University of Alabama in Huntsville
College Entrance Requirements
Freshman Admission Requirements
Applying for Admission as a Freshman:
Step 1: Apply for admission.
Step 2: Pay the $30 application fee.
Step 3: Have your official high school transcript sent to the Admissions Office (2.9 GPA minimum).
Step 4: Have your official ACT or SAT results sent to the Admissions Office (20 ACT/ 970 SAT minimum).
ACT school code: 0053
SAT school code: 1854
*Note: we accept ACT or SAT scores listed on your official high school transcript.
Step 5: If applicable: have any official AP/IB credit sent directly from the testing agency to the Admissions Office to have your scores evaluated for credit. UAH AP code: 1854.
Each applicant is evaluated based on individual merit and demonstrated success in a rigorous academic environment. High school coursework, grade point average, and ACT/SAT scores are weighed heavily; however, these criteria do not constitute the entire foundation for an admission decision. An applicant with a minimum grade point average of 2.9 and a minimum composite score of 20 on the ACT or equivalent SAT, for example, is considered a strong candidate for admission.
High School Course Requirements
- A minimum of four units of English.
- Three units of mathematics, including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry (Trigonometry is also required by the College of Engineering and recommended by all other colleges).
- Three units of science.
- Four units of history and/or social studies.
- Academic electives to meet the required twenty Carnegie high school units. These may include foreign language, computer programming, religion, and philosophy courses as well as higher-level science and math courses.
Applicants with deficiencies in the required high school courses may be admitted in good standing under certain circumstances. The deficiencies, however, must be remedied during the first year of enrollment in a manner approved by the department concerned. Courses taken to remedy entrance deficiencies cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements. High school graduates who have been out of high school for five or more years may not be required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.