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Congratulations on your admission to UAH's Graduate School! Here you'll find some resources to help prepare you for what's next.

Graduate Orientation

Join us for Graduate Orientation, which is held at the beginning of the semester to ensure you start on the right foot. Our goal is to acquaint you with UAH personnel, services, policies, and procedures as a newcomer to UAH.

Thursday, July 25 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, August 14 from 9:00 to 11:00 am
Monday, August 19 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (International)

All dates will be hosted in the Salmon Library, Room 211, on the second floor. Admitted students are requested to RSVP to let us know you will attend.

Don't delay; space is limited. Can't attend? All students will be emailed general orientation information so they don't miss out. Until then, be sure to review our Newly Admitted Graduate Student Guide to help you get started before the first day of classes.


Registering for Classes

New students are highly encouraged to request an advisor from their department to help develop a program of study. This roadmap will help you register for classes and will provide you with a path to graduation. Visit your college website for departmental contact information.

Full-time registration (required for F-1 and J-1 visa holders) is 9 credit hours/semester (fall and spring). Summer full-time registration is 6 hours.

UAH Course Catalog


  • International students: Your mandatory international check-in date for fall is Friday, August 16 at 7:30 a.m. in the Student Services Building (view map). Please be sure your flight arrives at the Huntsville (HSV) airport prior to this date.
  • Your Charger ID (ex: abc0001) is used to sign in to my.uah.edu, our wireless network, Canvas, and Google Apps. Visit reset.uah.edu to set up your password and access your accounts. Check your admissions letter for your Charger ID and "A Number" to get started. 
  • Begin checking your @uah.edu email account for special announcements after you have registered. Review the Newly Admitted Graduate Student Guide for complete details on all your accounts.

Getting Ready for Graduate School

We polled our current students and asked them what they wished they had known before they started graduate school. The three topics that came up the most were the time commitment involved, figuring out how to be your own best advocate, and understanding the difference between a thesis and non-thesis degree. Dr. Berkowitz, Graduate Dean, is here to explain.


Contact Graduate Admissions