Are you ready to become a Blazer? Submit these materials to apply to UAB:
- a completed application;
- a nonrefundable $40 application fee;
- official proof of English proficiency (unless English is your first language);
- official transcripts*. All documents must be sent in English.
- If you are studying or living in the United States currently, you must 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.:
*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.
If you live outside the U.S. and attend high school outside the U.S.:
We use a holistic approach, utilizing several performance factors, including strength of curriculum, grades, grade point average, and test scores.
To get your answer early, submit your application early.
|Incoming Semester||Deadlines for Priority Consideration*|
|Fall Semester||June 1|
|Spring Semester||November 1|
|Summer Semester||May 15|
*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.
If English is not your native language, then you will have to submit an English proficiency test score. Official test scores should be sent directly from the testing agency to UAB (UAB institutional code: 1856). We will only accept English proficiency scores that have been taken within a two (2) year period from the date that the application was submitted. Scores that exceed this time frame are considered expired and will not be accepted.
Applicants who have attended a US high school for at least two years are not required to submit an English Proficiency score.
If you have completed at least 24 semester hours of transferable credit at a U.S. college or university, then you do not have to submit proof of English proficiency.
|Test||Minimum Score Requirements|
|IELTS**||6.0 overall with at least a 5.5 on each section of the examination|
** UAB does not accept My Best Scores from TOEFL. You will need to submit individual test date score reports to your application.
**IELTS scores do not need to be submitted officially as they are verified using the TRF code on the score report the student submits.