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University of Alabama Undergraduate Admissions
The University of Alabama
203 Student Services Center
Box 870132
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0132
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The University of Alabama employs a competitive admission process that includes reviewing and evaluating each application on an individual basis for an applicant’s abilities as a student and a scholar. Decisions about the potential for your academic success at UA are based on your performance on the ACT and/or SAT, your high-school grade point average, and your high-school course schedule. (For example: A student with a 21 ACT or 1000 old SAT [critical reading and math scores only] or a 1080 new SAT [evidence-based reading and writing plus math, 1600 scale] along with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 should be successful at the University.)

A Note About Test Scores

The University of Alabama will accept from both the previous SAT and the redesigned SAT (any SAT taken on or after March 5th, 2016). If you have taken the previous SAT and the redesigned SAT, we will use your highest score for your admission and scholarship application reviews. Highest score will be determined by utilizing test score conversion by College Board.

The optional writing section in the redesigned SAT will not be required for admissions or scholarship purposes.

The writing section of the ACT will no longer be required for admissions or scholarship purposes.

We are looking for students who show a commitment to academics and who welcome the robust exchange of ideas that occurs within a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Typically, the number of applications received exceeds the number of spaces available in the freshman class.

In terms of educational preparation, the college preparatory curriculum minimum unit requirements for regular admissions are • 4 units of English • 4 units of social sciences, including world history or a comparable course • 3 units of mathematics (must include algebra I, algebra II, and one unit of either geometry, trigonometry, or calculus)

  • 3 units of natural sciences, including two courses with lab components
  • 1 unit of foreign language
  • 5 additional units of academic courses (We recommend courses in fine arts or computer literacy, with additional courses in mathematics, natural sciences, and foreign language.)

The Advanced Academic Diploma awarded by Alabama high schools meets all University of Alabama course requirements.

The University of Alabama reserves the right to refuse admission or re-enrollment or to place conditions on admission or re-enrollment of applicants and former students who it determines represent a safety risk to University students, employees, and University property. Applicants have the right to appeal any such decision to the Undergraduate Admissions Advisory Committee within 7 business days of the date the notice was received. Withholding information or giving false information may make you ineligible for admission to, or continuation at, the University. Therefore, by submitting this information, you certify that it is true, correct, and complete. Also, by submitting this application, you give permission for the University to obtain additional information from others pertinent to your record prior to attending the University.

Enrollment Checklist for Incoming Freshmen: • For admission: Submit the application for admission, the $40 application fee, and any required documents to Undergraduate Admissions by February 1 for priority consideration. • For scholarships: A completed scholarship application, including the résumé portion, must be submitted online by December 15. The application is located at • Freshman Enrollment Deposit: Once admitted, submit a $200 nonrefundable freshman enrollment deposit (more information on the freshman enrollment deposit).

  • For housing: Complete the residence hall housing contract at and submit the $300 housing application fee and prepayment to Housing and Residential Communities. Important dates and details about the housing application are available on the Housing and Residential Communities website.
  • For orientation: Register for Bama Bound Orientation at
  • For financial aid: You must be admitted to UA, have the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completely processed, and have submitted any required documents to Student Financial Aid by March 1 for priority consideration.
  • For health services: Submit the Medical History Form and Proof of Immunization to the Student Health Center immediately upon admission to UA.

Transfer Student Admissions

We welcome students seeking to transfer into UA from other colleges and universities. You probably have a lot of questions, and while some of the answers may vary depending on your situation, we want this website to be a useful resource in making your transition to The University of Alabama.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

  • 2.0 overall college GPA
  • 24 transferable semester hours (excluding technical, remedial and vocational courses.)
  • Transfer students with fewer than 24 hours must submit an official final high school transcript and an official ACT/SAT score.

Instructions for Applying

  1. Complete the UA application for admission.
  2. To be considered for scholarships, complete The University of Alabama application for scholarships by March 1.
  3. If you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) when you apply to UA, have your final high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores sent to The University of Alabama.
  4. During your final term at your present college, have each collegiate institution you have attended forward one official transcript to The University of Alabama. Your academic division will evaluate your transcripts and determine how many credits can be applied to UA degree requirements.

