You’re just a few steps away from coming back as a Blazer.

Complete this checklist, created especially for students returning to UAB, to help make your transition smooth and simple.

Step 1. Activate your BlazerID

You’ll need your BlazerID to register for classes, pay your tuition, view your financial aid, and much more. If you have forgotten your BlazerID, click on “Do I Have a BlazerID from the menu on the left side of the page. If you know your BlazerID, you will most likely need to reset your password by clicking on “Change BlazerID Password” from the menu on the left side of that page. Once you have reset your password, you should be ready to log in to BlazerNET.

The BlazerID and password may take up to one hour to reactivate.

Activate BlazerID

Step 2. Explore BlazerNET

BlazerNET is the official portal to the UAB community and the most reliable source of information for UAB students. It’s convenient, secure, and provides easy access to your UAB email, class schedule, financial aid status, transfer credits, Graduation Planning System (GPS), important announcements and more. Use your BlazerID and password to login.

Step 3. Apply for or Accept Financial Aid

All it takes is just one form. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Use Code 001052 to send your application to UAB.

Priority Deadlines

  • Summer/fall students: December 1
  • Spring students: Not applicable

If you receive financial aid award, accept or decline the offer at

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Cost & Aid

Step 4. Take Course Placement Assessments

If you have not earned college-level math or English credit above the remedial level, you are required to take an assessment to determine course placement. Some exceptions apply.

Step 5. Submit Your Immunizations

Enrolling students must show proof of the required immunizations with either an official certificate of immunization, a photocopy of an immunization certificate, or written documentation from their physician. If you were previously enrolled at UAB some of your immunizations may be on file.

Before you get any new vaccinations, log in to the UAB Patient Portal and check your immunization requirements. Immunization records for Alabama residents that are already on file with the state registry are added automatically. If you’re an Alabama resident with questions about immunizations, contact a medical clearance associate through the Patient Portal.

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Submission Deadlines

Log in to the UAB Patient Portal

Step 6. Submit Health Insurance

If are registering for nine semester hours or more, then you must show proof of health insurance coverage. Don’t have private coverage? Then you’ll be enrolled automatically in UAB’s Student Health Insurance Plan. The premium will be added to your student account unless you submit a waiver indicating proof of personal insurance coverage.

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Find current waiver deadlines

Step 7. Submit Your ONE Card Photo

The ONE Card is your official UAB ID–and your free pass to UAB athletic events, recreational activities, and libraries. Upload your own photo. (Photos must meet certain criteria and must be approved by UAB staff.) You must bring a government-issued photo ID to pick up your ONE Card.

Submit Your Photo

Step 8. Submit Final Transcripts

At the time of admission, if you were enrolled at another college or university and submitted an incomplete transcript, you will need to request that a final transcript be sent to our office:

UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Box 99
1702 2nd Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35294-2936

Keep in mind, your admission is contingent pending receipt of all official and final transcripts.


Contact the Office of Admissions

Do you have questions? The UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions is happy to answer them all. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 205-934-8221.

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Undergraduate Admissions