Information on How to Apply
Beginning freshmen are students who have never attended another college or university. Students who have attended another institution(s) during the summer immediately after high school graduation are also considered to be beginning freshmen. Likewise, high school students who have taken dual-enrollment college classes during high school are also considered to be new freshmen. To support the application process, they are to ask that ACT (or SAT) scores and high school transcripts be sent directly to the UNA Office of Admissions. Transcripts are typically sent by designated guidance counselors upon request by the students. If application is made while still enrolled in high school, the transcripts should show the latest available grades at least through the junior year, and ACT or SAT scores. Subsequently, final transcripts must be sent showing confirmation of graduation and the graduation date. Having these documents sent to UNA is the responsibility of the applicant, and it should be clearly understood that application procedures are incomplete until all items are on file. Failure to complete this process will jeopardize a student’s admission to the University. Students seeking admission on the basis of General Education Development (GED) tests must have copies of those scores sent.
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As a high school student, you should apply for admission as early as possible during your senior year. Scholarship deadline is typically December 1st of the senior year. Please take the following actions to ensure that you will be given full consideration as an applicant:
- Complete the UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION and return it along with a non-refundable $25 processing fee to the Office of Admissions in Coby Hall or by mail to UNA Box 5011, Florence AL 35632-0001. You may request an application by calling 1-800-TALK-UNA, ext. 4608, or 256-765-4608. You can also apply online or download the application, print it out, and mail it in to our office. (NOTE: Applying online requires payment by debit or credit card to activate the application. If you have previously attended UNA, you will need to complete a paper application to prevent repayment of fee.)
- Have your most recent official high school transcript sent to the Office of Admission
- Have your official ACT or SAT scores sent to the Office of Admission, if these scores are not on your official high school transcript. You can request these at www.act.org. Our ACT code is 0014 and our SAT code is 1735.
- If you have taken classes for dual-credit at another college or university, have your official transcript sent to UNA.