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 to help make your transition smooth and simple.
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Step 1. Activate your BlazerID
A BlazerID is required to access online orientation, register for classes, manage your financial aid, and much more. In order to establish your BlazerID, you will need your student number, which can be found in your acceptance email.
Step 2. Apply for or Accept Financial Aid
All it takes is one form. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. Use Code 001052 to send your application to UAB.
Step 3. Make a reservation for Orientation
New Student Orientation is a required rite of passage for all new Blazers. To safeguard our campus community from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, orientation will be conducted online. During this event, students will register for classes, learn about support services, and have the opportunity to meet current students as well as other incoming students. You can register for orientation starting October 1st.
Step 4. 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 5. Make an appointment with your academic advisor
You can rely on your academic advisor for information, assistance, and encouragement throughout your time at UAB. To review course selection before registration, students should meet with their advisor either by phone or email. You may make an appointment online with your advisor using the "My Appointment" button on your BlazerNET homepage.Login to BlazerNET
Step 6. Register for Classes
After you meet with your academic advisor and attend orientation, you may register for classes through BlazerNET using their BlazerID and password. Once a student is logged into BlazerNET, they should click on "Registration.”Login to BlazerNET
Step 7. 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, and School of Nursing and School of Health Professions students may need additional immunizations.
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 8. Submit Health Insurance
If you’re a full-time student, then you must show proof of health insurance coverage. Don’t have private coverage? Then you’ll be enrolled automatically in UAB’s Student Health Insurance Plan. The premium will be added to your student account unless you submit a waiver indicating proof of personal insurance coverage.
Step 9. Submit Final Transcripts
If you are currently enrolled in high school or college you will need to request that a final transcript be sent to UAB.*
* UAB accepts both mailed and electronic transcripts - 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.
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.