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


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.

Accepting deposits beginning Oct. 1.

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.

Reservations open Oct. 1.

Step 4. Apply for Housing

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

Application opens in Nov.



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 beginning Oct.1, and send your application to UAB using code 001052. For your best options, apply by the priority deadline: Dec. 1, 2022.

FAFSA available Oct 1.


Accept Scholarship Offer

Students who were offered a UAB Merit Scholarship should accept their scholarship in BSMART as soon as possible but no later than May 1.

Scholarship awarding begins in October.


Accept Honors College Offer

Students who received a UAB Honors College offer should accept it as soon as possible but no later than May 1. Students interested in applying to a specialized program should submit the specialized program application by Feb. 1.


Accept Early Acceptance to Graduate School Offer

Students who received an Early Acceptance to Graduate School offer should accept it as soon as possible but no later than May 1.

More checklist items will be added as the academic year progresses.

Mailing Address

Transcripts must be sent directly to UAB from the institution to be considered official. For transcripts sent through a secured transcript service (like Parchment, eScrip, or National Student Clearinghouse), please select University of Alabama at Birmingham from the vendor’s dropdown menu.

Mailing Address

UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions
BOX 99
1720 2nd Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35294-2936

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Undergraduate Admissions