There's never been a better time for online learning than now!  Applicants to our online programs follow the same application process as students taking classes on campus. Your educational history and goals will determine which application is right for you.

  • First-time Freshman

    A first-time freshman applicant is a current high school senior or one who has recently graduated from high school/earned a GED and has never enrolled in a two or four year college or university.

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    Non-Traditional Freshman

    A non-traditional freshman applicant graduated from high school/earned a GED three or more years ago and has never enrolled in a two or four year college or university.

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    Transfer

    A transfer applicant is currently enrolled in or was previously enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year institution.

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    Second Bachelor’s

    An applicant for a second bachelor's previously earned a 4-year baccalaureate degree and wishes to seek another degree or certificate.

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    Returning UAB Student

    A returning UAB student applicant previously attended UAB as a degree seeking undergraduate student.

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    Non-Degree Seeking

    A non-degree seeking applicant would like to take classes at UAB, but not earn a degree.

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  • Domestic (U.S.) Applicants

    Domestic applicants are US citizens or lawful permanent residents who hold a Permanent Resident Card (green card). Lawful permanent residents will be asked to upload a copy of their green card during the application process.

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    International Applicants

    International applicants are citizens or permanent residents of a country other than the United States. International applicants who are requesting F-1 or J-1 visa eligibility will be required to provide evidence of financial support via a Financial Affidavit. International Student and Scholar Services advises international students in matters of immigration, federal and state taxation, and orientation to the UAB and Birmingham communities.

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    Readmission Applicants

    Readmission Applicants are previous UAB students interested in returning to a graduate program previously enrolled in. These applicants may be eligible for the streamlined Readmission Application.

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    Non-Degree Applicants

    Students who do not wish to pursue a graduate degree at UAB or who wish to begin graduate study before being admitted to a degree program can apply as a graduate non-degree seeking student. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

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