Resources & FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Yes. Advising is required and mandatory for all main campus and online students in the Culverhouse College of Business.

Main Campus Students can schedule an appointment three different ways:

  1. Schedule an appointment online.
  2. Call us at 205-348-4537.
  3. Visit our office in 10 Bidgood Hall

Distance Learning (DL) Students can schedule an appointment by emailing online@culverhouse.ua.edu.

No. If you are admitted to The University of Alabama, you are eligible to pursue a major in Culverhouse College of Business. 

For non-business students, course specific prerequisites are generally fewer than those listed in the catalog for business students. Students should visit with an academic advisor in 10 Bidgood Hall or contact the Culverhouse Registrar (culverhouseregistrar@culverhouse.ua.edu) for more information.

Your Overall GPA reflects coursework from The University of Alabama and all transfer coursework completed. Your UA GPA reflects only coursework taken at The University of Alabama.

Contact your advisor in 10 Bidgood Hall for more information.

Academic Warning

A student is placed on Academic Warning because:

Academic Suspension

A student is placed on Academic Suspension because:

Visit the catalog to learn more about academic status, warning and suspension.

The UA catalog defines academic bankruptcy as “a student’s request to retroactively withdraw from one academic term of study because of extreme personal, emotional, or financial circumstances so devastating that it was impossible for the student to perform academically at a level approximating the usual record of achievement.”

For more information on how to file for academic bankruptcy, contact our Student Services office at 205-348-4537 or visit here  for more information .

  1. Meet with your Culverhouse advisor to create a graduation plan.
  2. Attend a Study Abroad 101 session.
  3. Meet with a study abroad advisor in the Education Abroad Office to discuss your options.

Academic advising is still a requirement while studying abroad. We encourage you to:

  • Reach out to your academic advisor before you are planning to study abroad.
  • Early in your study abroad semester, email your advisor to discuss courses for the upcoming semester.

Registration

Students must schedule an advising appointment in order to be cleared to register for classes. Students register based on assigned times. View our registration timetables for more information.

Spring Semester

The first group of students will begin registration in late October. Schedule your appointment within the first three weeks of the Fall semester (mid-August to early September). 

Summer and Fall Semesters

The first group of students will begin registration in late March. Schedule your appointment within the first three weeks of the Spring semester (mid-January to early February). 

*All incoming first-year and transfer students are advised during Bama Bound orientation.

Main Campus Students can schedule an appointment three different ways:

  1. Schedule an appointment online.
  2. Call us at 205-348-4537.
  3. Visit our office in 10 Bidgood Hall

Distance Learning (DL) Students can schedule an appointment by emailing online@culverhouse.ua.edu.

If you missed the deadline to add a course, please contact your advisor for assistance.

To drop a course:

  1. Visit your myBama account.
  2. Student Tab – Academic & Student Services – Registration.
  3. Click the “Add/Drop” link.
  4. Choose the correct “Term.”
  5. Click on “Drop/Delete” from the dropdown menu next to the course.
  6. Click “Submit.”

Students can drop a class without a grade of “W” (withdrawal) during the first week of classes. A grade of “W” will be issued for the dropped course for the first 10 weeks of the semester. After the first 10 weeks, you may NOT withdraw from a course.

First, don’t panic. If registration is still open, please re-enroll in your courses. If you are having issues getting into the same courses, contact Drop-In Advising for assistance. 

If registration has ended, complete the Late Add/Drop form. You will receive a response within 24 hours of submitting the form. Please wait to receive a response before taking further action.

The most common registration errors are: 

Prerequisite/Test Error: This means you do not have the prerequisite for the course you are attempting to register for. 

Campus Restriction: This means you are choosing a course that is designated for a specific student population. (e.g. Distance Learning, Early College, etc.)

Class Restriction: This course is restricted to students who need a specific class standing (e.g. freshmen, sophomore, etc.). You either have too many or not enough hours to enroll. 

Instructor, Department, or Advisor Permission Required: This course is restricted to students with special permission. Please contact your advisor for further information. 

Max Hours: This means you have exceeded the maximum number of hours you can register for. Please complete the Maximum Override Request Form.

