I have heard of preparation courses that are college courses. Can I do that instead?

Yes, you can. The benefit of starting with the Alaskan Bridge To College course is that it is low cost, self-paced, and will not affect your college record. If you are happy with what you learn in the Alaskan Bridge To College course, and feel confident, you can apply to do more advanced preparation with courses that do get college credit. At UAS these are the UNIV 101 (3 credits) and UNIV 193P (1 credit) courses.

Who can I talk to about going to college?

The University of Alaska Southeast has advisors who are happy to talk to you about your plans for college. Before you apply is a great time to start. Click here to make an appointment to talk to a Sitka Campus advisor.

Does doing this course mean that I will have a better chance of getting a place at a UA School?

Completing the course is a great start to making a successful application. As you will learn in the course, your willingness to put in the time to learn is what will make a big difference!  Completing this course will NOT be considered when you apply for a college course, but being comfortable with the way that UA works will definitely help you succeed once you enroll in classes.