University of Alabama

per email dated 12/21/2020

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December updates from
the University of Arizona


Need to Know

Next Steps Center

Congratulations to your admitted students and their families! Once admitted, students will have access to their digital checklist for everything they need to do to officially become a Wildcat - their Next Steps Center. This important portal is where students can continue to learn more about Arizona, commit via their Enrollment Fee and register for their New Student Orientation. All they need to get started is the student ID number and one-time PIN in their acceptance letter.

Honors College: Upcoming Dates

The Honors College priority application deadline was November 16, 2020 for fall 2021 admission, and decisions were released on December 11, 2020. The final Honors College application deadline for fall 2021 admission is February 15, 2021 at 11:59pm. Students who complete their Honors applications between November 17 and the final deadline will be notified of their Honors admission status on March 10, 2021. You and your students can learn more on the Honors College website.

FAFSA Offer Updates

In order to receive a Financial Aid Offer, students must be admitted and send their FAFSA our way. Students can expect to receive a financial aid offer 4-6 weeks after completing both steps. Our priority FAFSA filing date is March 1 and we thank you for your continued support in helping students complete their applications!

We also want to inform you that, new this year, we will now exclusively send a text and email to incoming students with a personalized link that takes them to their electronic Financial Aid Offer, rather than a mailed letter. The personalized link is accessible without a password or login, but is secure and unique to each student. There are many advantages to the electronic offer, including help text, videos, and active links embedded on the page. The digital version is also mobile friendly, has notification of outstanding to-do items, and is always up-to-date. Learn more about Understanding Financial Aid Offers on the Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid website.

Good to Know

Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education Program

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (COM) is pleased to introduce the new Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education (APME) Program! The APME program offers a unique educational experience for talented students anticipating a career in medicine or medical science. Acceptance into the APME program requires a minimum 3.7 GPA, and will take a minimum of seven years to complete, allowing students to earn a reserved spot in the MD program (provided they meet specific academic, non-academic, and professional requirements annually). The MCAT exam is not required for students in the APME program. With this being the first year, the program will start out small and will be competitive.

Check out the APME Admissions Website for more information or contact Eily Leyva, Director of Admissions (COM) directly at to discuss informational sessions for your school.

Upcoming Events

Please continue to encourage your students to virtually visit with us! We have a number of virtual visit options for students to ask questions and get familiar with Wildcat life! From opportunities to connect with Admissions Counselors one-on-one, to our Virtual Tour, to academic college sessions, it’s the next best thing! Students, families and yourself can stay up to date with our offerings on our Virtual Visit page.

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Emily Ross 
Director, Undergraduate Recruitment
The University of Arizona

Dan Kellish
Associate Director, Arizona Recruitment
The University of Arizona



per email dated 12/9/2020

The University of Alabama

This fall, The University of Alabama added Competitive Academic Scholarships to support students who apply as test optional as well as students who submit our scholarship application.


We review all submitted scholarship applications along with a student’s core GPA for our Competitive Academic Scholarships. The best scholarship applicants are placed into three tiers who are then eligible for competitive academic awards.

To better serve our admitted students and their families, we will begin notifying our UA Competitive Academic Scholarship recipients on December 15, with subsequent release dates in February and March.

  • The first round is December 15 for applications submitted by October 31.
  • The second round occurs February 1 for applications submitted by December 31.

  • The third round happens the first week of March, which is when all students receive their consolidated offer letters based on scholarship applications submitted by January 15.

Because several factors go into a student’s competitive award, it will not be uncommon for students that submit their scholarship application at an earlier date to receive a later notification. Please rest assured, even if your student does not receive notification for an early round, their scholarship application will roll to the next round for further review.


For students who have been admitted but not completed a scholarship application, we ask you strongly encourage your students to submit that by January 15, 2021.


Should you have any questions, we welcome you to reach out to our scholarship’s office at, call 800-933-BAMA (2262) and press option #5, or visit our Q&A page.

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Local: (205) 348-5666 | Toll Free: 1-800-933-BAMA
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Box 870132, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Where Legends Are Made


per email dated 10/15/2020

students can check out virtual or in-person visit options at and can schedule an appointment with me at  


Due to limitations on ACT and SAT testing opportunities throughout the U.S., The University of Alabama will not require test scores from students applying for Spring, Summer or Fall 2021 admission.

