UAH is proud to be home to students from over 60 countries worldwide and we are excited to welcome you to our campus. On this page, we'll walk you through the admission process and application requirements for international students. If you have any questions along the way, contact us!

Submit Your Application

Apply Online

Please search for "Huntsville" in the "Add Program" tab within the application portal to find our programs.

Check Your Application Status

Online applicants may return to their online application account to check their status. The online status will indicate what documents the admissions staff have received, e.g. transcripts, test scores, etc.

Additionally, applicants may request their status by emailing the appropriate admissions staff: U.S. citizens may email Kim Gray at; International students may email Linda Clugstone at

When to apply

Priority admittance will be given to individuals who apply by the dates listed. Applications received after these dates will still be evaluated, but an admission decision for your semester of choice is not guaranteed. Submit your application as early as possible to be the most competitive and to receive the greatest selection of classes.

TermPriority Admittance Deadline
(International Students)
Spring October 1
Summer February 1
Fall June 1


Once your application has been submitted and all supporting documentation has been received, it typically takes approximately 15-30 business days for an admission decision to be made. 

Submit Your Transcript, Scores, and Documentation


Unofficial undergraduate transcripts may be used for admissions consideration and should be submitted within the application portal. However, official transcripts must be received before you can complete class registration.

If an official transcript is required for admissions consideration, you will be notified. Official transcripts can be sent to UAH through an electronic delivery service, such as Student Clearinghouse, and students with transcripts from India may use Truecopy.In. If your school does not have access to these services, you can request that they send your official hard-copy transcripts to:

UAH International Graduate Admissions
301 Sparkman Drive
SSB 222
Huntsville, AL 35899

Please note, the minimum GPA requirement for many of our programs is a 3.0 and each program requirement will be detailed in the application. Meeting the minimum does not guarantee admittance.

Transcript Evaluation

If your bachelor's degree was earned in a foreign country, and your transcripts are not in English or are not easily evaluated for U.S. equivalency, you may be requested to provide a course-by-course evaluation of your transcripts. If you are asked, the agency you choose must send the official evaluation directly to the UAH Office of Graduate Admissions.

UAH only recognizes the following evaluation agencies:

World Education Services (WES)
Josef Silny and Associates
Lisano International


You will be asked for your test scores within the CAS application. The minimum test scores are as follows:

  • GRE (Science, Engineering, Business)
    Minimum score: 300 verbal and quantitative and a 3.0 on the analytical writing
  • GMAT (Business)
    Minimum score: 500
  • MAT (Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences)
    Minimum score: 410
Application fees

UAH uses the Common Application System (CAS) hosted by Liaison to help process your application. The application link above will take you to one of the three application portals: GradCAS, EngineeringCAS, or BusinessCAS. UAH's application fee is $60.00. In addition to this fee, the CAS system also charges an additional processing fee. Their fee will be included with our fee. The total application fees are as follows: 

  • GradCAS: $84 ($60 UAH fee + $24 Liaison fee)
  • EngineeringCAS: $118 ($60 UAH fee + $58 Liaison fee)
  • BusinessCAS: $108 ($60 UAH fee + $48 Liaison fee)


Test scores waived in response to Covid-19

Please review the alternate requirements:

In response to COVID-19, admission test scores for the GRE, GMAT, and MAT have been waived for the Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 terms if the applicant meets the alternate requirements outlined below.

GRE/GMAT/MAT alternative test scores waiver requirements:

  • The applicant has an undergraduate GPA greater than or equal to 3.0, or
  • The applicant has 5 or more years of professional work experience and had a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or higher, or
  • The applicant has already completed a graduate degree at an accredited institution.

Meeting these alternate requirements does not guarantee admission. Colleges may also evaluate transcripts and grades in specific courses to determine an applicant’s readiness. Doctorate candidates will also be evaluated holistically based on their entire application, including research and recommendation letters.

