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2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog
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    Office of The University Registrar
    Student Responsibility
    Classification of Students
    Transfers Within The University
    Transfer Credit
    Academic Bankruptcy
    Grades and Grade Points
    Examinations and Reports
    Records Policy For Students With Uncleared Financial Obligations
    Code of Academic Conduct
    Academic Warning and Academic Suspension
    Student-Athlete Satisfactory Progress
    Absence From Class and Failure To Complete Class Work
    Core Curriculum/General Education Requirements
    UA System Cooperative Exchange Program
    Second Baccalaureate Degree


The University of Alabama has long subscribed to the ethical principles for confidentiality of student records that are recommended by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Following passage of the Family Education and Privacy Act of 1974 (the “Buckley Amendments”), and of subsequent amendments in 1988 and 1990, the University established policies and procedures to implement that legislation. The statement of these policies is available upon request in the Office of the University Registrar.

For more information, contact The University of Alabama, Office of the University Registrar, 206 Student Services Center, Box 870134, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0134; e-mail:; Web site:


Thorough knowledge of the academic regulations and policies of the University and its academic divisions is essential for all students. Each student is expected to become familiar with the University of Alabama undergraduate catalog and to consult with the academic advisors provided by the student’s division.

Each student is responsible for selecting and registering for the courses that (a) are needed to maintain reasonable progress toward the desired degree; (b) will satisfy all requirements for the desired degree by the time the student expects to graduate; and (c) conform to University regulations. Students are expected to pursue successful completion of the courses for which they register.

Students are also responsible for the following:

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