2021-2022 APU Catalog
2021-2022 APU Catalog
As the official academic catalog of Alaska Pacific University (APU), this publication lists all courses and programs in the current curriculum, graduation requirements, and official academic policies effective for the 2021-2022 academic year. This catalog is not a contract. APU reserves the right to change the policies, fees, and procedures outlined in this publication, and to add, modify, or withdraw degree programs at any time. However, when changes are made, advanced notice with effective dates will be communicated to all concerned persons. Contingent upon continuous enrollment, students have the right to complete any degree program offered by APU as of the date of their first enrollment in the university. The university reserves the right to ask students to withdraw for cause at any time.
APU makes available upon request all consumer information required by the U.S. Department of Education. Consumer information includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following: admissions requirements, academic programs, educational costs, financial aid, academic progress requirements, student retention rates, and career planning services. This information is available from the Office of Admissions (907) 564-8248. Documents describing university accreditation, licensure, and approvals may be reviewed in the Office of the President.
Alaska Pacific University is unable to guarantee that credits and programs completed at APU will be accepted at other institutions of higher education. The transferability of credits is left to the discretion of the new institution. If students plan on continuing their educational endeavors at another college/university please consult with that institution to become familiar with its transfer policies.
APU policy requires all students enrolled to obtain an APU email address. All official University communications are sent via APU email addresses. Grades are not mailed or emailed, but are available through the Student Portal.
A student is defined as any person who currently or previously enrolled at APU. Admissions applicants are not not classified as students. An enrolled student is defined as a person who attended an APU course (seated or online) on the first day of an enrollment period.
APU is an Independent, Non-Profit Institution.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Notice
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA - 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. This law applies to students who are at least eighteen years old or who attend or attended a post-secondary institution, even if they have not reached the age of eighteen.Annually, Alaska Pacific University informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended. This act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings, and to submit an explanatory statement for inclusion in the education record if the outcome of the hearing is unsatisfactory.
Solomon Amendment is a federal law that allows military recruiters to access some address, biographical and academic program information on students age 17 and older. The Department of Education has determined the Solomon Amendment supersedes most elements of FERPA. An institution is therefore obligated to release data that may not be included in the directory.
Students have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office of the Department of Education in Washington, D.C., concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the act. Written complaints should be directed to: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office, Department of Education, Switzer Building, Room 4074, Washington, D.C. 20202
APU is committed to providing equal opportunity for employment and educational pursuit. It does so by providing services and benefits to all students and employees without regard to religion, creed, race, color, disability, national origin, or any other classification protected by law. The university will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals as required by law unless doing so would result in undue hardship to the university.
The university is regulated by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Amendments to Higher Education Act, Sections 799A and 845 of the Public Health Service Act, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and other applicable federal regulations.
APU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is authorized as a university by the Commission on Postsecondary Education, State of Alaska.
The APU Teacher Education Program (K-8) is approved by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Alaska State Department of Education. APU’s teacher preparation program provides the Institutional Recommendation for teacher certification, which is then issued by the Alaska State Department of Education.
Alaska Pacific University has received specialized accreditation for the following business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE): Master of Business Administration; Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management.
This nursing education program is a Candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000
Alaska Pacific University is authorized to operate in the State of Alaska by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education [ACPE]. In the event a student believes a violation of state institutional law has been violated by Alaska Pacific University the student can contact ACPE regarding the alleged violation. ACPE recommends that students pursue the complaint/grievance process at APU prior to contacting ACPE.
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
PO Box 11050
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
More information about ACPE and the complaint process can be viewed at: https://acpe.alaska.gov/ConsumerProtection