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Minimum Requirements

All students applying for academic exchange or study abroad programs through UAF must fulfill minimum requirements.  A student must:
  • Be a degree-seeking student at UAF (working towards a Certificate, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD, for example; you do not need to have a declared major)
  • Complete at least 2 full-time semesters at UAF before the first semester away (full-time is 12 credits per semester)
  • Be enrolled full-time at UAF the semester before your study away program
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 when application is due
  • Have a minimum 2.5 semester GPA the semester before your study away program
  • Good academic, behavioral, and financial standing at UAF
  • No Incomplete (I) grades on transcript

In addition, in order to meet the international requirement of that degree program, Japanese Studies majors must also have:
  •     Completed at least JPN 202 or its equivalent prior to departure, and
  •     A minimum of a B-average in Japanese language courses, and
  •     The recommendation of Japanese language faculty.

Note:  Specific programs may have other requirements, such as a higher GPA or specific language proficiency requirements. The requirements listed are the minimum requirements for being accepted by UAF for a study away experience.  Once accepted by UAF, you must also apply and be accepted by the host school or organization.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into a study away program.

In addition, if you no longer meet the minimum requirements the semester before your program starts, you will no longer be eligible or able to participate in the study away program.