Free college application at UAB begins this week for high school seniors and transfer students

From Feb. 22 to 26, UAB is waiving application fees for graduating high school and transfer students.

app week.2Graduating high school seniors and students looking to transfer to the University of Alabama at Birmingham can apply to the university at no cost during the week of Feb. 22-26, an initiative that UAB hopes will provide equal access to potential students who are seeking higher education.

“Applying for college has looked different during this pandemic year, and we know that submitting applications for college can be daunting and costly,” said Bradley Barnes, Ph.D., vice provost of Enrollment Management at UAB. “We are excited to waive application fees this week as a way to help students in our state have the opportunity to apply to college. We hope that graduating high school seniors and transfer students alike take advantage of waived fees this week and consider submitting applications.”

As announced in fall 2020, UAB has waived standardized test scores for applicants through fall 2021 because of testing availability and scheduling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, UAB hopes to continue to break down barriers that adversely affect students and their families as they pursue higher education goals, and to provide extra support for them during the admissions process.

For prospective students interested in visiting UAB’s campus, the university offers both in-person and virtual tours to ensure everyone who wishes to experience what the campus has to offer has access. 

To apply for admission at UAB, click here.