FAQ for Transfer Students
- Students interested in transferring for the fall semester should have their applications complete (with official transcripts) by March 1 for priority consideration.
- Students interested in transferring for the spring semester should have their applications complete (with official transcripts) by October 1 for priority consideration.
- Students interested in transferring for the summer session (1st or 2nd term) should have their applications complete (with official transcripts) by March 1 for priority consideration.
- The scholarship deadline is March 1. A complete application for admission, as well as the scholarship application must be submitted by this date.
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted by December 1 for priority consideration.
Yes. Orientation sessions for transfer students are required and include registration for the first semester’s classes, as well as seminars on UA policies, procedures, and services. Sessions are offered several times each year. Students receive registration materials upon admission. See the Bama Bound website for more information.
Each academic department determines the number of hours that must be completed at The University of Alabama in order to receive a degree from UA.
A complete listing of all majors and programs of study can be found at ua.edu/majors or courseleaf.ua.edu. Links to the specific departments can be found on these websites, with contact information given as well. Below is a listing of each college on campus with contact information.
- College of Arts and Sciences – the social sciences; most physical sciences; foreign languages; literature; or arts Phone: (205) 348-5970
- Culverhouse College of Commerce – business; accountancy; economics, finance, and legal studies; information systems; management; or marketing Phone: (205) 348-4537
- College of Communication and Information Sciences – advertising and public relations; communication studies; telecommunication and film; library and information studies; or journalism Phone: (205) 348-8599
- College of Education – elementary or secondary education; special education; exercise science, sport management, or human performance studies; or music education Phone: (205) 348-6050
- College of Engineering – engineering or computer science Phone: (205) 348-0750
- College of Human Environmental Sciences – clothing, textiles, and interior design; human nutrition and hospitality management; consumer sciences; athletic training; or human development and family studies Phone: (205) 348-6250
- Capstone College of Nursing – nursing Phone: (205) 348-6634
- School of Social Work – social work Phone: (205) 348-7027
If you are transferring from an Alabama community college, you can use the STARS guide to map out your curriculum as well as to view course equivalencies. If you are transferring from a 4-year institution or an out-of-state community college, you can view a list of course equivalencies on the University Registrar’s website. Once you have been admitted, you can view all official course evaluations through DegreeWorks on your myBama account.
UA’s Career Center works with students to help them find the careers they want by providing aptitude/personality tests, resume services, and on-campus interviews. The Office of Disability Services provides academic accommodations for students who submit appropriate documentation of their physical or learning disability. The Center for Academic Success offers tutoring, study skills workshops, and supplemental instruction sessions for any student who would like to take advantage of additional academic resources to enhance their learning opportunities while at the university.
Transfer students live off-campus. The Housing and Residential Communities office has many resources to help students find housing in the Tuscaloosa community. You can find more information by visiting the Off-campus Housing Resources page.