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!

Create Your Charger Status Account

Charger Status will help you navigate the UAH Graduate Admissions process. Through your Charger Status account, you can:

  • Apply for graduate admission
  • Track the status of your application
  • Upload admissions supplemental items for review
  • View your admissions decision

Submit Your Application

Admission Requirements

After creating your Charger Status account, you will be directed to the application for admission. Complete the application and pay the $60 application fee. Current UAH students and UAH alumni may be eligible to receive an application fee discount. Please contact our office for verification to receive the discount code.

A strong candidate for admission to the UAH Graduate School typically meets the following standards:

  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from an approved institution
  • A minimum grade point average of a 3.0 on the undergraduate record
  • A minimum total score of 300 on the GRE and a minimum score of 3.0 on the analytical writing portion, a minimum total score of 410 on the MAT (for the English, nursing, and public affairs programs), or a minimum total score of 500 on the GMAT (for business applicants). 

Not all programs require a test score for admissions consideration. View our Test Score Requirements page for more information. 

Please note, department standards may be higher, so these minimum requirements do not guarantee admission to the UAH Graduate School. Program committees will not consider your application until all documents are received. For more information regarding specific admissions requirements to your program of interest, contact your program coordinator

Number of Applications

Students may submit an application for admission to one graduate program at a time. To apply to a second program within the same term, please submit a new application for admission. 

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


Submit Supporting Documents


Unofficial undergraduate transcripts may be used for admissions consideration and should be uploaded directly to Charger Status. However, official transcripts must be received before you can complete class registration. Send your official transcripts to UAH Graduate Admissions through an electronic delivery service. UAH Graduate Admissions accepts official transcripts from Parchment and Student Clearinghouse. We also accept transcripts from Truecopy.In for students from India.

If your school does not have access to these services, request that they send your official hard-copy transcripts to:

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

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

Test Scores

If your program requires a test score for admissions consideration, have your official test scores sent directly to UAH Graduate Admissions by the testing agency.

Spring 2022 applicants may have their test score requirement waived in response to Covid-19. View these requirements below. Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023 applicants should view our Test Score Requirements page to view specific program requirements.  

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 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. 

English Language Proficiency Scores

If English is not your native language, you must submit a score that meets UAH’s English proficiency requirements.

Students must achieve one of the following scores to be eligible for admission

  • TOEFL iBT* - All sub-scores must be ≥ 18. 
  • TOEFL Essentials* - All subscores must be ≥ 8. 
  • IELTS - All sub-scores must be ≥ 6.0.

To be eligible to receive a Graduate Teaching Assistantship

  • TOEFL iBT* - All sub-scores must be ≥ 22. 
  • TOEFL Essentials* - All subscores must be ≥ 9.5. 
  • IELTS - All sub-scores must be ≥ 6.5.

*UAH TOEFL School Code - 1854

A TOEFL or IELTS score is preferred but given the changes in the testing environment, additional language assessment options are now available. Given that some of these tests are not as established as TOEFL and IELTS in terms of reliability and validity measures, UAH reserves the right to verify and double check the applicant’s English proficiency when deemed necessary.

New 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 Must achieve total score of 100 (with each sub-score equal to or greater than 95) for admission; 115 for GTA
PTE Academic Must achieve total score of 53 for admission; 65 for GTA
Pearson Versant English Placement Test Must achieve total score of 65 for admission; 75 for GTA
You do not need to submit an English language score if:
  • You have graduated with a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university where English is the medium of instruction.

Other Application Materials

Depending on your academic program, you may be required to submit additional documentation to be considered for admission, such as a resume, personal statement, professional license, and/or letter of recommendation. You can view these requirements and upload them within your Charger Status account. On your My Account page, click on your application, and then, click on "Supplemental Items & Documents." 

Required Documentation Regarding Citizenship Status

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. U.S. Permanent Residents will be required to submit a copy of your permanent resident card. All of these items can be uploaded directly to your Charger Status account.

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.

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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