Transfer 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 transfer request and supporting documents.)
Provide proof of English Submit official transcripts
  • Have all US universities that you have attended submit current official university transcripts either electronically or via post.
  • If any of your post-secondary schooling has taken place outside the USA, transcripts from non-US schools MUST be evaluated by an external credential evaluation company. Please request a course-by-course evaluation with GPA calculation.  The University of Alabama will accept evaluations from any NACES member agency, http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

To transfer to The University of Alabama from a US college or university, the student will need the current school, and all previous post-secondary institutions, to submit an official copy of the college transcripts either electronically or via post.  If the student has completed 24 or more credits (about 1 year of college courses), then the student will apply as a transfer student.

To be admitted to UA as a transfer student, a student must have earned an overall GPA of “C” (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher on all university-level work attempted. GPA will be calculated on ALL  coursework, not just core subjects.

If the student has completed less than 24 credit hours at the university level, then the student will need to apply as a transfer student with less than 24 hours.  In this instance, we will also need to see copies of the student’s high school diploma and transcripts.  Applicants with fewer than 24 earned credit hours of university-level coursework will also need to meet the freshman admission requirements.

Please note that technical, remedial, vocational and ESL classes are not accepted.

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.
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 Submit official transcripts
  • Have all US universities that you have attended submit current official university transcripts either electronically or via post.
  • Transcripts from non-US schools MUST be evaluated by an external credential evaluation company. Please request a course-by-course evaluation with GPA calculation.  The University of Alabama will accept evaluations from any NACES member agency, http://www.naces.org/members.htm.
Admission requirements:

Any applicant with post-secondary study completed outside the United States is required to submit those credentials for a course-by-course evaluation with GPA calculation to an accredited evaluation agency.

The University of Alabama will accept evaluations from any NACES member agency, http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

To be admitted to UA as a transfer student, a student must have earned an overall GPA of “C” (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher on all university-level work attempted. GPA will be calculated on ALL  coursework, not just core subjects.

If the student has completed less than 24 credit hours at the university level, then the student will need to apply as a transfer student with less than 24 hours.  In this instance, we will also need to see copies of the student’s high school diploma and transcripts.  Applicants with fewer than 24 earned credit hours of university-level coursework will also need to meet the freshman admission requirements.

Applicants who wish to receive transfer credit from an overseas post-secondary institution must provide course descriptions or syllabi for EACH subject considered for transfer. 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.  Since the academic departments at the University of Alabama determine whether credits earned abroad will be accepted as equivalent to courses offered at The University of Alabama, credit is awarded on a subject-by-subject basis.

Please note that admissions decisions will be made by the international admissions team, but credit transfer decisions are made by the department.  Questions regarding credit transfer should be addressed to your academic department.

In addition to meeting the admission requirements, international students requiring an F-1 or J-1 visa who are transferring from another U.S. institution should have their SEVIS record transferred to the University of Alabama. Contact Capstone International Services for questions about this process.

Students transferring from outside of the U.S. requiring F-1 and J-1 visas must also send documentation in order to secure an I-20 / DS-2010.