Admission is required in order to enroll in coursework. The application steps vary, based on the type of admission you are seeking. If you have questions, contact the Bama By Distance Student Services office to speak with an Enrollment Counselor.
Follow the steps below to apply for admission as a degree seeking student. There is a $40 non-refundable application fee. 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 majors. Most applicants will select General Degree, unless you are applying to one of the specific programs listed or as a non-degree seeking student. If you already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, you should select Post-graduate instead of General Degree.
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 the non-degree status. Students must verify transferability of coursework with their home institution. Taking non-degree coursework will not make you admissible if you do not meet the minimum required transfer GPA 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.
Previous University of Alabama students must apply for readmission. You may access the application at gobama.ua.edu/apply. Scroll down to the Applying For Readmission section to find the online application. There is a $15 non-refundable application fee.
Distance learning applicants must meet general admission requirements as outlined below. Some programs, specifically Food and Nutrition and Mechanical Engineering, may have additional program admission preferences. Please consult with an Enrollment Counselor before submitting an application to either of these programs.
Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be submitted. Failure to list all institutions attended on the admission application is grounds for administrative withdrawal of the admission application. Official transcripts should be sent to the addresses below. Electronic submission of transcripts is acceptable.
University of Alabama Registrar
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
International applicants must provide the following documents in addition to meeting minimum GPA admission requirements:
If residing outside of the U.S. and applying to a program that requires campus attendance, it will be the student’s responsibility to secure the appropriate VISA type to allow entrance into the states. The student will also be responsible for all expenses associated with travel to the states.
International applicants should contact:
(205) 348-7026 or (205) 348-9418