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Admissions at the University of Alabama begin with the start of each(fall, spring, and summer) semester. In the fall of 2018, a total of 3.18% international students were granted admission into various programs at the university. The acceptance rate of the university is 56%.
The admissions process is completely online. It involves the generation of a CWID (College Wide Identification) number that helps in login on MyBama(admissions portal). Official transcripts and other documents are uploaded directly on MyBama.
|Application fee||Undergraduate school- USD 80|
Graduate School- USD 40
|ACT/SAT score||Not mandatory for international students|
|Academic calendar||Trimester intake|
The application deadlines for undergraduate and graduate programs are given below:
|Undergraduate Fall semester||May 1|
|Undergraduate Spring semester||October 1|
|Undergraduate Summer semester||March 1|
|Graduate school||180 days before the semester begins|
For some graduate programs, deadlines vary according to the course
English proficiency test scores are required from international students while admissions. The minimum scores required are given below:
|English proficiency tests||Minimum Score (Undergraduate)|
|Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)||79|
|Paper-based TOEFL (pBT)||550|
|Duolingo English Test||51|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE)||54|
|English proficiency tests||Minimum Score (Graduate)|
|Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)||79|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE)||59|
The University of Alabama offers more than 70 undergraduate programs through 12 schools and colleges.
How to apply:
|Scholarships||SAT scores||ACT score|
|Foundation in Excellence||1330-1350||29|
Note: Students applying with unofficial transcripts must ensure that the university receives official documents directly through testing authority or school by November 1 (summer semester) or July 1(Fall semester).
The University of Alabama offer over 120 masters programs. The admission test scores required for admission to the graduate school are mentioned below:
For minimum english proficiency test scores in graduate programs, click here
Supporting documents: Documents required by all the applicants of graduate school include: Statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and international documents, like student’s visa and international student services form.
Graduate Degree Program Plan: There are two types of plans offered by the university for Masters degree. The details are mentioned below:
Plan I: Students working under Plan I in masters degree require 24 semester hours credit in coursework and 6 hours in thesis research.
Plan II: Students working under Plan II in masters degree require 30 semester hours credit in coursework and clear the comprehensive examination. A culminating or “capstone experience” can also be completed instead of clearing the comprehensive examination. For details on comprehensive examination click here
Each plan I and II, requires 18 semester hours in major subject. The remaining coursework hours can be completed in either major or related field. In most departments and some divisions of the university candidates are required to complete their degree under Plan I.
Latin Legum Magister/ Master of Law (L.L.M.)
How to apply: Online applications can be made through LSAC. Applications can also be made by completing paper application found at www.law.ua.edu/apply and mailing it at Law of School Admissions Office.
When to apply: International applicants should send/submit their completed applications by September 1 of the year prior to enrollment.
Application fee: 54 USD
Academic requirements: The english language scores are a mandatory requirement , where english is not the language of instruction for the first degree of law. The minimum scores are mentioned below:
|English proficiency test||Minimum score|
International transfer students can apply to the university online. An application fee of 40 USD is waived. The application is continued with MyBama. This is followed by uploading of documents, like PR and visa. The proof of English proficiency and official transcripts are to be submitted.