UAB student holding Commencement program

Most students must submit a degree application during the semester in which they intend to graduate.

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 this 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, you will receive an email notification that your application has been received. Once your application has been reviewed by the Registrar’s Office, you will receive a second email informing you that your degree application has been sent to your advisor for departmental approval. After your degree application is returned from your advisor, you will receive a third email from the Registrar’s Office informing you that your degree 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 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. 

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 should click here to locate the appropriate application for degree which should be submitted directly to sonregistrar@uab.edu.

Additional information is available at the Graduate School website.

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: Abby Vinson (abbyv@uab.edu)

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: Debbie Blackstone (dbstone@uab.edu)

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: Connie Wright (cswright@uab.edu)

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.