MA – Main Campus

OLM – Online for Main Campus Students

OL – Online for Distance Learning (DL) Students 

EC – Online for Early College (high school)

ER – Online for ArmyIgnitED

Majors and Minors

We offer 8 business majors:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management (OM)

For more information on each major, view all undergraduate programs on our website.

The short answer, it depends upon your program of study.

Management

Students are required to choose one of the following concentrations:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Human Resource Management

Finance, Economics, or Operations Management 

Students are required to choose one of the following:

  • A second major
  • An approved minor
  • A major specific concentration

No other majors are required to have a second major, minor, or concentration.

Yes, business minors are open to all students. For more information on each minor, view each minor on our website.

Students in Culverhouse College of Business can pursue multiple majors, minors, and major-specific concentrations. Contact your advisor for more information.  

Students pursuing a double major will earn one degree. They are required to complete at least 120 hours and all of the requirements for both majors. Students pursuing a dual degree must have a major in at least two different colleges. They will earn two degrees (e.g. Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts) and are required to complete at least 150 hours plus all of the degree requirements for both colleges.

Culverhouse College of Business students can change their major, minor, or concentration by visiting myBama (Student tab – Academic and Student Services – Academic Records and Curriculum – Change Major/Minor). We encourage you to speak with an advisor prior to making any changes. 

Non-business students who wish to pursue a major in Culverhouse College of Business must schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor. Please call our office at 205-348-4537, visit 10 Bidgood, or book an appointment online (hyperlink online to SARS calendar).

Transfer

  • A letter that shows the course you are taking at another college and how it will transfer back to UA.
  • It is required documentation for you and your advisor.
  • This document is often requested by the other college.
  • It is your guarantee that your course will transfer as listed on the letter.  

We recommend sending your Letter of Transiency to your academic advisor to make sure that the course(s) will fulfill graduation requirements.

Login to myBama and it is located in the “Academic and Student Services” box on the Student tab under “Official Documents.”

We recommend completing a Letter of Transiency before taking courses at a different college. This ensures your credit will be received by UA.

In order to receive credit for transient coursework, you must request your official transcript to be sent back to the UA Registrar’s Office for processing. Be sure your final grade has been posted.

Check the Transfer Credit Equivalency Tables located on the Registrar’s Office website and search for the school you are planning to attend. If you need further assistance, please contact the Advising Office.

Email:
transfercredit@ua.edu

Postal Mail (USPS):
The University of Alabama
Office of the University Registrar
Box 870134
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0134

Parcel Service (UPS, FedEX, etc.):
Office of the University Registrar
801 Campus Drive
206 Student Services Center
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

You can request an official UA transcript to be sent to another college through the “Academic and Student Services” box in the Student tab on myBama. Official transcript requests are processed by the Registrar’s Office. Some institutions require a copy of your Letter of Transiency as part of their transient admission process.

If you are planning on transferring to another college, you are responsible for contacting the other college to learn how credits will be applied to your degree program..

You can request an official UA transcript to be sent to another college through the “Academic and Student Services” box in the Student tab on myBama. Official transcript requests are processed by the Registrar’s Office

You will need to contact Student Accounts to ensure all balances have been paid in full before your transcript can be released.

Graduation

Students need at least 120 earned hours to receive their bachelor’s degree from UA. However, students must also meet the requirements specific to their degree program to be eligible for graduation. Please contact your academic advisor for further information.

You must have earned 90+ hours to submit a Graduation Application. The application can be found on myBama under the Student Tab – Academic and Student Services – Degree Audit and Graduation. Please see the Academic Calendar for graduation application deadlines for each term.

Reminder: Order your regalia (cap, gown, tassel) from the SupeStore.

  • Cords: May be available through certain organizations (e.g. Business Honors, University Honors College, student organizations).
  • Stole: For students who meet Latin Honors designations. Instructions for pick up will be sent via Crimson Email to qualifying students. 
  • Red Cap: For students who have earned a cumulative 4.0 UA GPA one semester prior to graduation. Instructions for pick up will be sent via Crimson Email to qualifying students.
  • Regalia (cap, gown, tassel): Students can order regalia from the SupeStore.
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