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Table of Contents Welcome to The University of Alabama in Huntsville! To help get you started on your successful journey to the Charger Nation, we have created this helpful Pre-Orientation Guide. Use this guide as a check-list to get you started here at UAH. Charge on!

 Learn to Navigate your Banner Self-Service Student Account

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 Register for Orientation

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 Complete the Immunizations & Student Health form

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 Review Your Academic Placement

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 Finalize Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

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 Apply for On-Campus Housing

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 Send in updated Academic Records

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 Register for Services

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 Start Planning

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Learn to Navigate your Banner Self-Service Student Account • •

Banner Self-Service (Student) Account is UAH’s online student information system. You can…  Register for Classes  Pay your University Bill  Update your Personal Contact Information  View Grades  See Current Term Schedule  View Student Financial Aid Status  Finalize Housing Assignment

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Go to and click “Enter Secure Area”

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Trouble accessing? Call 256-824-7777 for assistance

What you will need to log-in: USER ID: Your User ID is what we refer to as your Banner ID # or Student #. It is located on your acceptance letter and it begins with a capital “A.” Please include the “A” when entering the log-in information. PIN: Your PIN is automatically created after your acceptance. Your defaulted PIN is your first-name initial capitalized and your lastname initial capitalized, followed by the last six digits of your Student Identification Number. (Example: JR123456)

Register for Orientation At New Student Orientation you will not only register for classes, but also meet friends & make memories that will last a lifetime! Remember to be able to enroll in classes with UAHuntsville it’s required to participate in a New Student Orientation.

Orientation is not just for students. Family sessions will help you and your family transition to college life by highlighting university resources that enhance the family college experience. Register soon by going to All orientation confirmations are sent via e-mail

Complete the Immunizations & Student Health form A healthy campus is very important to us, so before you can attend classes all new students, regardless of classification, must have acceptable proof of immunizations, vaccines and TB screening.

Learn more about our Student Health Services and to download the needed immunization form please visit


Review Your Academic Placement Placement testing is not required for registration. However, if you wish to register for a higher level class than the one in which you will be placed, then you may take the placement tests in order to demonstrate your ability to perform at the next level. All students who are beginning college-level course work in English, Mathematics, and Chemistry are placed at the level best suited to their academic preparation and background

Placement tests can be used to help to determine students’ preparedness within these areas. Placements are determined by the respective academic departments based on the student’s score(s). If you live near the University, you may sign up for placement testing on the Testing Services website. We are also offering English and Mathematics placement testing during Day 1 of the Freshman Orientation program. All new first-time students are sent a placement letter at the start of May. If you misplace this letter or have questions regarding placement, please view our Placement Guide.


Finalize Student Financial Aid & Scholarships Complete FAFSA To be considered for federal financial aid you must complete the Fee Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include UAHuntsville’s school code (001055) so that we receive your information. You should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. To complete your FAFSA go to Questions about Scholarships & Aid? Visit:

Accept Scholarships We are glad you are making UAHuntsville your home. Just a friendly reminder all UAHuntsville Scholarships need to be accepted by May 1. To accept your scholarships:  Enter your Banner-Self Service Student Account at  Follow the Financial Aid tab to your award aid for your first year & term  Go to the tab labeled “Accept Award Offer”  Click “Accept All Awards”


Apply for On-Campus Housing UAHuntsville has the SUITE life with our residential communities! Make sure to apply early to your preferred residence hall. To learn more and apply for on-campus housing please visit Living on campus is required for first and second year students with exception to those whose legal/permanent address is within a 30 mile radius of Huntsville. Once you have applied for housing you will be mailed your housing assignment and move-in details in late July. You can also access your room assignment and roommate information online through your Banner Self-Service account. If you’re attending an August New Student Orientation make sure you complete the Early Move-In request form within your confirmation email.

Tip: Have a roommate in mind? Make sure each of you write the other person’s name on the housing application to be successfully matched up.


Send in updated Academic Records Please send the following information to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to attending your Orientation Session. Transfer Students  Updated/Final College Transcripts First-Year Students  Final High School Transcripts/Previous College Coursework Transcripts  Advanced Placement/IB Scores/CLEP Courses

Mail to: UAHuntsville Office of Undergraduate Admissions 301 Sparkman Drive, EB 117 Huntsville, AL 35899


Register for Services Students with Disabilities UAHuntsville Disability Support Services (DSS) is responsible for assuring that students with disabilities have equal, effective, and meaningful access to all aspects of university life, while remaining as independent as possible. DSS creates accommodations and appropriate strategies for a successful learning experience while maintaining the academic standards and integrity of the University.

To request services please visit


Start Planning You are now a proactive college student! So start planning now! Use these helpful links to get started on planning your first academic-semester.

Research Class Options Program of Study Academic Calendar


Thank you for completing the Pre-Orientation Guide.

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Use this guide as a roadmap to the Charger Nation before arriving for New Student Orientation.