University of Alabama at Birmingham Transfer Requirements

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Transfer Requirements

Transfer Application Requirements

Minimum GPA:
2.0 cumulative GPA from all transferable credit hours.
Official Transcripts:
Official transcripts from any institution you have ever attended since high school.
SAT Scores:
Standardized test scores are not required unless you have less than 24 transferable credit hours.
Letters of Recommendation:
None required unless applying to specific honors programs.
None required unless applying to specific honors programs.
Application Fee:
$30 for online application. Online application can be found at
None required
Other Requirements:
Please view the following link for all transfer admission requirements:

Transfer Credit Policy

Minimum Grade:
2.0 cumulative transfer GPA. UAB’s transfer requirements can be seen here:
Credits (Min/Max):
24 credit hours are needed to be a regular transfer students. A student may transfer with less than 24 credit hours but that student will also have to meet our incoming freshman requirements:

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to UAB. Maybe you’ve been easing your way into things at a smaller school. Maybe you found the scale of a mega-university overwhelming. Maybe Birmingham is your home, and a year away has made you realize this is where you belong. Whatever the reason, we’re here to help you make the transition to becoming a UAB Blazer.

If you’re applying for… have everything in by…
Fall Semester June 1
Spring Semester November 1
Summer Semester March 15


The minimum requirements for transfer students:

  • a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) after completing 24 semester hours of transferable college-level work
  • good academic standing at all of the other colleges or universities you’ve attended

If you have fewer than 24 credit hours of transferrable work, you’ll also need to meet the minimum admission requirements for entering freshmen:

  • a minimum high school GPA of 2.25
  • if you graduated from high school within the last four years, a minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 950 (critical reading and math); UAB will accept the current and redesigned version of the SAT. Applicants may submit scores from either the current SAT, the redesigned SAT, or both. A writing score is not required.

Certain programs have additional requirements beyond UAB’s requirements for general admission. For details, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.


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