If you are seeking admission to an undergraduate degree program, you should follow the guidelines at this link: UNDERGRADUATE
1) Obtain an acceptable score on the admission exam(s) required for your targeted degree program. The MA, EdS, and PhD programs require either the MAT or GRE:
Miller Analogies Test (MAT): minimum of 388 scaled (35 raw)
Graduate Record Exam (GRE): minimum of 850
The alternative master’s requires the AECTP Basic Skills and the Praxis II in the teaching field. Detailed information about all of these exams is provided in the AMP Information Packet.
2) Go to the ApplyYourself website. Create an account, write down your username and password, and log out. After receiving an email from the ApplyYourself website, you should log in and proceed with submitting an application. NOTE: If you submitted another type of application to UAB in the past, you will need to create a new ApplyYourself account.
3) Plan to submit all required application materials by the admission deadline:
April 1st for summer admission
July 1st for fall admission
November 1st for spring admission
4) Submit a Degree-Seeking Application to the Graduate School for admission to your degree program.
5) Pay $45 ($60 for international students*) online with a credit card.
NOTE: Mailing a check will severely delay your admission.
*International Students should Click here to learn about additional obligations and to establish contact with UAB’s International Recruitment and Student Services (IRSS).
6) Request official transcripts from all colleges attended (even if just for one course and even if you happened to take that course during high school). Request that your former colleges send official transcripts directly to each of these addresses:
UAB Graduate School
1720 2nd Avenue South-HUC 511; Birmingham, AL 35294-1150
UAB School of Education, Office of Student Services
1720 2nd Avenue South-EB 100; Birmingham, AL 35294-1250
9) You will receive a letter from the Graduate School congratulating you on your admission as a degree-seeking student. You will also receive an email from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) at the School of Education (SOE). This email will probably provide information about your major and your advisor.
10) As soon as you can, follow through with all instructions provided in your admission letter from the Graduate School especially with respect to processing your BlazerID and UAB email.
11) After you have obtained your BlazerID and email, you will be able to register for classes. Depending on when you register, there will be a deadline for paying the first half of your tuition. Failure to meet this deadline will cause you to be automatically dropped from your courses, and you will need to pay a reinstatement fee.
There are two steps in the admissions process:
- Initial application to the Graduate School
- Transcript evaluation, writing evaluation, and Doctoral Program Admissions Committee review of application
1. Graduate School Application Process Checklist - please double check for most recent information
- Complete and submit online application
- Submit application fee payment
- Domestic: fee for Ph.D. is waived
- International: $60.00 (as of 2013 – please check graduate school website)
- Please ask the individuals from whom you request references to submit them online via the Apply Yourself system.
- Request transcripts from all prior intstitutions to be sent to UAB (information on how to do this is provided in Apply Yourself)
- Submit official GRE or MAT test score:
- Submit official TOEFL test score (for international applicants only)
- Mail Financial Affidavit of Support (for international applicants only)
2. Admission to the Doctoral Program
Once the Graduate School Application process is complete, the Doctoral Program Admissions Committee will review the graduate school application packet. Decisions take into account prior educational background and experience of the applicant. Applicants will be informed of
- any prerequisite course work to complete before entry to the program and/or
- additional coursework to complete while in the program
Applicants may be asked to identify and submit additional documentation (course syllabi) to substantiate course credit toward prerequisite courses / requirements that may have been met through prior graduate studies.
The following indicators are considered by the Doctoral Program Admissions Committee when determining program admission.
- Writing assessment/Professional goal essay
- MAT or GRE scores
- GPA (3.25 on previous graduate work)
- Teaching experience - at least 3 yrs
- Presentations at state, regional, and national conferences
- Professional involvement
- Interview with faculty
The decision to admit students to the Early Childhood Doctoral Program is made on recommendation of the Doctoral Program Admissions Committee. By taking this step the Committee indicates its confidence in the ability and preparation of the students to complete the requirements for the degree.Links