UAH makes it easy to apply for admission. Before starting your application through Charger Status, get an overview of the process and review application requirements below. If you have any questions along the way, we’re here to help!

*The Office of Admissions staff is currently working remotely due to COVID-19. For the most immediate response regarding your questions about the status of your application, please contact At this time, we recommend that you submit required transcripts via an electronic delivery service. Please note, if your transcript is sent to our office through the mail, you will likely experience a delay in the evaluation of your application. 

Create Your Charger Status Account

Charger Status will help you navigate the UAH admissions process.

Charger Status allows you to:

  • Apply for admission and check the status of your application
  • Track what items have been received by the Office of Admissions
  • View a to-do list of next steps to help you stay on track
  • Register for daily campus visits and events
  • Receive important information regarding the admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and upcoming events

Submit Your Application

Apply Online through your Charger Status account.

Log in to your Charger Status account, submit your application, and pay the nonrefundable $30 application fee.

Prefer a paper application?

Students in need of an application fee waiver can contact their guidance counselor. Your counselor will need to submit the ACT, SAT, or NACAAC Application Fee Waiver request form to the UAH Office of Admissions.

When is the application deadline?

UAH suggests that high school students apply during the fall semester of their senior year. Because UAH offers rolling admissions, we do not have an admissions application deadline. Merit Tuition Scholarships, which are based on high school GPA and test scores, are automatically awarded at the time of admission.

Admission Requirements

Each applicant is evaluated based on individual merit and demonstrated success in a rigorous academic environment. High school coursework, grade point average, and ACT/SAT scores are weighed heavily; however, these criteria do not constitute the entire foundation for an admission decision. An applicant with a grade point average of 2.9 and a composite score of 20 on the ACT or an equivalent SAT score, for example, is considered a strong candidate for admission. UAH does not require letters of recommendation or an essay for admission consideration.

High school seniors are expected to have completed the following courses:

  • A minimum of four units of English.
  • Three units of mathematics, including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry (Trigonometry is also required by the College of Engineering and recommended by all other colleges).
  • Three units of science.
  • Four units of history and/or social studies.
  • Academic electives to meet the required twenty Carnegie high school units. These may include foreign language, computer programming, religion, and philosophy courses as well as higher-level science and math courses.
  • Applicants with deficiencies in the required high school courses may be admitted in good standing under certain circumstances. The deficiencies, however, must be remedied during the first year of enrollment in a manner approved by the concerned department. Courses taken to remedy entrance deficiencies cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements.

Do I need to submit letters of recommendation or an essay?

No. UAH does not require letters of recommendation or an essay for admission consideration. High school coursework and test scores (ACT/SAT) are the main points of consideration.

High school students who are home schooled must meet the same admissions standards as students graduating from public and private high schools to gain admission to UAH. However, home schooled students should also review the following when applying for admission:

  • In addition to an official transcript including the student’s academic record beginning with grade nine, additional documentation is required. Descriptions of each course completed and textbooks used should also be submitted. The teaching credentials of the home school teacher may be included if desired.
  • All official transcripts must be signed by an administrator.
  • Admissions decisions and scholarship consideration will be based on grades and test scores earned within the student’s first four years of high school enrollment.
  • For home schooled students not following the curriculum of a cover school, weighted credit will only be given to AP, IB, dual enrollment courses, or other college courses as long as they are reflective of a higher earned credit.
  • The Office of Admissions will begin recalculating the cumulative GPA for all home school transcripts effective July 1, 2019.

Applicants who have not graduated from high school may be admitted on the basis of a satisfactory score on the GED test.

The application process for GED recipients is the same as shown on this page, with one added step: send your official GED test scores to the Admissions Office (minimum score of 170).

UAH is a testing center for the GED program. Anyone seeking additional information or wishing to take the GED examination should contact the Office of Testing Services at 256.824.6725.

Tentative admission will be granted on the basis of ACT or SAT scores and the high school record through the junior year. A final official transcript showing work completed in the senior year and confirmation of graduation will be reviewed before a student's final admission. If, after a student is admitted to the university, information comes to light that indicates an applicant did not meet admission requirements, the applicant's offer of admission may be rescinded or altered at the discretion of the university.

Submit Your Transcript & Scores

Complete your application by submitting the required documents.


Send your official transcripts to UAH through an electronic delivery service such as Docufide/Parchment, E-Scrip, or Student Clearinghouse.

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

UAH Admissions
301 Sparkman Drive
SSB, Suite 106
Huntsville, AL 35899

The Office of Admissions will only accept two official transcripts for admission and scholarship consideration. One transcript will be accepted at the time of application and should include grades earned during grades 9-11. Only one final transcript will be accepted and should include grades for all high school coursework and a graduation date. Once a student submits a transcript at the point of application, no further updates will be made to grades for courses already completed. For students who have participated in dual enrollment programs, only one final college transcript should be submitted after all coursework has been completed.


We accept ACT or SAT scores listed on your official high school transcript. High school graduates who have been out of high school for five or more years may not be required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

ACT/SAT scores

Have your official ACT or SAT scores sent directly to UAH by the testing agency.

School code: 0053

School code: 1854

Does UAH require the writing portion of the ACT/SAT?

No. UAH does not require the writing portion of any standardized test.


Academic records for high school education received outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by a credential evaluation service and should include a document-by-document evaluation and a grade point average for each institution attended. Applicants are responsible for contacting the evaluation agency directly so that the evaluation agency can send the official evaluation report to UAH. Acceptable evaluation services include Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. International Education ConsultantsWorld Education Services, Inc., or Lisano International

AP/IB scores

If applicable, have any official AP/IB credit sent directly from the testing agency to the Registrar's Office to have your scores evaluated for UAH credit. Official AP scores can be requested at

UAH AP code: 1854

Complete the Charger Checklist

Once you've been offered admission to UAH, view the Charger Checklist to complete your next steps as an admitted student. 

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