May 12, 2021  
2013-2014 APU Catalog 
2013-2014 APU Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Credit by Exam

A maximum of 45 semester hours may be earned through institutional examination or using approved standardized tests and applied toward a Bachelor of Arts/Science degree, 22 semester hours may be applied toward the Associate of Arts degree. See Alternative Credit section in Academic Regulations  for more information.

Dual Degrees/Second Degrees

Students wishing to apply for dual degrees (BA and BS) or earn a secondary bachelor’s/master’s degree please refer to the Dual Degree section in Academic Regulations  for more information on the process.

Graduation Application

Students must apply for graduation as follows:


November 1


April/May graduation


March 1


August completion


July 1


December graduation

This application is valid only for the graduation date specified. A new application and application fee must be filed if the student does not graduate as planned. All candidates for degrees must be approved first by the faculty of Alaska Pacific University and secondly by the Board of Trustees.

Graduation Honors

Alaska Pacific University grants the following graduation honors to baccalaureate degree candidates. These designations are included on transcripts.




Cumulative GPA


Summa Cum Laude


3.90 or higher


Magna Cum Laude




Cum Laude



These GPAs are based on all college work attempted at Alaska Pacific University.

Residency Requirement for Graduation

For the A.A. Degrees, the final 16 credit hours must be taken in residence at Alaska Pacific University. For the B.A. and B.S. Degrees, the final 32 credit hours must be taken in residence at Alaska Pacific University. Exceptions are handled by appeals to the Registrar’s Advisory Committee.