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!

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 for admission one of two ways!



Submit your choice of application, and pay the nonrefundable $30 application fee.

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.

Important Dates for Fall 2024

Competitive Scholarship Priority Deadline December 15, 2023
Academic Scholarship Upgrade Deadline May 1, 2024

Fall 2024 Admission Deadline*

*Application and all required supplemental items must be received by this date to be considered for Fall 2024 admission.

August 14, 2024

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 highly suggested 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.

All prospective students, whether in a high school or a homeschool program, must meet the same admissions standards. Admissions decisions will be based on grades and test scores earned within the student’s first four years of high school enrollment.

Accredited Homeschool Program Applicants

Students who have been completing an accredited homeschool program or who have been following the curriculum of a cover school are required to follow these transcript guidelines:

  • An official transcript including academic record beginning with grade nine is required. Upon graduation, a final transcript including the student’s complete academic record and graduation date will also be required.
  • Transcripts must be signed by an administrator to be considered official.
  • If necessary, descriptions of each course completed, textbooks used, and the teaching credentials of the homeschool teacher may be requested.

Non-Accredited or Self-Designed Homeschool Program Applicants

In an effort to evaluate each student’s application equitably, students who have been following a non-accredited or self-designed homeschool program are required to follow these transcript guidelines:

  • Using the UAH Non-Accredited or Self-Designed Homeschool Transcript Template, provide a full academic record beginning with grade nine, descriptions of each course completed, and textbooks used.
  • To be considered official, this document must be signed by an administrator.
  • Upon graduation, the UAH homeschool transcript should be submitted again and should include the student’s complete academic record through grade 12 and graduation date.
  • If necessary, additional documentation may be requested.

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 in all subject areas). Scores can be accessed directly from

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.

Prefer a paper application?

Submit Your Transcript & Scores

Complete your application by submitting the required documents.


Send your official transcripts to UAH through an electronic delivery service. UAH accepts official transcripts from ParchmentStudent Clearinghouse, and Scoir

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.


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.Lisano International, or Spantran.

ACT/SAT scores

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

School code: 0053

School code: 1854

Test Optional Policy for Admission to UAH

UAH will not require new freshman students to submit an ACT or SAT score when applying for admission for the Spring 2024, Summer 2024, or Fall 2024 terms. On the admissions application, students will have the option to select if they wish to have test scores considered for admission and scholarships purposes. Students who feel their ACT or SAT test scores accurately reflect their quality of work in high school are encouraged to submit test scores and not apply test-optional.

Learn more about the Test Optional Policy at

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