Undergraduate Admissions

Incoming Freshman Admission Requirements

Incoming Freshman Admission Requirements

The University of Montevallo has waived the ACT/SAT score requirement for admission and some scholarships. Students who do not submit ACT/SAT scores will not be disadvantaged in the application or scholarship review process.


Montevallo welcomes applications from those whose experience, interests, and academic preparation indicate chances for success in the University curriculum. The Office of Admissions reviews all undergraduate applications using a rolling decision format, with students receiving notice of the decision soon after the admissions application is complete. An official copy of the high school transcript, showing grades at least through the junior year, should be sent by the high school directly to the UM Office of Admissions.

A high school student who is on a general education diploma pathway (or equivalent for students outside the state of Alabama) must provide an official secondary school transcript which indicates a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade-point average and successful completion of a minimum of 16 academic or college-preparatory credits from 9th through 12th grades. Freshman applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. High school students who are on the essentials diploma pathway will be required to submit official ACT or SAT scores. For information on other diploma types, please contact the Admissions Office.

The University of Montevallo superscores the ACT and SAT for admission and scholarship consideration. Superscoring at the University of Montevallo means that we consider a student’s highest ACT and SAT section (or subtest) scores regardless of test date. While several scholarships are available without ACT or SAT scores, a few of the higher tier awards will require a test score to be eligible.


Minimum Unit Requirements

Subject Units required
English Four units
Mathematics Two units from the following: algebra I, geometry, algebra II, trigonometry, advanced mathematics, math analysis, calculus
Science Two units from the following: physical science, biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Social studies Four units from the following: geography, history, psychology, sociology, government, economics
Electives Four or more units from foreign languages or any subjects listed above, which exceed minimum requirements

Non-Graduates of High School

Admission may be granted to non-graduates of high school who are at least 18 years of age and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year. Applicants must score at least 500 on old the General Educational Development (GED) Test or a minimum of 165 on the current GED Test. In addition, non-graduates of high school will be required to submit acceptable ACT or SAT scores.

Home-School Students

Home-schooled high school students should submit official high school transcripts which contain the titles of courses in each subject area beginning with grade nine, course grades, overall GPA on a 4.0 scale, course grading scale, and the signature and contact information of the school administrator. In addition, home-schooled students will be required to submit acceptable ACT or SAT scores.

Application Steps

  • Submit the Online Application
  • Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Request official high school transcripts
  • OPTIONAL THROUGH 2024: Submit ACT (code: 0004) or SAT (code: 1004) test scores
  • Students taking AP, IB, CLEP or dual enrollment courses should have test scores submitted to the Office of Admissions or official transcripts from the university where the dual enrollment courses were completed.

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