If you are a new distance learning student, you will find everything you need to know about getting started, preparing for class and making the most of your college experience.


You have your own private account called myBama. Here you will be able to register for classes, access your Crimson email and see your class schedule and grades. You’ll be able to order textbooks, see updates from professors and have access to all the resources of The University of Alabama, including the library online. It’s easy to use.

Academic Advising

All students should be advised prior to registering for coursework. Academic advising is conducted in the individual colleges. Please allow up to two weeks after admission for advising.

Purchase Textbooks

The University of Alabama Supply Store is your online source for official University of Alabama textbooks, apparel, and gifts. Visit the University Supply Store to place your order. Textbooks can also be purchased through myBama.

Take Proctored Tests

Based on the courses you register for, proctoring may be required. You take proctored tests on-campus or, if you live 50 miles away or farther from the Tuscaloosa campus, at a regionally accredited two or four year college or university.

Technical Support

If you are having trouble with your online courses, contact the technical support team at (866) 205-1011 or visit the online help desk. For additional information visit the Instructional Technology and Academic Support Services, Technical Support page.

Omega Nu Lambda National Honor Society

Students who have completed at least 15 credit hours of online coursework at UA with a 3.2 GPA or better will be invited to join Omega Nu Lambda.