The University of Alabama
Registration, Forms and Admission
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. Decisions about the potential for your academic success at UA are based on your performance on the ACT and/or SAT, your high-school grade point average, and your high-school course schedule. (For example: A student with a 21 ACT or 1000 SAT [critical reading and math scores only] along with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 should be successful at the University.)
The University of Alabama will accept current and redesigned SAT scores for admissions, scholarships and Honors College. Applicants may submit scores from either the current SAT or the redesigned SAT. A writing score is not required but can be reviewed if a student does not meet regular admissions standards as set forth by the ACT/SAT and GPA requirements.
We are looking for students who show a commitment to academics and who welcome the robust exchange of ideas that occurs within a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Typically, the number of applications received exceeds the number of spaces available in the freshman class.
In terms of educational preparation, the college preparatory curriculum minimum unit requirements for regular admissions are
- 4 units of English
- 4 units of social sciences, including world history or a comparable course
- 3 units of mathematics (must include algebra I, algebra II, and one unit of either geometry, trigonometry, or calculus)
- 3 units of natural sciences, including two courses with lab components
- 1 unit of foreign language
- 5 additional units of academic courses (We recommend courses in fine arts or computer literacy, with additional courses in mathematics, natural sciences, and foreign language.)
Registration Requirements (Freshman)
Before applying, please read the instructions below that fit your situation.
- Complete the University of Alabama application for admission. If you are not applying online, submit your print application with a check or money order for $40 made payable to The University of Alabama. The application fee is nonrefundable. Return your print application to The University of Alabama, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Box 870132, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0132.
- If you would like to be considered for scholarships, complete the University of Alabamaapplication for scholarships at mybama.ua.edu by December 15. (Step-by-step instructions for completing the scholarship application)
- Have your ACT or SAT score(s) sent to us. 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.
- Have your most recent official high-school transcript sent to The University of Alabama, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Box 870132, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0132.
- Complete all of the preceding steps by February 1 for priority admissions consideration for fall semester.
Verification Forms: Complete these forms only if you have been notified by our office that you have been selected for institutional verification. You can review your file at mybama.ua.edu to see if you are required to complete any of these forms.
- Dependent Student Verification
- Independent Student Verification (The form can be obtained through your myBama account under the Student tab in the Financial Aid Requirements section.)
- Request for Dependent Student Information
- Institutional Verification for Child
- Institutional Verification for Dependent
- Paper Communication Request
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Enrollment Verification
Special Circumstance Forms: If there are new or changed circumstances not correctly reflected on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), review the forms below to see if your circumstance can be considered.
Consortium Agreement: A consortium agreement is a contract between the student, the host institution, and The University of Alabama. This agreement allows The University of Alabama to process Federal Student Aid for the student while taking courses at another university.
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) Applications: We must receive the results of your completed FAFSA before we can process your Federal PLUS Application. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read these important changes to 2015-16 Parent PLUS processing before you apply for PLUS loans. Apply for a Parent PLUS loan here.
Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Applications: We must receive the results of your completed FAFSA before we can process your Federal PLUS Application. Apply for a Graduate PLUS loan here.
Parent PLUS Authorization to Credit Account: Use this form to allow your Parent PLUS loan proceeds to pay all charges on the student account.
Request to Change Parent PLUS Loan: Complete this form if you would like to update your current Federal Parent PLUS application.
Graduate PLUS Authorization to Credit Account: Use this form to allow your Graduate PLUS loan proceeds to pay all charges on the student account.
Request to Change Graduate PLUS Loan: Complete this form if you would like to update your current Federal Grad PLUS application.
Waiver of Federal Aid: Complete this form if you do not wish to apply for federal aid but need our office to process another type of aid for you.