Important Dates

You are strongly encouraged to have all admissions materials submitted by the following priority dates:

  • Fall semester – March 1
  • Spring semester – December 1
  • Summer session – March 1


Transfer of Credits

Once a student is admitted credit evaluation information is posted to students’ myBama accounts.

For admission purposes, most grades are calculated in the GPA. Grades of WF, FA, I, and NC are converted to F. Up to 60 semester hours may be transferred from a community college. Rules for four-year institutions are set at the college level.


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Each freshman application will be reviewed with attention paid to:


  • high school grade point average (GPA)
  • ACT and/or SAT test score
  • extracurricular activities, interests, and
  • application essay question responses.

Favorable consideration for admission will be given to accredited secondary school students whose college standardized test scores, high school grades, and other factors, that give promise of the greatest level of success in college courses. Each freshman applicant must complete the following core curriculum requirements by the end of the high school senior year:

  • 4 years English
  • 3 years social studies
  • 3 years math including Algebra I and II, and either Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, or Analysis
  • 2 years science including Biology and Physical Sciences with Laboratory Component


Dates to note:

  • July 1? Application available online for Spring semester
  • September 1? Application available online for Summer/Fall semesters

Transfer applicants must provide official transcripts from each college attended, including any at which the applicant enrolled while in high school. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale on all college work attempted and eligibility to re-enter the institution last attended are required to be considered for transfer admission. Transfer applicants who were not eligible for admission to Auburn when they graduated from high school must present a minimum of 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of college credit. All transfer students who have attempted 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of college work must have earned a cumulative 2.5 GPA in at least 30 quarter hours, or 20 semester hours, of standard academic courses as required in Auburn University’s Core Curriculum, in addition to the overall 2.5 cumulative average.

These 30 quarter hours, or 20 semester hours, must include at least one course in each of the following areas:

  • English (college-level composition or literature)
  • History
  • Mathematics- approved core mathematics for articulation and general studies (or its equivalent from other institutions)
  • Natural Science with a laboratory


Each transfer applicant who has less than 30 semester hours/48 quarter hours, must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative transfer GPA on course work completed (if any at this point of application) and meet the requirements to be accepted as a freshman. Admission of transfer students to the University is contingent on availability of space.

Application Deadlines:

  • October 1 ? Spring
  • January 15 ? Summer/Fall

Deposit Deadlines

  • November 1 ? Spring
  • May 1 ? Summer/ Fall

Completed application includes:

  • Completed on-line application
  • Application fee of $50.00

Official High School Transcript

  • Official ACT or SAT test score from at least one test date
  • Official test scores must be sent to Auburn directly from the testing agency.
  • Auburn no longer accepts test scores posted on high school transcripts.


Applicants who complete their high school education through a home school program must meet all regular AU admissions standards. This includes the completion of the core courses required for all freshmen students who enter AU. Particularly, science courses must have a documented lab component.

Each home school applicant will be given an individual review by the appropriate advisor. Home school applicants are asked to complete no more and no less than any other applicant.


Admission to Auburn is competitive and highly-selective in all majors. Therefore, international applicants, like all other students, must have an excellent academic record to be considered for admission.

The ACT or the SAT is required of all freshman international applicants, as well as freshman transfer applicants with less than 30 semester credit hours. Arrangements should be made for the test results to be sent directly to the Office of Admission by the testing agency. The institution number for the ACT is 0011 and the number for the SAT is 1005.

If English is not your native language you must show proof of English proficiency. To show proficiency you must:

  • Submit a TOEFL and/or PTE score of 79 for the internet based test
  • 213 on the new computerized test OR 550 on the written paper-based test
  • 53 on the PTE
  • A band score of 6.5 or better on the IELTS is also acceptable.
  • TOEFL, PTE, and IELTS scores are only considered official when they are sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

International freshman students who are attending U.S. high schools can send their transcripts directly to the Office of Admission and are not required to submit an evaluation. All international freshman students currently attending a secondary school (high school) outside the U.S. must submit two (2) types of their official transcripts or official records.

  • An official secondary school (high school) transcript translated into English by an official translation agency.
  • The second copy will need to be sent to an independent credential evaluator. You will need to request a document-by-document evaluation (with a GPA) from one of the evaluators and make sure that a copy be sent to the Office of Admissions.

