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Transfer Admissions Overview

Are You Planning To Transfer?

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. With a wide variety of programs to choose from, you’ll find a caring and supportive staff willing to help you achieve your college and career goals.  

More than just a university campus, the environment at UWA is like being around a family who welcomes you like no place else.  We have Admissions Counselors who work specifically with you and connect you to unique resources and support. We are always available to answer your questions. Connect with our staff today! 

Brenda Jones -Transfer Admissions Counselor

Voice:  205.652.5431

Text: 205.651.2322 


Transfer Scholarships

Quality and price are two important considerations when you decide on where you want to transfer. At the University of West Alabama, one of Alabama’s oldest and most prestigious universities, you can save even more on your degree with our various scholarship offerings.

To apply for transfer scholarships from the Admissions office, UWA applicants should fill out the Trustee Scholarship Application found HERE. (You will need your UWA username and password.)

Please email if you have any questions about the scholarship application or awarding process.

Transfer Award Transfer GPA Annual Amount
Transfer Academic Award 3.00- 3.24 GPA $3,000
Transfer Excellence Award 3.25-3.74 GPA $3,500
Presidential Award 3.75- 4.00 GPA $4,000

*In the event you qualify for more than one of the above scholarships, you will be awarded the one which is for the larger amount. Transfer scholarships may be stacked with other UWA scholarships. 

Transfer Tuesdays   

Interested in making the transfer to UWA? We created Transfer Tuesdays to help students navigate the transfer process. Whether you attend a community college or another four-year institution, a Transfer Tuesday virtual information session will prepare you for a transition to UWA. 

This virtual event will include information about admissions guidelines, financial aid opportunities and so much more! Sessions are from 1:00 - 2:00 PM or 5:00 - 6:00 PM. 

You may register by clicking HERE or the " Schedule A Visit" button to the right and selecting the "Transfer Talk Virtual Meeting" that best suits you.

Spring 2021 Dates

February 9, 2021

March 9, 2021

April 6, 2021

May 4, 2021

Partnering Institutions  

UWA is paving the way for transfer students to matriculate seamlessly to our campus as they pursue their bachelor’s degree and beyond. UWA has partnerships with Alabama & Mississippi community colleges, with more expected soon. Each agreement allows UWA and the partner school to have a clearly defined transfer process and enhanced communication with students regarding their transfer from the community college to UWA. This includes academic advising and scholarship opportunities. 

Benefits of UWA Community College Partnerships include:

  • Guaranteed admission to community college students with a 2.0 GPA and 45 transferable credit hours or completion of their associate degree.

  • Pre-transfer advising from the community college as well as UWA

  • Academic Scholarships dedicated to community college students with a 3.0 or better GPA ($3,000-$4,000 per year, renewable for up to 4 consecutive semesters)

  • $2,000 1st year, campus housing scholarship for student recipients of academic scholarships

To view a list of our partner schools, click here

Virtual Transfer Events

The Undergraduate Office of Admissions is pleased to partner with the Career & College Transfer Services at various community colleges across the state to offer multiple virtual recruitment events. These events will focus on admissions requirements, academic majors, campus life, scholarships, and more. 

For more information, and to register, click here.  

Transfer Equivalency Tables for partner schools can be found here

Transfer Equivalency Tables and Guides for other institutions can be found in the UWA General Catalogue.

Click for UWA General Catalogue