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Back to Bama - Overview

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The College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama is committed to providing education that fits your life. If you started out at the Capstone and now you're juggling a family, career, and other responsibilities, initiatives like Back to Bama can help you find your place here, even if you're not on campus.

Also, if you left UA with less than good grades you may be eligible for Academic Second Opportunity (ASO). ASO is an academic relief option that allows former students to return to UA with a second chance at doing well academically.

Who is eligible for a Back to Bama grant? The grant incentive program was designed for former degree-seeking undergraduate students who 1) attempted at least 15 semester-hours at The University of Alabama, and 2) have not completed an undergraduate degree. Additionally, Back to Bama participants must have 3) no academic or financial holds on their UA records, 4) a full year (Fall, Spring and Summer term) must have passed since they were students at the University, and 5) have not previously received the grant.

After you decide the term for which you wish to enroll, you have to be readmitted and registered by the deadline for that term. Please note that the Fall deadline is August 1st, Spring deadline is December 1st, and Summer deadline is May 1st.

Download the Back to Bama grant application.

If you qualify for the Back to Bama program, you can either take classes on campus or work on classes at home, online, or through other flexible learning formats such as New College LifeTrack.

If you don't qualify for Back to Bama, but are still interested in working on a degree, check out our site at

For more information about this program, fill out the form below.

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