A waiver request is not required. Each applicant will be reviewed automatically.

Note: GRE/GMAT/MAT may still be required to receive assistantships and scholarships. 


This change affects applicants whose scores have not been received as of March 15, 2020. TOFEL/IELTS language tests and PRAXIS education tests are not waived at this time.

May the GRE, GMAT or MAT be waived?

There are some exemptions from the GRE/GMAT/MAT requirement.

  1. If you graduated from an accredited college or university five or more years ago and have not been subsequently enrolled since that time, and you have a record of consistent professional achievement as documented on a submitted resume, the GRE/GMAT/MAT requirements might be waived upon recommendation of the department or program chair. The final decision is made by the Dean of Graduate School. You must submit a written request for a waiver to be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Please note, engineering programs typically require the GRE regardless of professional experience.
  2. If you have an advanced degree from the United States, the GRE/GMAT/MAT scores might be waived. You should also submit a written request for the waiver and send it to the Office of Graduate Admissions.


Department standards may be higher, so these minimum scores do not guarantee admission. Program committees will not consider your application until all documents are received. Please contact the department or program website for any additional required documents.

TOEFL/IELTS Language scores

If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL or IELTS score that meets UAH’s English proficiency requirements. (UAH TOEFL School Code is 1850.)

  • TOEFL: all sub-scores ≥ 18 OR IELTS: all sub-scores ≥ 6.0
  • For Graduate Teaching Assistants:
    TOEFL: no sub-score below 22 OR IELTS: no sub-score below 6.5


A TOEFL or IELTS score is preferred but given the changes in the testing environment, additional language assessment options are now available.

New Additional Language Assessments Options:

Additional Assessment TestsUAH Admission Standards (minimum)
TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition Students take the exam via the Internet at home.  The scoring scale is the same as the regular TOEFL
IELTS Indicator Students take the exam via the Internet at home.  The scoring scale is the same as the regular IELTS
Duolingo 100 for admission (with each sub-score equal to or greater than 90), 115 for GTA
PTE Academic 53 for admission, 65 for GTA
Pearson Versant English Placement Test 65 for admission, 75 for GTA

You do not need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score if:

  • English is your native language (the language used in the home where you were raised, in the schools where you were educated, and in your daily business); OR
  • You have graduated with a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university where English is the medium of instruction.

Affidavit of Financial Support

If you are an F1 or J1 student, you must also submit an affidavit of financial support for $42,828 and original documents (such as an official bank letter) that prove that you or your sponsor has access to fluid funds sufficient to cover at least one year's tuition and living expenses.

Letters of Recommendation

If you are applying to a Ph.D. program, you must also submit two letters of recommendation. Master’s applicants may submit one if desired, but it is not required.

Health Insurance Requirements

Admitted international students will be provided with and billed for mandatory health insurance for each semester they are enrolled. Family coverage may be purchased at an additional cost. This insurance is available but not required for students not on F-1 or J-1 visas.

International Agencies

If you are using an international agency to help with your admission process, please be sure to indicate which agency is assisting you in the required question section of the application.

Applying for an Online Program?

International students who wish to complete an online degree, without physically attending UAH, must notify the Office of Graduate Admissions immediately upon submission of your application. Emails should be sent to with the subject "International Student Online Program."

All admission documentation is still required to enroll in an online program except the affidavit of financial support. For more information regarding our eligible online programs, please visit the UAH Online Learning page.

International Student and Scholar Services

The International Student and Scholar Services is a committed advocate for UAH's international community and provides a safe and confidential setting where individuals can receive assistance regarding their needs and concerns.

International Student and Scholar Services

Contact International Graduate Admissions

International Graduate Admissions

SSB 222
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

International students in India may contact our UAH consultant in India directly for more information.

Harsha Patel
Recruitment Consultant, Graduate School

Questions regarding resident and nonresident status should be directed to the Office of Academic Records at 256.824.7777.