Applying to college can be one of the most exciting times in your life, and it’s our goal to make your experience as easy as possible. If you need help at any point in this process, your UAB admissions counselor is just a click or tap away to offer support and answer your questions.

What to Know Before You Apply

  • Freshman admission requirements should be referenced before applying.
  • Apply as test-optional. Students who apply test-optional are not required to submit test score for admission or scholarship consideration. Review the test-optional policy.
  • Deciding to apply test-optional or to include a test score in your application is a final decision and cannot be changed once the application is submitted.
  • Merit Scholarships will be awarded using information provided on the admission application —no additional scholarship application is required. View scholarship opportunities..
  • The email address submitted in your admission application will be the primary address used for communicating with admitted students.

Application Deadlines

Deadlines for Scholarship Consideration:
Apply for admission by December 1 – in-state students
Apply for admission by May 1 – out-of-state students

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Priority Deadlines for Admission to UAB:
Apply by May 15 – Summer 2024
Apply by June 1 – Fall 2024

Students who do not meet the priority deadlines for admission to UAB will continue
to be considered as space and funds are available.

How To Apply for Admission

Students can apply using the UAB Application or the Common Application using the steps below:

  1. Complete and submit the admission application and $40 application fee, payable by credit or debit card, or application fee waiver. If you are applying test-optional, please review the test-optional policy.
  2. Submit official high school transcript electronically or by mail.
  3. Submit ACT or SAT score if you would like it used for admission and scholarship consideration.
    • ACT School Code- 0056
    • SAT School Code- 1856

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.

Mailing Address

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

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