General FAQ

Application Questions

Return to your application and unmark the fee waiver box. Now, you may pay your $40 application fee online with a credit or debit card, or you can send a check or money order to the below address. Allow 5-10 business days for your payment to arrive.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The University of Alabama
Box 870132
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

The CWID is your campuswide identification number that will be important to remember during your time at UA. If you are unable to locate your CWID, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@ua.edu.

For Spring, Summer or Fall 2021 applicants, test scores serve as an extra academic data point when reviewing your application. You will be neither advantaged nor disadvantaged if you choose to submit test scores.

At the present time, a decision has not been made. We expect to know by late Spring 2021 if UA will continue to be test optional for Fall 2022.

You can check the status of your application by logging into myBama and selecting Application Status in the student tab.

Please email application.status@ua.edu to request your myBama login information.

You might have accidentally marked fee waiver. Double-check that the fee waiver box is unchecked on your application.

Our official confirmation is sent to your Crimson email account. If you wish to change your personal email account, you can do so through your myBama account.

Please email application.status@ua.edu and scholarships@ua.edu (if applicable) with your name, CWID, the semester you wish to start and a brief explanation of why you wish to defer.

You can find the status of your application by logging into myBama, clicking on the Student tab and then selecting Check Application Status.

Yes, you can continue to take online classes Spring 2021, but make sure to contact your academic advisor prior to course registration.

Scholarship Questions

Students will receive a Consolidated Scholarship Letter in mid-March that outlines their scholarship award package for the coming year and will have until May 1 to accept.

There are a variety of automatic merit and competitive scholarships available for incoming freshman and transfer students. Incoming freshmen should submit their scholarship application by January 15, transfer students by March 1, for the Fall 2021 enrollment.

We cannot calculate this probability as competitive awards are based on the review of a student’s application in the pool of candidates. We encourage all students to submit their scholarship application by the priority deadline to receive full consideration.

In addition to automatic merit scholarships, students can apply for competitive scholarships. All competitive scholarships are awarded by the scholarship application. Complete yours by January 15 for full consideration.

Scholarship offerings for the entering freshman of Fall 2022 have not been determined and are typically announced mid-summer.

The February ACT or SAT scores are the final scores accepted for scholarship consideration.

Admitted freshmen entering Fall 2021 must submit their online scholarship application by January 15, 2021.

All currently enrolled students must submit their scholarship application by March 1, 2021. Freshmen who entered Fall 2020 will receive access to the application in January 2021.

Currently enrolled students wishing to defer their scholarships can submit the Scholarship Deferral Request form found in myBama under the Admissions/Scholarship tab. Please read the Break In Enrollment Policy for the requirements of this request.

Entering freshmen wishing to defer their scholarship must email scholarships@ua.edu and application.status@ua.edu with your name, CWID, the semester you wish to start and a brief explanation of why you wish to defer. Please read the Gap Year Policy for the requirements of this request.

Campus Tour Questions

We encourage you to regularly check back as additional campus tours may be added or some individuals may cancel their registration. You also can check out the virtual tour as well as virtual information sessions hosted by our different academic areas.

Generally, the tour lasts about 90 minutes to two hours.

UA is offering tours Monday through Friday with a combination of walking and driving tours. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the capacities have been lowered and a variety of safeguards have been put in place to protect participant’s safety.

Campus tours will resume on January 11, 2020. Visit gobama.ua.edu/visits to schedule a date and time that works for your schedule.

You will receive a confirmation email with driving directions and check-in information 72 hours prior to your tour. If you have any questions prior to your tour or did not receive the confirmation email, please visit gobama.ua.edu/visits/tour-prep for driving directions and additional information.

You will have a variety of parking options, including a free one. Please refer to your reminder email for parking details, including our pay-to-park for tour guests and additional lots for visitors. Additional parking information is available at bamaparking.ua.edu/visitor-information.

You will check in for your campus tour at the Admissions Welcome Center located on the 2nd floor of the Ferguson Student Center.

Due to limited space on our tours, we cannot guarantee space for guests not previously registered. If you feel you need to register additional guests, please complete a second online registration and include the total number in your party with the second registration. The second registration cancels your first one.

Housing Questions

UA has a variety of living options available for students, including traditional-style residence halls as well as suite style. Please check out our descriptions of the residence halls on campus.

Once a student is admitted, they need to pay their Freshmen Enrollment Deposit ($200 nonrefundable pre-payment on fall tuition) before applying for housing.Your housing application will be available for completion 24 hours after submission of your Freshman Enrollment Deposit. Visit the housing website to submit an application.

The cost of residence halls varies by the type. Rates for the 2021-2022 academic year will be released in the spring. Current housing rates are available now.

General Questions

Incoming students will enroll in courses during Bama Bound Orientation held at the beginning of each academic semester.

The Spring 2021 semester will begin January 13 and will run through April 23. Final exams will be given April 26-30. More details are available on the academic calendar.

For students with AP or IB credits, check the credit by examination policy to determine the credits you will receive.

Students enrolled in dual enrollment programs can find the course equivalency by searching their institution on the Transfer Credit Equivalency home page.