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International Admissions — Admission Requirements

Students interested in admission to The University of Alabama should contact:

International Undergraduate Admissions
801 Campus Drive, Room 203 SSC
Box 870132
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0132
Phone: 205-348-7026 or 205-348-9418

The initial inquiry should provide information about your educational background and degree interests. The catalog that explains each degree program is not mailed on an individual basis, but it is available online at

The University of Alabama requires that all freshman international students perform above the average; they must have completed their secondary school cycle or must have qualified by examination for admission to a university in their home country. All academic documents from outside the U.S. must be evaluated by a NACES member agency and the detailed evaluation along with a copy of the evaluated transcript with grade point average be sent directly to UA. (Find a NACES member agency)

Students wishing to transfer to the University from other accredited institutions outside the U.S. should submit a detailed syllabus sent to The University of Alabama so that evaluations of transfer credit may be completed. Such evaluations are made by the registrar of the college the student plans to enter, after the student has been officially admitted.

The University of Alabama requires students to obtain a minimum English test score TOEFL IBT of 71, IELTS overall score of 6.0, PTE overall score of 54 or a satisfactory completion of the English Language Institute (ELI) before a student may begin an academic program.

Students who meet the academic and financial qualifications, but do not meet the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score requirement may apply for conditional admission.

The University of Alabama reserves the right to refuse admission or re-enrollment or to place conditions on admission or re-enrollment of applicants and former students who it determines represent a safety risk to University students, employees, and University property. Applicants have the right to appeal any such decision to the Undergraduate Admissions Advisory Committee within 7 business days of the date the notice was received.

Withholding information or giving false information may make you ineligible for admission to, or continuation at, the University. Therefore, by submitting this information, you certify that it is true, correct, and complete. Also, by submitting this application, you give permission for the University to obtain additional information from others pertinent to your record prior to attending the University.