AcademyOne and the University of Alaska Partner to Improve Life Outcomes Through Education

My Future Alaska

We are pleased to announce the launch of the My Future Alaska gateway where current and prospective students can easily find and explore information about the full array of courses, programs, and services available to them at the University’s 16 campuses. In the face of a rapidly changing economic and workforce landscape, the UA System is committed to helping the state realize the goal of 65% of working-age Alaskans having a postsecondary credential by the year 2025. Their Strategic Pathways objective is to maximize value to Alaska through excellent, accessible, and cost-effective higher education ultimately leading to career growth and expanded job opportunities.

Whether learners have some college credit but no degree, or no college experience at all, the portal is a one-stop shop geared toward guiding them to completion. Talking to AlaskaBusiness magazine about UA's investment in the site, President Jim Johnsen described My Future Alaska as a “horizontal view of all of our programs across the UA System that makes us much more transparent and communicates to people wherever they are in Alaska all of the programs that are available to them.”

Powered by AcademyOne’s intuitive workflow and publishing tools, the gateway delivers the means for learners to make better informed academic choices. Returning adults, veterans and active duty military will make use of interactive applications that include prospective degree audits, transfer checks, and prior learning assessments. Transfer students benefit by learning how previously earned credits will apply to programs of study and credentials. All students, new or returning, will have access to guided transfer pathway and general education requirements, transfer agreements, admission guidelines, and a comprehensive cost calculator for financial planning. They can also create their own personalized accounts and request more information from the universities in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau as well as 13 community campuses and extended learning centers across the state.

“AcademyOne worked with student enrollment specialists across the UA System to build a robust tool for exploring all that the University of Alaska has to offer and providing, for the first time, a service geared directly toward the needs of our non-traditional adult and transfer students,” said Associate Vice President of Student and Enrollment Services Saichi Oba. “It took hundreds of hours of work by university staff and great leadership by AcademyOne to bring this tool online for the people of Alaska.

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