The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and University of Alaska Fairbanks are expanding the North Star College program, an ongoing partnership that allows students to take college courses at UAF while still in high school.
Any junior or senior on track to graduate with at least a 2.5 GPA is eligible to apply, including students not currently enrolled in the district. UAF classes are on campus, and students can earn up to 15 tuition-free credits per semester. Participating students will earn both high school and college credits for their UAF classes. Students will be able to take seven-15 credits each semester. Read the full article here.
This segment of the “Did You Know?” series takes an in-depth look at dual enrollment programs across the UA system. Dual enrollment pathways, including Middle Colleges, the Alaska Advantage program, ANSEP Acceleration Academies, and other programs, provide a great benefit to Alaskans by improving both high school graduation rates and smoothing pathways to a successful college career — 56 percent of middle college graduates go on to enroll in a UA degree program. As the state considers legislation introduced to expand middle college programs across the entire state, the University of Alaska system is satisfying a growing demand for dual enrollment programs by offering an increasing number of accessible options for every Alaskan.