Applicants Graduating from High School in 2021

UAB is committed to evaluating admission applications fairly and holistically in light of the current pandemic. Admission and scholarship deadlines may change depending on the timing and availability of high school transcripts as well as ACT and SAT exams this fall. Testing availability and scheduling due to the COVID-19 pandemic have adversely affected students and families embarking on the college admissions process. UAB will not require applicants for spring, summer and fall 2021 to submit ACT or SAT test scores for admissions or scholarship consideration. High school GPA and quality of curriculum will be evaluated as the primary criteria for determining academic preparedness. In the event you are unable to take an ACT or SAT due to the impact of COVID-19, we will consider PSAT and PreACT scores as well as the Residual ACT offered on our campus. Please contact your admissions counselor to discuss options.

Campus Tours and Special Events

UAB has taken a proactive approach to limit the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of all guests, faculty, staff and students are top priorities for the University. UAB is offering tours and information sessions virtually. To see all the options, visit For questions about campus tours or prospective student activities, contact UAB Undergraduate Admissions at 205-934-8221 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New Student Orientation

All students enrolling for spring 2021 will complete orientation online through Canvas and Zoom. For summer/fall 2021 orientation formats and more details, visit