Freshman International Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

To apply: Submit an application Create your MyBama Account
  • 2-3 days after completing the application, check the email account that you listed on your application. You will be sent your CWID (Identification number) via email.
  • Use this CWID to create your MyBama login. You can use this site at any time during the application process to check your status and missing documents.
Upload immigration and visa documents
  • To upload your documents, please log into MyBama, and go to the Admissions/ Scholarships tab. Under Undergraduate Admission please click the link “International Document Upload.”
  • Copy of your passport
  • Relevant visa and immigration documents (this includes PR card, current visa, or F-1/ J-1 visa request and supporting documents.)
Submit official transcripts
  • Have your school submit your official high school transcript either electronically or via post.
Submit your official SAT or ACT test score
  • International students graduating inside the US are required to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission and to be eligible for scholarships.
    • Test scores must be received directly from the testing agency or on your high school transcript.
    • Our ACT code is 0052 and our SAT code is 1830.
    • Information on these tests is available from your high-school counselor or from the test services: ACT, Box 451, Iowa City, IA 52243; SAT, College Board ATP, Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08541.
International freshmen graduating from U.S. high schools must meet the same admissions criteria as domestic applicants. Please review the admission requirements here. In addition to meeting the admission requirements, international students graduating from U.S. schools seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa must submit their I-20 / DS-2019 request form and proof of finances before a Form I-20/ DS-2019 can be issued. For more information, please read the Securing an I-20 / DS-2019 page.
To apply: Submit an application Create your MyBama Account
  • 2-3 days after completing the application, check the email account that you listed on your application. You will be sent your CWID (Identification number) via email.
  • Use this CWID to create your MyBama login. You can use this site at any time during the application process to check your status and missing documents.
Submit documents
  • To upload your documents, please log into MyBama, and go to the Admissions/ Scholarships tab. Under Undergraduate Admission please click the link “International Document Upload.”
  • Copy of your passport
  • Relevant visa and immigration documents (this includes PR card, current visa, or F-1/ J-1 visa request and supporting documents.)
  • Unofficial transcripts can be emailed by the student to international.admissions@ua.edu
    • Unofficial transcript copies from every secondary school you have attended. This includes academic transcripts, mark sheets, grade reports, diplomas or certificates, national standardized examination results, or other academic course work.
    • Include an English translation for all documents not written in English. If you need assistance translating your documents into English, we recommend using the American Translators Association (http://www.atanet.org/) to find a certified translator.
Provide proof of English Submit your official SAT or ACT test score (optional)
  • International students graduating outside the US are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission, but they must be submitted to be eligible for scholarships.
    • Test scores must be received directly from the testing agency or on your high school transcript.
    • Our ACT code is 0052 and our SAT code is 1830.
Admission requirements:

The University of Alabama employs a competitive admission process that includes reviewing and evaluating each application on an individual basis for an applicant’s abilities as a student and a scholar.

The undergraduate international admissions office will review the applicants’ transcripts within the context of the school, curriculum and country.  Successful candidates to the University of Alabama will have completed a college preparatory curriculum including:

Language 4 units
Mathematics 3 units, including algebra I, algebra II, and one unit of either geometry, trigonometry or calculus
Social Studies 4 units
Natural Science 3 units, including 2 units with a laboratory
Other academic courses 5 units (courses recommended are in fine arts or computer literacy, with additional courses in mathematics, science and foreign language)

GPA will be calculated on ALL coursework, not just core subjects. The University of Alabama considers applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for admission.

University of Alabama will accept unofficial transcripts for admission purposes.  These can be emailed or uploaded by the student.  If a student applies with unofficial documents, we MUST receive the official documents directly from the school or testing authority by July 1 for Fall admission and November 1 for Spring admission.  Any student who does not provide official copies will not be able to enroll for courses.  If a student’s official documents are not available by that time, exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Students requesting an exception MUST email international.admissions@ua.edu before the deadline to be considered.

For academic admission, students must meet the English proficiency requirement. For detailed policy requirements, please visit: http://gobama.ua.edu/international/english-language-proficiency/

Students who meet the academic and financial qualifications, but do not meet the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score requirement may apply for conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students will begin their studies in the English Language Institute and then enter directly into their academic coursework once they have satisfied English proficiency. For more information about conditional admission, visit: http://gobama.ua.edu/international/conditional-admission/

SAT/ ACT are NOT required for admission for students graduating from overseas schools, but will be required for applicants who would like to be considered for scholarship.

Students requiring F-1 and J-1 visas must also send documentation in order to secure an I-20 or DS-2010.