How to Apply - Graduate Admission

Formal Admission (Degree Seeking)

Thank you for your interest in Bama By Distance. The application fee is $65 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and $80 for international students. The application fee is non-refundable. Applicants with questions are encouraged to speak with an Admissions Counselor prior to application submission. 

Bama By Distance students follow the same steps for admission as on-campus students. 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. Visit the Graduate School website for steps on how to apply.

Non-Degree Seeking Admission

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.

Visit the Graduate School website for steps on how to apply. For application type, select Non-Degree Graduate Coursework. Be sure to note the section titled Supporting Documents for Non-Degree Seeking Students.


If you have previously attended The University of Alabama, you must apply for readmission. You may access the steps to the readmission process here. Scroll down to the Readmission section to find the online application.

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Find financial aid information here.

You may also qualify for one of several scholarships. Some are available through The University of Alabama. Others are available only to distance learning students.