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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

To keep our graduate students healthy, orientation will be virtual for the next few semesters! All newly admitted students will be emailed general orientation information prior to the start of their semester which will include orientation videos to get you started.  Our goal is to acquaint you with UAH personnel, services, policies, and procedures as a newcomer to UAH. Much of the video topics discussed are also covered in the Newly Admitted Graduate Student Guide. If you have questions after reviewing this information, please reach out to the graduate school directly with any questions you may have at gradadmissions@uah.edu

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

The catalog looks a little different this semester due to COVID-19, so here is a slide show from fall created by College of Science to walk you through the different class options that are available as a measure to socially distance our students.


  • International students: Your mandatory international check-in date will be emailed to you from our International Services Office. Please be sure your flight arrives at the Huntsville (HSV) airport prior to this date. If you did not receive this information, please contact the Office of International Services at OIS@uah.edu.
  • 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. 

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. Your college advisor can assist you with these considerations.




Contact Graduate Admissions