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DSS Accessibility Statement

Accessible Learning

UAB is committed to providing an accessible learning experience for all students. If you are a student with a disability that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and you require accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services for information on accommodations, registration and procedures. Requests for reasonable accommodations involve an interactive process and consist of a collaborative effort among the student, DSS, faculty and staff.

If you are registered with Disability Support Services, please contact your instructor to discuss accommodations that may be necessary in this course. If you have a disability but have not contacted Disability Support Services, please call (205) 934-4205 or visit the UAB DSS website or Hill Student Center Suite 409.

Other DSS Resources

DSS Contact Information

  • Phone (Voice): (205) 934-4205
  • TDD: (205) 934-4248
  • Fax: (205) 934-8170 
  • Email: dss@uab.edu

Examples of qualifying disabilities may include:

  • ADHD and Learning Disabilities
  • Mobility Impairments
  • Sensory Impairments
  • Medical Disabilities (migraines, diabetes, etc.)
  • Psychiatric Disorders (anxiety, depression, etc.)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Temporary Impairments

Title IX Statement

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to providing an environment that is free from sexual misconduct, which includes gender-based assault, harassment, exploitation, dating and domestic violence, stalking, as well as discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. If you have experienced any of the aforementioned conduct we encourage you to report the incident. UAB provides several avenues for reporting.For more information about Title IX, policy, reporting, protections, resources and supports, please visit UAB Title IX webpage for UAB’s Title IX Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence Policy; UAB’s Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy; and the Duty to Report and Non-Retaliation Policy.

Title IX Contact Information

The purpose of the Academic Integrity Code is to support our academic mission and to maintain and promote academic integrity. All students in attendance at UAB are expected to pursue all academic endeavors with integrity, honor, and professionalism and to observe standards of conduct appropriate to a community of scholars.

  • Add/Drop

    Deadlines for adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a course and for paying tuition are published in the UAB Academic Calendar.

    Institutional Refund Policy

    Generally, students will not be charged tuition and fees for classes officially dropped prior to the published drop deadline each term. All tuition and fee payments may be refunded for the credit hours and fees associated with each class dropped before or during this period. The deadline for dropping classes without incurring charges is published each term in the UAB Academic Calendar. Any credit balance resulting from a change in course load during the first drop/ add period will be distributed in accordance with the Order of Return of Title IV Funds Policy.

  • Withdrawal

    To avoid academic penalty, a student must withdraw from a course by the withdrawal deadline shown in the academic calendar and receive a grade of W (withdrawn). You will still be responsible for payment for the course. The deadline for withdrawing is listed on the UAB Academic Calendar. Failure to attend class does not constitute a formal drop or withdrawal. 

  • Policy Catalogs

    Undergraduate Catalog

    Academic policies specific to undergraduate students (Freshman Year Experience, Capstone, Declaring a Major, Enrollment Requirements, Transfer Credits, etc.)


    Academic policies specific to graduate students (Graduate Credit, Transfer Credit, Academic Standing, Grade Changes, Ethics, Time Limits, etc.)

  • Grade Forgiveness

    Grade Forgiveness is the option by which courses taken at UAB may be repeated at UAB. For undergraduates, the grade may be replaced. Graduate students may apply to have a grade replaced, but it must be approved by the program. Read more about each policy in the links below.

  • Privacy (FERPA)

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are*:

    1. The right to inspect and review student’s education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access.
    2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
    3. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
    4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning the alleged failures by State University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
      Family Policy Compliance Office
      U.S. Department of Education
      600 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, DC 20202-4605

    *View the full explanation of rights on UAB Student Records Policy.

The purpose of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (“University”) student conduct process is to support the vision, mission, and shared values of the University and the tenets of the University’s creed, The Blazer Way. Through a student-focused and learning-centered lens, the process strives to uphold individual and community standards; foster an environment of personal accountability for decisions; promote personal growth and development of life skills; and care for the well-being, health, safety, and property of all members of the University community.

The Student Conduct Code (“Code”) describes the standards of behavior for all students and student organizations and outlines students’ rights and the process for adjudicating alleged violations. It is set forth in writing in order to give general notice of non-academic prohibited conduct. The Code should be read broadly and is not designed to define non-academic conduct in exhaustive terms. All students and student organizations are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the Code. The current version of the Code, which may be revised periodically, is available from the Office of Student Conduct & Outreach or online.

The Student Handbook offers the University community information about a number of resources, services, policies, and procedures.

For additional UAB policies, visit One Stop Student Services: Policies.

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