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Admission Requirements for Alabama Colleges

Admission Requirements for Alabama Colleges

FOUR YEAR INSTITUTIONS

 

University of Alabama 
21 minimum ACT (1000 SAT) with 3.0 OVERALL GPA, however all applications are considered on an individual basis.  Writing portion of ACT is no longer required.   Algebra II is required.  1 yr Foreign Language is required. Must apply online or download forms.  Minimums to qualify for automatic scholarships are 27 ACT and 3.5 GPA. Scholarship deadline is December 15. 

 

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

20 ACT (950 SAT) & 2.25 overall GPA.   17 core credits required with 4 yrs English, 3 yrs Social Science, 3 yrs Science (including 2 labs), 3 yrs math (Algebra I & higher), 1 yr foreign language, and 3 additional academic courses.  Priority deadline for admission is June 1.  Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 20 ACT and 3.5 overall GPA or 24 ACT and 3.0 GPA.  Scholarship deadline is December 1.  December ACT score will be considered for scholarship if student is already admitted and requests UAB to pull their score.  Honors College admission offered to students who meet criteria:  28 ACT and 3.5 or higher GPA.  Honors College Signature Program application deadline is December 15.

 

University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)

20 ACT and a 2.9 GPA are the minimum requirements for admissions. Engineering requires a minimum 21 composite on the ACT. Foreign Language is not required. A 25 on the ACT and 3.0 GPA are the minimum for MERIT BASED Scholarships (accept updated ACT scores through June 1).

 

Alabama A&M University 

18 ACT and 2.0 overall GPA.  Algebra II is not required.  Foreign Language is not required.  Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 23 ACT and 3.25 overall GPA. 

 

Alabama State University  

2.0 GPA and 18 ACT and high school diploma.  However, a lower ACT would require a higher GPA, and lower GPA would require higher ACT.  Algebra II not required.  1 yr Foreign Language OR Computer is required.  Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT by February 15.

 

Auburn University  

Admission application opens on September 1.  Applicants are reviewed on an individual basis.  The average GPA for students admitted to the 2013 freshman class was a 3.8 and the average ACT score was 27.2.  Writing portion of ACT is no longer required.  Students are welcome to discuss their credentials with the admissions counselor, Kali Tucker.  She can be reached at 334-844-8177 or by email at kat0003@auburn.edu.  Minimums for automatic scholarships are 28 ACT (or comparable SAT) and 3.5 GPA.  Scholarship deadline is February 10.  A separate scholarship application is required after your admission to AU.  

 

Auburn University at Montgomery
Minimum 18 ACT and 2.3 GPA for admission.  Algebra II is not required.  Foreign Language is not required. ONLINE application is free.  Minimum qualifications for scholarships are 20 ACT and 3.5 GPA.  Scholarship deadline is March 1. 

 

Birmingham-Southern College 

Average ACT is a 26.5 and average grade point average is 3.70.  Applications are available via BSC online application or Common App. Essay required, recommendation form and letter, resume (not required but preferred), transcript and application fee of $50. Application fee waived if application is received by our Early Action deadline. Early action (non-binding) deadline is November 15, and regular admission deadline is February 1. Merit scholarships are awarded based on where student falls in the BSC scholarship grid (which can be found here:http://www.bsc.edu/admission/scholarships.cfm) as well as a holistic approach. Evaluations begin November 15. All ACT/SAT scores sent by admission deadline will be considered. ACT and SAT scores are super-scored.       Students are encouraged to apply for need based financial aid by completing the FAFSA.

 

Huntingdon College

20 ACT (940 SAT) and 2.5 GPA for unconditional acceptance19 ACT (900 SAT) and 2.75 GPA or an 18 ACT (860)and 3.0 GPA for conditional acceptance. We use the GPA that is calculated on the high school transcript and we now super score the ACT. Two math courses above Algebra I are strongly recommended.  Foreign Language not required, but recommended.  Minimum to qualify for scholarships is acceptance to the college.

 

Jacksonville State University 

High School diploma or GED certificate required with at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  20 ACT-unconditional acceptance; 18-19 ACT-student must take LS 104 Learning Skills class for remediation.  SAT: 950 or above–unconditional acceptance; 870-940–conditional acceptance.  Algebra II not required for admission, but recommended.  Foreign Language not required.  Scholarship deadline is March 1 (February is last ACT considered w/scores being sent directly to JSU) and minimums to qualify are 22 ACT for automatic scholarships and 20 ACT and 2.5 GPA for Leadership Scholarships.  Students must apply for admission and be accepted before applying for scholarships or housing.

 

Judson College 

18 ACT (870 SAT) and 2.0 academic GPA.  If not meeting either of these requirements, you can apply to the Admissions Committee for possible Conditional Admission approval.  Algebra II not required, but recommended. Foreign Language not required, but recommended.  Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 20 ACT and 2.5 GPA.  ACT scores through June will be considered for scholarships. 

 

Miles College 

Unconditional admittance given with a high school diploma.  Those who do not make at least a 16 on each category of the ACT will fall into the Jump Start Program.  Algebra II is not required.  Foreign Language is not required.   Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 18 ACT and 3.0 GPA.

 

University of Mobile 

21 ACT and 2.75 GPA for unconditional acceptance.  They consider lower scores for conditional acceptance---contact admissions counselor.  Algebra II is not required.  Foreign Language is not required.  Minimum scholarship requirements are 20 ACT and 2.75 GPA, and they consider ACT scores up until freshman year begins"$2,000 visit day scholarships are available to each student who attends a visit day. RSVP to attend one of these days on the UMobile website at www.umobile.edu/rsvp or contact your enrollment counselor for more information." 

