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Admission Deadlines

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

Application Procedures

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 and visa 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.

For questions regarding transfer credits, please see UA’s Office of University Registrar Transfer Credit page.

Documentation and admission requirements differ if you are an incoming freshman graduating from a US high school or school outside the US.

 Incoming International Transfer students coming from a US institution

Submit official transcripts

Ask your school to submit your official high school transcript either electronically or via post

Admission Requirements

  • If you have completed 24 or more credits (about 1 year of college courses), you will apply as a transfer student.
  • If you have completed less than 24 credit hours at the university level, you will need to apply as a transfer student with less than 24 hours. 
    • In this instance, we will also need to see copies of your high school diploma and transcripts.
    • You will have the choice to be considered test optional for admission through the Fall 2022 Semester. 
    • Applicants with fewer than 24 earned credit hours of university-level coursework will also need to meet the freshman admission requirements. More information can be found on UA’s Freshman Admission Requirements page. 
  • To be admitted to UA as a transfer student, you must have earned an overall GPA of “C” (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher on all university-level work attempted. GPA will be calculated on all coursework, not just core subjects.
  • Please note that technical, remedial, vocational and ESL classes are not accepted.

In addition to meeting the admission requirements, international students graduating from U.S. schools seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa must submit their I-20 / DS-2019 request form and proof of finances before a Form I-20/ DS-2019 can be issued. For more information, please read the Securing an I-20 / DS-2019 page.

 Incoming Transfer students coming from Schools Outside the US

Submit official transcripts

If any of your post-secondary education has taken place outside the US, transcripts from non-US schools must be evaluated by an external credential evaluation company. Please request a course-by-course evaluation with GPA calculation. The University of Alabama will accept evaluations from any NACES member agency, http://www.naces.org/members. When requesting official transcripts from a NACES agency, please have the agency email all documents to transfercredit@ua.edu.

Admission requirements

  • If you have completed 24 or more credits (about 1 year of college courses), you will apply as a transfer student.
  • If you have completed less than 24 credit hours at the university level, you will need to apply as a transfer student with less than 24 hours. 
    • In this instance, we will also need to see copies of your high school diploma and transcripts.
    • You will have the choice to be considered test optional for admission through the Fall 2022 Semester. 
    • Applicants with fewer than 24 earned credit hours of university-level coursework will also need to meet the freshman admission requirements. More information can be found on UA’s Freshman Admission Requirements page. 
  • To be admitted to UA as a transfer student, you must have earned an overall GPA of “C” (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher on all university-level work attempted. GPA will be calculated on all coursework, not just core subjects.
  • Applicants who wish to receive transfer credit from an overseas post-secondary institution must provide course descriptions or syllabi for each subject considered for transfer. 
    • 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.
    • Since the academic departments at The University of Alabama determine whether credits earned abroad will be accepted as equivalent to courses offered at UA, credit is awarded on a subject-by-subject basis.
  • For academic admission, students must meet the English proficiency requirement. For more information see UA’s English Language Proficiency page
    • Students who meet the academic and financial qualifications, but do not meet the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score requirement may apply for conditional admission.Conditionally admitted students will begin their studies in the English Language Institute and then enter directly into their academic coursework once they have satisfied English proficiency. 
    • For more information see UA’s conditional admission page.

Students transferring from outside of the U.S. requiring F-1 and J-1 visas must also send documentation in order to secure an I-20 / DS-2010.