Domestic (U.S.) Students
  • Freshman

    To apply to UAB, you will need to submit the following:

    • a completed UAB application
    • $30 application fee (nonrefundable, payable by credit or debit card) or application fee waiver
    • your official high school transcript (which should be sent directly to UAB from your high school)
    • your official ACT or SAT scores submitted directly from ACT or College Board.
      • Applicants may submit scores from either the redesigned SAT, the former SAT, or both. A writing score is not required.

    All documents and credentials should be mailed to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    To get your answer early, submit your application early.


    Deadlines for priority consideration
    Fall Semester June 1
    Spring Semester November 1
    Summer Semester March 15

    Admission Requirements

    UAB employs a holistic approach when reviewing candidates for admission to the university. Consideration for admission is based on three critical performance factors: (1) strength of curriculum, (2) grade point average (GPA), and (3) ACT or SAT scores. The academic profile for the 2016 freshman class includes an average high school GPA of 3.65 and average ACT of 25/SAT of 1200. All applicants are considered on an individual basis.

    Certain programs have additional requirements beyond UAB’s requirements for general admission. For details, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    To be considered for UAB academic scholarships, you have to be admitted by December 1 of your senior year of high school.

    *Required Academic Units

    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of social science
    • 3 years of math (Algebra I and higher)
    • 3 years of science (including 2 lab sciences)
    • 1 year of a foreign language
    • 3 additional core courses, for a total of 17 core courses

  • Transfer

    To apply to UAB as a transfer student, you’ll need to submit all of these things:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee (nonrefundable)
    • official transcripts from each college or university you’ve attended (which should be mailed directly to UAB by each institution)
    • Students who have completed college level work in a country other than the United States must provide an evaluation by an approved credentials evaluation agency. Visit International Transfer Credits for more information.


    All official documents and credentials should be sent to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    To get your answer early, submit your application early. Deadlines for priority consideration:

    If you're applying for... have everything in by...
    Fall Semester June 1
    Spring Semester November 1
    Summer Semester March 15


    To be eligible for academic scholarships at UAB, transfer students must be admitted by March 1 for the upcoming summer or fall semester. New students transferring from 2-year community colleges are automatically considered for all university-wide academic scholarships upon admission to UAB. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, and are renewable for two years.


    What kind of students is UAB looking for? It’s good that you asked. (See how smart you are?) We’re looking for people who get involved and stay involved. We like people who look for a little extra challenge to keep things interesting. We like people who aren’t like everybody else, because homogeneity can get really boring and variety is the spice of campus. We like smart, creative people who make us look good. We also like people who have solid GPAs and test scores.

    The minimum requirements for transfer students:

    • a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) after completing 24 semester hours of transferable college-level work
    • good academic standing at all of the other colleges or universities you’ve attended

    If you have fewer than 24 credit hours of transferrable work, you must also meet the minimum admission requirements for entering freshmen.

    Certain programs have additional requirements beyond UAB’s requirements for general admission. For details, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

  • Returning UAB Students

    To apply to UAB as a returning student, you’ll need to submit all of these things:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee (nonrefundable)
    • official transcripts from each college or university you’ve attended other than UAB. Transcripts should be mailed directly to UAB by each institution. Faxed and hand-delivered transcripts are not considered official.
      Effective Summer term 2016 a COMPASS score will no longer be required for admission.


    All official documents and credentials should be sent to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    To get your answer early, submit your application early. Deadlines for priority consideration:


    If you're applying for... have everything in by...
    Fall Semester June 1
    Spring Semester November 1
    Summer Semester March 15

    What kind of students is UAB looking for? It’s good that you asked. (See how smart you are?) We’re looking for people who get involved and stay involved. We like people who look for a little extra challenge to keep things interesting. We like people who aren’t like everybody else, because homogeneity can get really boring and variety is the spice of campus. We like smart, creative people who make us look good. We also like people who have solid GPAs and test scores.

