University of Alabama at Birmingham Undergraduate Admission

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Undergraduate Admission

Domestic (U.S.) Students

Freshman

To apply to UAB, you will need to submit the following:

  • a completed UAB application
  • $30 application fee (nonrefundable, payable by credit or debit card) or application fee waiver
  • your official high school transcript (which should be sent directly to UAB from your high school)
  • your official ACT or SAT scores submitted directly from ACT or College Board.
    • Applicants may submit scores from either the redesigned SAT, the former SAT, or both. A writing score is not required.

All documents and credentials should be mailed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Box 99
1720 2nd Ave S
Birmingham AL 35294-4600

To get your answer early, submit your application early.

Deadlines for priority consideration
Fall Semester June 1
Spring Semester November 1
Summer Semester March 15

Admission RequirementsUAB employs a holistic approach when reviewing candidates for admission to the university. Consideration for admission is based on three critical performance factors: (1) strength of curriculum, (2) grade point average (GPA), and (3) ACT or SAT scores. The academic profile for the 2016 freshman class includes an average high school GPA of 3.65 and average ACT of 25/SAT of 1200. All applicants are considered on an individual basis.

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

To be considered for UAB academic scholarships, you have to be admitted by December 1 of your senior year of high school.

*Required Academic Units

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of social science
  • 3 years of math (Algebra I and higher)
  • 3 years of science (including 2 lab sciences)
  • 1 year of a foreign language
  • 3 additional core courses, for a total of 17 core courses

Transfer

To apply to UAB as a transfer student, you’ll need to submit all of these things:

  • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee (nonrefundable)
  • official transcripts from each college or university you’ve attended (which should be mailed directly to UAB by each institution)
  • Students who have completed college level work in a country other than the United States must provide an evaluation by an approved credentials evaluation agency. Visit International Transfer Credits for more information.

All official documents and credentials should be sent to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Box 99
1720 2nd Ave S
Birmingham AL 35294-4600

To get your answer early, submit your application early. Deadlines for priority consideration:

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

To be eligible for academic scholarships at UAB, transfer students must be admitted by March 1 for the upcoming summer or fall semester. New students transferring from 2-year community colleges are automatically considered for all university-wide academic scholarships upon admission to UAB. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, and are renewable for two years.

What kind of students is UAB looking for? It’s good that you asked. (See how smart you are?) We’re looking for people who get involved and stay involved. We like people who look for a little extra challenge to keep things interesting. We like people who aren’t like everybody else, because homogeneity can get really boring and variety is the spice of campus. We like smart, creative people who make us look good. We also like people who have solid GPAs and test scores.

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 must also meet the minimum admission requirements for entering freshmen.

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

 

  • Returning UAB Students

    To apply to UAB as a returning student, you’ll need to submit all of these things:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee (nonrefundable)
    • official transcripts from each college or university you’ve attended other than UAB. Transcripts should be mailed directly to UAB by each institution. Faxed and hand-delivered transcripts are not considered official.
      Effective Summer term 2016 a COMPASS score will no longer be required for admission.

    All official documents and credentials should be sent to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    To get your answer early, submit your application early. Deadlines for priority consideration:

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

    What kind of students is UAB looking for? It’s good that you asked. (See how smart you are?) We’re looking for people who get involved and stay involved. We like people who look for a little extra challenge to keep things interesting. We like people who aren’t like everybody else, because homogeneity can get really boring and variety is the spice of campus. We like smart, creative people who make us look good. We also like people who have solid GPAs and test scores.

    Former students are subject to the same admission requirements and university policies as newly admitted students and should check with their academic advisor to determine whether curriculum or degree requirements have changed since their last enrollment. You must apply for readmission if you meet the following conditions:

    • You have not been enrolled in undergraduate courses at UAB for one academic year or more
    • You have attended another college since your enrollment at UAB
    • You have graduated from UAB

    The minimum requirements for former students:

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

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

    • a minimum high school GPA of 2.25
    • a minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 950 (critical reading and math)
      • If you graduated from high school four or more years ago, you’ll need to take a COMPASS test in place of the SAT or ACT. Minimum scores in all three test sections will be required: 37 in algebra, 60 in English, and 74 in reading.

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

 

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