Info about Alabama: Read this first!

<p>HONORS COLLEGE CAMPUS VISITS (for those who will likely qualify for the HC)</p>

<p>Welcome: Do try to visit Bama....We think you'll be very impressed by all the new facilities and the beautiful campus.</p>

<p>If you do visit, first set up the campus tour online...try for an early morning time! Don't bother with the "info session", you'll get that info here pretty much on the Alabama forum on College Confidential which is VERY active. By skipping the Info Session, the people in the HC will have more time to schedule meetings with profs, etc. </p>

<p>Set up your tour here: Campus</a> Tour - The University of Alabama</p>

<p>Don't delay setting up your campus tour! The tour is a mix of walking and riding in a small bus, so each tour is strictly limited to the number of seats on that small bus. </p>

<p>In the email to the below listed people, include:
[ul][<em>]Student's name and contact info
[</em>]Date and time of the Campus tour that you've reserved.
[<em>]GPA and test scores (include likely NMSF if applicable)
[</em>]Likely majors
[<em>]Career interests (including med, law, etc)
[</em>]Anything particular that you want to see. If you have an interest in seeing the new Science and Engineering Complex, the TV or radio stations, the B-school or what-have-you, let them know.[/ul]</p>

<p>Honors Recruitment</p>

<p>Susan Dendy, Coordinator
270 Nott Hall | 205-348-5599 | <a href="mailto:susan.dendy@ua.edu">susan.dendy@ua.edu</a></p>

<p>Jordan Hall, Assistant Coordinator
272 Nott Hall | 205-348-7054 | <a href="mailto:jordanmhall@ua.edu">jordanmhall@ua.edu</a></p>

<p>They will arrange the rest of the day....meeting with faculty, honors people, touring honors dorms, etc.</p>

<p>Sometimes mail goes to their SPAM folders, so call them if you haven't heard back within a few business days. They do an excellent job and work very hard.</p>

<p>Find out who your Regional Recruiter is using the link below and contact him/her and tell them:
[ul][<em>]Name and contact info
[</em>]Date of visit
[<em>]Time of campus tour
[</em>]Major
[<em>]Professional Interests
[</em>]Anything particular that you'd like to see[/ul]</p>

<p>Find</a> Your Recruiter - Undergraduate Admissions - The University of Alabama</p>

<p>Sometimes the email links on the above webpage do not work well. It's better to go to Directories, put in the person's name, and get their direct email address that way.
Campus</a> Directory - The University of Alabama</p>

<p>For those interested in Engineering or Comp Sci, when planning a campus visit, go to this link and fill out the form.</p>

<p>Plan</a> a Visit - About the College - The College of Engineering - The University of Alabama</p>

<p>Gameday Parking Information</p>

<p>UA</a> Gameday</p>

<p>Changes each year so make sure you check.</p>

<p>THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIPS 2014-2015</p>

<p>The University’s application for admission and scholarships must be completed by December 15.</p>

<ul>
<li>Grade point averages for 9th-11th grade are the only years reviewed for scholarship consideration.</li>
</ul>

<p>** Please note that the national December ACT and SAT results are the last college entrance examination results accepted for students who wish to be considered for scholarships.</p>

<p>In-State Scholarship Offers</p>

<p>Students who have a 27 ACT or 1210-1240 SAT (critical reading and mathematics scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive $3,500 per year for four years.</p>

<p>Students who have a 28 ACT or 1250-1280 SAT (critical reading and mathematics scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive $4,000 per year for four years.</p>

<p>Students who have a 29 ACT or 1290-1320 SAT (critical reading and mathematics scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive the value of one-half tuition for four years.</p>

<p>Students who have a 30-36 ACT or a 1330-1600 SAT*(critical reading and mathematics scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive the value of tuition for four years.</p>

<p><a href="http://scholarships.ua.edu/types/in_state.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://scholarships.ua.edu/types/in_state.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Out-of-State Scholarship Offers</p>

<p>Students who have a 27 ACT or 1210-1240 SAT (critical reading and mathematics scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive $3,500 per year for four years.</p>

<p>Students who have a 28 ACT or 1250-1280 SAT (critical reading and mathematics scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive $4,000 per year for four years.</p>

<p>Students who have a 29 ACT or 1290-1320 SAT (critical reading and mathematics scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive the value of one-half tuition for four years.</p>

<p>Students who have a 30-31 ACT or 1330-1390 SAT (critical reading and mathematics scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive two-thirds tuition for four years.</p>

<p>Students who have a 32-36 ACT or 1400-1600 SAT (critical reading and mathematics scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive the value of tuition for four years.</p>

<p><a href="http://scholarships.ua.edu/types/out_of_state.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://scholarships.ua.edu/types/out_of_state.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>The above are for incoming freshman.</p>

<p>COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS 2014-2015
The following scholarships are in addition to the University-level scholarships offered.</p>

<p>In-State</p>

<p>Students who have a 27-29 ACT or 1210-1320 SAT (math and verbal scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive $1,500 per year for four years.</p>

