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High school seniors 2011- who else has gotten in?

liveandlearn2011liveandlearn2011 Posts: 512Registered User Member
edited July 2011 in University of Alabama
I just got my acceptance letters today! I'm so excited! I'm not sure if I'm actually going to Bama or not, but I'm very happy that I can have it as an option.

Has anyone else gotten their acceptance letters?

Also... does anyone know about financial aid at UA? I would love to go to Alabama, but I know that I won't be able to afford it if I don't have enough financial aid. I haven't been able to find that much information, so I was just wondering if anyone else knew about UA's financial aid.

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Replies to: High school seniors 2011- who else has gotten in?

  • reginaphalangereginaphalange Posts: 838Registered User Member
    I, as well as a few others on this board, have recently received our acceptances. Congrats! It's definitely nice to have a school to fall back on, if nothing else, isn't it?

    I have no idea about need-based aid; however, UA has very generous merit scholarships for OOS students. If you tell us where you're from and what your stats are, one of the extremely knowledgable people on here could help you out in the financial area.
  • MidwestPopMidwestPop Posts: 208Registered User Junior Member
    My daughter has an application submitted to Alabama but hasn't heard anything yet. She's also as NMSF so is looking forward to hopefully a nice scholarship package. We haven't visited UA yet but everything that I read on this board is very positive.
  • liveandlearn2011liveandlearn2011 Posts: 512Registered User Member
    I'm from Texas! I applied with a 1770 SAT (M:560, CR:560, W:650) and a 25 ACT (26 English, 25 Math, 25 Reading, 24 Science). I'm retaking these, though, so they could go up.

    My unweighted GPA is a 3.614. I can't tell you my weighted at the moment because there was a mix-up with the lady who figures GPAs. I should have a new weighted GPA and rank by the end of next week, though. Currently I'm ranked 37/290.
  • reginaphalangereginaphalange Posts: 838Registered User Member
    Out-of-State Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarships - The University of Alabama
    There are the out-of-state merit scholarships; as you can see, you would have to raise your test scores quite a bit to be eligible, but you do have a few months to do so. There are also some departmental scholarships available, although I don't know what the criteria for those are.

    Depending on your family's situation, you may be eligible for need-based aid. Other people on here are much more knowledgable about those things than I am, so I'll let someone else help you out there.
  • hokiefanhokiefan Posts: 489Registered User Member
    My son has been accepted into the school of engineering. He is interested in aerospace engineering and would love to play in the band. We are OOS from Virginia. We visited in April and loved it. The school is at the top of our small list. My son's stats are 34 ACT and a 4.8 wGPA. Good luck to all.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 60,467Registered User Senior Member
    LiveandLearn...

    As soon as your GPA gets fixed, be sure that Bama gets a copy and corrects their records.

    Also, be sure to apply for scholarships. There are many dept level scholarships as well.

    What did you put as your major? If you put undeclared, then you won't get considered for dept scholarships.
  • liveandlearn2011liveandlearn2011 Posts: 512Registered User Member
    My major is marketing.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 60,467Registered User Senior Member
    Good! The business school does give scholarships.

    How much will your family pay each year?
  • liveandlearn2011liveandlearn2011 Posts: 512Registered User Member
    I'm not sure exactly how much we can pay, but my mom (single parent) will only make about $26,000 by the end of this year. I'm hoping this will mean that we can get some good financial aid, because I would LOVE to go to UA.

    I know that my grandparents could help pay for college, but I don't know to what extent. They did assure me that they have "good credit" and could probably get a loan (as a last resort, of course).
  • liveandlearn2011liveandlearn2011 Posts: 512Registered User Member
    I've got another question... is it too late for me to apply to be in the Honors College? I know that I can bring my SAT/ACT up enough to qualify, but now I'm afraid that since I've already been admitted I can't be in the Honors College.
  • reginaphalangereginaphalange Posts: 838Registered User Member
    You can't apply to Honors until you have been accepted, so no, it's not too late. Once your SAT scores are high enough, log into myBama and fill out the Honors College app. (The application is a formality; if you have the scores, you will be accepted.)
  • liveandlearn2011liveandlearn2011 Posts: 512Registered User Member
    Thanks so much!
  • Woodsy93Woodsy93 Posts: 48Registered User Junior Member
    How long did it take for you to receive your acceptance letter after you applied??
  • reginaphalangereginaphalange Posts: 838Registered User Member
    I believe it took about a month for me, and I had my SAT scores and transcript sent right away. Don't forget that you have to consider those things too -- it doesn't matter when you submit the app if your school takes a while to send your transcript.
  • liveandlearn2011liveandlearn2011 Posts: 512Registered User Member
    I applied on July 31 and got my acceptance letters on Monday. I'm kind of surprised that I got them so soon!
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