The UAB Graduate Admissions process involves several steps as outlined below. The timeline from start to finish varies based on your individual circumstances and the program to which you have applied. You will have the ability to monitor your application status via the application dashboard after submission of your application.

Step 1: Watch How to Apply Tutorial

 

Step 2: Identify Application Deadline

Programs review applicant files and share their recommended admission decision with the Graduate School. The review process and timeframe varies by program. As such, applicants should direct questions to the program as the Graduate School is unable to provide a concrete timeline for each applicant.

Admission Deadlines

 

Step 3: Apply

Application Portal Sign In

Step 1: Create an Account or Log In

If this is your first time applying through the UAB Graduate Online Application, you will need to click "Sign Up" to create an account. After creating your password, you will be automatically signed into the application dashboard.

Create an Account

Log In


Application Dashboard

Step 2: Create a New Application

Respond to key questions in the order they appear to be directed to the correct application for your intended program/concentration.


Application Checklist

Step 3: Complete Application

The sections required to complete your application are available in the menu on the left side once you begin your application. You will need to fully complete each section as indicated by a green circle. If any sections show as a yellow half-circle, you are still missing a required question or document for that section. Once your application is 99% complete, you will be able to pay the application fee and finalize submission. You can begin your application at any time and come back to it in order to continue with the process or upload additional items.


Pay Application Fee

Step 4: Pay Application Fee and Submit Application

Once your application is 99% complete, you will be able to pay the application fee and finalize submission. After paying your fee, you must electronically sign your application, then click submit. You will receive an email confirmation once your application has been successfully submitted to the graduate school. Your application will be processed within 1-3 business days of submission, at which time Graduate Admissions staff will review any unofficial documents provided and attach official documents that have already been received. Please check your application dashboard regularly for updates. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!

 

Step 4: Complete Your Application Checklist

Your application checklist will be displayed in your application dashboard after your application has been submitted. These documents are required before the program can review and make an admission recommendation to the Graduate School. Although your application dashboard indicates 100% complete, it is only referring to the submission of your application. Your checklist is complete when all items have been marked as received as indicated by a green checkmarks. Application checklist screen grab.
 

Step 5: Review

Programs review applicant files and share their recommended admission decision with the Graduate School. The review process and timeframe varies by program. As such, applicants should direct questions to the program as the Graduate School is unable to provide a concrete timeline for each applicant.

 

Step 6: Decision

After the program submits an admissions recommendation to the Graduate School, the applicant's credentials are examined to ensure admission eligibility. You will receive a notification that your decision letter is available to view in the application dashboard within 1 - 3 business days. Please update your spam filters to ensure receipt of all communication from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Step 7: Confirm Your Intent to Enroll

If you are admitted, we encourage you to indicate your intent to enroll at UAB by clicking the green Reply to Offer button found in the bottom right corner of your admission letter in the application dashboard.

*Students wishing to defer their admission should submit the Request to Defer Admission by the following deadlines: December 1 (if deferring to the spring semester), May 1 (if deferring to the summer semester), and August 1 (if deferring to the fall semester). The program director's signature must be included before the Graduate School can make any changes.

Technical Assistance

If you experience technical difficulties setting or resetting your password or at any other time throughout the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by live chat or via phone at 205-934-8227 during normal business hours or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..