<p>Students who have a 30-36 ACT or 1330-1600 SAT (math and verbal scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive $2,500 per year for four years.</p>

<p>Out-of-State</p>

<p>Students who have a 27-29 ACT or 1210-1320 SAT (math and verbal scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive $1,500 per year for four years.</p>

<p>Students who have a 30-31 ACT or 1330-1390 SAT (math and verbal scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive a tuition supplement to bring their University-level scholarship offer up to the value of tuition. In addition, they will receive $2,500 per year for four years.</p>

<p>Students who have a 32-36 ACT or 1400-1600 SAT (math and verbal scores only) and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA will receive $2,500 per year for four years.</p>

<p>Students must maintain enrollment in a College of Engineering degree program to receive any College of Engineering scholarship.</p>

<p><a href="http://eng.ua.edu/undergraduate/scholarships/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://eng.ua.edu/undergraduate/scholarships/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>The above are for incoming freshman.</p>

<p>The Honors College</p>

<p>Home</a> | Honors College</p>

<p>Future Students starting Fall 2014 may apply to the Honors College after they have been admitted to The University of Alabama. Admission to the Honors College requires a 28 ACT or 1250 SAT and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA. You will be notified of your acceptance via email. (If your test scores are below the Honors College requirement, you can be admitted later after you have successfully achieved a 3.3 in your college coursework.)</p>

<p>Current UA Students with at least 12 UA hours and a minimum 3.3 overall GPA and Incoming Transfer Students with at least 12 overall hours and a minimum 3.3 overall GPA will be accepted to the Honors College upon submission of their applications. Starting Fall 2014, all Current UA Students must apply within their first academic year on campus to be eligible for admission. All students who apply with greater than 60 hours are required to draft a plan to finish all honors coursework prior to admission. You will be notified of your acceptance via email.</p>

<p>Older thread on CC providing more info about the various Honors Programs:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/804961-honors-colleges-4-different-programs-app-process.html?highlight=honors+programs%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/804961-honors-colleges-4-different-programs-app-process.html?highlight=honors+programs&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://acresummit.ua.edu/store/store_files/Jason_Walker-207.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://acresummit.ua.edu/store/store_files/Jason_Walker-207.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1540496-new-campus-construction-update.html?highlight=construction%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1540496-new-campus-construction-update.html?highlight=construction&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1421674-ua-start-construction-new-rec-center.html?highlight=construction%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1421674-ua-start-construction-new-rec-center.html?highlight=construction&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1335240-new-aerial-pics-several-campus-construction-projects.html?highlight=construction%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1335240-new-aerial-pics-several-campus-construction-projects.html?highlight=construction&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>National Merit or Achievement Finalist Package</p>

<p>Value of tuition for up to five years or 10 semesters for degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate studies</p>

<p>One year of on-campus housing at regular room rate* (based on assignment by Housing and Residential Communities)</p>

<p>A $3,500 per year Merit/Achievement Scholarship stipend for four years. A student must maintain at least a 3.3 GPA to continue receiving this scholarship stipend. If a corporate-sponsored scholarship from the National Merit Corporation is received, the total value cannot exceed $3,500. (For example, if you receive a corporate-sponsored scholarship of $2,000 per year, UA will contribute $1,500 per year to reach the total stipend amount of $3,500.)</p>

<p>One-time allowance of $2,000 for use in summer research or international study (after completing one year of study at UA)</p>

<p>iPad</p>

<p>National</a> Merit and National Achievement Scholarships - Undergraduate Scholarships - The University of Alabama</p>

<p>The University of Alabama Fall 2013–Summer 2014 Undergraduate Catalog</p>

<p><a href="http://courseleaf.ua.edu/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://courseleaf.ua.edu/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>To look up classes, go to MyBama. click on the link: Look Up Classes</p>

<p><a href="https://mybama.ua.edu/cp/home/displaylogin%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://mybama.ua.edu/cp/home/displaylogin&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>The Office of the University Registrar is pleased to announce<em>Schedule Builder. This new tool will allow you to build the optimal class schedule based on course preferences and setting aside time for breaks during the week. These breaks can consist of work, practice, and other activities during which you are unable to take classes. Use Schedule Builder to generate the class schedule that fits</em>your*schedule.</p>

<p>Schedule</a> Builder | The Office of the University Registrar - The University of Alabama</p>

<p>Student</a> Affairs | Housing & Residential Communities</p>

<p>When making plane reservations, make sure to note whether the arrival/departure times and days will line up with shuttle/taxi times and days.</p>

<p>A bargain flight isn't a bargain if there isn't affordable transportation available to/from the airport to coordinate with arrival/departure times.</p>

<p>How to find your CWID (Campus Wide ID)</p>

<p>Go to Mybama account and login
Go to Student Tab
In left hand box titled "Banner Self-Service"
click on Student Services Folder Icon
Click on Student Records Subfolder Icon
Click on View Student Information Page Icon
Your student's info including CWID should now be displayed</p>

