Around Campus: Spring registration right around the corner

  • By Suzie Kendrick
  • Sunday, November 2, 2014 9:07pm
  • NewsSchools

It’s time for students (admitted into degree or certificate programs) to plan for next semester and be ready to register for classes on the day (at 12:01 a.m.) they’re eligible. KPC’s enrollment continues to rise and competition for class seats is high. Veteran students will be given the first priority period and can walk in and register on Nov. 7. The remainder of priority registration is staggered according to class standing, with seniors (90-plus credits) registering beginning on Nov. 10, juniors (60-89 credits) on Nov. 11, sophomores (30-59 credits) on Nov. 12 and freshmen (0-29 credits) on Nov. 13. Beginning the following week on Nov. 17, students with pending spring admission applications can begin registering.

The general public can register online at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 24. Students are encouraged to seek advising to be sure they are on course for graduation in the least amount of time possible. Pre-planning helps students ensure they are on the right track to reach their goals in the shortest, most economical timeframe possible. Students are encouraged to take at least 15 credits each semester to earn associate’s degrees in two years and bachelor’s degree in four.

The spring 2015 schedule is accessible from the homepage of the KPC website and there are more than 400 course sections available, including 145 high-quality, online classes. Students should check the schedule for changes before registering at UAOnline, the University of Alaska portal, from the KPC homepage.

Spring semester classes begin on Jan. 12, 2015.

For more information about the registration process, or to schedule an advising session, contact Student Services at 262-0330 or toll free at 877-262-0330.

UA announces drawing to encourage high school seniors to apply early

The University of Alaska is celebrating UA College Application Week Nov. 17-21 by giving away six, three-credit tuition awards good for any of UA’s 16 campuses, including KPC locations.

The incentive is aimed at high school seniors who intend to apply to UA for summer or fall 2015. UA must receive applications by the end of College Application Week, Nov. 21, for future students to qualify for the drawing. Each three-credit award is worth up to $630.

“College is a game changer, leading to better careers and higher paying jobs. Alaska data shows that 63 percent of Alaska jobs will require a postsecondary education by 2018,” said Saichi Oba, associate vice president for student and enrollment services at the UA System. “Applying early is not only a good first step, but it actually increases a student’s chance of success in college.”

High school seniors are encouraged to apply through https://uaonline.alaska.edu.

Oba stresses that the Alaska Performance Scholarship and UA Scholars awards are also important for student success-both can help a lot to pay costs of college, paving the way to college degrees.

For more information on UA College Application Week, see this link: http://bit.ly/103v1Ha or call 907-450-8140.

Board of Regents approves increase of UA Scholars Award

The University of Alaska Board of Regents unanimously approved a proposal to increase the UA Scholars Award by $1,000 at their September meeting. The award, which is given to the top ten percent of all graduating seniors from Alaska high schools, has been increased from $11,000 to $12,000. In addition to the increase in the award, the Board of Regents also approved to increase the program’s minimum required credit load per academic year from 24 to 30 credits.

 

This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, Advancement Programs Manager at Kenai Peninsula College.

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