Free Grad App Week 2022

Ended October 21, 2022 at 4:45 p.m. CDT

The University of Alabama Graduate School offered free master’s and doctoral applications to domestic and international students from October 17-21, 2022. While Free App Week has concluded, we invite you to visit for information about graduate programs and funding opportunities.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a waiver of the application fee, you must:

  • Meet the minimum admission criteria for your program
  • Have a minimum of at least an overall 3.0 GPA or a 3.0 GPA in your graduate program, based on a 4.0 scale
  • Meet the minimum admission and language scores
  • Submit your completed application and all supporting documents before the deadlines outlined below

One application fee waiver code is allowed per student and will only be valid for a single application. Applicants who wish to submit multiple applications must pay the application fee for any applications beyond the initial application.

The free application is only good for the original term and program. Any changes will require that an application fee be paid.

Final determination of the application fee waiver approval is at the sole discretion of the Graduate School.


  • The application waiver code may be used from Monday, October 17 at 8 a.m. until Friday, October 21 at 4:45 p.m.
  • All supporting documents must be received by Tuesday, November 15 at 11:59 p.m. or the application fee will be required

All times are U.S. central time zone.

Be inspired

No matter where you’re from, you belong at The University of Alabama. Join an international cohort of leaders and innovators, defined by their passion to make a difference.

Best Employers for New Graduates 2021 (Forbes)

#13 in Best Online Family Nurse Practitioner Master’s Programs (U.S. News & World Report)

#20 in Best Online Master’s in Education and Business Programs (U.S. News & World Report)

#22 Best Business Graduate Schools (U.S. News & World Report)

Top-five finalist for Outstanding Education Program – the 10th time the program has been awarded this honor (PRWeek Awards)

Christine Bassett’s Extraordinary Research

Christine was searching for a graduate program to help her make the greatest impact in understanding how climate change affects people. She found it at The University of Alabama.

Now, Christine is one of the leading voices in climate research.

Nayeli Pineda’s Resilient Journey

Nayeli had to leave school after her freshman year. But nothing could keep her from earning a degree and building a better life for her family. She was determined to return.

“It was like, ‘Okay, you’ve got to pick yourself back up and do this.’ I had no safety net, and failing wasn’t an option, so I buckled down and got to work.”

Build a stronger future.

With over 150 graduate disciplines led by some of the brightest minds in the U.S., it’s easy to see why Google, NASA and Lockheed Martin prefer UA graduates over other candidates. Get the support you need to build the career you deserve. 

Cutting-Edge Equipment

We empower our students with the same top-level equipment they will use in their careers.

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State-of-the-art Facilities

We lead interdisciplinary initiatives and research in UA’s world-class facilities.  Our laboratories and study spaces are second-to-none.

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Visionary Colleagues

Our growing and diverse community of scholars overcome local and global challenges.

Unlock your free app week waiver code

A world of possibilities awaits you at The University of Alabama. Unlock your FREE APP WEEK waiver code and begin your journey today.


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