Apply for Admission (Transfer)

Application for Admission

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.
    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

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

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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’ll also need to meet the minimum admission requirements for entering freshmen:

  • a minimum high school GPA of 2.25
  • a minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 950 (critical reading and math)
    • If you graduated from high school four or more years ago, you’ll need to take a COMPASS test in place of the SAT or ACT. Minimum scores in all three test sections will be required: 37 in algebra, 60 in English, and 74 in reading.
Certain programs have additional requirements beyond UAB’s requirements for general admission. For details, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

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