You can take certain graduate courses by enrolling in the Graduate School as a non-degree-seeking student. However, not all courses are open to nondegree students, and if you later decide to work toward a degree, at most 12 semester hours taken while you were in the nondegree category can be counted toward a degree.

Any international student wishing to apply as a non-degree student must do the following: 1) submit the non-degree seeking application online, and 2) submit evidence of the foreign bachelor's degree (i.e. the official degree statement and official transcript) to the Graduate School (LHL G03) for approval.

Financial aid is NOT available to students who are categorized as nondegree seeking students.

Please check the Graduate School website for non-degree deadline dates.

Apply Online as a Nondegree Graduate Student If the course(s) you want to take is available to nondegree students, you can create an account and fill out the non-degree-seeking application online.

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50 awardees honored at 2016 CIRTL Awards Ceremony

cirtl logo sq 100x10050 awardees were honored on Wednesday April 27 at the 2016 CIRTL Awards Ceremony. To prepare for careers in STEM and Social Sciences, these graduate students and postdocs from across campus have undertaken training to develop their college teaching skills through UAB’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning. Read more ...

15 UAB faculty honored for excellence in mentorship

Mentorship Logo RGBFifteen faculty members were honored April 20 at a ceremony recognizing the University of Alabama at Birmingham's outstanding mentors. The 2016 Graduate School Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentorship Ceremony drew more than 120 people to celebrate the honoree's achievements. Read more ...

Exploring memory storage and retrieval through neuroscience and art

rememory group photo squareMika Guzman Karlsson, an MD/PhD candidate from the Sweatt lab, and Megan Rich, a PhD student from the Bolding lab, both from the Department of Neurobiology, described how memories are stored and retrieved at the Discoveries in the Making event at the Homewood Library on April 14, 2016. Read more ...
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