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Newsletter for Spring 2014

Welcome to the High School Counselor Admissions Portal and Spring Newsletter! From here, you can find the latest information about your student’s admission and scholarship applications, as well as news, dates and deadlines for the fall 2014 semester. As a reminder, Student Status Check accounts are valid for one year and expired on June 30. If you created an account last academic year, you will need to re-register and be verified. You may create an account individually or opt to share one account with authorized users of your school’s counseling department.

Upcoming Enrollment Deadlines

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 their myBama accounts. Deadline for payment is May 1.
  • Housing Deadline: First year undergraduate students enrolled as full-time students will be required to live in campus residence halls. Students should complete the residence hall housing contract at and submit the $300 housing application fee and prepayment to Housing and Residential Communities by the preferred deadline of April 1. Students who submitted their housing contract and prepayment by February 1 will have access to online room selection, which will begin in May. Students who cancel housing contracts in writing prior to May 1 may receive a refund of $275 of the $300 housing deposit.
  • Orientation Students are able to register for Bama Bound Orientation after submitting their Freshman Enrollment Deposit, as well as housing application and prepayment. Registration for 2014 Bama Bound Orientation is now available and will cost $120.

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 have been distributed to students. Students can now review their letters in their mybama account and have until May 1 to accept the scholarship offer.

UA Summer Programs

UA offers a variety of fun and intriguing summer programs for students of all ages. A full list of programs for 2014 is available at Camps for academics, athletics and specific talents are all part of the UA Summer Programs.

New for Summer 2014: Honors Academy

Students are invited to explore The University of Alabama’s Honors College with a week on campus, immersed in interactive workshops and activities presented by faculty, students, and alumni. Students will experience every aspect of the Honors College through sessions and activities focusing on the four pillars of the college: Innovative Scholarship, Advanced Research, Cultural Interaction, and Civic Engagement. For more information, please visit, or contact Lisa McKinney.

Counselor Visits

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!

Campus Spotlight: Architectural and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama is excited to announce the addition of two new degree programs in architectural and environmental engineering, beginning fall 2014. Designed to meet the growing opportunities and demands for engineers in those specialties, and combined with existing degrees in civil and construction engineering, UA will be the only institution in the country to offer all four engineering degrees that focus on designing and improving many aspects of everyday life.

For more information, contact the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering, 205-348-6550 or visit