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The Acceleration Academy (Summer) 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 a one 5-week session 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 2019 dates for the 5-week session is May 25 - June 28.

Application Deadline: Postmarked by March 1, 2019



How to Apply

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Application process

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 ALEKS 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 (Summer)
3211 Providence Dr, ANSEP 205
Anchorage, AK 99508

*Applications will not be accepted by email or by fax.

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 ALEKS PPL  
MATH A055 - Elementary Algebra 0-29 Ineligible 
MATH A105 - Intermediate Algebra 30-54 Minimum Placement
MATH A151 - College Algebra for Calculus 55-77 Preferred
MATH A152 - Trigonometry 65-78 Preferred
MATH A251 - Calculus 1 78-100 Preferred


For more information about ALEKS scores and math placement, please review the UAA Math Placement Guide.

For more information on the college Math Placement Test visit the UAA Placement Exams website. 


How do I get an application for 2019 ANSEP Acceleration Academy (Summer)?
Click here to download the application.

How can I submit the application?
1. Mail to:
ANSEP Acceleration Academy (Summer)
3211 Providence Dr, ANSEP 205
Anchorage, AK 99508-4614


2Deliver to the ANSEP Building located at:
ANSEP Building
2929 Spirit Way
Anchorage, AK 99508

*Applications will not be accepted by email or by fax.


What happens if I submit the application past the deadline?

Late applications will not be considered for the ANSEP Acceleration Academy (Summer).

What happens if I submit the application documents separately?

Incomplete application packets will not be considered. To ensure an application is considered complete, please submit the application documents in one packet.

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 (Summer)?

Current 8th through 11th grade students may apply for the Acceleration Academy (Summer).

Can I still apply as a current senior in high school?

Current seniors should apply for the ANSEP Summer Bridge Component. Visit the ANSEP Summer Bridge website or detailed information at‐school/summer‐bridge.

What is the ALEKS test?

“The ALEKS is UAA’s computerized placement test to assess your skills in Mathematics.” For detailed information visit the UAA ALEKS site website at


Contact Info

For more information please contact:

Michael Ulroan
ANSEP Regional Director
Phone: (907) 786-1148
Fax: (907) 786-1899

Attn: ANSEP Acceleration Academy (Summer)
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, ANSEP 205
Anchorage, AK  99508



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