Find which Alabama colleges are participating in FREE college app week including UAB

Get your applications in for FREE while you have the chance. Photo via the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Listen up, incoming college freshmen. You are not going to want to miss this. October 18 through October 22 is Alabama’s free college application week, here are a few participating colleges including UAB.

Alabama’s Free College Application Week

Did you know that the average cost for a college application is over $50? Photos by Jacob Blankenship via Bham Now

October is College Application Month and colleges are waving fees for incoming freshmen, transfer and international students across the U.S. including Alabama. This week, Oct. 18-22, is free college application week for Alabama.

One college we recommend you apply to is the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Entering freshmen and students looking to transfer to UAB can apply at no cost. Through this initiative, UAB hopes to provide equal access to potential students who are seeking higher education.

Here’s why you should consider applying to UAB

UAB campus
UAB is a great school to apply to. Photo via University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB officials highly encourage students interested in the university to take advantage of free application week and waived fees by submitting applications during this time.

“Fees associated with applying to college can add up quickly, and we hope that, by waiving fees for those who want to attend college at UAB, we can meet prospective students where they are.”

Tyler Peterson, Executive Director of Admissions, Financial Aid & Scholarships, UAB

UAB set an enrollment record for the largest and most diverse first-time freshman cohort in UAB history in 2021, according to the census data report—while continuing to grow its student body to more than 22,000 students for the third consecutive year.

The university also offers in-person and virtual tours to ensure everyone who wishes to experience what the campus has to offer has access. Masks are required during inside portions of in-person tours.

These Alabama colleges and universities are also participating

The University of Montevallo (UM) has also waived their application fee and they are also recruiting riders for an inaugural collegiate cycling team for Fall 2022. They are planning to transform the former Montevallo Golf Club into a world-class course, which will serve as the home course for the cycling team.

They best part about this is that they will offer scholarships. Sounds like something you’re interested in? You can apply to UM for FREE this week.

Here’s a list of additional participating colleges:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Auburn University at Montgomery
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • Alabama State University
  • Jacksonville State University
  • Miles College
  • University of Alabama
  • Stillman College
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of West Alabama
  • Troy University
  • Wallace State Community College

Already graduated and looking to attend graduate school? Along with their undergraduate programs, The University of Alabama is offering application waivers for master’s and doctoral students—as well as test scores.

Which one of these colleges are you going to apply to this week? Tag us @BhamNow on socials and let us know.

Tira Davis
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