<p>CWID is also found on acceptance, scholarship and deposit correspondence.</p>

<p>Virtual</a> Campus Tour - The University of Alabama</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1561556-top-3-reasons-why-you-your-child-happy-their-choice-ua.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1561556-top-3-reasons-why-you-your-child-happy-their-choice-ua.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1315058-why-did-you-your-child-choose-bama.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1315058-why-did-you-your-child-choose-bama.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1307193-your-bama-brags-dont-shy.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1307193-your-bama-brags-dont-shy.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Camp 1831</p>

<p>First</a> Year Experience</p>

<p>Camp</a> 1831 to Introduce UA Students to Traditions, Civic Engagement | University of Alabama News - The University of Alabama</p>

<p>Camp</a> 1831 to Introduce UA Students to Traditions, Civic Engagement | University of Alabama News - The University of Alabama</p>

<p>First</a> Year Experience</p>

<p>There are also the following that help new students adjust to their new school...</p>

<p>WOW Week - Week of Welcome before school starts. Many daily activities. A complete intinerary becomes available a few months before school starts.
<a href="http://wow.ua.edu/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://wow.ua.edu/&lt;/a>
Past schedule: <a href="http://wow.ua.edu/schedule.cfm%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://wow.ua.edu/schedule.cfm&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Alabama Action and Outdoor Action for Honors College students....
Honors</a> Action | Honors College</p>

<p>These are motels to AVOID. They don't fit the "just need a clean place to sleep" minimum standard.</p>

<p>There are a few yucky motels in Ttown and Rodeway is one of them. It doesnt seem to stop those places from charging high rates during peak times.</p>

<p>Avoid:</p>

<p>Quality Inn
Masters Inn
Rodeway Inn
Motel 6
Super 8
Baymont Inn & Suites</p>

<p>There may be a couple of others, but those I know for sure to avoid. The problem is that those places have become targets for rather vagrant people. People who don't have apts or homes, so they rent by the day/week at those places.</p>

<p>LaQuinta seems clean inside, but it's in a sketchy area that I wouldn't recommend.</p>

<p>^^^
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1570297-bama-hotel-guide.html#post16515987%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/1570297-bama-hotel-guide.html#post16515987&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>BTW....do NOT delay if you need to book a room during popular times.</p>

<p>348-Ride requests can be done online. </p>

<p>348</a> Ride - User Login</p>

<p>Crimson Ride Sunday Shopping Route and Times</p>

<p>Crimson</a> Ride - The University of Alabama</p>

<p>Interim</a> - Home</p>

<p>A Tradition of Innovative and Intensive Education
The Interim Program is an innovative and intensive educational experience with courses offered between terms (“Interim”); Winter Interim between the fall and spring semesters and Summer Interim between spring semester and the summer term.* Interim Program courses are often creative and experimental, ranging from international and domestic travel to explore many topics of interest, to intensive seminars in psychology, experiential courses in business and independent projects designed by individual students.* Winter Interim is designed for on-line and travel courses only and is conducted during the winter break. <em>Summer Interim is held for a three week period in May and is the first part of the summer term.</em> Each Interim term offers numerous courses including some regular semester courses and many courses designed especially for the Interim term. Virtually all of the University’s schools and colleges participate in the program, which is coordinated through the Office for Academic Affairs.</p>

<p>Registration for Winter Interim courses is a part of the registration procedure for spring semester.* Summer Interim course registration is a part of the registration procedure for the summer term and fall semester. Students may register for one course resulting in 3 or 4 credit hours depending on the course.* Questions about transfer credit for Interim courses should be directed to the Office of the University Registrar at (205)348-2020.* For an up-to-date listing of current Interim courses and prerequisites, students can visit the Interim website at interim.ua.edu. prior to the particular registration period.</p>

<p>For further information about any aspect of the Interim program, call or write:* The University of Alabama, Office for Academic Affairs, Box 870114, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0114; (205) 348-4890; fax (205) 348-9137.</p>

<p>For those desiring more space than a hotel room would provide for you or your family, there are Tuscaloosa condo rentals available. *These can allow parents to have privacy away from kids, more bathrooms, a kitchen and often laundry available for use.</p>

<p>VRBO
Tuscaloosa</a> Vacation Rentals, Condo Rentals & more in Tuscaloosa,Alabama on VRBO - Vacation Rentals by Owner</p>

<p>AirBnB
<a href="https://www.airbnb.com/s/Tuscaloosa--AL?source=hdr&checkin=02%2F06%2F2014&checkout=02%2F09%2F2014&guests=2&room_types%5B%5D=Entire+home%2Fapt%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://www.airbnb.com/s/Tuscaloosa--AL?source=hdr&checkin=02%2F06%2F2014&checkout=02%2F09%2F2014&guests=2&room_types%5B%5D=Entire+home%2Fapt&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>HomeAway
Tuscaloosa</a> Vacation Rentals, House Rentals | HomeAway</p>