 ENGL S111
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (3 cr)
ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X ENGL A211, ENGL A212, ENGL A213, ENGL A214, ENGL A311, ENGL A312, ENGL A414 ENGL S211, ENGL S212
ORAL COMMUNICATION (3 cr)
COMM F121X, COMM F131X or COMM F141X COMM A111, COMM A235, COMM A237, COMM A241 COMM S111, COMM S235, COMM S237, COMM S241
ARTS (3 cr)
Complete one of the following:
ANS F161X; ANS F202X, ANS F223X; ART F200X, ART F261X, ART F262X; ENGL F217X; FLPA F105X, FLPA F161X, FLPA F200X, FLPA F215X, FLPA F217X; HUM F201X; JRN F105X, JRN F217X; MUS F103X, MUS F125X, MUS F200X, MUS F223X NORS F223X AKNS A215, AKNS A216; ART A160; DNCE A170; MUS A121, MUS A124, MUS A215, MUS A216, MUS A221, MUS A222; THR A111 ART S160, ART S261, ART S262; MUS S123; THR S111, THR S211, THR S212
SOCIAL SCIENCES (6 cr)
Complete two courses in two different disciplines from the following:
ACCT F261X; ANS F242X; ANTH F100X, ANTH F101X, ANTH F111X, ANTH F211X; BA F151X; COMM F180X; ECE F104X; ECON F100X, ECON F201X, ECON F202X, ECON F235X; GEOG F101X; HIST F100X, HIST F102X, HIST F122X, HIST F132X; JUST F110X; PS F100X, PS F201X; PSY F101X; RD F200X; SWK F103X; SOC F100X, SOC F201X; WGS F201X ANTH A101, ANTH A200, ANTH A202, ANTH A250; BA A151; CEL A292; ECON A100, ECON A123, ECON A201, ECON A202, ECON A210; EDEC A105; ENVI A212; GEOG A101; HIST A101, HIST A102, HIST A121, HIST A122, HIST A131, HIST A132, HIST A341; HNRS A292; HS A220; INTL A101; JPC A204; JUST A110, JUST A251, JUST A330, JUST A375; LEGL A101; LSSS A111; PS A101, PS A102, PS A311, PS A351; PSY A111, PSY A150, PSY A200; SOC A101, SOC A110, SOC A201, SOC A202, SOC A251, SOC A342, SOC A351; SWK A106, SWK A243; URS A121; WS A200 ANTH S101, ANTH S202, ANTH S211; ECON S100, ECON S201, ECON S202; GEOG S101; HIST S105, HIST S106, HIST S131, HIST S132; PS S101, PS S102, PS S202, PS S251; PSY S101, PSY S250; SOC S101, SOC S201
HUMANITIES (3-5 cr)
Complete one of the following:
ANL F141X, ANL F142X, ANL F251X, ANL F255X; ASLG F101X, ASLG F202X; ENGL F200X, ENGL F270X; ESK F101X, ESK F102X, ESK F111X, ESK F112X; FL F200X; FREN F101X, FREN F102X; GER F101X, GER F102X; JPN F101X, JPN F102X; JRN F101X, JRN F102X; LAT F101X, LAT F102X; LING F101X, LING F216X; PHIL F102X, PHIL F104X; RELG F221X; RUSS F101X, RUSS F102X; SPAN F101X, SPAN F102X AKNS A101A, AKNS A101B, AKNS A101C, AKNS A101E, AKNS A102A, AKNS A102B, AKNS A102C, AKNS A102E, AKNS A201; ASL A101, ASL A102, ASL A201, ASL A202; ART A261, ART A262, ART A360A, ART A360B; CHIN A101, CHIN A102, CHIN A201, CHIN A202; ENGL A121, ENGL A201, ENGL A202, ENGL A301, ENGL A302, ENGL A306, ENGL A307, ENGL A310, ENGL A383, ENGL A445; FREN A101, FREN A102, FREN A201, FREN A202, FREN A301, FREN A302; GER A101, GER A102, GER A201, GER A202, GER A301, GER A302; HIST A101, HIST A102, HIST A121, HIST A122, HIST A131, HIST A132, HIST A341; HNRS A192; HUM A211, HUM A212; JPN A101, JPN A102, JPN A201, JPN A202, JPN A301, JPN A302; LING A101; PHIL A101, PHIL A201, PHIL A211, PHIL A212, PHIL A313, PHIL A314; PS A331, PS A332, PS A333; RUSS A101, RUSS A102, RUSS A201, RUSS A202, RUSS A301, RUSS A302; SPAN A101, SPAN A102, SPAN A201, SPAN A202, SPAN A301, SPAN A302; THR A311, THR A312, THR A411, THR A412 AKL S105, AKL S106, AKL S107, AKL S108; ASL S101, ASL S102; ENGL S215, ENGL S223, ENGL S224, ENGL S225, ENGL S226, ENGL S261; HIST S105, HIST S106, HIST S131, HIST S132; HUM S120; JOUR S101; PHIL S101, PHIL S201; RUSS S101, RUSS S102; SPAN S101, SPAN S102
Additional ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES (3-5 cr)
Complete one additional course from the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences courses listed above.
ETHICS (3 cr)
Complete one of the following:
BA F323X; COMM F300X; JUST F300X; NRM F303X; PHIL F322X; PS F300X PHIL A301, PHIL A305 PHIL S301
MATHEMATICS (3-4 cr)
Complete one of the following:
MATH F113X, MATH F122X, MATH F151X, MATH F152X, MATH F156X, MATH F230X1, MATH F251X1, MATH F252X1, MATH F253X1; STAT F200X MATH A115, MATH A121, MATH A151, MATH A152, MATH A155, MATH A221, MATH A251, MATH A252, MATH A253; STAT A252, STAT A253, STAT A307 MATH S113, MATH S151, MATH S152, MATH S251, MATH S252; STAT S107, STAT S273
NATURAL SCIENCES (8 cr)
Complete two of the following:
ATM F101X; BIOL F100X, BIOL F101X, BIOL F103X, BIOL F104X, BIOL F115X, BIOL F116X, BIOL F120X, BIOL F213X, BIOL F214X; CHEM F100X, CHEM F103X, CHEM F104X, CHEM F105X, CHEM F106X, CHEM F111X; GEOG F111X; GEOS F100X, GEOS F101X, GEOS F106X, GEOS F112X, GEOS F120X; MSL F111X; PHYS F102X, PHYS F103X, PHYS F104X, PHYS F115X, PHYS F175X, PHYS F211X, PHYS F212X, PHYS F213X (OR complete UAA requirement of 7 cr, one of which must be a lab course) Lab Courses: ASTR A103 & ASTR 103L, ASTR A104 & ASTR A104L; BIOL A102 & BIOL A103, BIOL A108, BIOL A111, BIOL A112, BIOL A178 & BIOL A179; CHEM A103 & CHEM A103L, CHEM A104 & CHEM A104L, CHEM A105 & CHEM A105L, CHEM A106 & CHEM A106L; ENVI A211 & ENVI A211L; GEOL A111 & GEOL A111L, GEOL A115 & GEOL A115L, GEOL A178 & GEOL A179, GEOL A221; LSIS A102, LSIS A201, LSIS A202; PHYS A123 & PHYS A123L, PHYS A124 & PHYS A124L, PHYS A211 & PHYS A211L, PHYS A212 & PHYS A212L Non-lab Courses: ASTR A103, ASTR A104; BIOL A102, BIOL A178, BIOL A200; CHEM A104, CHEM A105, CHEM A106; CPLX A200; ENVI A211; GEOG A111; GEOL A111, GEOL A115, GEOL A178; LSIS A101; PHYS A101, PHYS A123, PHYS A124, PHYS A211, PHYS A212 (OR complete UAS requirement of 7 cr, one of which must be a lab course) Lab Courses: BIOL S103, BIOL S104, BIOL S105, BIOL S106, BIOL S111, BIOL S112; CHEM S103, CHEM S105, CHEM S106; ENVS S102; GEOG S102; GEOL S104; PHYS S102, PHYS S103, PHYS S104, PHYS S211, PHYS S212 Non-lab Courses: ANTH S205; ASTR S225; CHEM S100; GEOL S105; OCN S101; PHIL S206
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Or any math course having one of these as a prerequisite.

