Congratulations on your admission to the University of Alabama at Birmingham!
You’re just a few steps away from becoming a Blazer. Complete this checklist, created especially for non-degree-seeking students (including dual- and concurrent-enrollment students), to help prepare you for your first day.
Not a non-degree seeking student? Go here.
Step 1. Activate your BlazerID
You’ll need a BlazerID to make a reservation for orientation, register for classes, and do many other important things. Use your student number (found in your admission decision email) to set up your BlazerID and password. But choose carefully: Your BlazerID is permanent and will be part of your email address—and will stay that way even if you become a UAB employee one day.
The BlazerID and password take one hour to activate once you create them.
Step 2. Submit Your Immunizations
You’re required to show proof of these immunizations:
- MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
- Tdap (tetanus and diphtheria)
- meningococcal, and
You must also be screened for tuberculosis.
Before you get any new vaccinations, log in to the UAB Patient Portal and check your immunization requirements. Immunization records for Alabama residents that are already on file with the state registry are added automatically. If you’re an Alabama resident with questions about immunizations, contact a medical clearance associate through the Patient Portal.
Step 3. Take Course Placement Assessments
If you have not earned college-level math or English credit above the remedial level, you are required to take an assessment to determine course placement. Some exceptions apply.
Step 4. Register for Classes
Log in to BlazerNET using your BlazerID and password, and then click “Registration.” You may register for classes once degree seeking students have had an opportunity to register. Your registration time falls within the three-week period prior to the first day of class.
Step 5. Submit Your ONE Card Photo (Optional)
The ONE Card is your official UAB ID–and your free pass to UAB athletic events, recreational activities, and libraries. Upload your own photo. (Photos must meet certain criteria and must be approved by UAB staff.) You must bring a government-issued photo ID to pick up your ONE Card.
Step 6. Obtain Your Parking Pass
On-campus students only: Create an account at the link below to get your parking pass. If you’re a new student, allow two business days after registration before purchasing your permit. The parking pass is not required for online students.
Obtain Your Parking Pass
Step 7. Purchase Your Textbooks
Purchase or rent your books at the UAB Bookstore in the Hill Student Center, 1400 University Boulevard, or at the online bookstore. Here’s how to order online:
- Click “Textbooks” at the top of the page.
- Select your term, department, course, and section, and then click “Add Course.”
- Add all your courses, and then choose “View Textbook List” to find out the textbooks required for your classes.
Order Books Online
Contact the Office of Admissions
Do you have questions? Does your family have questions? The UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions—or your admissions counselor—is happy to answer them all.