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No matter where you are in your educational journey — undergraduate, graduate, transfer, international or dual enrollment — UWA is pleased to welcome you! We want to make sure you have all the information you need before you give us your application, including fees, supporting documentation needs and links to our Application Portal.

Undergraduate Students

College is one of the most important times in your life. Over the next four years, you’ll learn and grow in ways that you never could’ve imagined, and we want to make your application process as easy and painless as possible.

Graduate Students

UWA offers a variety of Master’s, Education Specialist and Doctoral degrees. We want to make finding your program and the process of applying as easy as possible.

International Students

At UWA, we welcome students, faculty and staff from all corners of the globe. We prepare you for the next step in your life, whether it is graduate school or moving on into your career; whether you remain in the United States or return home.

International Student Admissions Highlights

Whether you’re a freshman, transfer student, exchange student or graduate student, making the move to go to school in a different country can be difficult. Our goal is to make applying for admission at UWA easier.

International students need to provide proof of proficiency in English. Here are guidelines for several different testing sites.

The following appeal process allows departments to request admission consideration for international students who have met all admission requirements, except the English Language Proficiency.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are a vital part of our student body here at UWA. We are committed to easing your transition to academic life at the University of West Alabama.

Transfer Student Admissions Highlights

An explanation of all the documentation you’ll need to supply and a direct link to the UWA Application Portal.

UWA has partnerships with various community colleges in Alabama and Mississippi. Students wishing to self-evaluate coursework taken at a partner institution may use the transfer equivalency guides found here.

Dual Enrollment Students

Get a head start on your college degree. You can arrive on campus with college credits under your belt, graduate ahead of schedule, and start your career sooner.

Tuition & Expenses

Here’s where you can find a consolidated list of your Student Budgets and Cost of Attendance (COA) numbers, including tuition, living expenses and meals (where applicable), books and other fees.

High School and Community College Counselors

Counselors play an important role in a student’s life. In an effort to make your job easier, we’ve documented both our entrance requirements for freshmen and transfer students and the process for having one our representatives visit your students,

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Your UWA education is so much more than going to class. Learn more about the countless opportunities to be a part of something great, from service organizations and Greek Life to clubs and much more.

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