Apply to Graduate & RSVP to Walk

RSVP to Walk in the Ceremony

In addition to applying to graduate, you must also register to walk in the commencement ceremony. This ensures that we will have a seat reserved for you on commencement day.

Undergraduate

Please read carefully:

  • Before completing the online application, you should consult with your academic advisor to verify which courses are needed to complete your degree requirements. For additional questions about degree requirements, please see the UAB Catalog.
  • Please fill out the application completely. If there are discrepancies with the information listed, please contact the Registrar’s Office or your academic advisor for assistance.
  • Upon submitting the Application for Degree in BlazerNet, you will receive three email notifications:
    1. Application is received
    2. Application has been reviewed
    3. Application has been approved or denied.
  • It is your responsibility to notify the Registrar’s Office if your local mailing address changes after you have submitted your application for a degree.
  • Your diploma cannot be mailed if you have any financial obligation to UAB. Please notify the Registrar’s Office once your account is clear.
  • If you do not take, pass, or receive a grade in a course(s) indicated on your Application for Degree, your degree will not be awarded. Please check with your academic advisor to discuss your options.
  • If you do not meet your degree requirements by the time of your expected graduation date, you will need to change your graduation date. Please do not fill out another Application for Degree. Simply fill out the Change of Graduation Date form.
  • You should file the Application for Degree at least six months before completing work for a baccalaureate degree. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the Application for Degree deadline for each semester.

Complete the Undergraduate Application for Degree

 students attending commencement ceremony

Graduate School

Students planning to graduate in the upcoming term can access the Application for Graduate Degree/Certificate online through BlazerNET by clicking Links/Forms and selecting Apply for Graduate Degree/Certificate. The application must be submitted by the deadline date listed on the Graduate School website; however, check with your department as some programs have earlier deadline dates (e.g. School of Education). Upon submission of the application for degree/certificate, a fee will be assessed to your student account. This fee covers the verification of your curriculum requirements and your diploma (if earning a graduate degree) and will only be assessed the first time you apply to graduate. The fee for graduate degrees is $50 and the fee for graduate certificates is $20. Master’s students in the School of Nursing (PDF) can locate the appropriate application for the degree which should be submitted directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Additional information is available at the Graduate School website.

O.D., M.D. and D.M.D. Graduates

School of Dentistry

Graduates of the School of Dentistry do not submit formal degree applications. The School of Dentistry automatically orders diplomas for all students who successfully complete the program.

For additional questions, contact Student, Alumni, and External Affairs in the School of Dentistry:

  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone: (205) 934-3387
  • In-Person: School of Dentistry, room 125 (Office of Student, Alumni, and External Affairs) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday.

School of Medicine

Graduates of the School of Medicine do not submit formal degree applications. Students, however, should complete a Diploma Order Form in order to receive their diplomas; this form, as well as other graduation documents, are available at the Senior Class Meeting (typically held in February each year) or on the School of Medicine website. Please note that these documents do not become available until mid-January of each year.

For additional questions about degree requirements, contact the Records Office in the School of Medicine:

  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone: (205) 934-4965
  • In-Person: Volker Hall, room 100 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday.

School of Optometry

Graduates of the School of Optometry do not submit formal degree applications. The School of Optometry automatically orders diplomas for all students who successfully complete the program.

For additional questions, contact the Office of Student Affairs in the School of Optometry:

  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone: (205) 975-0739
  • In-Person: Henry Peters Building, room 124 (Office of Student Affairs) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday.