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Prospective Student FAQ

Engineering Campus Visits

How do I plan a visit with the College of Engineering?

Please utilize our Plan A Visit Form to schedule a visit with the College of Engineering. We offer visits Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., except on university holidays or other planned non-visit days.

What does a visit with the College of Engineering entail?

The best way to learn about UA’s College of Engineering is to see it firsthand.

Each visit experience with the College of Engineering is personalized to the prospective student’s interests. Visits include a Facility Tour of College of Engineering led by an engineering student Ambassador. Throughout the Facility Tour, you’ll not only discover the rich history of our College but also experience the many academic and extracurricular opportunities that the College of Engineering offers including our Engineering Career Development Center, Mentor UPP, Undergraduate Research, international opportunities and student organizations and competition teams. In addition, we are hosting limited in-person opportunities to meet with faculty during your visit with the College of Engineering.

I am interested in attending an Admissions campus tour or visiting with another college during my visit to The University of Alabama. How do I plan those appointments?

For Admissions campus tours, please register through UA’s Admissions office. Once registered for your campus tour, please select the time of your campus tour on the Plan A Visit Form.

The College of Engineering works closely with UA’s campus partners and will schedule your visit based on your unique interests. If you are interested in other aspects about UA, such as Honors College, other colleges – or even the Million Dollar Band, please let us know in the comments section of the Plan A Visit Form. There is no need to submit multiple visit requests with different colleges or departments.

I am interested in speaking to someone about the curriculum and possible transfer credits. What is the best way to receive assistance with this?

Due to the needs of our current students, we are unable to schedule you an appointment with a College of Engineering academic advisor.

We recommend utilizing the undergraduate curriculum flowcharts that can be found on each department’s website to view the required curriculum for each degree program within the College of Engineering.

For transfer credit, the Registrar’s Office Transfer Credit page is the best resource. The transfer credit team is responsible for processing all transfer credit, including AP, IB, CLEP, dual enrollment and military credit. Their office also facilitates all transfer credit evaluations for both prospective and current UA students.

Is there a way to visit with the College of Engineering virtually?

The College of Engineering is hosting College of Engineering Virtual Information Sessions. Additional information on these virtual offerings, including registration, can be found through Admissions.

We also have a Virtual Visits page. This page highlights aspects of our College of Engineering through videos and 360 panoramic views in and around our facilities.

I have submitted my Plan A Visit Form but have a question about my visit, need to alter my visit, or have not heard a response on my submission.

For every visit request submitted, a reply email is sent to the email addresses that were listed on the Plan A Visit Form submission to confirm that the visit request has been received.

For questions about or alterations to your visit, please email the Engineering Welcome Center or call (205) 348-1596.

If you have not received a response from your visit submission, we recommend checking your email spam folder in case the visit submission confirmation email was sorted there.

Is there a time limit for visit submissions? When will I receive my visit agenda once my visit request has been submitted?

To develop the most appropriate and personalized schedule for your visit, we prefer to have a two week’s notice for planning. We cannot guarantee availability of requested appointments if the Plan A Visit Form is submitted less than two weeks before the requested visit date.

Your visit schedule will be emailed to all the email addresses listed on the visit submission form within one to two weeks of your visit date, depending on the timeframe of your submission. We plan visits with the College of Engineering in order of visit date and then order of visit request form submission for each visit date. Our visit dates do fill up quickly. We recommend submitting the Plan A Visit Form as soon as possible once you have chosen a visit date. The Plan A Visit Form will be updated as visit days become unavailable for new submissions.

What are the directions to The University of Alabama’s campus? Where do I park for my visit day?

The Engineering Welcome Center is located in H.M. Comer Hall.

We recommend using the GPS app, Google Maps, to navigate to campus. The address for H.M. Comer Hall is 245 7th Avenue Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. You are welcome to park in the pay to park area in the surface lot in front of H.M. Comer Hall. Please note, outside of the specific pay to park area is Faculty/Staff parking, and you could be ticketed if you choose to park outside of this area.

Exit at Jack Warner Parkway toward Tuscaloosa. Turn left at a stop light onto Hackberry Lane, turn right at the light onto McCorvey Drive, and then turn left onto Second Street. The parking lot is on your right.

Turn onto University Boulevard and travel east through downtown Tuscaloosa. Turn left on Campus Drive West and travel till it ends at a three-way stop with Seventh Avenue. The parking lot is on your left.

For help navigating campus, you may refer to our online campus map. Please note, there is also a B.B. Comer Hall on-campus. H.M. Comer Hall and B.B. Comer Hall are not the same buildings and are in different areas of campus.

If you need help with directions, please feel free to call (205) 348-1596.

Engineering Admission and Scholarship

How do I apply to the College of Engineering at The University of Alabama? Is there a separate application in addition to the Admissions application for The University of Alabama?

