GoArmyEd - Graduate Admissions


The University of Alabama requires that a potential graduate student submit a Common Application through the GoArmyEd portal and also a UA Electronic Application Form. Please select "other degree plan" on your Common Application in the GoArmyEd portal. In the subset box provided, please type in the name of the degree program for which you are applying (failure to do so will significantly slow down your application process). Also, on your UA Electronic Application Form, be sure to select "GoArmyEd" in the dropdown box for "PLACE OF INITIAL ENROLLMENT".

After your online submission of the Electronic Application Form, you will be instructed to submit your credit card information online or mail the completed Application Fee Form to pay the non-refundable/non-waivable application fee of $60. The application process will not begin until your fee is received.

Statement of Purpose

Complete an Electronic Statement of Purpose Form within the application.

Application forms and Statement of Purpose forms should be submitted online, using the instructions available on the web. Do NOT mail a print version if you have completed the online submission.

Applicants must submit three (3) Letters of Recommendation directly to the applicant's intended department from (3) separate recommenders. At least one (1) letter must be from a professor in your undergraduate major or in your proposed field of graduate study. Applicant should request that the recommender type the applicant's name on the outside of the envelope.  See instructions for preparing Letter of Recommendation and how to have recommenders submit their letters.


Request two (2) official transcripts from each institution of higher education attended (including The University of Alabama) be sent directly to the Graduate School from the college or university.

The University of Alabama
Graduate School
P.O. Box 870118
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0118

Test Scores

Request official test scores, as required by department (refer to departmental section of Graduate Catalog), be sent from test services (ETS:GRE, PearsonVue:GMAT, Harcourt:MAT) to the Graduate School.

Additional Application Materials

Some departments require additional application materials. See the Graduate Catalog to review departmental application requirements.


All components of your application should be completed and received by the Graduate School at least six weeks prior to departmental deadlines. If the department does not specify a deadline, all application materials must be received by the Graduate School at least six weeks prior to the intended semester of enrollment. See the Graduate Catalog to review departmental application deadlines.

Your application will be complete when all materials listed above are received by the Graduate School Office.

For further graduate admission information, please contact:

James Shamlee, Coordinator of Military Services
The University of Alabama
Academic Outreach Student Services
(205) 348-0089 or 800-467-0227