How to Apply

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Please look below for detailed information on applying to attend DISL during our summer sessions.  Summer 2017 course schedules and application materials are also listed.

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 17, 2017

Because of limited class size (generally 18 per class), classes are often filled early. It is important that applications arrive at DISL by February 12 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 17, 2017. 

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 advisement form to your Campus Liaison Officer for advising, approval and signature. 
  • Mail the signed application form, the advisement form, and the $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, University Programs Registrar
101 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

*Applications will not be accepted without the signature of your campus liaison officer 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, upload/submit signed advisor's sheet.
  • Complete online application with course choices.

2. Confirmation of enrollment at DISL

DISL will e-mail a package to you confirming your enrollment after the priority registration deadline, February 17, 2017. It will include:

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

  • View 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)
  • Make payment to DISL in advance. 

3. Payment to DISL in advance

To avoid registration lines, payment may be made online via your student Populi account or mailed at least TWO Weeks prior to your arrival. MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted over the phone. Call (251) 861-2141, ext. 7562 with questions. No cash is accepted. Make check or money order payable to DISL and mail to:

Dauphin Island Sea Lab
c/o Bursar
101 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528

4. Enrollment at your home campus

Once you have received notice 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 during registration at DISL.

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.

5. Registration at DISL

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

At registration you will:

  1. Pay all DISL fees (i.e. laboratory fees, room, board, and activity fee) 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 fo rif 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 if you did not complete and upload your forms online via your student Populi account. Forms are mandatory for participation in field and laboratory exercises. All forms can be notarized at DISL registration. 

Registration/Orientation Schedule

2017 Sessions Schedule


May Session
(May 15 – May 26)

First Summer Session
(May 29 - June 30)

Second Summer Session
(July 3 - August 4)

Check-in: Challenger Dorm

 Sunday, May 14 after 12 p.m.

 Sunday, May 28 after 12 p.m.

 Sunday, July 2 after 12 p.m.

Registration: Administration Building

 Sunday, May 14 - 2:30 p.m.- 5 p.m.
 Monday, May 15 - 7:15 a.m.- 9:15 a.m. 
 Commuters: Monday, May 15 - 8 a.m.

Sunday, May 28 - 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, May 29 - 7:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Commuters: Monday, May 29 - 8 a.m.

 Sunday, July 2 - 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m
 Monday, July 3 - 7:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
 Commuters: Monday, July 3 - 8 a.m.

Orientation: Shelby Auditorium

 Monday, May 15
 8:30 a.m.

 Monday, May 29
 8:30 a.m.

 Monday, July 3
8:30 a.m.


Classes begin:

After orientation

After orientation

After orientation


Check-out: Challenger Dorm

Saturday, May 27 by 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 1 by 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, August 5 by 9:00 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