Prospective students can apply to the College of Engineering through the Undergraduate Admissions application at The University of Alabama. There is no separate application for admission into the College of Engineering, minus the Musical Audio Engineering degree program which does require an audition with the School of Music.

What scholarship opportunities does The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering offer?

The College of Engineering offers the Engineering Scholarship Program UA’s consolidated scholarship application includes all scholarships provided through the College of Engineering.

Please visit UA’s Undergraduate Scholarships for Entering Freshman Students page for full information on scholarship application requirements for entering freshmen.

Students must maintain enrollment in a College of Engineering degree program to receive any College of Engineering scholarships. For more information, read the policies for scholarship retention.

Currently enrolled students not already part of the Engineering Scholarship Program may apply for scholarships each year in their myBama account. Awarding is subject to availability of funds.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to call (205) 348-1596.

College of Engineering Undergraduate Housing Options

What are the College of Engineering’s living learning communities (LLC) or shared interest housing options?

Delta Initiative: Capstone Women in STEM

The Delta Initiative: Capstone Women in STEM is a community of freshmen women who will have the opportunity to live, learn, and study together. This program is currently housed in Riverside East. Community members will take a common Women’s Studies course, will benefit from study spaces and programs in the residence hall that are designed with STEM majors in mind, and will have the opportunity to participate in STEM specific community service. The Delta Initiative provides opportunities for career exploration, visits with STEM employers, and building meaningful connections with faculty and STEM practitioners.

Students majoring in biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, marine science, mathematics, microbiology, physics, or any of the majors in the College of Engineering are eligible. Students looking to participate in The Delta Initiative will be able to request roommates who are not also enrolled in the program.

If you are interested in being a member of the Delta Initiative: Capstone Women in STEM, please complete the application.

Bryant Hall

A unique living option is available for male engineering and computer science students in Bryant Hall, which houses student-athletes and freshmen from the College of Engineering. This living option provides an environment where students can exchange ideas, experiences, skills, and even class notes. The interaction between students with similar interests, and sometimes the same classes, is one of the main advantages of this living option. Students who select their option should be majoring in a degree program offered by the College of Engineering.

If you have any questions about any of the LLCs or academic shared interest communities listed above, you are welcome to email the Engineering Welcome Center or call (205) 348-1596.

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What academic degree programs does the College of Engineering offer?

Engineers and computer scientists will drive the innovation in tomorrow’s world. We invite you to explore the many academic opportunities offered within the College of Engineering.

What is the Freshman Engineering Program?

The Freshman Engineering Program at The University of Alabama is the designated engineering program for incoming freshman students as well as new transfer students to UA’s College of Engineering. This comprehensive program enhances the sense of community and belonging by the students and improves the instruction of and the introduction to the disciplines of engineering and computer science.

For more specific information on common freshmen year courses, visit UA’s Undergraduate Catalog.

For additional information about the Freshman Engineering Program, contact Bridgette Monk.

What accelerated graduate programs does the College of Engineering offer?

The STEM Path to the MBA allows high-achieving undergraduate students majoring in STEM disciplines to complete coursework to earn an MBA from the Manderson Graduate School of Business in only one calendar year beyond the completion of an undergraduate degree.

The program is centered around innovative solutions to real-world problems. Using nontraditional classroom methods and experiential learning opportunities, you have the opportunity to grow both academically deep into your major of study and functionally broad across different areas like communication, leadership and professionalism. The resulting sum of experiences develops a solid foundation for you to grow into management roles in high-tech companies.

The University of Alabama’s Accelerated Master’s Program can help you meet your goal of earning a graduate degree while saving time and cutting costs. Through AMP, you take courses that count simultaneously toward your undergraduate and graduate programs. All College of Engineering departments participate in AMP.

What professional development or extracurricular opportunities does the College of Engineering offer?

At The University of Alabama, we provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible. We welcome you to learn about the wonderful involvement opportunities our College of Engineering offers including our Engineering Career Development Center, Mentor UPP, Undergraduate Research, international opportunities, and student organizations and competition teams.

What is Student Introduction to Engineering? How do I register for SITE?

Student Introduction To Engineering is a summer program for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, hosted by The University of Alabama College of Engineering. SITE consists of five nights of fun and exploration. As a SITE student, you’ll live in a UA residence hall, engage in teaming exercises and tour an industrial plant to see engineers at work. You’ll challenge your mind with mathematics, engineering, computer science and English courses. And you’ll team with other ambitious students in a design competition sure to test your skills. SITE sessions are offered during the month of July each year.

Are laptops required for students within the College of Engineering? If so, what are the recommended laptop specifications?

Effective Fall 2020, all students in the College of Engineering are required to have a laptop. This does not affect currently enrolled students who started prior to and during the 2019-2020 academic year.

The College of Engineering provides laptop specifications for both Microsoft Windows laptops and Apple Macintosh laptops. Please note, it is highly recommended that students in any of the engineering degree programs, excluding computer science and cyber security, have a Windows-based laptop.

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