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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.)
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.