University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Admission 2017/2018

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University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Admission 2017/2018

Because from the very beginning, we’ve been a place for dreamers and doers, artists and scientists, idealists and realists. This is a university without walls, where no one is worried about fitting in — just standing out. UAB is your launching pad for a 21st century career, with opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. Want to be in a place where something is always going on, while still experiencing a tight campus community? There’s no need to settle for A or B when you can have both at UAB.

ADMISSION For 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 Requirements

UAB considers strength of curriculum, grade point average, and ACT or SAT scores when reviewing candidates for admission. The average academic profile for the 2015 incoming freshman class was a 3.6 GPA and a 25 ACT or 1170 SAT. Applicants who complete the required high school academic units* with at least an overall GPA of 2.25 and earn a minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 1020 (redesigned) / 950 (former) will be considered for admission.

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

ADMISSION For International Students

 

  • Freshman

    To apply to UAB, you must submit:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee (nonrefundable)
    • proof of English proficiency (unless English is your first language)
    • official transcripts sent directly, by your school, to UAB via Naviance eDocs, Docufied by Parchment, postal mail or express courier. All documents must be sent in English.
    • If currently studying or living in the U.S., please send a copy of proof of your immigration status (passport, I-94, visa, and/or I-797 approval notice).

    If you live in the U.S. and attend high school in the U.S.:

    Mail all documents and credentials to:

    UAB Enrollment Operations
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    If you live outside the U.S. and attend high school outside the U.S.:

    Email copies of all supporting documents (unofficial transcripts and English proficiency or test scores) to: intoadmissions@uab.edu

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

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

    If English is not your native language, you will have to show proof of English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL or IELTS test score. Official test scores are required and should be sent directly from the testing agency to UAB. The score you submit should not be more than two years old. Minimum score requirements are:

    • a TOEFL score of 77; (UAB’s code number is 1856)
    • an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with at least a 5.5 on each section of the examination (no code is required).

    If English is your native language you will have to submit the results from either the SAT or ACT test. Official test scores are required and should be sent directly from the testing agency to UAB. The score you submit should not be more than two years old. Minimum score requirements are:

    • SAT a score of 1020 (EBR + M) (UAB’s code number is 1856)
    • ACT a score of 20 (UAB’s code number is 0056)

    International students who have completed at least 24 semester hours of transferable credit at a U.S. college or university do not have to submit proof of English proficiency.

ADMISSION For Other Students

  • Degree-Seeking Post-Baccalaureate

    To apply to UAB, you’ll need to submit all of these things:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee (nonrefundable)
    • official transcripts from each institution you have attended

    Mail all documents and credentials to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    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 a strong high school academic curriculum and an impressive GPA and test scores.

    Degree-Seeking Post-Baccalaureate Requirements

    • A completed baccalaureate degree
    • Minimum GPA of 2.0 in all college coursework attempted

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

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