Alternate Ways to Earn Credit

Testing Services

As a national test center, UAF Testing Services administers paper-and-pencil and computer-based exams. The office advises UAF students, prospective students and the community on national testing matters for college admissions and placement and for career and professional certification. Testing Services also coordinates credit by examination for local tests and for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). The office also does private proctoring. For more information and registration materials, contact Testing Services, 211 Gruening Building, 907-474-5277, uaf-testing-dept@alaska.edu or http://www.uaf.edu/testing/.

Credit for National Exams

There are several ways to earn college credit by receiving a passing score on a national exam. For any of the following exam options, grades are not computed in the UAF GPA. Credit received for exams is not considered UAF residence credit and is not considered to be part of the semester course load for classification as a full-time student. Credit is awarded to current or previously enrolled degree students at UAF. Rules that apply to transfer courses (including the tables of substitutions) also apply to course credit received through a national exam. The credit for national exam options are briefly outlined here.

  1. Students can earn up to 6 semester credits upon successful completion of a General CLEP exam in the discipline of college mathematics, humanities, natural sciences or social sciences/history. Students who have earned less than 6 credits in the discipline (or 3 credits for mathematics), from any source, will be awarded the difference in credits upon successful completion of the exam. Students who already have 6 or more credits in the discipline (or 3 credits for mathematics) will not receive credit for the exam. General CLEP exams are listed in bold font in the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams Currently Accepted table.
  2. Students may not duplicate a course for which credit has already been earned or in which the student is currently enrolled.
  3. Students must wait at least one year after the end of an audited course before taking the CLEP Subject exam for that course.
  4. The minimum passing score for approved CLEP exams is 50, with the exception of the following foreign languages scores: French semester I and II minimum 50, semesters III and IV minimum 59; German semester I minimum 39, semester II minimum 50, semester III minimum 55, semester IV minimum 60; Spanish semester I minimum 39, semester II minimum 50, semester III minimum 57, semester IV minimum 63.
  • College Board Advanced Placement Exams
    UAF grants advanced credit for exam results of 3 or higher, or a score of 4 or 5 (effective fall 2016) for Calculus AB or BC, on the College Board (CEEB) Advanced Placement Tests (see the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Currently Accepted table). These exams are usually taken during the junior or senior year in high school.
    To receive CEEB advanced placement credit, ask that an official report of the exam results be sent to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar from the College Board. Credits may be earned for more than one advanced placement exam.
  • Credit for Language Testing
    UAF accepts successful test results from Brigham Young University or other national testing programs (subject to approval from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures) in languages for which no CLEP test is available, for a maximum of 12 credits. The first 10 credits may be applied to the general education Humanities and/or Additional Arts/Humanities, Social Sciences requirement, and any additional credits will be awarded general humanities elective credit. Results must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar by the testing agency. For more information on foreign language testing opportunities, contact UAF Testing Services at 907-474-5277 or uaf-testing-dept@alaska.edu.
    Students who are speakers of non-English languages transferring from foreign partner universities to UAF are exempted from taking a foreign language test to demonstrate fluency in that language. Complete the language exemption/core credit waiver form and file it with the Office of Admissions and the Registrar. Upon approval, 3 credits of general education Humanities and/or 3 credits of Additional Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences general education requirements will be waived. This applies only to students participating in formalized articulation agreements established between UAF and partner institutions.
  • DANTES-DSST (Standardized Subject Tests)
    DSST is a national testing program that offers exams in traditional academic, vocational/technical and business subject areas. Credit is awarded for successfully completing DSST tests as recommended by the American Council on Education. Acceptance of the DSST exam for a specific catalog course or as a major/minor requirement is subject to department approval. DSST exams cost $120 each (cost subject to change). Contact UAF Testing Services at 907-474-5277 or uaf-testing-dept@alaska.edu about the availability of DSST testing.
  • International Baccalaureate
    The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a two-year curriculum for students ages 16 to 19 and is similar to the final year of secondary school in Europe. UAF grants advanced credit, with a waiver of fees, for IB higher-level and some standard-level exams on which students have earned a score of 4 or higher, or a score of 5 or higher for mathematics (see the International Baccalaureate Exams Currently Accepted table). To receive IB credit, students should submit an official copy of their IB exam results to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams Currently Accepted

