Newsletter for Fall 2014
Welcome to the High School Counselor Admissions Portal and Fall 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 semester.
Student Status Check
We offer an online tool that allows high school counselors to check the admissions status of all students at your high school who have applied to UA.
To access the Student Status Check, you’ll need to create an account through myemtech.ua.edu. Once on the myemTech site, click “Register” at the top right corner and fill out the registration form with your information. Choose HS Counselor as the Account Type. The form will ask you to identify a myemTech ID and password. You may set this and share the information among your colleagues. In the field labeled Bama Email Address, just list your email address.
After completing the form, your account will be created in 1-3 UA business days. One account per school can be created, and upon registering through this site, you will no longer need to re-register at the start of each academic year.
Once your account has been created, you can check the status of students by returning to myemtech.ua.edu and selecting the “Log in” link in the top right corner of the screen. Following login, click “EM Tech Support,” then choose “Student List” from the dropdown menu.
Online Counselor Guide
With most counseling departments preferring electronic resources, we’ve decided to offer the High School Counselor Guide online only. The Guide includes information regarding admission requirements, AP/IB credit equivalencies and more.
To be considered for scholarship opportunities, all admission materials must be received by December 15, along with a completed UA scholarship application. The scholarship application is available for students to complete online through their myBama account 24-48 hours after they submit their admissions application. The last test dates that UA will accept scores for scholarship are the December ACT and SAT. Students receiving scholarship offers will be notified in March.
UA will accept transcripts via mail or electronically (Docufide/Parchment/Exchange; Scrip-Safe and National Student Clearinghouse). Mailed transcripts should be sent to The University of Alabama, Box 870132, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.
Application Fee Waivers
When submitting application fee waivers based on a student receiving “free” lunch, please note that it must clearly state the student receives “free” lunch and not “reduced” lunch.
Did You Know
UA has consistently exceeded the national average for its percentage of undergraduates who are admitted to law school. 94% of UA students who graduated between September 2012 and August 2013 were accepted to one or more law schools. The national average hovers around 60%.
College Fairs and High School Visits
Be sure to check the admissions travel schedule periodically for when a recruiter may be in your area. All college fairs for individual recruiters are updated throughout the year. If you have an opportunity for a UA representative to be part of a panel discussion/college night program hosted by your high school, please contact your local recruiter.
First Year Experience (FYE) provides support, resources, and programs for freshman and transfer students as they build the foundation of their Capstone experience. Examples of programs: Out 2 Lunch is a program that encourages students to engage with their faculty members outside of class and over casual conversation; Freshman Forum provides leadership education and training as well as civic engagement opportunities; Ignite UA is a community-building program that is specifically designed for freshmen and transfer students as they transition to life at UA. Visit fye.ua.edu for a complete list of programming.