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Forms Used for Admissions


Apply for Graduate School Online

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Nondegree Application

Students who are not enrolled in a degree-granting program but need academic credit for graduate courses must fill out this form.

The non-degree application is located online (https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=uab-grad).


Prospective Graduate Student Information

Use this page to request information about graduate programs


Request to Defer Admission

Complete this form if you have been admitted to a graduate program but are unable to enroll for the admitted term. Deadline dates to submit deferral request for new term: November 1 - spring term, April 1 - summer term, July 1 - fall term.


Letters of Recommendation / Evaluation Forms

These forms are used by third parties to evaluate your potential for graduate study.


Evaluation Form: Applicants to the Executive Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) program ONLY

These forms are used by third parties to evaluate your potential for graduate study.


Evaluation Form: Applicants to the Residential Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) program ONLY

These forms are used by third parties to evaluate your potential for graduate study.


Affidavit of Financial Support: Graduate International Students

This form is used by sponsors of international students to indicate levels of financial support.


Affidavit of Financial Support: Graduate International Students (Health Professions)

This form is used by sponsors of international students to indicate levels of financial support.


Affidavit of Financial Support: Graduate International Students (Nursing)

This form is used by sponsors of international students to indicate levels of financial support.


Affidavit of Financial Support: Graduate International Students (Public Health)

This form is used by sponsors of international students to indicate levels of financial support.


Nondegree Continuation Form

(iPDF) The Nondegree Application (above) remains valid for one year from the date of admission. Students can use this form to continue receiving academic credit for courses taken while not in a degree-granting program. Note that if more than one year elapses before the continuation form is filed, the nondegree application fee must be paid again.


Request for Transfer of Graduate Credit

(iPDF) To have academic credits transferred to UAB, this form must be filled out and transcripts must be sent from the transferring institution.
**Attention--School of Nursing Students—This form is for PhD nursing students only. If you are a MSN or DNP student, please contact the School of Nursing.**


Application for VIVA Health

Use this form for the mandatory student health plan.


Waiver of Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan

Use this form if you already have major medical insurance coverage other than Viva Health student plan.


Request for Undergraduate Student Enrollment in Graduate Level Coursework

(iPDF) Undergraduate students must use this form before they can register for 500-, 600-, or 700-level courses.


Cooperative Admission form

Request for expedited cooperative admission for students participating in cooperative graduate degree programs.


Permission to Audit Graduate Level Coursework

Use this form to audit a graduate course.


Change of Residency Form

Application used for reclassification of residency for tuition purposes.

Forms Used During Graduate Study


Graduate Student Request for Additional Assignment

Form used to request additional work assignment. The additional assignment is not to exceed 10 hours per week for Graduate Student Trainees or 20 hours per week for Graduate Assistants and Graduate Student Assistants.


Leave of Absence

Form used to request absence from a program. The absence is not to exceed one academic year.


Change of Graduate Program

(iPDF) Once enrolled in a degree-granting program, students must fill out this form if they want to change to another program.


Application for Readmission to the Graduate Degree Program

(iPDF, $30) You can use this form if you were admitted to a UAB graduate degree program within the last five years, have not registered for one or more years, and now wish to apply for readmission to the same program. *This form is not applicable to MSN and DNP students in the School of Nursing. Please direct questions to the School of Nursing at (205) 975-7529.


Instructions for Preparing a Completion Plan

Forms Used to Complete Graduate Study


Application for Graduate Level Certificate

The application for graduate-level certificate should be used when completion of the requirements for a graduate-level certificate. This form is different than the application for degree, used when completing an entire program. If completing a certificate and a graduate program, both are required.

The application for certificate must be received in the Graduate School by the deadline date listed on our website http://www.uab.edu/graduate/deadline-dates; however, check with your department as some programs have earlier deadline dates for the application for certificate.

Please Note: School of Education students seeking teacher certification through the Alabama State Department of Education should NOT complete this application. Please contact UAB Office of Student Services 205-934-7530 for additional information.


Graduate Study Committee Letter

(iPDF) This form is used to nominate the chairperson and members of a student's Graduate Study Committee. If there is a change in committee assignment at any time during your course of study, you will need to submit the Change of Committee form (below) so that your records can be updated accordingly.


