Transfer Admissions for International Students
If you are currently enrolled in a university or college and planning to transfer to UWA, we would love to help you with this transition process. We want to make the admissions process as easy as possible for you. You can fill out an application here.
Application Document Submission Deadlines
Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: December 1
Summer Semester: April 1
We reserve the right of requesting all official documents at any point of the admission process. Submit your application documents to:
The University of West Alabama
Admission and Enrollment Management
Brock Hall 108, Station 4
Livingston, AL 35470
ACT: 19 or above
New SAT: 980 or above
Transfer students with less than 24 transferable credit hours (at least 12 hours of which meet basic curriculum requirements in their declared degree program) must submit a sufficient ACT or SAT test score. If it is deemed that an international transfer student is unable to take one of the above tests in his/her home country, the student will be granted admission and required to take a placement test at UWA upon arrival to campus, if all other admission requirements have been met. Official test reports need to be mailed to UWA.
You must be in good standing and eligible to return to the last institution you attended. For international transfer students with less than 24 transferable credit hours, both high school transcripts and college/university transcripts need to be submitted to UWA prior to admission; for international transfer students with 24 and over transferable credit hours, college/university transcripts need to be submitted to UWA prior to admission. Scanned unofficial transcripts can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF format. Official transcripts need to be mailed to UWA directly.
All transcripts from foreign institutions are required to be evaluated in a course-to-course report which is conducted by a service affiliated with the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). For a listing of NACES member organizations and their contact information, please visit https://www.naces.org/members. For a list of AICE endorsed member organizations and their contact information, please visit https://aice-eval.org/.
The following NACES member companies give special rates for UWA students using the associated links:
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.: Application designed for UWA students
Spantran Evaluation: SpanTran Application for the University of West Alabama
International Education Evaluations, LLC (IEE): myiee application for UWA students
English Proficiency Tests
We accept seven different types of internationally recognized standardized tests for English proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC*, Cambridge, GETC-CBT (Japan), PTE, and ISE. Official test reports need to be mailed to UWA. *TOEIC is only available under prearranged agreements.
Copy of Passport
The passport must be valid with an expiration date of no less than 6 months from the start date of the term. We accept an uploaded PDF copy.
The total expense for the 2021-2022 school year is $29,500, including tuition, fees, room and boarding, books and supplies, International Student Health Insurance, and most other personal expenses. We require recent bank statements (issued within 6 months prior to enrollment) to verify the financial support of the applicant. We accept uploaded PDF copies.
UWA Financial Statement Form
Download the UWA Financial Statement Form. It must be completed by your sponsor, indicating his/her willingness to finance your education. We accept an uploaded PDF copy. Dependent Information (If applicable) If your spouse and/or children are coming with you, we will need copies of all your dependents’ passports. We accept uploaded PDF copies.
UWA Medical History and Immunization Form
Please complete the medical history and immunization form.
All students must submit completed forms and supporting documentation when applying.
Please review the following website for complete information regarding the required immunizations: https://www.uwa.edu/admissions/undergraduate/studenthealthservices