Important Information
about Your SAT or ACT Score

UAB is committed to evaluating admission applications fairly and holistically in light of the current pandemic. In the event you are unable to take an ACT or SAT due to the impact of COVID-19, please contact your admissions counselor to discuss options.

Interested in Scholarships?

Visit our scholarships page for more information.

Apply online in one of two ways: (1) our institutional application or (2) the Common Application. Students should only submit one application.

Ready to become a Blazer? Here’s what you need to submit to apply to UAB:

  • a completed application;
  • a nonrefundable $40 application fee, payable by credit or debit card, or application fee waiver;
  • your official high school transcript*;
  • your official ACT or SAT scores. Test scores included on an official high school transcript or submitted directly from ACT or College Board are considered official for admission purposes. UAB does not “superscore” ACT or SAT results; your highest composite score will be considered.

*UAB accepts both mailed and electronic transcripts - Mailing Address. Transcripts must be sent directly to UAB from the institution to be considered official. For transcripts sent through a secured transcript service (like Parchment, eScrip, or National Student Clearinghouse), please select University of Alabama at Birmingham from the vendor’s dropdown menu.

Application and Scholarship Deadlines

Incoming Semester Deadlines for Priority Consideration* In-State Scholarship Deadline Out-of-State Scholarship Deadline
Fall Semester June 1 December 1 May 1
Spring Semester November 1 N/A N/A
Summer Semester March 15 December 1 May 1

*Although applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure ample time to review your application and render an admission decision.

Merit-based freshman scholarships are awarded using a student’s admission application. An additional scholarship application is not required.

Admission Requirements

UAB considers all applicants on an individual basis. We use a holistic approach, based on three critical performance factors, when considering candidates for admission:

The academic profile for the 2019 freshman class included an average high school GPA of 3.78 and an average ACT score of 25.

High School Curriculum Requirements

4 units of English
Composition and literature

3 units of social science (4 recommended)
History, government, economics, geography

3 units of college prep mathematics (4 recommended)
Algebra I, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, or calculus

3 units of science (4 recommended)
Must have two sciences with a lab component

4 additional core courses, for a total of 17 core courses
Additional courses in mathematics, science, foreign language, computer science, or fine arts


Clery Report

The UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available online. To access it, you can go to the UAB Police Department website or go directly to the report.

For a print copy of the report, call (205) 934-4649. The report follows the guidelines mandated by the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and contains the following information: reporting incidents; federal campus sex crimes prevention act; missing person procedures; distribution of timely warnings; emergency preparedness, response and evacuation procedures; criminal statistics; fire safety report, etc.

Mailing Address

All documents and credentials should be sent to:

UAB Office of Undergraduate Admissions
BOX 99
1720 2nd Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35294-2936

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