UAH is proud to be home to students from more than 60 countries worldwide, and we are excited to welcome you to our campus. On this page, we'll walk you through the admissions 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

If you are a current UAH undergraduate student, it is likely that you already have a Charger Status account. You may access your account by logging in with the same credentials you used to submit your undergraduate application for admission. Your login email will be a personal email address, not your official UAH email address. If you do not remember your previous log-in credentials, please click the "forgot password" link or contact Graduate Admissions. 

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 nonrefundable $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

Which programs require test scores for admission? 

View our Test Score Requirements page to see if your program requires a GRE, MAT or GMAT score for admissions consideration. 

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 below. 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


You are required to submit transcripts from previously attended colleges from which a bachelor's degree or higher was obtained and any college attended after obtaining your bachelor's degree, including both undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Unofficial undergraduate transcripts may be used for admissions consideration and should be uploaded directly to Charger Status.

Transcript Evaluation

If you completed coursework at a college or university in a foreign country, 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, the testing agency should send your official test scores directly to UAH Graduate Admissions. View our Test Score Requirements page to see if your academic program requires a test score for admissions consideration.


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 $45,121 and original documents (such as an official bank letter) that prove that you or your sponsor have 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 218
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899