Graduate School’s Application Deadlines

Graduate School’s Application Deadlines

August 1 for Fall

December 1 for Spring

May 1 for Summer



 
Complete Online Application

Complete Online Application

The Graduate School has general application deadlines of August 1 for fall, December 1 for spring, and May 1 for summer. However, programs may choose to implement earlier deadlines. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure submission prior to all relevant deadlines.

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Pay application fee

Pay application fee

Graduate School’s standard fee is $50 for domestic applicants and $60 for international applicants. Certain programs have higher fees which can be found here. The application fee is non-refundable.
Submit Transcripts

Submit Transcripts

Admission to the UAB Graduate School requires a recognized baccalaureate, graduate, or professional degree from a regionally accredited (e.g. SACS) college or university, or an international equivalent of a four-year degree. By the start of your first semester, your bachelor’s degree should be awarded and should appear on your official transcript. In addition, the Graduate School must receive one official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended, including community colleges and high school dual-enrollment.

Transcripts are considered unofficial unless they are issued in one of the following ways:

  • Electronic transcripts issued directly to the Graduate School by the school’s Registrar’s Office. Transcripts forwarded from a student’s email account will not be considered official.
  • Paper transcripts bearing a university seal sent directly to the Graduate School from the issuing school’s Registrar’s Office.
  • Paper transcripts submitted by the student in a sealed envelope bearing a university signature or stamp across the seal.
Submit Test Scores

Submit Test Scores

Students are required to submit official standardized test scores if required by their program for admission consideration. We will not accept test scores that are more than five years old unless the program to which you are applying requests a recency waiver on your behalf. Applicants should contact the testing agency to have official scores sent to the UAB Graduate School’s institution code (1856 for GRE, 1017 for MAT, 1CB5S61 for GMAT).

International students are also required to submit TOEFL/IELTS/PTEA test scores. The Graduate School requires a minimum of 80 on the TOEFL, 6.5 on the IELTS, or a 53 on the PTEA. More information regarding English Language test scores can be found here.

 check  Denotes Required by the Graduate School

Some programs require additional items such as the examples listed below. It is important that you visit the program website to make sure you understand all requirements. Many programs also have admissions checklists for your reference. These admissions checklists are subject to change.

Admissions Checklists

Recommendation Letters

Most programs require three (3) letters of recommendation. Applicants will identify recommenders as part of the online application process. Notification emails will be sent to the identified recommenders. It is preferred that letters of recommendation are submitted electronically through the online application system in order to append those to your application.

Personal Essay

Most programs require a brief summary of your academic interests, career goals, and relevant background experience. In addition, some programs have specific essay topics.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Some programs require a written compilation of your education, work experience, credentials, and accomplishments.