For new entrants (B.Tech, M.Sc. 5-year integrated and M.Tech. dual degree) their JEE-AIR will be the criterion. In case of students joining the 2-year M.Sc. programme, their performance in the admission test and interview will be considered for determining merit. In subsequent years, the corresponding criterion will be their academic performance during the preceding academic year.
Due to the generosity of The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships have been awarded to 12 entering freshmen each fall since 2006. These scholarships are awarded to first-generation college students (defined as a student whose parent or siblings have NEVER attended any college or university).
In addition to this requirement, applicants must be Alabama residents, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average, and be admitted to The University of Alabama as a freshman student. First consideration will be given to those with demonstrated financial need; for priority consideration, a student must submit the FAFSA by March 1 of the year in which they are planning to enroll.