    Former students are subject to the same admission requirements and university policies as newly admitted students and should check with their academic advisor to determine whether curriculum or degree requirements have changed since their last enrollment. You must apply for readmission if you meet the following conditions:

    • You have not been enrolled in undergraduate courses at UAB for one academic year or more
    • You have attended another college since your enrollment at UAB
    • You have graduated from UAB


    The minimum requirements for former students:

    • a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) after completing 24 semester hours of college coursework
    • good academic standing at all of the other colleges or universities you’ve attended


    If you have fewer than 24 credit hours of college coursework, you’ll also need to meet the minimum admission requirements for entering freshmen.

    Certain programs have additional requirements beyond UAB’s requirements for general admission. For details, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

  • Non-Traditional

    To apply to UAB, you’ll need to submit all of these things:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee (nonrefundable)
    • your official high school transcript (which should be mailed directly to UAB from your high school) or GED score (must be 19 years of age)


    All official documents and credentials should be sent to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    To get your answer early, submit your application early. Deadlines for priority consideration:


    If you're applying for... have everything in by...
    Fall Semester June 1
    Spring Semester November 1
    Summer Semester March 15


    To be considered for UAB academic scholarships, you have to be admitted by December 1 of your senior year of high school. Applications completed after December 1 will be considered on a funds-available basis. So your best bet is to apply online now.

    Requirements for students who graduated from high school four or more years ago and have not attended college, or who have attended college and earned fewer than 24 semester hours

    • Minimum high school grade point average of 2.75 or minimum score of 520 on the GED test

    Certain programs have additional requirements beyond UAB’s requirements for general admission. For details, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

international Students
  • Freshman

    To apply to UAB, you must submit:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee (nonrefundable)
    • proof of English proficiency (unless English is your first language)
    • official transcripts sent directly, by your school, to UAB via Naviance eDocs, Docufied by Parchment, postal mail or express courier. All documents must be sent in English.
    • If currently studying or living in the U.S., please 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.:

    Mail all documents and credentials to:

    UAB Enrollment Operations
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    If you live outside the U.S. and attend high school outside the U.S.:

    Email copies of all supporting documents (unofficial transcripts and English proficiency or test scores) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    To get your answer early, submit your application early.
    Deadlines for priority consideration:

    If you are applying for... have everything in by...
    Fall Semester June 1
    Spring Semester November 1
    Summer Semester March 15


    If English is not your native language, you will have to show proof of English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL or IELTS test score. Official test scores are required and should be sent directly from the testing agency to UAB. The score you submit should not be more than two years old. Minimum score requirements are:

    • a TOEFL score of 77; (UAB's code number is 1856)
    • an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with at least a 5.5 on each section of the examination (no code is required).


    If English is your native language you will have to submit the results from either the SAT or ACT test. Official test scores are required and should be sent directly from the testing agency to UAB. The score you submit should not be more than two years old. Minimum score requirements are:

    • SAT a score of 1020 (EBR + M) (UAB’s code number is 1856)
    • ACT a score of 20 (UAB’s code number is 0056)


    International students who have completed at least 24 semester hours of transferable credit at a U.S. college or university do not have to submit proof of English proficiency.

  • Transfer

    To apply to UAB, you must submit:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee
    • proof of English proficiency (unless English is your first language)
    • official transcripts from every university/college attended in the U.S.

    If you live in the U.S. and attend a college or university in the U.S.:

    Mail all documents and credentials to:

    UAB Enrollment Operations
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    If you live outside the U.S. and attend a college or university outside the U.S.:

    Email copies of all supporting documents (unofficial transcripts and English proficiency or test scores) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    To get your answer early, submit your application early.
    Deadlines for priority consideration:

    If you are applying for... have everything in by...
    Fall Semester June 1
    Spring Semester November 1
    Summer Semester March 15



    If English is not your native language, you will have to show proof of English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL or IELTS test score. Official test scores are required and should be sent directly from the testing agency to UAB. The score you submit should not be more than two years old. Minimum score requirements are:

    • a TOEFL score of 77; (UAB's code number is 1856)
    • an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with at least a 5.5 on each section of the examination (no code is required).