Examination Name UAF Course Equivalent Credits
Algebra (College) MATH F122X or MATH F151X 3 or 4
American Government PS F1012 3
Calculus MATH F251X 4
Chemistry, General CHEM F105X/CHEM F106X 8
College Composition ENGL F111X 3
College Mathematics1 Mathematics elective credits 3
Financial Accounting ACCT F261X 3
French (College level) FREN F101X/FREN F102X 5/5
FREN F201/FREN F202 3/3
German (College level) GER F101X/ GER F102X 5/5
GER F201/GER F202 3/3
History of the U.S. I HIST F1312 3
History of the U.S. II HIST F132X 3
Human Growth and Development PSY F2402 3
Humanities1 Humanities elective credits3 6
Natural Sciences1 Natural sciences elective credits 6
Precalculus MATH F151X/MATH F152X 4/3
Principles of Macroeconomics ECON F202X 3
Principles of Microeconomics ECON F201X 3
Psychology (Introductory) PSY F101X 3
Social Sciences/History1 Social sciences elective credits2 6
Sociology (Introductory) SOC F100X 3
Spanish (College level) SPAN F101X/SPAN F102X 5/5
SPAN F201/SPAN F202 3/3
Western Civilization I HIST F1012 3
Western Civilization II HIST F102X 3
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General CLEP Exam. Students who have earned less than 6 credits in the discipline (or 3 credits for mathematics), from any source, will be awarded the difference in credits upon successful completion of the exam. Students who already have 6 or more credits in the discipline (or 3 credits for mathematics) will not receive credit for the exam.

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Can be used to meet the Social Sciences general education requirement.

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Can be used to meet the Humanities general education requirement.

X = Course meets baccalaureate general education requirement.

The Table of GER Substitutions: Non-UA Institutions guidelines determine which courses may meet baccalaureate general education requirements.

Must have minimum score of 50 in order to receive UAF credit, with the exception of foreign language exams where score determines number of credits awarded.

 

College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Currently Accepted

Examination Name UAF Course Equivalent Credits
Art: History ART F261X/ART F262X 6
Art: 2-D, 3-D or Drawing Art electives1 6
Biology BIOL F115X/BIOL F116X 8
Calculus AB MATH F251X 4
Calculus BC MATH F251X/MATH F252X 8
Chemistry CHEM F105X/CHEM F106X 8
Chinese Language and Culture CHNS F101/CHNS F102 10
Computer Science A CS F201 3
English Language & Composition ENGL F111X 3
English Literature & Composition ENGL F111X 3
Environmental Science Natural sciences elective (meets general education requirement) 4
European History HIST F101/HIST F102X 6
French Language and Culture FREN F101X/FREN F102X 10
German Language and Culture GER F101X/GER F102X 10
Government and Politics: Comparative PS F201X 3
Government and Politics: U.S. PS F1012 3
Human Geography GEOG F101X 3
Italian Language and Culture Foreign Language electives3 8
Japanese Language and Culture JPN F101X/JPN F102X 10
Latin Foreign Language electives3 8
Macroeconomics ECON F202X 3
Microeconomics ECON F201X 3
Music Theory (score of 3) MUS F103X 3
Music Theory (score of 4 or 5) MUS F131/MUS F133 5
Physics 1 PHYS F103X 4
Physics 2 PHYS F104X 4
Physics C: Mechanics PHYS F211X 4
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism PHYS F212X 4
Psychology PSY F101X 3
Spanish Language SPAN F101X/SPAN F102X 10
Spanish Literature and Culture Spanish electives (200 level)3 2
SPAN F2013 3
Statistics STAT F200X 3
U.S. History HIST F131/HIST F132X 6
World History HIST F100X 3
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Portfolios may be submitted to the Art Department for further evaluation.

