Special Group International Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

International transient students are international students who are currently studying at another US university, and would like to take classes at University of Alabama as a visitor. Admission as a transient (visiting) student may be granted for any term. Transient status may be granted for only one term. Students must apply online and adhere to all international application deadlines. As part of the application, all international students must submit a copy of their passport and any current visa.

Approval may be given on the basis of an official statement of good standing from the current institution’s office of the registrar, OR an official copy of a transcript showing good standing progression of academic courses. International students must also have a letter of transfer credit approval from the current institution’s immigration advisor.

Please note, all application materials must be received by the application deadline for the term applied for.  https://gobama.ua.edu/international/application-deadlines/

To apply: Submit a transient application for the term you would like to attend 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 documents and Proof of Good Standing
  • 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)
    • An official statement of good standing from the current institution’s office of the registrar, OR an official copy of a transcript showing good standing progression of academic courses.
    • A letter of transfer credit approval from the current institution’s immigration advisor.

Non-degree seeking students are students who come from non-US universities and take courses at the University of Alabama for 1-2 semesters.  Credits earned at other universities are not eligible for transfer credit for non-degree seeking students. Enrollment as a Non-Degree student is limited to 2 semesters. Questions concerning enrollment in classes should be directed to student academic services in the college in which the student is admitted. If a student would like to change to degree-seeking status, the student must apply again and follow all admission requirements for that admission type.

To apply:

Submit a non-degree application for the term you would like to attend

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 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.)
Provide proof of English

Non-degree students requiring F-1 and J-1 visas must also send documentation in order to secure an I-20 / DS-2010.

In order for the students to be accurately placed in their courses, we advise students to bring copies of the course descriptions for all courses attended.  These descriptions should be in English and should include a list of required readings, the number of class hours required for each course, and the length of the academic term(s) when enrolled.

International Exchange Students who are participating in an approved UA exchange program should work with UA Education Abroad office for their application and admission.  For more information see:  https://studyabroad.ua.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewDocument&File_ID=9550