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*;


Applicants have three options regarding test scores:

  • Submit 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.
  • Submit your PreACT or PSAT score in lieu of an ACT or SAT if you were unable to take the ACT or SAT. Score reports may be uploaded in the application portal.
  • Apply test-optional and submit no test score*. Review the test-optional policy.
    • *Once your application is submitted, your choice to be test-optional or test-inclusive cannot be changed. Upon review, additional information may be requested.

*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
*Extended to
June 1
May 1
*Extended to
June 1
Spring Semester November 1
*Extended to December 1
Summer Semester May 15 May 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 several performance factors, when considering candidates for admission:

  • strength of curriculum
  • grade point average (GPA)
  • test scores (for those who do not apply test optional)

The academic profile for the 2020 freshman class included an average high school GPA of 3.83 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

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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