How can I submit a request for information?
We can be reached by live chat or via phone at (205) 934-8227 during normal business hours or by emailing
How do I apply to the UAB Graduate School?
You can find detailed information regarding the application process on this website. Apply online here! opens a new website
What are the programs' required application materials and admissions deadlines?
Many academic programs have additional requirements beyond the Graduate School's minimum requirements. Applicants are encouraged to consult the departments for specific requirements and deadlines related to their intended program of study.
How do I check my application status?
You can check your application status by logging in to your application dashboard.
When will I be notified about my admissions decision?
The timeline for the graduate admissions process varies based on your individual circumstances and the program you have applied to. You will be notified via email once a decision has been made on your application. Select a link below for an overview of the application process.
I am unable to attend for the semester for which I was admitted. Am I able to postpone my start date?
If you want to defer your admission, submit a deferral request under the Links/Forms section of Blazernet opens a new website by the following deadlines:
- December 1, if deferring to the spring semester
- May 1, if deferring to the summer semester
- August 1, if deferring to the fall semester
If I was previously admitted to a graduate program but am currently not attending, am I eligible for readmission?
Students who have not registered for three consecutive semesters will be changed to inactive student status. Inactive students must apply for readmission before they can register for courses at UAB.
Degree-seeking students who meet the following criteria are able to apply for readmission by submitting an application for readmission by visiting the Graduate School homepage and clicking the “Apply Now” button. Eligible students:
- were admitted to a UAB graduate degree-seeking program within the last five years,
- have registered for and successfully passed at least one graduate course at UAB after being admitted to a UAB graduate degree-seeking program BUT have not registered for courses for one academic year (3 semesters) or more,
- have not attended any other university or college in the interim, and
- wish to return to the graduate program to which they were previously admitted.
Readmitted students must meet the degree requirements operative at the time of readmission.
I currently attend another institution but would like to transfer to UAB. What is the process?
Transfer students are subject to the same admissions requirements as all other applicants. Information regarding transfer credit can be found in the Graduate Catalog opens a new website.
Where is the Graduate School located?
Visit the Contact Us page for the Graduate School's location, office hours, and mailing address.
Where can I find tuition and fees?
For all questions regarding tuition, fees, and financial aid, please refer to the Graduate tab on UAB's Detailed Tuition and Fees opens a new website.
How does the visa process work?
After admission, International Student and Scholar Services opens a new website works with international students to facilitate the visa process.
Can previously submitted application materials be used for my current application?
Many academic programs have additional requirements beyond the Graduate School's minimum requirements. If you have previously applied for admission at the UAB Graduate School, please contact us if you would like to request the use of your previously submitted application materials. Please note that this request is subject to program approval.
How do I update my application after submission if I need to make a change?
If you need to make a change to your graduate application after submission, contact us by live chat or via phone at (205) 934-8227 during normal business hours or by emailing
My decision letter says that I am a non-resident of Alabama. How was that decision made and how can I appeal it?
The state of Alabama has specific guidelines for determining residency. Learn more about residency requirements opens a new website. If you believe you meet the criteria to be reclassified as a resident, you can submit a Residency Reclassification Application in Blazernet opens a new website by logging in and clicking on Links/Forms.
How do I find the cost of attendance and funding opportunities?
Funding opportunities vary by program so you should first contact your program of interest to inquire; however, you can also find additional opportunities on the Financing Your Degree page. under the Scholarships and Funding Opportunities tab.
Do I need to submit transcripts if I am a current UAB student or if I attended UAB in the past?
No. The Graduate School will have access to your UAB transcript, along with official transcripts that were submitted for admissions to another degree granting program.
I uploaded unofficial transcripts in my application. However, they are not marked as received in my application dashboard once I submitted. Did you get my documents?
If you provided unofficial transcripts in your application, they will be available for the Graduate School to review. Your application will be processed within 1-3 business days of submission at which time the admissions staff will review your transcripts and update the requirements accordingly.