How much does UA cost?
View our latest rates at studentaccounts.ua.edu/cost.
How do I enroll for classes?
Incoming students will enroll in courses during Bama Bound Orientation held before each academic semester.
When do classes start?
For details on semester dates, exam schedules and UA holidays, please reference the academic calendar for each item.
Does my AP and dual credit transfer/convert?
For students with AP or IB credits, check the credit by examination policy to determine the credits you will receive.
Students enrolled in dual enrollment programs can find the course equivalency by searching their institution on the Transfer Credit Equivalency home page.
What are the middle 50% GPA and test scores of entering freshmen?
The middle 50% of students enrolling at The University of Alabama for the fall 2023 is:
ACT: 22 – 29 (AL Resident)
ACT: 26 – 33 (Non-Resident)
SAT: 1160 – 1330 (AL Resident)
SAT: 1170 – 1400 (Non-Resident)
GPA: 3.47 – 4.16 (AL Resident)
GPA: 3.59 – 4.26 (Non-Resident)
Test score ranges reflect students who opted test inclusive.
I accidentally selected that I have a fee waiver, but I don’t. How can I fix this issue?
Return to your application and unmark the fee waiver box. Now, you may pay your $40 application fee online with a credit or debit card, or you can send a check or money order to the below address. Allow 5-10 business days for your payment to arrive.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
What is my CWID?
The CWID is your campuswide identification number that will be important to remember during your time at UA. If you are unable to locate your CWID, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the status of my application? Have I been accepted?
Why can’t I pay the $40 application fee?
You might have accidentally marked fee waiver. Double-check that the fee waiver box is unchecked on your application.
I am not receiving any emails from the University. Is my email correct?
Our official confirmation is sent to your Crimson email account. If you wish to change your personal email account, you can do so through your myBama account.
I want to transfer to UA. What should I do first?
Great question! For your first steps to UA, visit our transfer guide.
I’d like to defer admission. How do I do that?
Please email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org (if applicable) with your name, CWID, the semester you wish to start and a brief explanation of why you wish to defer.
Have you received my ACT or SAT test score? What about my transcript?
Test Score Questions
Are you test optional?
Yes, The University of Alabama will allow students applying for the Spring, Summer or Fall 2024 Semesters the option to submit or not submit test scores.
If I have scores, should I send them?
Students may elect to send scores. Students who do not send scores will not be penalized as we will review all applications for admission under our holistic model.
Do you superscore test scores?
UA will superscore for admission purposes. We will not superscore for automatic, merit-based scholarships.
What is considered if you do not have a test score?
Holistic admissions at The University of Alabama includes both academic and non-academic criteria. Academic components considered include high school GPA, performance in core subjects, academic honors and standardized test scores, should a student elect to submit them. Non-academic items include leadership experience, volunteer experience, extracurricular activities, employment and non-academic honors. All students must complete the minimum unit requirements.
How long will you be test optional?
We will not require a test score for students applying for Spring, Summer or Fall 2024 Semesters.
Am I eligible for scholarships without a test score?
All students who submit an application and all supporting documents by January 15 will be considered for competitive scholarships, regardless of their decision to submit standardized test scores for admissions consideration. Those who apply and/or submit supporting documents after the deadline will not be considered for competitive scholarships.
Only students who choose to submit standardized test scores or are designated National Merit or National Recognition Scholars are eligible for automatic merit scholarships. Students are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials by the January 15 priority deadline to ensure consideration. Admitted students who meet the May 1 application date will be considered for automatic merit scholarships.
I’m applying as a transfer student with less than 24 credit hours, so do I still need to submit a score?
Transfer students who have completed fewer than 24 credit hours will have the choice to be considered test optional. If you have test scores, you are welcome to submit them. Applicants will not be penalized if test scores are not submitted.
What is the last acceptable ACT or SAT date you accept for Fall 2024?
The December 2023 ACT or SAT scores are the final scores accepted for scholarship consideration.
