Newsletter for March/April 2013
Fall Print Material Opt-Out
UA is aware that some schools would prefer to not receive printed recruitment materials. In an effort to support those schools, we would like to give you the chance to opt-out of our annual Fall counselor packet mailing. If your school no longer wishes to receive this mailing, please complete this short form by March 31, 2013, and we will remove your high school from the list. You will continue to receive electronic updates throughout the year. As you encourage students to utilize online resources in their research, please note that UA offers a digital viewbook that can be bookmarked as a favorite online.
UA Ranks First Among Public Universities in Enrollment of National Merit Scholars
The University of Alabama ranks first among public universities and fourth among all universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars 2012-2013 with 241 scholars in the fall 2012 freshman class. Read the full story.
Spring Awards Ceremonies and Scholarship Notifications
As you plan your upcoming award ceremonies, please keep us abreast of the date and time of your event so that we can be sure to send scholarship award certificates in advance. In some instances, there may be an opportunity for a local scholarship award presentation by a UA staff member. Your Regional Recruiter will follow up with details.
Please note that the consolidated scholarship letters will be distributed to students in mid to late March. Students can review their letters in their myBama account and have until mid-April to accept the scholarship offer or request an extension. Those requesting an extension will have until May 1 to decide.
Please be aware of the following deadlines to help your students prepare for the upcoming fall:
- Freshman Enrollment Deposit: Upon admission, students may submit their $200 non-refundable enrollment deposit (Fall tuition pre-payment). Deposits may be submitted online through a student’s myBama account. Deadline for payment is May 1.
- Housing Deadline: Students should complete the residence hall housing contract at housing.ua.edu and submit the $250 housing application fee and prepayment to Housing and Residential Communities by the preferred deadline of April 1. The online room selection process will begin in mid-April.
- Orientation: Students are now able to register for Bama Bound Orientation after submitting their Freshman Enrollment Deposit, as well as housing application and prepayment.
The UA High School Counselor Portal is a great tool to help you check the admissions status of all students at your high school who applied to UA.
Please keep UA in mind when making your summer plans. If you, or a member of your counseling staff, would like to schedule a counselor visit, please contact your Regional Recruiter. We will be happy to set-up a custom visit for your party. We look forward to showing you the best of UA!
Information on UA Summer Programs
UA offers a variety of fun and intriguing summer programs for students of all ages. A full list of programs for 2013 is available at k12summer.ua.edu. Camps for academics, athletics and specific talents are all part of the UA Summer Programs.
Campus Spotlight: Camp 1831
The University of Alabama introduces Camp 1831, a three-day program focused on adventure, tradition, service, leadership, and a smooth transition to the first year of college. Led by current UA students, participants will have the opportunity to make connections with UA faculty, staff, and students, as well as learn about opportunities available to them on campus. Two sessions of Camp 1831, each serving 150 students, will be held in August 2013 at Camp McDowell in the Bankhead National Forest near Nauvoo, AL. Registration for Camp 1831 will be available beginning April 1. This program is for Fall 2013 freshman only.