Follow the steps below to apply for graduate admission to a distance learning degree program.
The application fee is $60 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and $75 for international students. The application fee is non-refundable. Applicants are encouraged to speak with an Enrollment Counselor prior to application submission.
It is very important that you select the correct Application Type. The application type selected determines what you will see as available programs. Most applicants will select Graduate Degree-Distance Learning, unless you are applying as a non-degree seeking student or to a certificate program.
Applicants wishing to enroll in courses, but not earn a degree may apply as a non-degree seeking student. Students may take up to 12 credit hours under non-degree status. Non-degree applications must be approved by the academic unit. Taking non-degree coursework will not make you admissible if you do not meet the minimum admission requirements. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Non-degree applicants should follow steps 1-6 above. For application type, select Non-Degree Seeking.
Distance learning applicants must meet general admission requirements as outlined below. Some programs may have higher admission requirements. Please consult with an Enrollment Counselor before submitting an application.
For each U.S. institution of higher education (including community colleges) at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours, obtain an official transcript and upload it at Manage Supporting Documents. The transcript must include a grading key (click here for an example).
Please note that you do not need to submit University of Alabama transcripts.
If admitted, you will be required to request that official transcripts be sent directly from your institution(s).
For each international institution of higher education (including community colleges) at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours, request one official transcript.
If you have previously attended The University of Alabama, you must apply for readmission. You may access the application at graduate.ua.edu/prospects/application. Scroll down to the Applying For Readmission section to find the online application. There is a required fee of $15 to apply for readmission.