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New partnership with Calhoun Community College extends successful UAB Joint Admissions Program

July 27, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Alabama at Birmingham today announced a partnership with Calhoun Community College through the UAB Joint Admissions Program, launched in 2013. The initiative offers many benefits to participating students, as well as UAB Presidential Full Tuition Scholarships for two Calhoun graduates each year, continuing the institution’s commitment to attracting top Alabama students.

“We are very pleased with the success of our Joint Admissions Program since its inception, and we are excited to extend its benefits to Calhoun students,” said UAB President Ray L. Watts. “It is important that our institutions of higher education work together to remove barriers and create opportunities to help students receive the necessary support to realize their fullest potential and go on to rewarding 21st century careers.”

Students who are not immediately eligible for traditional UAB admission can enroll in a Joint Admissions Program partner institution, and students can also self-select into this program during their first year at Calhoun. As students pursue an associate degree at a partner institution, they have access to UAB facilities, libraries and campus events. Students also have access to a UAB admissions counselor on-site at their community college who will help ensure that they meet the requirements necessary to transfer to UAB.

Participating students are admitted to UAB when they earn an associate degree, and they receive a $2,000 annual scholarship for their junior year and senior year if they maintain eligibility.

With locations in Decatur and Huntsville, Alabama, Calhoun is the largest of the two-year institutions making up the Alabama Community College System.

“This new partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham represents a tremendous opportunity for our students to continue their higher-education journey beyond Calhoun,” said Calhoun Community College President James Klauber, Ph.D. “We thank Dr. Watts and his team for extending this invitation to the college and our students, and look forward to working with the university in this Joint Admissions initiative.”

Since its inception in 2013, the UAB Joint Admissions Program has provided hundreds of students throughout the state the opportunity to benefit from enhanced advising and a smooth transition to UAB to realize their dream of college success and completion.

Institutions now partnering with UAB through the Joint Admissions Program include Bevill State, Calhoun Community College, Gadsden State, Jefferson State, Lawson State and Wallace State-Hanceville.

Information about UAB’s Joint Admissions Program, including how to apply as a transfer, is available on UAB’s Joint Admissions website, and inquiries can be made at

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Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama’s largest employer, with some 23,000 employees and an economic impact exceeding $5 billion annually on the state. The five pillars of UAB’s mission deliver knowledge that will change your world: the education of students, who are exposed to multidisciplinary learning and a new world of diversity; research, the creation of new knowledge; patient care, the outcome of ‘bench-to-bedside’ translational knowledge; service to the community at home and around the globe, from free clinics in local neighborhoods to the transformational experience of the arts; and the economic development of Birmingham and Alabama. Learn more at