    International students who have completed at least 24 semester hours of transferable credit at a U.S. college or university do not have to submit proof of English proficiency.

  • Returning UAB Students

    To apply to UAB, you must submit:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee
    • proof of English proficiency (unless English is your first language)
    • official transcripts from every university/college attended since last enrolled at UAB

    Mail all documents and credentials to:

    UAB Enrollment Operations
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    To get your answer early, submit your application early.
    Deadlines for priority consideration:

    If you are applying for... have everything in by...
    Fall Semester June 1
    Spring Semester November 1
    Summer Semester March 15


    If English is not your native language, you will have to show proof of English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic test score. Official test scores are required and should be sent directly from the testing agency to UAB. The score you submit shouldn't be more than two years old. Minimum score requirements are:

    • a TOEFL score of 77; (UAB's code number is 1856)
    • an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with at least a 5.5 on each section of the examination (no code is required).


    If English is your native language you will have to submit the results from either the SAT or ACT test. Official test scores are required and should be sent directly from the testing agency to UAB. The score you submit should not be more than two years old. Minimum score requirements are:

    • SAT a score of 950 (CR + M) (UAB’s code number is 1856)
    • ACT a score of 20 (UAB’s code number is 0056)


    International students who have completed at least 24 semester hours of transferable credit at a U.S. college or university do not have to submit proof of English proficiency.

Other Students
  • Degree-Seeking Post-Baccalaureate

    To apply to UAB, you’ll need to submit all of these things:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee (nonrefundable)
    • official transcripts from each institution you have attended

     

    Mail all documents and credentials to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    To get your answer early, submit your application early.
    Deadlines for priority consideration:

    If you're applying for... have everything in by...
    Fall Semester June 1
    Spring Semester November 1
    Summer Semester March 15

    What kind of students is UAB looking for? It’s good that you asked. (See how smart you are?) We’re looking for people who get involved and stay involved. We like people who look for a little extra challenge to keep things interesting. We like people who aren’t like everybody else, because homogeneity can get really boring and variety is the spice of campus. We like smart, creative people who make us look good. We also like people who have a strong high school academic curriculum and an impressive GPA and test scores.

    Degree-Seeking Post-Baccalaureate Requirements

    • A completed baccalaureate degree
    • Minimum GPA of 2.0 in all college coursework attempted

     

    Certain programs have additional requirements beyond UAB’s requirements for general admission. For details, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

  • Non-Degree-Seeking Post-Baccalaureate

    To apply to UAB, you’ll need to submit all of these things:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee (nonrefundable)
    • official transcript from the institution from which you earned your degree

     

    Mail all documents and credentials to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    Application Deadlines for non-degree seeking applicants:

    Application Term Deadline
    Fall August 1
    Spring December 15
    Summer April 15

    What kind of students is UAB looking for? It’s good that you asked. (See how smart you are?) We’re looking for people who get involved and stay involved. We like people who look for a little extra challenge to keep things interesting. We like people who aren’t like everybody else, because homogeneity can get really boring and variety is the spice of campus. We like smart, creative people who make us look good. We also like people who have a strong high school academic curriculum and an impressive GPA and test scores.

    Non-Degree-Seeking Post-Baccalaureate Requirements

    • A completed baccalaureate degree

    Certain programs have additional requirements beyond UAB’s requirements for general admission. For details, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

  • Non-Degree Temporary

    To apply to UAB, you’ll need to submit all of these things:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee (nonrefundable)
    • a letter of good standing if you have attended another college or university within the last year

     

    Mail all documents and credentials to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    Application Deadlines for non-degree seeking applicants:


    Application Term Deadline
    Fall August 1
    Spring December 15
    Summer April 15

    Temporary student requirements

    • Must be at least 25 years of age
    • Must submit letter of good standing if you have attended another college or university within the last year

    Restrictions

    • Ineligible for financial aid or for priority registration.
    • Must register during Open Registration.
    • If a course is over-enrolled, non-degree students may be dropped in favor of degree-seeking students.
    • May not participate in intercollegiate sports.
    • Temporary students are limited to applying a maximum of 24 semester hours to a UAB degree program.