Students applying without ACT or SAT scores will be evaluated by their overall GPA, core academic GPA and the strength of the curriculum. Further details can be found at

UA encourages students to submit available ACT and/or SAT scores to provide additional support to their application. Submission of scores will not be an advantage or disadvantage to an applicant.

Students admitted without test scores are strongly encouraged to submit a scholarship application by January 15, 2021, to be considered for competitive and merit awards. More information can be found at

For additional information, please contact your regional recruiter.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships
The University of Alabama




Amanda Sisk | Regional Recruiter for Missouri, Kansas, and Southern Illinois

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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The University of Alabama
Box 870109
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone 314-610-7493 
| Fax 205-348-9046

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The University of Alabama


per email dated 9/28/2020


The University of Alabama continues to review and evaluate applications on an individual basis for the 2021-2022 academic year. Decisions about the potential for students' academic success at UA are based on their high school GPA, high school course schedule and performance on the ACT and/or SAT.


Due to the uncertainty around testing availability, we realize some students may not have taken a test by the time they wish to apply and will need to test later in the fall or early spring. Students may submit their application without a test score to be considered for conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students must submit a test score by May 1, 2021.


  1. Complete the online application at
    1. Pay $40 fee upon submission OR submit NACAC fee waiver.
    2. UA does not require a letter of recommendation or essay.
  2. Request ACT or SAT score(s) be sent to UA. Our ACT code is 0052 and our SAT code is 1830.
  3. Request official high school transcript be sent to UA.Transcripts can be sent via mail (Box 870109, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487), email to or electronically through Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, SCOIR, Overgrad, Scribbbles and Scrip-Safe.
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The University of Alabama continues to offer extensive scholarships for incoming students. To see the most up-to-date merit scholarship requirements and awards, please visit our Scholarship page. The competitive scholarship application deadline for admitted students is January 15. As we monitor students’ ability to take the ACT or SAT, we will announce any updates or changes to scholarships.

2020-2021 UA Viewbook
College and Majors Brochure


The viewbooks for 2020-2021 have been re-designed. If you would like some for your office, please don’t hesitate to let your recruiter know so they can plan an order. These might come in handy as you have the chance to meet with students and their families that are interested in Alabama. As other publications are released, we’ll be sure to share them with you in future newsletters.

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We’re excited to announce our high school counselor portal has been upgraded to reflect our move to Slate. Now you’ll be able to check the status of your students' application not only at UA but other colleges that use Slate.

COVID Campus Tour


Campus tours resumed in mid-July with limited capacity that follow CDC and ADPH guidelines. We’re also offering virtual campus tours, information sessions with the various colleges on campus as well as chats with student ambassadors.

UA Recruiter


Your UA recruiter is available to assist you as well as your students and their families. They are just a click away from providing you what you need.


The UA system has been working since late last spring to develop protocols that would ensure a safe return to campus this fall. Policies and practices were instituted including mandatory testing for all students before coming back to campus, ongoing health checks as well as requiring masks on campus for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.


The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) provides leadership on campus to build upon our core principles of inclusiveness in learning environments, programs and strategic partnerships. DEI has developed a Multicultural Resource Guide to assist prospective students in learning more about UA and is sponsoring monthly events for the University and Tuscaloosa communities.

per email dated 9/15/2020


University of Alabama is teaming up with other colleges of offer 5 MEGA visits for your students!

How it works: After registering, students will receive the log in information for the Zoom. Each visit will run from 6:15-7:00pm. We’ll give a brief welcome, then each University will speak for 5 minutes about important information, upcoming deadlines, scholarships, popular programs and more. After that, we’ll wrap up with a Kahoot game for a chance to win some MEGA prizes from our institutions!

How you can promote: Attached, you’ll find a social media sized image for you to post online or share easily with your students. Please encourage students to register for any date! We’ll provide the links they need to participate after registering.

MEGA VISIT dates:Wednesday, Sep. 23rd; Monday, Oct. 5th; Wednesday, Oct. 21st; Tuesday, Nov. 10th; Monday, Nov. 23rd  from 6:15pm-7:00pm

Register Here:  


Amanda Sisk, University of Alabama

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