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University of Alabama Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Bhavya Rawal

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 feeUndergraduate school- USD 80
Graduate School- USD 40
Acceptance rate56%
GPA scores3.0
ACT/SAT scoreNot mandatory for international students
Academic calendarTrimester intake

University of Alabama Admission Deadlines

The application deadlines for undergraduate and graduate programs are given below:

TermApplication deadline
Undergraduate Fall semesterMay 1
Undergraduate Spring semesterOctober 1
Undergraduate Summer semesterMarch 1
Graduate school180 days before the semester begins
For some graduate programs, deadlines vary according to the course

University of Alabama Language Requirements 

English proficiency test scores are required from international students while admissions. The minimum scores required are given below:

English proficiency testsMinimum Score (Undergraduate)
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)79
Paper-based TOEFL (pBT)550
Duolingo English Test51
Pearson Test of English (PTE)54
English proficiency testsMinimum Score (Graduate)
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)79
Pearson Test of English (PTE)59

University of Alabama Undergraduate Admissions

The University of Alabama offers more than 70 undergraduate programs through 12 schools and colleges.

How to apply:

  • The students need to apply by completing an online application followed by the submission of the application fee.
  • A CWID (identification number) is sent to the registered email id within 2-3 days of completing the online application.
  • This CWID is used for creating a MyBama login. The documents are uploaded on MyBama International Document Upload link.

Academic requirements:

  • International students should have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above.
  • English language proficiency scores should be provided.
  • The ACT/SAT scores are not mandatory. The scores can be provided by the students applying for scholarships.
  • The minimum score requirements for ACT/SAT differ with different scholarships. The details are given below:
ScholarshipsSAT scoresACT score
Foundation in Excellence1330-135029
UA scholar1360-141030-31

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).

University of Alabama Graduate Admissions

The University of Alabama offer over 120 masters programs. The admission test scores required for admission to the graduate school are mentioned below:

Admission testScore
MAT50th percentile

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 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 testMinimum score
TOEFL (pBT)600
TOEFL (cBT)250
TOEFL (iBT)100

University of Alabama Transfer Student Admissions

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.

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