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 2.49-2.0 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. 


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