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University of Alabama 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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In the Fall intake of 2018, 4543 students applied for admission at University of Alabama, Huntsville among which around 81% of the total applicants were admitted.

This university offers around 19 Undergraduate and Graduate programs, the most popular ones being Business, Engineering, computer science and Biological sciences.

  • This year, registrations for the Summer School offering undergraduate courses opened on March 2, 2020
  • UAH has no application deadlines since they offer rolling admissions.
  • Priority deadline for Summer Financial Aid is May 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline for Summer Financial Aid is June 30, 2020 -
  • More than 2/3rd of their students receive financial assistance through their Merit Tuition Scholarship which covers up to 100% of tuition and housing. This scholarship is given based on high school GPA and test scores. This is awarded at the time of application and so no separate application is required.
  • Every year the grant or scholarship aid is given to around 4605 students and the total amount of aid received is $41,059,715.
  • No specific entrance exam is required particularly for this university.
  • UAH doesn’t require letters of recommendation.
  • Transcripts have to be sent to UAH through an electronic delivery search like Docufide/Parchment, E-Scrip or Student Clearinghouse. If the school you are enrolled in, does not have access to these services, request them to send your official hard-copy transcripts to:

UAH Admissions Office

301 Sparkman Drive
SSB, Suite 106
Huntsville, AL 35899


Application portalUG: Charger Status account PG: UAH Graduate Admission page
Application feeUG: 30 USD PG: 60 USD
Acceptance rate81%
Average ACT score282
Grade point average3.52
Academic calendarSemester based
Intake seasonsSpring/ summer/ fall
Work experienceRequired for graduate programs
Financial aidScholarships, grants, loans are available

University of Alabama, Huntsville Admission Deadlines for international applicants

The university takes applications on a rolling basis which means that the applications will be processed as soon as possible once required documents are received. Individuals who apply on the dates provided below will be given priority admittance. Applicants who apply after the enlisted dates will also be considered but admission decisions for the semester of your choice will not be considered.

For undergraduate students

UAH suggests that high school students apply during the fall semester of their senior year. UAH offers rolling admissions, so they do not have an admissions application deadline. Students are automatically awarded Merit Tuition Scholarships (based on high school GPA and test scores) at the time of admission.

For graduate students

Given below are the application deadlines for graduate programs:

Type of ApplicationSpringSummerFall
Priority deadline for domestic studentsNovember 30March 15June 1
Transfer student application deadlineRolling admissions*
Priority deadline for international studentsOctober 1February 1June 1
Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Domestic and International)April 1
Biotechnology (Domestic and International)January 15

*Transfer students are encouraged to apply at least 2 months before the course start date as there is no fixed deadline.

University of Alabama, Huntsville International Student Admissions

The international students willing to study in the US and planning to study at UAH must meet all the established requirements for admission from their secondary schools in their respective native places. They also have to apply 6 months prior to the term of desired attendance so that they can face timely admission, leading to a successful enrollment for their desired course.

Application portal: Students have to apply online through their Charger status account.

Application fee: Non-refundable fee of $30 (UG) or $60 (PG)

Application requirements: These requirements given below have to be met for a successful application for the student’s desired course:

  1. A completed undergraduate international application form.
  2. Official high school and university transcripts including English translations must be forwarded to the University of Alabama, Huntsville directly from the previously attended school or college– evaluated by an authorized agency. Personal copies are not accepted here.
  3. The applicants must provide a certificate of Foreign Credit Evaluation for the courses they enrolled in previously in their high school and college (if attended) outside The U.S. It must contain the grade point average and course by course description from the institutions they attended previously.
  4. SAT, ACT scores must be sent directly to The University of Alabama, Huntsville.
  5. The TOEFL or IELTS test scores must be directly sent from their assigned testing services.
  6. Applicants who are non native speakers must provide the Proof of English Language Proficiency which is required for their effective communication during the courses at UAH.
  7. Also for all non native applicants an EnglishLanguage Placement Test (ELPT) is taken and the student is required to complete the coursework given for the test.

English Proficiency Test scores for international students

International students are to submit their TOEFL or IELTS scores for proving their proficiency in the language. These are the minimum scores required for admission to UAH:-

TestMinimum required score
TOEFL-iBTSub scores greater than or equal to 18 OR
IELTSSub scores greater than or equal to 6.0

Visa process for international students

The candidates must apply for their visa in the country where they are residing currently. Though the visa will allow you to fly to the U.S., it will; allow you to proceed till the airport only after which you will have to meet the immigration officer who will grant admission to the country. In the U.S., all immigration matters are the responsibility of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

If the applicant is selected for admittance in UAH for undergraduate or undergraduate degrees, they will receive the immigration documents (I-20 for F status and DS-2019 for J status) from UAH itself. The applicant should not enter the U.S. using a tourist visa.

The students will have to submit the documents/items listed below for applying for their student visa to study in the USA:

  • Visa application forms from the Embassy/Consulate
  • Photographs for visa
  • Visa application fee (amount varies per country)
  • Receipt for SEVIS I-901 fee payment
  • I-20 from UAH
  • Letter of admission from UAH
  • Valid passport
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score ( for non-native English speakers)
  • Proof of finance and assistantship letter
  • Previous school transcripts, diplomas or records evaluated by authorized agencies

Before arriving in the U.S., check the official website for weekly blog updates by the university. For further queries, there is an option of e-mailing in this address.

University of Alabama, Huntsville undergraduate admission

The University of Alabama, offers undergraduate admissions in Science, Arts and courses like Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Nursing and professional studies are also provided at the University of Alabama, Huntsville.

Applicants are to supply transcripts from the sending institutions printed within 6 months to be considered official.

Where to apply: Online application portal

Application fee: $30

Admission requirements: The following items have to be sent for successful admission:-

  • Transcripts have to be sent to UAH through an electronic delivery search like Docufide/Parchment, E-Scrip, or Student Clearinghouse.
  • ACT/SAT scores (ACT code: 0053, SAT code: 1854)
  • Any official AP/IB credit has to be sent directly from the testing agency to the register’s office for evaluation of the scores for UAH credit.

(AP code: 854)

  • English proficiency test scores

University of Alabama, Huntsville graduate admission

UAH offers graduate courses like Accounting, Engineering (various branches), Biological Sciences, Business legal studies, Management, Marketing, Nursing, etc. to students from all over the world.

Some of the important documents required to apply for the graduate courses are given as follows:-

  • Official transcripts which will be requested within the application portal
  • GRE (Science, Engineering, Business) scores:
    • Minimum requirement: 300 verbal and quantitative and a 3.0 on analytical writing.
  • GMAT (Business) scores
    • Minimum requirement: 500
  • MAT (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences)
    • Minimum score: 410

Moreover, University of Alabama, Huntsville makes the navigation of admission related information quite easy by using the Charger status account feature.

By creating this account applicants can, without any hassle, apply for admission and keep track of the status of the application. Through this feature, the applicant can:

  • Check which items were received by the Office of Admissions
  • View a to-do list of steps to follow next
  • Register for campus visits and events which take place daily
  • Receive information on scholarship opportunities

In the University of Alabama, Huntsville coursework completed during the applicant’s high school period, the grade point average obtained in those courses and ACT/SAT are given utmost importance. Also UAH doesn’t require letters of recommendation or an essay for admission consideration.

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