Undergraduate Admissions for International Students

Apply for admission to the University of North Alabama in seven easy steps. You can email scanned copies of all documents to international@una.edu to begin pre-approval. Original documents can follow by mail after pre-approval.

Please scroll down the page for explanation of these requirements.








If you have taken any of the following tests:


Application Form

appforwebComplete the online application form. Questions can be emailed to international@una.edu

Diploma and Transcripts

transcAn official copy of your high school diploma and transcripts and — if applicable —your undergraduate diploma should be submitted to finalize admission. All transcripts should be notarized of attested by a government institution.

Statement of Purpose

SOPAll applicants must write in their own words a Statement of Purpose that addresses these three topics:

  • Tell us about yourself: personal background, academic interest, career aspiration, volunteering experience, etc.
  • Tell us why you want to study in the U.S.
  • Tell us why you chose to apply to UNA

Bank Letter and Affidavit of Support

bankApplicants should submit the Summary of Student's Funding and Sponsorship form along with supporting documents. This is required for the University of North Alabama to issue a Form I-20 or DS-2019 for the student to apply for a student visa and study in the USA. 

  1. Financial statements must be in English or include an English translation.
  2. Financial statements must be a clear and legible original document or unaltered scan of the original document.
  3. Each statement must include the name of the financial institution, the name of the account holder, the account number, the amount of available funds, the currency type of those funds and a date within six months.
  4. A letter on official stationary, must be submitted from a bank or other financial institution where the student or sponsor has accounts containing readily available funds, for example, savings accounts or investment accounts.
  5. Pension, retirement, and mortgage funds, income tax statements or returns, proof of property ownership, and letters stating that the student or the sponsor possesses “sufficient financial resources” or “earns enough” are NOT acceptable as evidence of readily available funds.
  6. If the financial statements are from a privately-owned business, the sponsor must have legal authority to spend business funds for personal discretion. A document showing legal authority over the business must be included with other documents.
  7. If the sponsor is residing in the United States, a Form I-134 should also be submitted.


Application Fee

feeA non-refundable application fee of one hundred dollars ($100) is required of every international applicant. Include an international money order or U.S. check made payable to the University of North Alabama or fill out the payment with credit card section in the application form. No wire transfers or application fee waivers. 

Click here to pay your application fee.


Test Scores

If you have taken any of the following, all official test scores must be sent to UNA directly from the testing centers.
ETS Code is 1735.
ACT Code is 0014.
SAT Code is 1735.

Academic Placement


For U.S. students, UNA uses ACT or SAT scores for advising and registration purposes, but international students are not required to submit any of these tests for admissions. Students without official scores of ACT or SAT reported to UNA will take UNA's Academic Placement Test before registering for any classes. If available, original test scores should be sent directly to UNA. UNA's School Code for Act is 0014 and for SAT is 1735.

Language Proficiency

ieltstoeflLanguage proficiency is a required of all international students. This requirement can be met in two ways: through a test score from a recognized agency or through UNA's English as a Second Language Program.

If available, original test should be sent directly to UNA (CODE:1735). Language Proficiency Required Scores:

  • CBT = 173
  • iBT = 61
  • IELTS = 5.5
  • TOEIC = 600
  • PTE = 46
  • Duolingo = 90

Fall Semester: June 1

Spring Semester: October 1

(Note: Applications received after the application deadline will automatically be deferred to the next intake)