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Steps to Take - Step One

Apply to UA Early College

You must complete all three steps before we will consider your application.

1. Complete the UA Early College online application

  • Complete the online application (with $40 nonrefundable application fee)
  • DO use the application link called “Early College”
  • DO use the UA Early College application tutorial, so you can see exactly how to complete the correct application
  • DO NOT use the application link for “Distance Learning Programs”

2. Counselor Cover Memo and Transcript

  • Open the Counselor Cover Memo
  • Fill out the top portion of the Counselor Verification Cover Memo, and print the form
  • Take the printed Counselor Verification Cover Memo to your high school counselor for his or her verification and signature
  • Counselors may use the attached counselor memo and can submit the transcript either
    • by mail to UA Early College, Box 870365, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0365
    • by secure email to
    • using your electronic transcript provider
    • by secure fax to (205) 348-3165

3. Student Essay

After you complete the online application, complete the Student Essay (Suggested Browsers: Firefox or Safari).


Call: (205) 348-7083 or 877-823-8759