Academic Calendar Year

The University of Alabama operates on the semester system, which includes fall, spring, and summer terms. For a list of all parts of term and important dates, please visit

Classification of Students

University of Alabama students are classified by credit hours earned. Read more.

Department, Program, and Course Alpha Symbols

Learn which symbol and division matches each department, program, or course. Read more.

Grades and Grade Points

A student's overall grade point average (GPA) is comprised of all work completed at the collegiate level, including work completed at The University of Alabama as well as work completed at other postsecondary institutions and accepted for credit at The University of Alabama in accordance with the Transfer Credit Policy. Read more.


A dean's list of superior students is compiled and published at the close of each semester. Read more.


The University of Alabama official transcript is a complete record of a student’s enrollment at UA, including all undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses. Read more.