When will I know which scholarships I have received?
Students will receive a Consolidated Scholarship Letter in mid-March that outlines their scholarship award package for the coming year and will have until May 1 to accept.
What kind of scholarships does UA offer?
There are a variety of automatic merit and competitive scholarships available for incoming freshman and transfer students. For information about deadlines related to each category of scholarships, visit the Undergraduate Scholarships website.
What are my chances of obtaining a competitive scholarship?
We cannot calculate this probability as competitive awards are based on the review of a student’s application in the pool of candidates. We encourage all students to submit their scholarship application by the priority deadline to receive full consideration.
What other scholarships can I apply for?
In addition to automatic merit scholarships, students can apply for competitive scholarships. All competitive scholarships are awarded by the scholarship application. Complete yours by January 15 for full consideration.
Will UA have competitive academic scholarships next year?
For the most up to date scholarship offerings visit the Undergraduate Scholarships website and select your student type (found below the Scholarship/Aid Timeline).
What is the last acceptable ACT or SAT date you accept for Fall 2024?
The February ACT or SAT scores are the final scores accepted for scholarship consideration.
When is the scholarship application due for Fall 2024 entering freshmen?
Priority Deadline, January 15 – First-time, main-campus freshmen who submit an application and all supporting documents by January 15 will receive priority consideration for admission. Admitted students who meet the priority deadline will be considered for competitive scholarships and automatic merit scholarships. Students are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials by the January 15 priority deadline to ensure consideration. Students admitted before January 15 will receive access to the Freshman Supplemental Scholarship Application, an optional scholarship application.
After January 15 – First-time, main-campus freshmen who submit an application and all supporting documents after January 15 will receive consideration for admission on a space available basis.
May 1 – Automatic merit scholarship deadline for admitted students.
When is the currently enrolled student’s Fall 2024 scholarship application due?
All currently enrolled students must submit their scholarship application by March 1, 2024. Freshmen who entered Fall 2023 will receive access to the application in January 2024.
Campus Tour Questions
The campus tours are full. What should I do?
We encourage you to regularly check back as additional campus tours may be added or some individuals may cancel their registration. You also can check out the virtual tour as well as virtual information sessions hosted by our different academic areas.
How long does a campus tour last?
Generally, the tour lasts about 90 minutes to two hours.
Is UA giving campus tours?
UA is offering guided tours Monday through Friday as a combination campus bus and walking tour. To book your tour, check visit.ua.edu to schedule a date and time that works best for you.
I did not receive a confirmation email for the campus tour. Can I get that resent?
You will receive a confirmation email with driving directions and check-in information 72 hours prior to your tour. If you have any questions prior to your tour or did not receive the confirmation email, driving directions and additional information is available on our website.
Where do I park for my campus tour?
You will have a variety of parking options, including a free one. Please refer to your reminder email for parking details, including our pay-to-park for tour guests and additional lots for visitors. Additional parking information is available at bamaparking.ua.edu/visitor-information.
Where do I go for my campus tour?
You will check in for your campus tour at the Admissions Welcome Center located on the 2nd floor of the The University of Alabama Student Center.
How do I add a guest to my group for a campus tour?
Due to limited space on our tours, we cannot guarantee space for guests not previously registered. If you feel you need to register additional guests, please complete a second online registration and include the total number in your party with the second registration. The second registration cancels your first one.
What are the residence halls like?
UA has a variety of living options available for students, including traditional-style residence halls as well as suite style. Please check out our descriptions of the residence halls on campus.
How do I apply for housing?
Once a student is admitted, they need to pay their Freshmen Enrollment Deposit ($200 nonrefundable pre-payment on fall tuition) before applying for housing. Your housing application will be available for completion 24 hours after submission of your Freshman Enrollment Deposit. Visit the housing website to submit an application.
Are all of the housing options the same price?
The cost of residence halls varies by the type. Current housing rates are available now.