When any individual applies to a graduate program, a major part of the admissions decision involves an estimate, based on the applicant's academic history, of whether the applicant can perform satisfactorily at the graduate level. To be re-admitted, applicants who have previously been dismissed from the Graduate School must present convincing evidence to the faculty and the Graduate School dean that a substantial improvement has occurred so that it is probable that the applicant can now perform at the required level in graduate work.

After a student has been dismissed from the UAB Graduate School, no new application for admission (either as a degree-seeking student or as a nondegree student) will be considered until at least two regular terms have passed.

Beginning in Fall ’17, students who do not complete the Class Start Assignment for all undergraduate and graduate business courses before the Drop/Add date will be dropped by the faculty. Drop/Add dates are typically one week for the 14-week courses and 3 days in the 7-week courses. The official date can be viewed on the Academic Calendar each term.