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 andcollege 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, 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.