Change of Graduate Study Committee

Changes to the Graduate Study Committee can be made by submitting this form to the Graduate School for approval. Please type the information into the form, save for your records, and email as an attachment to Lori Naramore: naramor3@uab.edu. If you prefer, it may be hand signed and brought to the graduate school as a paper from.


Click here for Admission to Candidacy

These forms and all required attachments must be completed and submitted to the Graduate School before you can register for research hours.


Graduation Information


Application for Degree (Master's and Educational Specialist)

The application for degree must be received in the Graduate School Records Office by the deadline date listed on our website http://www.uab.edu/graduate/deadline-dates; however, check with your department as some programs have earlier deadline dates for the application for degree and may require the form to be submitted directly to the department (i.e. School of Education).

A $50 fee will be charged to your student account. To verify that your application has been received and processed, check your student account for that fee. If your graduation is postponed, a new application for degree must be completed for the appropriate semester and a reorder fee of $25 will be charged to your student account. Students must be registered in the semester they plan to graduate.

Note: Approval forms cannot be completed until an Application for Degree for the appropriate semester has been submitted to the Graduate School.


Application for Degree (Doctoral)

The application for degree must be received in the Graduate School Records Office by the deadline date listed on our website http://www.uab.edu/graduate/deadline-dateshowever, check with your department as some programs have earlier deadline dates for the application for degree and may require the form to be submitted directly to the department (i.e. School of Education).

A $50 fee will be charged to your student account. To verify that your application has been received and processed, check your student account for that fee. If your graduation is postponed, a new application for degree must be completed for the appropriate semester and a reorder fee of $25 will be charged to your student account. Students must be registered in the semester they plan to graduate.

Note: Approval forms cannot be completed until an Application for Degree for the appropriate semester has been submitted to the Graduate School.


Request Thesis or Dissertation Approval Forms

No later than 2 weeks before your thesis or dissertation defense, submit this form requesting your approval forms. Approval forms cannot be completed before the Graduate School has received your application for degree for the semester in which you plan to graduate. The committee members on your approval forms must exactly match those on your official records. If any member of your committee has changed, that change must be submitted on an official Change of Graduate Study Committee Form (available on this web site) before you request your approval forms.


Graduation Change of Address

Your diploma will be mailed to the address listed on your Application for Degree form. To change this address, you must notify Marla Jones either by completing this form and returning it to her at the mailing address listed at the bottom of this page or by emailing the form to her no later than your graduation date. All correspondence regarding commencement and graduation issues will be sent to you UAB email address so please check this email address frequently.


Survey of Earned Doctorates

All students completing a doctoral degree are required to submit the Survey of Earned Doctorates. Follow the online instructions and print out the Certificate of Completion to submit to the Graduate School with your completed dissertation. The Survey, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, gathers data from all research doctorate graduates on their educational history, sources of support, and post-graduation plans. The completed survey responses become part of the Doctorate Records File, a virtually complete data bank on doctorate recipients from 1920 to the present and the major source of doctoral data at the national level. The profiles of doctorate recipients that emerge from these data serve policymakers at the federal, state, local, and university levels.


UAB/ProQuest Submission Site

All Doctoral and Plan 1 Master’s degree students submit a PDF of the final committee-approved dissertation to the UAB/ProQuest ETD Administrator Site for final review by the Graduate School. Check each page your PDF carefully before submitting to this site. If no corrections in formatting are required by ProQuest or the Graduate School, this will be the final published version of your dissertation.


Diploma Replacement Form

Use this form to order a replacement diploma.

Other Forms


Request for Individual Fellowship Supplement funding


Graduate Faculty Appointment Form

(iPDF) Graduate program directors use these forms in nominations for Graduate Faculty status.


New Graduate Program Checklist


Nondegree Admission


Graduate School Appeals Board

Students who are the subject of disciplinary action may appeal their case to the Graduate School Appeals Board. This is the appeal board for disciplinary action, not for academic requests such as waiving fees or changing grades.


Check Admission Status


Academic Appeal Form

(iPDF) Use this form to request exception to the policies for registration, withdrawal, or payment deadlines or fees.


Graduate School Professional Travel and Vacation Leave Request

Graduate School Employee Intra and Out of State Travel Request