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University of Alaska Anchorage

Underage Student Information

Dual-Credit

You will earn University of Alaska Anchorage credit if you successfully complete a class at KPC. UAA is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Most KPC classes can be used in place of high school courses for credit; however, students must consult their high school counselor for information on their specific outstanding credit requirements and how their high school might apply KPC credits to their requirements.

Courses taken will establish an official transcript that will follow the student throughout the student’s college and/or university career. This may impact future admissions, financial aid eligibility and/or ability to graduate with honors.

High School Juniors and Seniors

The JumpStart program

  • JumpStart is a program in which the Kenai Peninsula Borough subsidizes KPC tuition costs for high school students who are residents on the Peninsula, starting fall of their junior year, up to six credits per semester. Additional credits are billed at the full price.
  • Only high school juniors and seniors are eligible for the JumpStart discount. This discount applies only to courses taken through KPC. It will not apply to distance classes taken from any other branch of the University of Alaska system.
  • The JumpStart discount cannot be used for more than five semesters (fall and spring semesters of junior year; summer semester between spring of junior year and fall of senior year; and fall and spring semesters of senior year) regardless of the number of credits for which the student registers.
  • It is a student’s responsibility to verify they have gained junior or senior status and are eligible for JumpStart. If a student registers under JumpStart and the Kenai Peninsula Borough decides that s/he is ineligible for the JumpStart discount for any reason, the student is responsible for paying the portion of tuition that was originally charged to the JumpStart program.
  • Eligible students who fail to complete and submit a JumpStart application for each semester will not receive the discount.

High School Sophomores & Freshmen

Students in the 9th and 10th grades are ineligible for discounted tuition. With permission from parents, students may enroll in classes they are academically eligible for.

 

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