The ANSEP Acceleration Academy is designed to develop students academically and socially for college, while creating excitement around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree programs and careers. Students develop skills that can be used for the rest of their academic careers. The classes are taught by university faculty for college credit. Students can earn high school credit by applying for credit through your school counselor. Students will learn more about career opportunities in STEM fields while getting a jumpstart in pursuing those degrees. Acceleration Academy students are hyper-prepared for college and beyond.
ANSEP will cover the cost of all housing, meals and transportation. Successful Academy students will have the opportunity to earn scholarship funding to any University of Alaska campus.
Dates & Location
The Acceleration Academy will have two 5-week sessions that will be held on the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) campus and hosted by ANSEP. Students will be housed on the UAA campus for the duration of the ANSEP Acceleration Academy.The 2017 dates for the two 5-week sessions are:
How to Apply
Application Deadline is March 17th
Please include all application documents together in one packet. Only complete applications will be considered. You may not receive notification of an incomplete application. Required documents are:
- Application Forms
- Student Records/Transcripts including Request for Records form signed by registrar
- Two recommendation forms from teachers
- 500-word essay explaining how you plan to contribute to the future of Alaska
- Current Accuplacer math test scores. [If you’ve previously taken a college math course, please indicate the course(s) and grade(s) received]
Mail or Deliver Application to
ANSEP Acceleration Academy
Attn: Michael Ulroan
3211 Providence Dr, ANSEP 205
Anchorage, AK 99508
Because all Acceleration Academy students are required to take a college math course, acceptance is determined by placement into one of the college math courses offered. Students who are taking college-level math classes for the first time must demonstrate their math level through standardized test scores. Math class placement is determined by the following chart:
|Math Course Placement||Accuplacer
|Other Test Scores
(ACT, SAT, SBA)
|MATH A105 - Intermediate Algebra
||70 +||0 to 49||Not Accepted|
|MATH A151 - College Algebra for Calculus||-||50 to 59|
|MATH A152 - Trigonometry||-||60 to 79|
|MATH A251 - Calculus I||-||80 +|
|MATH A252 - Calculus II||Successful completion of MATH A251|
|MATH A253 - Calculus III|| Successful completion of MATH A252
For more information on the Math Accuplacer Test visit the UAA Advising and Testing Center website.
How do I get an application for 2017 ANSEP Acceleration Academy?
The 2017 ANSEP Acceleration Academy application is now available. Click Here to download the application.
What happens if I submit the application past the deadline?
Late applications will not be considered for the ANSEP Acceleration Academy.
When will I be notified on whether or not I have been accepted?
Applicants will receive notification within a month of the application deadline.
At what grade can I start applying for the ANSEP Acceleration Academy?
Current 8th through 11th grade students may apply for ANSEP Acceleration Academy.
How is my math class placement determined?
Your math class placement is determined by your Math Accuplacer test scores. See the Score Placement Charts to see what scores you need to enroll into MATH A105 or higher.
What high school math class is typically needed to place into MATH A105?
Students typically place into MATH A105 after successfully completing Algebra I.
What happens if my Math Accuplacer score is too low to enroll in MATH A105?
A student whose scores are too low to enroll in MATH A105 would not be eligible to participate in the ANSEP Acceleration Academy.
What is the Accuplacer test?
“The Accuplacer is UAA’s computerized placement test to assess your skills in English and Mathematics.” For detailed information visit the UAA Advising and Testing Center website.
How many college credits will I earn for successfully completing one ANSEP Acceleration Academy session?
Each student that successfully completes an ANSEP Acceleration Academy session will receive three to four University credits per class, with the exception of MATH A105.
Note: MATH A105 will not be offered for University credit.
What is the next step if I successfully complete Acceleration Academy?
If student is a current senior in high school, the next step would be to apply for the ANSEP Summer Bridge. Students are encouraged to continue to apply for and participate in Acceleration Academy every summer, when eligible.
Do I have to live on campus?
All students must live on campus for the duration of the Academy. Students must stay on campus every night during the Academy.
For more information please contact:
ANSEP Regional Director
Phone: (907) 786-1148
Fax: (907) 786-1899
Attn: ANSEP Acceleration Academy
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, ANSEP 205
Anchorage, AK 99508