College Success

Everyone has something to learn when it comes to being successful in college.

Knowing when to ask for help is one of the most important college success skills you can learn. Another is learning how to use tools and resources to help yourself improve. The resources on this page are designed to help students explore their options and develop skills.

Native and Rural Student Center

Provides Alaska Native and Rural Students with a campus home base, and creates a student-centered inclusive environment that honors diversity, celebrates cultural traditions and knowledge, and enhances the learning experiences of the University of Alaska Southeast students. For more information see the Native and Rural Student webpage or phone (907) 796-6454.

Change Directions With Roadtrip Nation

Feeling like you’ve lost your way with your college goals? Need to change your major or focus? Use this career exploration tool to find your path again. Use your interests and skills to find video interviews with people who followed their own paths and then talk to your academic advisor about your next steps.  Get your subscription code and sign up at

Feel More Confident about Paying For College Using iGrad

Is money making it hard to keep your focus on study? iGrad is a personalised financial literacy application that has information and resources for people who want to feel more confident about managing their finances. Find tips, tricks, quizzes, and lots of videos explain everything from financial aid to investing! For more information please see for an introductory video. Sign up for an iGrad account at

Build Your College Success Skills With The Alaskan Bridge To College

Choose from 19 skill building modules that include tips and tricks for planning and organizing your assignments, preparing for tests, finding reliable information to complete assignments, achieving your learning goals, and managing stress! It’s online, free, and all you need to do is talk to your advisor about signing up. See more at

Start Strong With The Star Guide to Getting Started Check-list

This star-rated, check-the-box guide helps new students complete the necessary tasks to start their semester at UAS. Download and print the list today for a strong start to your college journey!

Blackboard Tips and Tricks

You can find learning videos for using Blackboard, the UAS online learning system, at Blackboard Learn Videos for Students

Distance Learning Orientation

This welcome to UAS gives you foundational knowledge of our university. As an online student, you are part of the UAS virtual campus whenever you log-in. Get to know our community and the resources you will use as you move into your college career. Find the Distance and eLearning Orientation at: 


UAS students can find mentorship opportunities by talking to instructors about course internships or by registering with the UAS mentor city program at


Internships are offered by some courses as a way to put new skills into action in a real-life work experience. They can also help you see if you would like to take your studies in a different direction. Search for internships on the UAS website and academic catalog. You can also sign up to UAS Handshake using your UA student credentials and find even more opportunities!

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