North Star College FAQ
All Fairbanks North Star Borough School District current juniors on track for graduation in 2021 who are interested in pursuing college coursework in their senior year are invited to apply to the first cohort of North Star College. Prospective students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and two references. Students will be selected randomly from among those who meet the qualifications.
Students will work with their high school counselors and the North Star College coordinator to choose the courses that best fit their needs. UAF will take care of registering students for those courses.
The school district will cover tuition, books and some fees for North Star College students.
The school district will provide transportation to campus for North Star College students.
UAF Disability Services will work with North Star College students and their parents on how to best address the accommodations in students’ IEPs or 504 plans.
Lunch is available at students’ home attendance area school. It can be arranged to be held for when they arrive back at school or picked up in advance if they are taking afternoon classes. If a student wants lunch on campus, they would need to pay or purchase a meal card. UAF has a variety of meal plans available for nonresidential students.
No. UAF does not use PowerSchool. Students at UAF will be on Blackboard. Parents will need to work with their students to access Blackboard to view grades.
Not directly. Students will be required to check in on days that they have classes. The North Star College coordinator and high school counselor will monitor attendance and work with students and their parents if issues arise.
Students who drive to campus will need to purchase a parking decal, which currently cost $153 per year or $51-$88 per semester, depending on how many credits a student takes.
North Star College students will have access to UAF clubs that already admit high school students. However, in general, we encourage North Star College students to continue participating in extracurricular clubs available at their home schools.
Yes. Visit the UAF Student Activities website.
Yes. Student jobs at UAF are open to students who are taking six or more credits. Students who are interested in applying for campus jobs should work with the North Star College coordinator and their school counselor to see if campus employment is appropriate for their schedule.
Yes. Eligible students who are not initially admitted via the lottery will be placed on a waitlist. If additional spaces become available, students from the waitlist will be contacted.