    Certain programs have additional requirements beyond UAB’s requirements for general admission. For details, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

  • Non-Degree Transient

    To apply to UAB, you’ll need to submit the following things:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee (nonrefundable)
    • an official transcript or letter of good standing from your home institution

    Mail all documents and credentials to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    Application Deadlines for non-degree seeking applicants:


    Application Term Deadline
    Fall August 1
    Spring December 15
    Summer April 15

    Transient student requirements

    • Official transcript or letter of good standing from home institution

    Restrictions

    • Ineligible for financial aid or for priority registration.
    • Must register during Open Registration.
    • If a course is over-enrolled, non-degree students may be dropped in favor of degree-seeking students.
    • May not participate in intercollegiate sports.
    • Enrollment as a Transient student is typically for one term, with a maximum of two consecutive semesters.

    Certain programs have additional requirements beyond UAB’s requirements for general admission. For details, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

  • High School Concurrent Enrollment

    To apply to UAB, please submit:


    Mail all documents and credentials to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    Application Deadlines for non-degree seeking applicants:

    Application Term Deadline
    Fall August 1
    Spring December 15
    Summer April 15


    A student applies for Concurrent Enrollment in order to take courses as a non-degree student at UAB, while concurrently enrolled as a junior or senior in high school. This option may be appropriate for students whose high schools do not participate in the Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit program.

    Concurrent enrollment at UAB is limited to one course per semester and is not available during a mini term. Students must have successfully completed the appropriate high school coursework (i.e., if you wish to enroll in English 101 at UAB, you must have completed 4 units of high school English).

    Concurrent enrollment requirements

    1. Minimum high school GPA of 3.0.
    2. Recommended minimum ACT of 25 or SAT of 1200, but all credentials will be reviewed holistically with a focus on potential academic success. If you have not taken the ACT, your PSAT or preACT scores will be considered.

    Certain programs have additional requirements beyond UAB’s requirements for general admission. For details, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

  • High School Dual Enrollment

    To apply to UAB, please submit the following:

    • a completed UAB application and the $30 application fee (nonrefundable)
    • your official high school transcript (which should be mailed directly to UAB from your high school)
    • your ACT or SAT score
    • Letter of support from a parent or guardian
    • Letter of approval from your high school principal or guidance counselor which states the specific class and term in which the student desires enrollment.


    Mail all documents and credentials to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-4600

    Application Deadlines for non-degree seeking applicants:

    Application Term Deadline
    Fall August 1
    Spring December 15
    Summer April 15


    The Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit option is available only to those students whose high schools have a formal Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit agreement with UAB.

    Qualified Schools:
    Alabama School of Fine Arts
    Birmingham City Schools
    Homewood High School
    Hoover City Schools
    Jefferson County Schools
    Mountain Brook High School
    Pell City High School
    Pellham City Schools
    Shelby County Schools

    A high school junior or senior may apply for dual enrollment/dual credit in order to take courses as a non-degree student at UAB while still completing high school and apply credit earned at UAB both toward college requirements and toward the high school diploma.

    Individual courses taken by dual enrollment/dual credit must be pre-approved by the student’s high school. Prior to each term of enrollment under the dual enrollment/dual credit option, the student must submit a letter from the high school identifying the pre-approved course(s) to be taken for dual credit.

    Dual enrollment requirements

    • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0.
    • Recommended minimum ACT of 25 or SAT of 1200, but all credentials will be reviewed holistically with a focus on potential academic success. If you have not taken the ACT, your PSAT or preACT scores will be considered.

    Certain programs have additional requirements beyond UAB’s requirements for general admission. For details, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.


Clery Report

The 2017 UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available online. To access it, you can go to the UAB Police Department website at: http://www.uab.edu/police and click on “Read the 2017 UAB Annual Security & Fire Safety (Clery) Report,” or go directly to the report at:

http://www.uab.edu/police/images/PDF/UAB-Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Clery-Report.pdf

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.

 

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