Get closer to becoming a Blazer
by completing your enrollment checklist.

THE CORE FOUR

The core four steps are required of all incoming freshmen and should be completed in the order shown.

Step 1. Activate BlazerID

To activate your BlazerID, you will need your student number, which can be found in your acceptance letter and email.

Activate BlazerID

Step 2. Pay the Freshman Enrollment Deposit

All incoming freshmen are required to pay a non-refundable $200 Freshman Enrollment Deposit to secure a place in the entering class. For questions and more information, please refer to the freshman enrollment deposit policy.

Step 3. Reserve a Spot for Orientation

Blazer Beginnings, UAB’s orientation program, is required for all incoming freshmen. During this two-day event, you’ll register for classes, learn about support services, meet other students, and much more.

Step 4. Apply for Housing

All incoming freshmen are required to live on campus their first year. Freshmen live in the heart of campus, which is convenient to academic buildings, dining, libraries, and everything fun.

ADDITIONAL ENROLLMENT STEPS

 

Apply for Financial Aid

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid provides you with the opportunity to receive federal loans, grants, and work study. Complete the FAFSA as early as possible, and send your application to UAB using code 001052. For your best options, apply by the priority deadline: Dec. 1, 2021.

 

Accept Scholarship Offer

Students who were offered a UAB Merit Scholarship should accept their offer as soon as possible.

The deadline to accept your scholarship offer is May 1.
Deadline exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

Accept Honors College Offer

Students who received a UAB Honors College offer should accept it as soon as possible.

The deadline to accept your Honors College offer is May 1.
Deadline exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

Accept Early Acceptance to Graduate School Offer

Students who received an Early Acceptance to Graduate School offer should accept it as soon as possible.

The deadline to accept your offer is May 1.

 

Take the Math Placement Assessment

Students who have not earned college-level math credit above the remedial level are required to take the math assessment to determine course placement. Some exceptions apply — see if you meet the exception criteria.

Deadline: Two weeks prior to your Blazer Beginnings orientation session.

 

Take the English Placement Survey and Writing Sample

Students who have not earned credit for English Composition (EH 101) with a grade of C or better must take the English Placement Survey and Writing Sample. Some exceptions apply — see if you meet the exception criteria.

Deadline: Two weeks prior to your Blazer Beginnings orientation session.

More checklist items will be added soon.

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