How to Apply

The degree that is offered through our Distance Learning Programs is the same degree that on-campus students receive upon completion of these programs. Your degree will not say “online” or Distance Learning.” It will be the standard degree offered by the University of Alabama.

Our online courses run concurrently with the semester system on-campus. This means that the course will start, and end on the same date as on-campus. Some of these courses will offer tests online. Others will require tests be taken by proctor.

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Tuition Rates

Military Application Waiver

Veterans & active duty military will submit a copy of the DD214 or orders in their application for admission. Once the form is received, the application can be completed without paying the fee.

All courses are semester based totaling 16 weeks. If you know that you are going to be doing field training exercises for an extended period of time, do not enroll in any courses. If training is a week or two, communicate in advance with your instructor. Instructors are more understanding with advance notification.

Transcripts

For credits, UA does evaluate and apply AARTS, ACE, and SMART credits as applicable to the degree program selected. All transcripts should be marked “Official” and mailed directly from the issuing high school or college to The University of Alabama. You may refer to STARS: Alabama Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System for questions concerning how courses transfer to The University of Alabama.

Official Transcripts should be sent to:

The University of Alabama
Office of the University Registrar
Box 870134
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0134

Electronically submitted transcripts are acceptable as long as they come directly from the sending institution in a format that the sending institution has certified as being “official.” Electronic submissions can be made to registrar@ua.edu. UA will not accept electronic copies of transcripts sent directly from the student. Please visit the registrar’s website for additional information on electronic submission.

NOTE: For accurate transcript evaluation and maximizing your degree plan, you must send a transcript from every college attended, even though some of your courses from one college may also be listed on another college’s transcript and even if you withdrew from the institution. An official high school transcript must be submitted if you have less than 24 semester hours (or 36 quarter hours) of previous college credit.

Joint Services Transcript (JST)

It is the responsibility of the student to order their JST. JST can be requested free of charge here.

To learn more about educational benefits using the Post 9/11 GI Bill, The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs here at the University can help you with that. They can be contacted at the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs at (205) 348-0983.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call.

Ready to apply? Get started here.

Tuition Rates

Military Application Waiver

Veterans & active duty military will submit a copy of the DD214 or orders in their application for admission. Once the form is received, the application can be completed without paying the fee.

All courses are semester based totaling 16 weeks. If you know that you are going to be doing field training exercises for an extended period of time, do not enroll in any courses. If training is a week or two, communicate in advance with your instructor. Instructors are more understanding with advance notification.

Transcripts

Please remember that you will need to submit 2 official transcripts from all colleges you have attended. You also must submit a GRE or MAT score if your overall GPA or your last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework GPA is not 3.0. These transcripts should be sent to:

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

All transcripts should be marked “Official” and mailed directly from the issuing college to The University of Alabama.

Electronically submitted transcripts are acceptable as long as they come directly from the sending institution in a format that the sending institution has certified as being “official.” Electronic submissions can be made to registrar@ua.edu. UA will not accept electronic copies of transcripts sent directly from the student. Please visit the registrar’s website for additional information on electronic submission.

Joint Services Transcript (JST)

It is the responsibility of the student to order their JST. JST can be requested free of charge here.

To learn more about educational benefits using the Post 9/11 GI Bill, The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs here at the University can help you with that. They can be contacted at the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs at (205) 348-0983.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call.