Prospective Honors College Students

The UAB Honors College offers a challenging academic environment and close-knit community of intellectually curious students and faculty. Our students have access to smaller class sizes and honors-only course sections, academic enrichment opportunities, honors-only floors in the freshman residence halls, priority class registration, and additional academic advising.

The Honors College admission process is currently being revised for the 2015 application cycle but will be available no later than September 1, 2014.

VIP Visits and Tours

Visiting campus is one of the best ways to determine whether UAB and our Honors College might be a good fit for you. We offer several different campus visit opportunities:

  • VIP visits are available by invitation for academically promising juniors and seniors. VIP visits are customized to your interests. Most involve a campus tour, a meeting with faculty or an advisor, or the opportunity to sit in on a class.
  • UAB offers special Saturday visit events throughout the year. Check your MyUAB page for information about upcoming UAB Days and Scholars Day visit options.
  • Campus Tours are available each weekday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These walking tours are led by our student tour-guides, who take visitors through many of our academic buildings and our freshman housing. To learn more, please visit our Campus Tours page. We offer an Honors Information Session each Monday at 9 a.m. at the Campus Tour Center before the 10 a.m. tour.

If there is specific information you are seeking or you need to make alternative visit plans, please contact your admissions counselor.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

UAB offers a variety of scholarships and financial aid opportunities. Students interested in financial aid should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and visit the Financial Aid website. To be considered for merit scholarships, high school seniors living in Alabama must be admitted by December 1st; out-of-state students must be admitted by May 1st. Information on scholarships is available at

Honors Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of UAB alumni and friends, the Honors College offers approximately 10-15 scholarships each year for outstanding students.

Britt and Susan Sexton Endowed Honors Scholarship
Edith and Fanklyn Zimmerman Endowed Honors Scholarship
Woman’s Club of the Third District of the Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs, Inc., Endowed Honors scholarship

There are additional scholarships available to students enrolled in the Science and Technology Honors Program and the University Honors Program.