It is the student’s responsibility to have the documents translated and/or evaluated. Auburn University will not translate or evaluate your academic transcripts. High school students must send an additional transcript, including final grades, after graduation.

Auburn University requires all international applicants to have their foreign transcripts evaluated by an independent credentials evaluator. Evaluated transcripts must have a listed grade point average (GPA) whether you are applying as a freshman or transfer student. Below is a list of some of the Credentials Evaluation Services which available. You can use any of the resources listed here or one of your own choosing:

  • World Education Services
  • Educational Credential Evaluators
  • JSA Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
  • International Education Research Foundation
  • International Academic Credential Evaluators
  • Lisano International

Auburn University policies require that all foreign students seeking admissions into a degree program show proof of financial support for themselves and their dependents, which covers the cost of tuition, fees, housing, food, books, supplies, personal items, transportation and health insurance for a minimum of 9 months. Admission will not be granted if this proof of financial support is not provided.

International Transfers

To be awarded Auburn University academic credit for your transfer work taken at a Non-U.S. College or University, you will need to submit a syllabus for each course taken. Courses for which a syllabus is not submitted will be awarded Elective Credit or No Credit. Questions regarding International Transfer Credit should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at

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Incoming freshmen must meet:

  • 5 cumulative GPA requirement
  • A minimum composite ACT score of 20 or a 1020 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math (950 on SAT critical reading + mathematics)
  • Students with an ACT of 18 or 19 or a 940 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math (870 on SAT critical reading + mathematics) may be considered for regular admission on the basis of a scale of increasing grade point average.
  • Students taking AP, IB, or dual enrollment courses should have test scores submitted to the Office of Admissions or official transcripts from the university where the dual enrollment courses were completed.

To apply for admission, you will need to pay a $30 non-refundable application fee. An official copy of your high school transcript must be submitted by your guidance counselor to complete your application. Your official ACT or SAT scores must be sent to the Office of Admissions to complete your application. These scores can be listed on your official high school transcript or sent through the testing provider.

Fall Term Incoming freshmen wishing to have their application considered for merit based scholarships should apply prior to December 1.  The general admission deadline is August 15.  Spring Term The deadline for students wishing to enroll in the spring term is December 1.  Summer Term The deadline for students wishing to enroll in the summer term is May 1.


Transfer Admission Requirements

  • Submit the Online Application
  • Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Request all official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Each credit is evaluated to determine if it can be applied as a direct equivalent, major/minor elective, core course or general elective. Any course below a 100 level or a technical program course will not be eligible for transfer credit. To see how courses are evaluated, visit their Transfer Course Equivalency website.


International Admissions Requirements

  • A completed original UM international student application for admission signed by the student and the required $30.00 application fee. Students should check the list of majors offered at UM and enter the one they choose in the appropriate space on the application. The application file, including all supporting documents, must be complete 2 months prior to the intended term of enrollment.
  • A completed original International Students Medical History Form signed by a physician, a Tuberculosis (TB) skin test dated within 12 months of class start date, and dates of two MMR vaccinations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella).
  • A completed International-affidavit-support indicating that sufficient funds are available to pay the cost of attendance ($38,142.00 for the 2018-2019 year). Documentation stating that the necessary funds will be available to you for the academic year is required. NOTE: There is no financial aid program for international students at UM, nor do immigration laws permit part-time employment except in limited circumstances.
  • For non-native English speakers, a score report of either the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson Test of English (PTE), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required. The University requires a score of 525 or better on the written TOEFL, a score of more than 193 on the computer-based exam, or a score of at least 71 on the Internet-based TOEFL. On the IELTS, the University requires a minimum overall score of a 6.0, with a minimum score of 5.0 on any individual section. A score of 48 is required for the Pearson Test of English (PTE).
  • A complete transcript of all secondary school study (translated into English, if necessary).
  • An official evaluation of any college credit taken at a college or university outside the United States. Evaluation must be done by an evaluating agency such as World Education Services or Lisano International. This evaluation is necessary for acceptance of credits to a UM program of study. Official transcripts from any college or university attended in the United States and Transfer Clearance Form completed by the DSO at the previous institution.
  • Copy of student’s passport.