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Can be used to meet the Social Sciences general education requirement.

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Can be used to meet the Humanities general education requirement.

X = Course meets baccalaureate general education requirement.

The Table of GER Substitutions: Non-UA Institutions guidelines determine which courses may meet baccalaureate general education requirements.

Must have minimum score of 3 in order to receive UAF credit. Effective fall 2016, a score of 4 or 5 will be required for Calculus AB and BC.

 

International Baccalaureate Exams Currently Accepted

Examination Name Level UAF Course Equivalent Credits
Biology HL BIOL F115X/BIOL F116X 8
Chemistry SL CHEM F103X/CHEM F104X 8
Chemistry HL CHEM F105X/CHEM F106X 8
Classical Greek HL Humanities electives1 6
French SL FREN F101X/FREN F102X 10
French HL FREN F101X/FREN F102X 10
FREN F201/FREN F202 6
German SL GER F101X/GER F102X 10
German HL GER F101X/GER F102X 10
GER F201/GER F202 6
Japanese SL JPN F101X/JPN F102X 8
Japanese HL JPN F101X/JPN F102X 10
JPN F201/JPN F202 10
History of Europe & the Islamic World HL HIST F100X substitute 3
HIST elective 3
Latin HL LAT F101X/LAT F102X 6
Language A1 (English) HL ENGL F111X and 3
ENGL elective 3
Mathematics HL MATH F251X 4
Mathematics w/Series & ODE option HL MATH F251X 4
MATH F252X 4
Mathematics and Further Math HL MATH F251X, MATH F252X 8
SL MATH elective 3
Philosophy HL PHIL F102X 3
Physics SL PHYS F103X 4
Physics HL PHYS F103X/PHYS F104X 8
Russian SL RUSS F101X/RUSS F102X 10
Russian HL RUSS F101X/RUSS F102X 10
RUSS F201/RUSS F202 8
Social & Cultural Anthropology SL ANTH F100X substitute 3
HL ANTH F242 3
Spanish SL SPAN F101X/SPAN F102X 10
Spanish HL SPAN F101X/SPAN F102X 10
SPAN F201/SPAN F202 6
Theatre SL THR F200X 3
Theatre HL THR F200X 3
THR elective 1
20th-C World History: History of Africa HL HIST F100X substitute 3
HIST elective 3
20th-C World History: History of the Americas HL HIST F100X substitute 3
HIST elective 3
20th-C World History: History of Asia & Oceania HL HIST F100X substitute 3
HIST elective 3
20th-C World History: History of Europe & the Middle East HL HIST F100X substitute 3
HIST elective 3
Visual Arts HL ART F105/ART F161 6
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 Can be used to meet the Humanities general education requirement.

X = Course meets baccalaureate general education requirement.

The Table of GER Substitutions: Non-UA Institutions guidelines determine which courses may meet baccalaureate general education requirements.

If an international baccalaureate exam is not in this table, contact the Office of Admissions and the Registrar at registrar@uaf.edu for more information.

Must have minimum score of 4 (or score of 5 in mathematics) to receive UAF credit.

UAF Credit by Exam

Credit by exam can be earned at UAF by students who are currently enrolled. Most courses are available for credit by exam, except those with numbers ending -90 through -99 (193, 292, 497, etc.). A course challenged for credit cannot duplicate a course for which credit has already been granted or in which the student is currently enrolled. It is up to the discretion of the department and instructor to decide which courses can be challenged, the testing method and grading procedures. Credit by exam may not be requested for audited courses until one year has passed since the end of the semester in which the course was audited.

Credit by examination forms may be obtained online at http://www.uaf.edu/testing/, under UAF-Specific Tests, or at the Office of Testing Services in 211 Gruening. For more information on challenging a course call Testing Services at 907-474-5277.

