Welcome back! Submit these materials to apply to UAB as a returning student:

  • a completed application;
  • a nonrefundable $40 application fee;
  • official proof of English proficiency (unless English is your first language);
  • official transcripts from every university and college you have attended since last enrolled at UAB.*

*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 Deadlines

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.

Admission Requirements

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. The score you submit should not be more than two years old.

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
TOEFL 77
TOEFL Essentials 8.5
IELTS 6.0 overall with at least a 5.5 on each section of the examination
IELA 176
DuoLingo 70 (exam date prior to July 15, 2019)
120 (exam date July 15, 2019, or later)
GaoKao 120

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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