First-time Freshmen


Application Process:

  1. Complete the UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION along with a non-refundable $35 application fee.
  2. Have your most recent official high school transcript sent to the Office of Admissions.
    1. Please have transcripts sent electronically to our office. If you have questions about this, please contact us at ugalert@una.edu.
  3. If you have taken the ACT or SAT, have your official scores sent to our office. UNA is currently test optional, so these are not required for admission purposes. You can request these at www.act.org  or www.collegeboard.com
  4. If you have taken classes for dual-credit at another college or university, have your official transcripts sent to UNA.

Admission Requirements

  • Unconditional Admission:

    • ACT of 18 or above (composite) or new SAT of 960 and
    • High School Grade-Point Average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) on an overall unweighted scale**
    • At least 13 high school units distributed as follows:
      • English: (4 approved units)
      • Mathematics: algebra I, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, statistics or calculus (2 units)
      • Natural or Physical Science: one biological and one physical science (2 units)
      • Social Studies: one unit American/United States history and at least 1/2 unit in government, with the balance from world history, state history, economics, geography, psychology, political science or anthropology. (3 units)
      • Other: foreign language, computer sciences, or any of the courses listed in the above areas which are not used to meet requirements in those areas (2 units)
  • Conditional Admission:

    • ACT of 16 or 17 (composite) or new SAT of 880 and
    • High school Grade-Point Average of 2.25 on an overall unweighted scale**
    • At least 11 high school units as distributed above
* High school graduates who have never attended college and who have been out of high school for 5 or more years, as well as those who are more than 25 years old, must comply only with the GPA requirement and are exempt from the standardized test requirement.
** In lieu of the high school transcript, successful completion of the GED is acceptable.
UNA is test optional for Fall 2021 & Fall 2022. You will be considered for admissions and scholarships without a test score on file. If you have additional questions, please contact your admissions counselor.
The University of North Alabama superscores the ACT effective Fall 2021.  Superscoring at University of North Alabama means that we consider student’s highest ACT section (or subtest) scores regardless of test date. The super composite ACT score is calculated as the average of the best ACT English, Reading, Math and Science subject scores and is used as one of multiple factors in admission and financial aid.  Students are encouraged to send the University of North Alabama all of their ACT test scores to utilize the Superscore option. 
AP Exam Required Score UNA Course Equivalent Credit Hours
Art History 3 AR 170 3
Biology 3 BI 111-112 8
Calculus AB 3 MA 125 4
Calculus BC 3 MA 125-126 8

Chemistry

3 CH 111-112 8
Computer Science A 3 CS 155 3
Computer Science Principles

3

CS 135

3

English Language/Comp

3

4

5

EN 111

EN 111-112

EN 111H-112H

3

6

6

English Literature/Comp

3

4

5

EN 111

EN 111-112

EN 111H-112H

3

6

6

Environmental Science

3

ES 146 4
European History

3

HI 102 3
French Language & Culture

3

4

5

FR 101-102

FR 101-102 & FR 201

FR 101-102 & FR 201-202

6

9

12

German Language & Culture

3

4

5

GR 101-102

GR 101-102 & GR 201

GR 101-102 & GR 201-202

6

9

12

Government & Politics: US 3 PS 241 3
Human Geography 3 GE 260 3
Latin 3 General Elective 3
Macroeconomics 3 EC 251 3
Microeconomics 3 EC 252 3
Psychology

3

PY 201

3

Physics C: Mechanics

3

Physics 101 (must provide documentary evidence of lab experience)

4

Spanish Language & Culture

3

4

5

SP 101-102

SP 101-102 & SP 201

SP 101-102 & SP 201-202

6

9

12

Spanish Literature & Culture 4 SP 405W-406W 6
Statistics 3 MA 147 3
US History 3 HI 201-202 6
World History 3 HI 101-102 6
IB Exam Min. Score UNA Course(s) Credit Hours
Anthropology 4 SO 231 3
Biology (SL) 4 BI 101 & BI 102 8
Biology (HL) 4 BI 111 & BI 112 8
Business/Management 4 MG 100 3
Chemistry (SL) 4 CH 101, 101L 4
Chemistry (HL) 4

CH 111, 111L

CS 100-200 level elective

8
Computer Science/Computer Studies 4 CS 100-200 level elective 3
Economics 4 EC 251-252 6
English A1 (HL) 4 w/ IB Diploma EN 111-112 6
English A1 (SL) 4 w/ IB Diploma EN 111 3
Foreign Languages (SL) 4 3 semester hours of credit in corresponding first-year language sequence 3
Foreign Languages (HL) 4 6 semester hours of credit in corresponding first-year language sequence 6
Geography 4 GE 102 & GE 260 6
History, American 4 HI 201-202 6
History, European or World 4 HI 101-102 6
Mathematics (SL)

4

5

MA 115

MA 115 & MA 125

4

8

Mathematics (HL)

4

5

MA 115 & MA 125

MA 125-126

8

8

Further Mathematics 4 MA 126 4
Math. Methods 4 MA 112 3
Math. Studies 4 MA 110 3
Music (SL) 4 MU 222 3
Music (HL) 4 MU 244* 3
Philosophy 4 PHL 201 3
Physics (SL) 4 PH 101 4
Physics (HL) 4 PH 241-242 8
Psychology 4 PY 201 3
Theatre Arts 4 TH 210 3
*Course may not transfer for general program credit.
Subject Examination Min. Score UNA Course Equivalent Credit Hours
American Government 50 Political Science 241 3
History of the United States I 50 History 201 3
History of the United States II 50 History 202 3
College Algebra 50 Mathematics 112 3
English Composition* 50 English 111 3

College French

Levels 1 & 2

50

63

French 101-102

French 101-102 & 201-202

6

12

College German

Levels 1 & 2

50

63

German 101-102

German 101-102 & 201-202

6

12

College Spanish

Level 1 & 2

50

63

Spanish 101-102

Spanish 101-102 & 201-202

6

12

General Biology 50 Biology 111-112 8
General Chemistry 50 Chemistry 111-112 6
Human Growth & Development 50 Education 299 3
Principles of Management 50 Management 330 3
Introductory Accounting 50 Accounting 291-292 6
Introductory Business Law 50 Business Law 240 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 Economics 251 3
Principles of Microeconomics 50 Economics 252 3
Introductory Psychology 50 Psychology 201 3
Introductory Sociology 50 Sociology 221 3
Principles of Marketing 50 Marketing 360 3
Western Civilization I 50 History 101 3
Western Civilization II 50 History 102 3
*Course may not transfer for general program credit.
AICE A Level Exam Title UNA Course(s) Credit Hours
Accounting AC 291 & AC 292 6
Arabic ARB 101 & ARB 102

6

Arabic Language N/A N/A
Art & Design AR 221 & AR 231 6
Biology BI 111 & BI 112 8
Examination scores for A/AS Level Examinations are A, B, C, D, E and U/O. Scores of A-E are passing and credit will be awarded (additional departmental review/requirements may apply). Scores of U/O are not passing and no credit will be awarded. Official score reports must be submitted to the University in order for credit to be placed on the student's transcript. Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether from credit by examination, dual enrollment, transfer credit or credit granted by the University of North Alabama.

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