UAF Advanced Placement Credit

  • English
    Students with ACT or SAT scores that place them in ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X (see English, Developmental English and Developmental Studies Course Placement Scores table) may receive local advanced placement credit for ENGL F111X upon completion of ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X with a grade of C or better.
    Students who have received transfer credit that substitutes for ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X with a grade of C or better and who meet the ACT or SAT test score requirement may also receive credit for ENGL F111X.
    To receive this credit, students must submit the Application for ENGL F111X Credit form to the Office of Admissions and the Registrar. The form is available at the Office of Admissions and the Registrar or the English Department.
  • Alaska Native Language
    After completing a course in which the student was placed (above 101) and earning a B grade or higher, the student may ask to receive credit for the two immediately preceding prerequisite courses, if any. However, credit cannot be awarded for such courses if university credit has already been granted. Credit will not be awarded for special topics courses, individual study courses, literature or culture courses, conversation courses, or any course taught in English.

Credit for Prior Learning

The Academic Advising Center administers the credit for prior learning program, wherein students may earn undergraduate credit based on university-level learning they have obtained outside the classroom. Students can document the university-level learning they have gained through employment, volunteer service or other life experiences with a portfolio or copies of licenses and certificates earned. Certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree students may earn up to 25 percent of total program requirements through the credit for prior learning program.

Credentials for admitted degree students who are currently enrolled are reviewed by faculty from participating departments who determine if this process is appropriate and make recommendations for awarding prior learning credit. Review is based on equivalency to courses listed in this catalog. Credit received for prior learning does not affect your GPA and is not considered residence credit.
The university will award transfer credit for specified national and state authorizations, certificates, credentials and/or examinations (see Transferring Credits) that do not need credit for prior learning review. For further information or assistance, contact the Academic Advising Center, 510 Gruening Building, 907-474-6396 or uaf.advising@alaska.edu. The credit for prior learning student handbook is available at http://www.uaf.edu/advising/cpl/CPL-Handbook-.pdf.

Competency Testing

Students with appropriate background experience may complete certain components of the UAF general education requirements via competency testing. Credit by exam is not available.

  • Library Competency Exam
    The Library Competency Exam, administered by UAF Testing Services, is offered to fulfill the general education requirement for LS F101X. The LCE, offered daily in Testing Services for $30, is designed to test or verify a student’s knowledge of standard library functions, services and organization. While no credit is awarded for passing this exam, a score of at least 70 percent will fulfill the general education requirements for LS F101X. Please contact Testing Services at 907-474-5277, uaf-testing-dept@alaska.edu or 211 Gruening Building for more information.
  • Computer Skills Placement Exam
    The Computer Skills Placement Exam, administered by UAF Testing Services, is offered to fulfill the degree requirement for AIS F101, required by students seeking a B.B.A. degree at UAF. The CSP, offered daily in Testing Services for $30, is designed to test or verify a student’s knowledge of information technology and file management procedures; word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases (Access) and presentation (PowerPoint) software; and information and communication skills. While no credit is awarded for passing this exam, a score of at least 70 percent will fulfill the degree requirement for AIS F101. Please contact Testing Services at 907-474-5277, uaf-testing-dept@alaska.edu or 211 Gruening Building for more information.
  • Oral Communication Competency Exam
    Requests for competency testing for COMM F141X will be considered only if, in the opinion of a member of the Communication Department faculty, a student presents evidence of substantive prior experience in formal public speaking situations (competency testing is not available for COMM F131X). Neither prior oral intensive course work nor COMM F432 are considered evidence of substantive prior experience. If the prior experience is sufficient, the individual will be asked either: a) to provide a video (not audio) recording of a formal public speaking presentation at least 10 minutes in length, or b) to present a 10-minute persuasive speech before a live audience, with at least one member of the Communication Department faculty present. This process may be attempted only once. The date for live speeches will be established each semester, at a single time during the fourth to sixth week of classes. While no credit is awarded for passing this exam, a grade of at least a B (3.0) for either type of presentation will fulfill the general education requirements for COMM F141X. For more information and an application for competency testing, contact Testing Services at 907-474-5277, 211 Gruening Building, or the Department of Communication at 907-474-6591 or 503 Gruening.