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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 as a degree-seeking student at UAF before the first semester away (full-time is 12 credits per semester)
    • Transfer students who have completed at least one full-time semester at another university prior to transferring to UAF need to have completed at least one full-time semester at UAF before participation in Study Away; we will look at your transfer GPA for eligibility in this case
    • Dual enrollment students are NOT degree-seeking at UAF, and cannot use dual enrollment registration towards the minimum two-semester requirement
  • 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
  • Earn a minimum 2.5 semester GPA the semester before your study away program AND have an overall cumulative GPA above 2.5
    • Students who do a Total Withdraw the semester prior to their program will not be eligible to participate on the study away program (your program will be cancelled)
  • Good academic, behavioral, and financial standing at UAF
  • No Incomplete (I) grades on transcript
Summer does not count as the semester before a fall or academic year program; UAF will look at your spring semester grades.

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.

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.