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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.

New Student Graduate Orientation

Our goal is to acquaint you with UAH personnel, services, policies, and procedures as a newcomer to UAH. All newly admitted graduate students will be emailed information about how to access our online New Graduate Student Orientation through Canvas. In the meantime, please review our Newly Admitted Graduate Student Guide. If you have questions after reviewing this information, please reach out to the Graduate Admissions Office at

Registering for Classes

New graduate students are highly encouraged to request an advisor from their department to assist you with class selection and help you develop a program. This roadmap will help you register for classes and will provide you with a path to graduation. Visit to view contact information for your program coordinator. 

Also, at you can find registration dates for your semester and a helpful video to assist you in creating your class schedule with Schedule Planner. Full-time registration is nine credit hours each fall and spring semester, and summer full-time registration is six credit hours. Please note, full-time registration is required each semester for all F-1 and J-1 visa holders.


  • 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
  • Your Charger ID (ex: abc0001) is used to sign in to, our wireless network, Canvas, and Google Apps. Visit 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 email account for special announcements after you have registered.   


Contact Graduate Admissions