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Admission Deadlines

TermAcademic CalendarApplication Deadline
Fall SemesterAugust – DecemberMay 1
Spring SemesterJanuary – MayOctober 1
Summer SemesterJune – AugustMarch 1

Transient Students

International transient students are international students who are currently studying at another US university, and would like to take classes at The University of Alabama as a visitor. Students must apply online and adhere to all international application deadlines. As part of the application, all international students must submit a copy of their passport and any current visa.

  • Admission as a transient student 
    • May be granted for any term
    • May be granted for only one term. 

Approval may be given on the basis of an official statement of good standing from the current institution’s office of the registrar, OR an official copy of a transcript showing good standing progression of academic courses. International students must also have a letter of transfer credit approval from the current institution’s immigration advisor.

Please note, all application materials must be received by the application deadline for the term you wish to begin your studies.

To apply

Complete your application for admission.

Create your MyBama account

  1. Upon admission to The University of Alabama, your CWID (Campus Wide Identification Number) will be sent to the email account that you listed on your application.
  2. Use this CWID to create your MyBama login. You can use this site at any time during the application and enrollment process to check your status and upload documents.

Upload immigration documents and Proof of Good Standing

Log into MyBama and go to the Admissions/Scholarships tab. Under Undergraduate Admission, please click the link “Supplemental Document Upload” and upload these documents:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Relevant visa and immigration documents (this includes PR card, current visa)
    • An official statement of good standing from the current institution’s office of the registrar, OR an official copy of a transcript showing good standing progression of academic courses.
    • A letter of transfer credit approval from the current institution’s immigration advisor.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-degree seeking students are students who come from non-US universities and take courses at The University of Alabama for 1-2 semesters. Credits earned at other universities are not eligible for transfer credit for non-degree seeking students. 

  • Enrollment as a Non-Degree student is limited to 2 semesters. 

Questions concerning enrollment in classes should be directed to student academic services in the college in which you are admitted. If you would like to change to degree-seeking status, you must apply again and follow all admission requirements for that admission type.

To Apply

Complete your application for admission.

Create your MyBama account

  • Two to three days after completing your application, your CWID (Campus Wide Identification Number) will be sent to the email account that you listed on your application. 
  • Use this CWID to create your MyBama login. You can use this site at any time during the application and enrollment process to check your status and upload documents.

Upload documents

Log into MyBama and go to the Admissions/ Scholarships tab. Under Undergraduate Admission, please click the link “Supplemental Document Upload” and upload these documents:

Provide proof of English

All students must meet the English proficiency requirements OR apply for conditional admission.

Non-degree students requiring F-1 and J-1 visas must also send documentation in order to secure an I-20 / DS-2010.

In order for the students to be accurately placed in their courses, we advise you to bring copies of the course descriptions for all courses attended. These descriptions should be in English and should include a list of required readings, the number of class hours required for each course and the length of the academic term(s) when enrolled.

International Exchange Students

International Exchange Students who are participating in an approved UA exchange program should work with Capstone International Center’s International Student & Scholar Services office for their application and admission.

An Exchange Student’s home institution must first nominate them. Exchange advisors at the home institution should review the processes on the Exchange Partner page.

Exchange student application deadlines

  • May 1 is the deadline to apply for Fall Semester Exchanges, beginning in August 
  • October 1 is the deadline to apply for Spring Semester Exchanges, beginning in  January

Required documents

  1. Application Form
  2. Copy of Transcripts (in English)
  3. Copy of English Proficiency Scores (if applicable)
  4. Study Plan/Course Registration Form
  5. Copy of Main Passport Page
  6. Proof of Funding

Email Application Document Attachments (please save your files with your name in the file name) to Receive.dzyn2ranrbb74heu@u.box.com. For more information see UA’s Incoming exchange student info.