Below is a list of steps for transfer and non-traditional students.

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Create a BlazerID

A BlazerID is required to make a reservation for orientation, register for classes, and for many other important matters. Students will use their student number (found in their admission letter and follow-up email) to set up a BlazerID and password.

The BlazerID name should be chosen carefully as it is permanent and will become part of the student’s UAB email address. It cannot be changed for the duration of their time at UAB, regardless of their status as a student or employee.

Once a student creates their BlazerID and password, it will take one hour to activate.


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Explore BlazerNET

BlazerNET is the official portal to the UAB community and the most reliable source of information for UAB students.

It’s convenient, secure and provides easy access to your UAB email, class schedule, financial aid status, transfer credits, Graduation Planning System (GPS), important announcements and more! Use your BlazerID and password to login.

Make a Reservation
for Orientation

Goin’ Green New Student Orientation is required of all new students (freshmen, transfer, or non-traditional). Orientation is a half-day event where you will register for classes, get your ONE Card (UAB ID), learn about support services, meet other future Blazers, and much more.

As of March 20, 2020, some on-campus orientations are moving to an online environment. For details, visit uab.edu/orientation.

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Apply for or Accept Financial Aid

Students should apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. To send your application to UAB, please use Code 001052.

Priority Deadlines:
Summer/Fall Students: December 1
Spring Students: Not Applicable

Students who receive a financial aid award will accept or decline the offer at uab.edu/blazernet.

Learn more about paying for college at UAB.

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Apply for On-campus Housing

Living on campus is optional but very convenient. Students are a short walk from the Dining Commons, Hill Student Center, campus libraries, and classroom buildings.

Submit your application soon as space is limited.

Take Math
Placement Assessment

If you have not completed a college-level math course (excludes remedial math and Finite Math) with a grade of C or better, you must take the Math Placement Assessment. Students must take the test at least one week prior to their scheduled orientation session. Log in to BlazerNET and click “Math Placement Assessment.”



Submit
Your Immunizations

All entering transfer and non-traditional students must show proof of the following immunizations: MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), Tdap (tetanus and diphtheria), meningococcal, and varicella. Students are also required to be screened for tuberculosis. School of Nursing and School of Health Professions students may require additional immunizations.

Prior to receiving any new vaccinations, students should log in to the UAB Patient Portal to check their immunization requirements. Students who are Alabama residents might already have vaccinations on file from the Alabama State Registry. If you are an Alabama resident and have questions regarding your immunizations, please contact a Medical Clearance Associate via the Patient Portal.


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Submit
Health Insurance

All full-time students are required to provide proof of health insurance coverage. Students who do not have private coverage will automatically be enrolled in UAB’s Student Health Insurance Plan and the premium will be added to their student account unless a waiver is submitted indicating proof of personal insurance coverage.


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Submit Your
ONE Card Photo

Students can submit the photo of their choosing for their official student ID card (ONE Card). Photos should be uploaded at least 24 hours prior to the start of their scheduled orientation session and should follow the guidelines listed on the photo submission website. Students’ ONE Cards will be ready for pickup at their orientation session.

Off-Campus Student Services

Off-Campus Student Services provides resources and support for all UAB off-campus students. OCSS assists students with finding off-campus housing, getting involved on campus, and navigating life as an off-campus student. Off-Campus Student Services also hosts weekly events that are relevant for off-campus students, and they serve as home to the Off-Campus Student Council and Transfer Student Organization. You can find their office in the Off-Campus Student Lounge on the first floor of the Hill Student Center, Suite 140.


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Accept Scholarship Offer

Students who were offered a UAB merit-based academic scholarship should accept their offer as soon as possible, but no later than the deadline. Scholarship offers will be cancelled for students who fail to meet the deadline.

Deadlines:
Summer/Fall Students: June 1 (updated deadline)
Spring Students: January 1


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Contact Admissions

The UAB Office of Admissions is happy to answer any questions that students and their families may have. You can also contact your admissions counselor directly by clicking on the directory link below.


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