1. Immunizations.
    The immunization form is included with your admission packet and is available on the UAH Student Health Center (SHC) website. All vaccination information must be documented in English or submitted with an English translation.

    • Students are required to be tested for Tuberculosis (TB) prior to being cleared for registration. TB Testing will be done at the Student Health Clinic (SHC) upon arrival in Wilson Hall 325. You must have your Charger ID Card before getting a TB Test. The SHC will ONLY accept TB tests administered in the US within the last 12 months. DO NOT get tested prior to your arrival, as the results will not be accepted by the SHC.

    • UAH requires all international students to obtain 2 doses of the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella). Students able to obtain the MMR vaccines in their home country MUST have the second MMR dose administered at least 30 days prior to arrival in the US.

    • If you are a first-time freshman you will also need to show proof of the meningitis vaccine prior to enrolling in classes. You will receive a TB blood test at Orientation provided by the SHC prior to enrollment in classes. If you choose to have the services done independently, a US health care provider can perform the necessary services and complete the immunization form and provide state license number or clinic stamp. The immunization form must be submitted to the SHC.

    • It is recommended that you also be up to date with the following additional immunizations: Hepatitis B, Meningococcal, Tetanus/Diphtheria, Pertussis, Varicella, and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

  2. International Student Orientation.
    The dates for International Student Orientation are included in your admission packet and also emailed to you approximately 30 days prior to the start of the new semester. Orientation is required for all international students. Orientation is a fun and interesting day of learning your way around campus, reviewing university policies, and beginning your social networking. If you will be arriving late (i.e., after the report date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019, then you will need to email isss@uah.edu to let us know and to make arrangements to meet with an international student advisor upon your arrival.

  3. English Language Placement Test.
    Any student interested in testing out of assigned English language classes based on the TOEFL/IELTS score for non-native speakers can take the English Language Placement Test (ELPT) administered at UAH. This exam is available prior to the start of each semester for a small fee.

  4. Come to UAH.

    Your first day at UAH will be Friday August 16th. This is a requirement and if you are a transfer student or undergraduate first time freshman you will have other mandatory orientation sessions on campus as well.

    BEFORE you arrive on Friday: Please fill out this link once you know your HSV AL address. A temporary address is acceptable.

    PLEASE BRING ALL YOUR IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTS TO THE CHECK-IN, I-20s, passport, any assistantship letters, and any outstanding admissions documents needed for Ms. Linda Clugstone (if you have dependents you must bring their immigration paperwork as well. We look forward to seeing you Friday at 8:00am (please do not be late - we want to make sure to cover a lot of valuable information on Friday)

  6. Visa delay? Please email mf0012@uah.edu and isss@uah.edu with your A# and reason for missing orientation, we may need to issue you a late arrival letter if you are entering the US after August 16(while not mandatory we will decide on a case by case basis).

  7. WHERE TO MEET US August 16?
  8. 8:00am in the Chan Auditorium, building number 16 on the campus map.

    please be ON TIME! this is very important - we have a lot of information to get through Friday.

    • Immigration documents
    • I-20
    • dependent I-20 if applicable
    • I-94 number printout
    • Huntsville AL address
    • Passport
    • any GTA/GRA letters


What will happen before classes begin August 21st?

  • English Language Placement Test -ELPT (only those students required – you will be notified before orientation)
  • Pay your tuition – due first day of class by 5pm
  • Buy books – Charger Union bookstore
  • Familiarize yourself with campus – campus tours