Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
You will apply as a first-year student if you have finished, or are set to finish high school, and will be entering college as a first-time freshman. There is a $40 application fee for the first-time freshman application.
The University of Alabama will not require standardized ACT or SAT scores from students applying through the Fall 2024 Semester. Admission consideration for freshman entering through the Fall 2024 Semester will be based on a holistic review. Holistic admissions at The University of Alabama include both academic and non-academic criteria. Academic components considered include high school GPA, performance in core subjects, academic honors and standardized test scores, should a student elect to submit them. Non-academic items include leadership experience, volunteer experience, extracurricular activities, employment and non-academic honors. All students must complete the minimum unit requirements.
First-time, main-campus freshmen who submit an application and all supporting documents by January 15 will receive priority consideration for admission. After January 15, first-time, main-campus freshmen who submit an application and all supporting documents will receive consideration for admission on a space available basis. Visit admissions.ua.edu for more information regarding deadlines and policies.
The best way to find your place at The University of Alabama is to visit campus. Our student-guided campus tour gives you and your family a firsthand campus experience. Learn about UA’s history as you discover today’s many opportunities the University offers through stellar academics, research possibilities and exciting student life.
We currently offer both walking-only tours of campus and a combination bus/walking tour. All campus tours include an Undergraduate Admissions information session and descriptions of each tour are provided on our campus visits page.
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