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Getting Your Student to UA

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You play a vital role in your student’s college search journey, providing encouragement and guidance along the way. It is our goal to provide the information and resources you need to navigate the college admission process at The University of Alabama.

How to Apply

What does my student need to do?

  • Meet Their Recruiter

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    The first step we recommend is that your student make contact with their regional recruiter who will help provide a personalized experience throughout the application and enrollment process.

  • Plan a Visit

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    We encourage any prospective student who is considering UA to visit  Tuscaloosa with their family for a campus tour. Our comprehensive tour provides a great look at what life is like as an Alabama student.

  • Apply for Admission

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    Applying for undergraduate admission at UA is a simple and straightforward process. If all required items are submitted, you’ll likely receive a decision within two weeks.

  • Attend Off-Campus Events

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    Attending off-campus events is a great way for your student to meet some of your future classmates, local recruiters and talk with representatives from our academic departments.

My student has been accepted. Now what?

Can I receive parent & family related information?

Yes! This form will sign you up to receive parent and family emails associated with your student throughout the application and enrollment process.


How much will it cost for my student to attend UA?

The cost of college and available financial resources are important considerations for families. Here’s what you need to know about UA:

  • Scholarships

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    UA offers some of the most generous scholarship packages among public universities in the United States. Learn more about what might be available for your student.

  • Financial Aid

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    There are several opportunities outside of scholarships to help make college affordable. Our financial aid team is here to help you through the process.

  • Cost of Attendance

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    We understand that financial considerations are an important part of the college decision process and are here to give you all the information you need to make your decision and understand both the cost and your return on investment.

Sweet Home Tuscaloosa

One of America’s Best College Towns

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Did you know Tuscaloosa was ranked in the Top 30 College Towns in the nation by USA Today? Once you’re here, you’ll quickly see why.

From a vibrant downtown to a peaceful riverwalk, you’ll find Tuscaloosa’s name is the only thing unique about our home.

While there’s plenty to do in T-town, Tuscaloosa is a short drive from the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Coast, the adventurous trails of the Appalachian Mountains and the major metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee.

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