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UAB - Graduate School - Frequently Asked Questions
 

How can I submit a request for information?

We can be reached by live chat or via phone at 205-934-8227 during normal business hours or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How do I apply to the Graduate School?

You can find detailed information regarding the application process here. To apply online, click here!

What are the program's required application materials and admission deadlines?

Many academic programs have additional requirements beyond the Graduate School's minimum requirements. Applicants are encouraged to consult the department for specific requirements and deadlines related to their intended program of study.

How do I check my application status?

You can check your application status by logging in to your application dashboard.

When will I be notified of my admissions decision?

The timeline for the graduate admissions process varies based on your individual circumstances and the program to which you have applied. Select a link below for an overview of the application process.

Application Process

I am unable to attend for the semester in which I was admitted. Am I able to postpone my start date?

Students wishing to defer their admission should submit the Request to Defer Admission by the following deadlines: December 1 (if deferring to the spring semester), May 1 (if deferring to the summer semester), and August 1 (if deferring to the fall semester). The program director's signature must be included before the Graduate School can make any changes.

If I was previously admitted to a graduate program but am not currently attending, am I eligible for readmission?

  • Students who have been enrolled within the past three (3) semesters do not need to apply for readmission.
  • Students who have not registered for three (3) consecutive semesters will be changed to inactive student status and must apply for readmission via the readmission application before they will be able to register for courses at UAB.
  • Students who have been away from the university for more than five (5) years must complete a new application for admission.

I currently attend another institution but would like to transfer to UAB. What is the process?

Transfer students are subject to the same admissions requirements as all other applicants. Information regarding transfer credit can be found in the Graduate Catalog.

Where is the Graduate School located?

Visit the Contact page for the Graduate School's location, office hours, and mailing address.

Where can I locate tuition and fees?

For all questions regarding tuition, fees, and financial aid, please refer to the Graduate tab on UAB's Detailed Tuition and Fees.

How does the visa process work?

After admission, International Student and Scholar Services works with international students to facilitate the visa process.

Can previously submitted application materials be used for my current application?

If we have access to your previously submitted materials, we will automatically attach them to your current application. After applying, your application dashboard will be updated by graduate admissions staff to indicate what we are still missing.

How do I update my application after submission if I need to make a change?

If you need to make a change to your graduate application after submission, contact us by live chat or via phone at 205-934-8227 during normal business hours or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

My decision letter states that I am a non-resident of Alabama. How was that decision made and how can I appeal it?

The state of Alabama has specific guidelines for determining residency. Learn more about these requirements. If you believe you meet the criteria to be reclassified as a resident, you can submit a Residency Reclassification Application in BlazerNET by logging in and clicking on Links/Forms.

How do I find the cost of attendance and funding opportunities?

Funding opportunities vary by program so you should first contact your program of interest to inquire; however, you can also find additional opportunities on the Financing Your Degree page. under the Scholarships and Funding Opportunities tab.

Do I need to submit transcripts if I am a current UAB student or if I attended UAB in the past?

No – The Graduate School will have access to your UAB transcript, along with official transcripts that were submitted for admissions to another degree granting program.

I uploaded unofficial transcripts in my application; however, they are not marked as received in my application dashboard once I submitted. Did you get my documents?

If you provided unofficial transcripts in your application, they will be available for the Graduate School to review. Your application will be processed within 1-3 business days of submission at which time the admissions staff will review your transcripts and update the requirements accordingly.