How to Apply

Please look below for detailed information on applying to attend DISL during our summer sessions.  

For questions please contact Regina Kollegger,

Students from DISL/MESC Member Schools

As you identify the course(s) that you would like to take, be sure that:

  • you meet the prerequisites for each course based on the course descriptions
  • you do not have scheduling conflicts
  • you choose both first and second choices for courses whenever possible

Once you have designed a program of study and are ready to apply:

  • You must receive signed approval from your Campus Liaison Officer

 Students who do not attend a MESC member school should contact the DISL Registrar for registration procedures.

Once you have received approval from your Campus Liaison Officer or the DISL Registrar, you may then submit your DISL Application for Admission. Please see registration procedures for detailed instructions.

Priority Registration Deadline - February 15, 2019

Because of limited class size (generally 18 per class), classes are often filled early. It is important that applications arrive at DISL by February 15 for priority registration. Applications will continue to be accepted until term begins; however, courses will fill early and students are encouraged to send their application before the priority registration date. Enrollment will begin immediately after the priority application deadline. Applications received after the deadline will be enrolled as space is available.

List of member schools


Application deadline for priority registration is February 15, 2019. 

DISL will accept applications until the first day of class. However, students are encouraged to apply by the priority registration date, because classes will fill early.

1. Complete DISL application in print or online:

Print Application:

  • Print and complete the DISL Application for Admission Form.
  • Take the application advisement sheet to your Campus Liaison Officer for advising, approval and signature. 
  • Mail the signed application form, the advisement form, and a $75 application fee*. (Payment accepted includes: MasterCard, Visa, Discovery, American Express, and checks made payable to DISL. NO cash.)

Dauphin Island Sea Lab
c/o Regina Kollegger, UP Registrar
101 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

*Applications will not be accepted without the signature of your campus liaison officer on the advisement form and the $75 application fee. The application fee is non-refundable unless the course a student registered for is full or canceled and another choice is not an option.

Online Application:

  • To apply online, please log onto our student application portal. Instructions will follow.
  • Once your student account is created in our student portal, upload/submit a digital image, photo/scan of signed advisor's sheet.
  • Complete online application with course choices.

2. Confirmation of enrollment at DISL

DISL will e-mail a confirmation of your enrollment at DISL after the priority registration deadline of February 15, 2019. It will include:

Once you login to your student account, you will be able to:

  • View a listing of the course(s) that you have selected
  • View the status of your enrollment at DISL in the course(s) (i.e. register, wait, drop)
  • Your DISL bill payable online (amount due upon arrival at DISL for fees, room, and board). DISL fees may be paid on a session-by-session basis if arranged beforehand with the DISL Bursar Daphne Wood.

3. Enrollment at your home campus

Once you have received notice from DISL that you are enrolled in classes at DISL:

  • You MUST also register at your home campus and pay your home campus tuition (not applicable for Birmingham Southern Students). 
  • You MUST submit proof of home campus tuition paid and a schedule of courses registered for at your home campus. This can be done via email, online via student Populi account, or in person during registration.

In cases where your home institution does not permit you to register for classes before DISL classes begin and you fail to register when campus registration begins, you will be obligated to pay DISL directly for the cost of registration and tuition.

4. On-Campus Registration and Orientation at DISL

In order for you to attend any course at DISL, you must attend an on-campus registration and orientation session at DISL before your session begins. 

At registration you will:

  1. Pay DISL charges (i.e. fees, room, board) if you did not pay online via your student Populi account.
  2. Provide the UP Registrar with a receipt of tuition paid at your home institution and a schedule of courses you registered for if you did not upload them online via your student Populi account. (You must register at your home campus to receive this proof of tuition paid and schedule of courses registered for.)
  3. Turn in all required forms/waivers if you did not complete and upload these online via your student Populi account. All waivers can be notarized at DISL registration.

Registration/Orientation Schedule

  May Session (May 13-May 24) First Summer Session (May 27-June 28) Second Summer Session (July 1-August 2)
Check-in: Challenger Dorm Sunday, May 12 after 12 p.m. Sunday, May 26 after 12 p.m. Sunday, June 30 after 12 p.m.
Registration: Administration Building Sunday, May 12: 2:30p.m.-5p.m. Monday, May 13: 7:15a.m.-9:15a.m. Commuters- Monday, May 13: 8a.m. Sunday, May 26: 2:30p.m.-5p.m. Monday, May 27: 7:15 a.m.-9:15a.m. Commuters- Monday, May 27: 8a.m. Sunday, June 30: 2:30p.m.-5p.m Monday, July 1: 7:15a.m.-9:15 a.m. Commuters- Monday, July 1: 8 a.m.
Orientation: Shelby Auditorium Monday, May 13 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 27 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 1 8:30 a.m.
Classes Begin After Orientation After Orientation After Orientation
Checkout: Challenger Dorm Saturday, May 25 by 9 a.m. Saturday, June 29 by 9 a.m. Saturday, August 3 by 9 a.m.

External Student (students from Non-Member schools)

Students attending non-DISL/MESC-Member schools may receive credit by arrangement between their institution and the DISL, or by registering as a transient student at a DISL-MESC member school.

Please contact the DISL UP Registrar, Regina Kollegger (251) 861-2141 for assistance with registration procedures.

Mandatory Forms