Admissions + Aid

First Steps for Graduate Students

The University of Montevallo faculty, staff and administration are here to help you prepare for postgraduate studies. If you’ve recently received an acceptance letter, congratulations! Please review the information below as you prepare to register for classes and complete your chosen academic program.

Set Up Your Student Account and Obtain a Student ID

To set up your UM single sign-on account, follow the steps included within the link below. If you are experiencing any difficulties during this process, please contact the IS&T Solution Center by email at or by phone at (205) 665-6512. Visit the IS&T Solution Center on the bottom floor of Carmichael Library to obtain a Student ID.

Set Up Student Account

Visit Falcon Help Desk

If you need additional assistance during this process, please visit the Falcon Help Desk for tutorials.

Falcon Help Desk

Access Your Student Email

Once your student account and email password have been set up through the Solution Center, you may access your UM student email using the link below. Step by step instructions are also below for setting up student email on your Android or Apple device.

You can also set up self-service password reset at the link below. Sign in with your UM email address and password. When prompted, enter your cell phone number and then enter the verification code that is sent to you in a text. When prompted, enter a secondary email address and then enter the verification code that is emailed to you. When prompted, answer the security questions provided.

Student Email Login

Email Set Up on Android

Email Set Up on iPhone

Advising and Registration

Please refer to the instructions below for more information concerning logging in to Banner Self-Service and registering for classes.

Initial Login to Banner Self-Service

Banner Self Service Registration Instructions

Students are responsible for understanding the registration process and for any classes that are added and dropped from their schedule.

Registrar’s Office Information

Financial Aid, Payment Plan and Scholarships

We strongly encourage incoming and returning students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have any questions you may contact the Student Aid office at or 205-665-6050.

We strongly encourage incoming and returning students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have any questions you may contact the Student Aid off

Outside of federal financial aid, UM offers a monthly payment plan which is setup in June/July for the fall semester and October/November for spring term.

Graduate scholarships are awarded by the department to which you were admitted. Please see the department information pages for more information about scholarships.

Graduate Program Scholarships

Pay Your Student Bill

Be sure to check out our Office of Student Accounts webpage for more information about paying your student bill and our monthly payment plan. Your bill can be found on your student account once you have attended an orientation session. The payment deadline each term is the first day of class by 5 p.m.

Pay Your Bill


Canvas is Montevallo’s friendly and intuitive Learning Management System used for delivering online, hybrid and web-enhanced traditional courses.

You may begin your Canvas experience by clicking the Canvas icon above and using your UM credentials to log in. Return to this site at any time to access videos or quick guides to answer any questions you have concerning the system. Some videos that may be helpful to all users can be located on the

All Users Video Guide page.

Log In

Freddie’s Books and More

Freddie’s Books and More, the official University of Montevallo Bookstore, is located at 845 Main Street, Montevallo, AL 35115. View an online selection and store hours at If you have any questions, please call or e-mail the bookstore at 205-665-6575 or

View Bookstore Information

Download Our Apps

With the Ellucian GO app students can:

  • Access their class schedule
  • Receive walking and driving directions to classes and offices
  • Access their grades
  • Access Academic calendars
  • Get Dining Hall information
  • Look up Athletic information
  • Utilize the University directory

To Download the Ellucian Go App:

  1. Access the App Store or Google Play
  2. Search for Ellucian GO
  3. Download the app
  4. Select University of Montevallo from the list
  5. Login with your UM credentials
Google Play Store Button
Apple Store button

With the GET app you can:

Manage your flex points

Upload your student ID photo

Order Food

Get app icon purple

Find Your Way Around

Students will need to navigate both the campus and the online resources. Those who are coming on-campus to complete their graduate degree should find what building they will be in for their classes. If you will be attending classes virtually or in person, be sure to check out additional student resources.

Student Resources

Campus Map

Register for a Parking Permit

All faculty, staff, and students parking cars on campus are expected to register their vehicles. Students parking on campus must register their vehicles and/or motorcycles annually, for which a fee is charged and the appropriate permit issued. Faculty and staff are issued a permanent hang tag, which must be returned to the University upon leaving their employment.

Register Your Vehicle Here

Learn About Parking Codes

Access and Compliance

Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact Access and Compliance (AAC) prior to or upon enrollment at the University.  Requests for services and accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and must relate specifically to the students’ disability. Visit Access and Compliance for applications and necessary documentation.

Where To Live

If you are interested in living on campus, start by submitting your housing application. Housing placement is based on the date of your housing application, so apply early. Housing decisions and roommate information are sent out by the first of June each year. If you have any questions you may contact the Housing & Residence Life office at or 205-665-6235. You may also join our Facebook housing group to connect with other incoming students who are looking for a roommate.

Housing Group on Facebook

Housing Application