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International Admissions — Admission Requirements

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

International Undergraduate Admissions
Box 870132
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0132
Phone: 205-348-7026

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. The University of Alabama looks to admit students who have earned above average academic credentials and who are eligible for university enrollment in their home country.

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.

Non-native speakers of English are encouraged, but not required, to submit to the University the results of a language proficiency test such as the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Students may apply as ELI Conditional freshmen or transfer applicants and attend the English Language Institute prior to beginning academic study for a degree program. Proof of language proficiency may be submitted by earning a score of 71 on the IBT (internet based TOEFL), a 6.0 on the IELTS or a 54 on the PTE. Students who enroll in the ELI may also meet the language requirement by satisfactorily completing that program and being in good standing with attendance and academic average.

Test of English as a Foreign Language
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151

New international students who are non-native speakers of English are given an additional English placement test (EPPE) to qualify for credit English Composition 120. Students whose scores fall below the required level may be required to enroll in and pass specific non-credit English courses. Students transferring from a regionally accredited U.S. institution who are eligible to receive transfer credit for English Composition courses are not required to take the English proficiency placement examination.

Students lacking English proficiency may undertake intensive language study in the University of Alabama English Language Institute (ELI). For more information about the English Language Institute, contact them at

Box 870250
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0250
Phone: 205-348-7413

The United States Department of State requires all prospective international students who wish to apply for an F or J visa to demonstrate evidence of ability to pay for tuition and living expenses. (More Info)

The University of Alabama does not offer specific financial aid to international undergraduate students. Students may be eligible for general academic awards,