UAB Mission Statement
  The University of Alabama at Birmingham serves students, patients, the community and the global need for discovery,   knowledge dissemination, education, creativity and the application of groundbreaking solutions. We are the leader among   comprehensive public urban research universities and academic medical centers.

  UAB Start
  UAB Start is a program designed for high school juniors and seniors to enroll in courses with UAB to earn high school and   college credit or just college credit. Through GEAR UP Alabama, this program includes high school students in the   graduating classes of 2020 and 2021. In order for students to received high school credit, their school/ school system   would  need to have a formal Dual/Concurrent Enrollment agreement with UAB through GEAR UP Alabama.

  Dual enrollment means that students are earning high school and college credit at the same time.
  Concurrent enrollment means that students are only earning college credit.

  Students can apply for dual/concurrent enrollment in order to take courses as a non-degree seeking student at UAB while   still completing high school and may be able to apply credit earned at UAB both towards college requirements and   towards the high school diploma.

  Individual courses taken by dual/concurrent enrollment must be pre-approved by the student’s high school. Prior to each   term of enrollment under the dual/concurrent enrollment option, the student must submit a letter from the high school   identifying the pre-approved course (s) to be taken for dual credit.

  Contact for UAB Start

  For additional information regarding UAB Start please contact Deidre Murray, Associate Director of Online Special   Programs and Dual Enrollment at or (205) 975-2984.