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Graduate Admissions: FAQ

For general admission, we require an official transcript from your degree granting institution. However, some of our programs require ALL of your prior institutions’ transcripts (see the admissions requirements for your program of interest). Transcripts from UNA are not required to be sent to UNA.
 
Official transcripts should be sent electronically to graduate@una.edu through an electronic transcript service or mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
UNA Box 5078
Florence, AL 35632

To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must come to us directly from an institution, either by mail or through an electronic transcript service such as Clearinghouse or eScript. Transcripts submitted by students are considered unofficial documents unless the transcript is still in its original, sealed envelope from the institution.

The graduate application fee is a one-time only, nonrefundable fee that is required for all first-time UNA graduate studies applicants. If you earned a Bachelor’s degree from UNA, but have never applied to a graduate studies program, you ARE required to pay the graduate application fee.

The graduate application fee is only waived for former UNA graduate program students and applicants who have previously paid the fee. If you have previously paid the graduate application fee, select the “Previously Paid” option on your graduate application. Instructions with a promo code will appear on your screen once you choose this option.
 
If you waived the graduate application fee by mistake and need to pay your fee, please call the Office of Student Accounts at 256-765-4442 to pay by phone.
Yes! You will need to submit a graduate application for the “Unclassified” program option in the appropriate area (Business, Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Sciences, or Nursing) and choose the “Graduate Unclassified” student status. The application fee and official degree-granting transcript are required.
 
*If you are currently enrolled at another institution and you wish to take a course at UNA and transfer the course credit back to your parent institution, you need to choose the “Graduate Transient” student status. You do not need to send a transcript, but we will need a Transient Approval Form from your parent institution.

If you are an Unclassified student and you decide to enter a degree or certificate program, you will need to reapply for that program and meet the applicable admissions requirements (see “Can I waive the graduate application fee?” above for details on the fee waiver).

Yes! If you have not yet been admitted, please email us at graduate@una.edu to request a change of program for your application.
 
If you have already been admitted and wish to change your Academic Program, login to your MyUNA profile to submit a new application. You are not required to pay the application fee again (see “Can I waive the graduate application fee?” above for details on the fee waiver).

Yes! Please login to your MyUNA profile to submit a new application. You are not required to pay the application fee again (see “Can I waive the graduate application fee?” above for details on the fee waiver).

To reactivate your admission status, login to your MyUNA Profile to submit a new application. If you do not have a MyUNA Profile, you will need to create one. You are not required to pay the application fee again (see “Can I waive the graduate application fee?” above for details on the fee waiver). Admission material should be on file if you have previously enrolled or if you have applied to graduate school at UNA within the past two years.

Yes, with approval. To receive transfer credit, students must submit a transfer credit approval form. Please contact your academic department for more information about the transfer credit policy in your graduate program.

Yes! Several of our graduate programs can be completed online. 

CLICK HERE for a complete list of online program offerings at UNA.

Online course offerings can be viewed in the Class Schedule

Yes! Your advisor will assist with your program of study and course options. Contact your department for more information.

Now! Take the next step towards earning your graduate degree today!
 
We’re here to help! Email us at graduate@una.edu if you have more questions!