F.A.Q.


Where can I read more?

Inside Higher Ed, Sitka Sentinel, and Alaska Dispatch News have all covered Outer Coast.

Do you have a campus?

We’re talking about it! The nationally renowned Sitka Fine Arts Camp owns and is restoring the Sheldon Jackson Campus. We are both excited about the possibility of Outer Coast on Sheldon Jackson Campus, but nothing is decided and there are many important details to work through.

Where is the campus?

Sheldon Jackson Campus is in the heart of Sitka, Alaska, a few hundred meters from Sitka’s downtown and bordering the beautiful Sitka National Historical Park.

When do you start taking applications?

At the earliest, fall 2019, with admitted students on campus fall 2020. We want to emphasize that this is the most optimistic possible timeline.

If you’re interested in applying, let us know. We’ll keep in touch and contact you when applications are open.

We are also exploring running a pilot academic program for high school students the summer of 2018. Again, if interested, drop us a line.

Will there be any gender-based eligibility requirements?

No, none at all. A point of differentiation from Deep Springs, Outer Coast welcomes all students, regardless of gender.

Will credits from Outer Coast be transferable to four-year universities?

Outer Coast is in conversations with a partner institution to sponsor interim accreditation, simultaneous to the larger process of applying for independent accreditation. Our goal is to make our credits transferable to four-year institutions upon accreditation.