Due to COVID-19 circumstances, UA Early College will only be accepting Summer On Campus applications from current students who will be attending The University of Alabama as a college freshman in the fall of 2021. This decision has been made for the Summer 2021 semester only, with the hope of resuming normal operations for Summer 2022.

The Summer On Campus application has been pushed back to open on March 15, 2021.

Experience College – Live On Campus during the Summer

You don’t have to wait until freshman year to stay on campus and attend college classes. With Summer On Campus, you will live in a residence hall, walk the Quad, make great friends and take two college courses at UA per term.  And you’ll have the same strong support network you experience in your online courses – Peer Coaches who live in your residence hall, an overnight staff member, our student success coordinator, summer programs coordinator, academic advisors, and student-centered instructors.

We’ll give you plenty of opportunities to learn about college life – like meeting with representatives from student organizations and campus areas. And we’ll also provide plenty of social opportunities like stadium tours, movie and game nights, meals and events with UA organizations and speakers, and study groups at the library.

See our Summer On Campus cost breakdown for more information about housing, courses, and the overall cost.

*Students who are high school seniors are still eligible to participate in Summer On Campus post-high school graduation.

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How to Spend Your Summer On Campus!

*The UA Early College and Summer On Campus application are two separate applications.

  • Students must apply and be admitted to UA Early College – Application Steps
  • Pass the UAEC 200: College Readiness Course
  • Complete the Summer On Campus application (only for incoming UA freshmen in 2021) – Available through Early College Student Resources (ECSR) in Blackboard Learn once the UAEC 200 class is complete. There is no fee for the Summer On Campus application.
    • The last day to apply for UA Early College and be eligible for Summer On Campus term I (or both terms) is March 29, 2021
    • The last day to apply for UA Early College and be eligible for Summer On Campus term II is April 26, 2021

Applying to Summer On Campus

The Summer On Campus application will open to current UA Early College students on March 15, 2021. Students may attend the Summer I term, the Summer II term or both terms.

    • The deadline for applying to Summer On Campus term I (or both terms) is May 10, 2021
    • The deadline for applying to Summer On Campus term II is June 14, 2021

Summer Term Dates

Summer is split into two terms (Summer I and Summer II), each four weeks long:

  • Summer I Term – May 24 to June 26, 2021
  • Summer II Term – June 28 to July 31, 2021
UA Early College looks forward to offering the 2021 Summer On Campus program this year, with health and safety being a top priority. If it becomes necessary for The University of Alabama to cancel on campus activities for the summer semester, UA Early College will notify students and parents regarding virtual learning options. For the latest COVID-19 University of Alabama updates, please visit the UA Health Information website.

COVID-19: UA Early College Programmatic Information FAQs

Course Options

Summer On Campus students take classes alongside other UA students. Students are strongly encouraged to communicate with their UAEC academic advisor when choosing courses.

Contact UA Early College with any questions by email at earlycollege@ua.edu or call 205-348-7083.