         

University of Montevallo 

20 ACT (SAT 850), 2.5 overall GPA.  Algebra II not required for admission, but recommended.  Foreign Language not required for admission, but recommended.  Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 22 ACT and 3.5 GPA or 23 ACT and 3.0 GPA.  The Presidential Honors Scholarship (students with a 30 ACT/3.0 GPA) is now $9,000.00 per year.  (Previously $7,500.00 per year)

                                                           

University of North Alabama 

Unconditional admittance with an 18 ACT (870 SAT), GPA of “C” or 2.00 on academic core with a total of 13 core units.  Conditional admission with: 16 on ACT (770 on SAT), at least 11 core units (4 English, 2 Math, 2 Natural or Physical Science, 3 Social Studies), and GPA of 1.75 on academic core.  Algebra II is not required.  Foreign Language is not required.  Minimums to qualify for ACADEMIC scholarships are 20 ACT and 2.75 GPA. Scholarship deadline is February 1, after which awards are based on fund availability.

                                                                                     

Samford University   205-726-2902   (Kaleigh Warwick, Admissions Counselor)   kwarwick@samford.edu Application components include: application, $40 application fee, one academic letter of recommendation, official ACT/SAT score, high school GPA, and personal essay. The average range for the ACT is 23-29, SAT is 1080-1320, and GPA is 3.48-4.0. Algebra II is required. Foreign Language is recommended, but not required. The application committee values test scores and GPA, but takes a holistic view in considering a student for admission and scholarships. There is a separate scholarship application for leadership and presidential scholarship consideration. Revisions to the application and updated test scores will be accepted through the December deadline for merit-based scholarship consideration.    

                              

University of South Alabama   1-800-USA-JAGS  (Jennifer Henderson, Admissions Counselor)  jhhenderson@southalabama.edu 19 ACT with a 2.5 GPA.  Algebra 1, II, and Geometry are required.  Foreign Language not required, but may be used as an advanced elective.  Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 23 ACT and 3.0 GPA.  Priority scholarship deadline is December 7, but funds are distributed until exhausted.

 

Spring Hill College    800-742-6704 or 251-380-3030  (Lauren Fugit, Admissions Counselor) lfugit@shc.edu      They work off rolling admissions and the application fee is waived for students applying online, either using the Common Application or through the Spring Hill website.  Official ACT or SAT test scores, official transcript, letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.  They do superscore the ACT/SAT.   Recommended 20 ACT or 930 SAT and 3.0 GPA. Average of last year's incoming class was between a 22-27 ACT and a 3.4 GPA. If you have below a 20 ACT, then they will look closely at your GPA and rigor of high school courses for possible admission. Algebra II is required for admission. Foreign Language is not required.  Minimums to quality for scholarships are 20 ACT and 2.5 GPA.

 

Troy University     334-670-5892    (Tony Weaver, Admissions Counselor)   daweaver@troy.edu Unconditional admittance given with a 20 ACT (950 SAT) and a 2.0 overall GPA.  Conditional admittance is given with a 17-19 ACT (830 SAT) and 2.5 GPA. Algebra II is not required for admission.  Foreign Language is not required for admission.  Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 22 ACT and 3.0 GPA.  The last ACT test date considered for Leadership scholarship is December, and February for Chancellor's and Millennium.

 

Tuskegee University     334-727-8500    (Mr. Cowen, Admissions Counselor)   rcowen@mytu.tuskegee.edu 21 ACT or 1000 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) and 3.0 overall GPA.  Algebra II is not required.  Foreign Language is not required.  Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 23 ACT and 3.3 GPA.  Some grants may be available at lower minimum ACT and GPA.

 

 University of West Alabama    205-652-3878 (Libba McClendon, Admissions Counselor)   lmcclendon@uwa.edu  19 ACT and a 2.0 average for Leadership Scholarships.  21 ACT and a 3.0 average for Academic  Scholarships. Algebra II is not required for admission.  Foreign Language is not required for admission.  Minimums to qualify for scholarships are 19 ACT and 2.0 GPA.   Conditional admittance given with a 17-18 ACT

 

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TWO YEAR INSTITUTIONS:

 

Jefferson State Community College  856-7775 (Freshman Admissions)   856-8509 (Financial Aid) High School diploma or GED certificate required.  No minimum GPA.  If ACT is not taken, a placement test will be administered.  Minimum to qualify for scholarships is 3.0 GPA.

 

Lawson State Community College  

NO Application Fee.  HS Diploma or GED certificate required.  Minimum to qualify for scholarships is 3.0 GPA.

 

Shelton State Community College

Any applicant who has not previously attended a post secondary institution will be designated a first-time college student. 
 Shelton state APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION submitted on line.  Signature/Residency Page.  One primary from of identification (unexpired government issued photo ID) presented in person or a legible copy submitted by mail or e-mail.  Official high school or GED transcript documenting graduation date.  Appropriate placement scores - ACT (20 or higher in English, reading, and math) or COMPASS.  Official college transcript.

 

Southern Union Community College 

HS diploma or GED certificate. If ACT is lower than 20 on English, 17 on Reading, 18 on Math, placement tests will be given.  Those with Occupational Diploma from regular classes need a 16 on the ACT.  You will have to show an official ID to enroll (driver’s license, passport, state ID, or international visa or permanent resident card).  Minimum to quality for scholarships is 3.0 core GPA.