The Road to College

Homewood Public Library, Tuesday, August 27th, at 6 p.m.

The Homewood Public Library is excited to announce the return that The Road to College on Tuesday, August 27, at 6 p.m. This program is geared towards helping parents and teens who are overwhelmed with the college application process. Jordan Crenshaw, an admissions counselor from UAB, will present on some key topics that will help teens and their parents get on the right track for college. How many times to take the ACT? How to apply for financial aid? What do you do after you have applied to college? These stressful questions, plus more, can all be answered at the Road to College!

 After the presentations, families will have the opportunity to visit representatives from various institutions. Over 15 colleges and universities will be represented, including Alabama/UA Early College, Auburn, UAB, UAH, Troy, Jeff State Community College, Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, Montevallo, and more!

NACAC College Fair

The Fall College Fair Season is in full swing here at NACAC! Mark your calendars for the Birmingham National College Fair on September 15th, at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Visit the official Birmingham National College Fair site for more details. 

At a National College Fair, students learn about programs and find their best college fit.They meet face-to-face with representatives from hundreds of colleges—all in one place—and get their questions answered about majors, degree programs, campus visits, internships,scholarships, financial aid, and much more. The fair is FREE and open to the public.

Learn more by going to

Jefferson State Community College Health Sciences Career Fair

Date: September 10, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Jefferson State’s Health Sciences Building at the Shelby-Hoover Campus (Google Map link:
The Health Sciences Career Fair will offer students the opportunity to learn more about the following programs:

  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Nursing Education
  • Medical Laboratory Technology – Phlebotomy
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Biomedical Equipment Technology
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Non-Credit Fast-Track Programs

Please see the attached flyer and register via the link below.

ACT Prep Single-Day Courses @ University of Montevallo

ACT Prep Single-Day Courses

8/24/19 • 10/5/19 • 1/25/20 • 3/14/20

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $110 for general registration, 20% discount for children of UM employees and for students receiving free and reduced lunch.

Includes lunch and a snack

Covers all ACT test subjects with in-class practice testing

Each participant will receive a copy of the official ACT Test Prep book, a math review card and other goodies

Register today!

Questions? Contact Sarah Hendren at 205-665-6077 or

Auburn Important Dates and Deadlines

Below are dates and deadlines for students applying to Auburn Fall 2020.

Fall 2020 Application Open                           August 15, 2019

Early Action Deadline (non-binding)       November 1, 2019

Decisions Released                                        December 1, 2019

Scholarship Deadline                                 December 15, 2019

Regular Application Deadline                      February 3, 2020

Decisions Released                                         March 2, 2020

Enrollment Deposit Deadline                         May 1, 2020

Wait Listed Students Notified                        May 15, 2020

Early Action decisions will include acceptances, defers and denials.  Deferred students will have an opportunity to submit additional information by the regular application deadline.  Examples include an updated high school transcript with fall grades, updated test scores, recommendation letter from a teacher or counselor focusing on the applicant’s academic abilities. 

A completed admissions application file includes: On-line admissions application, application fee, an official high school transcript and official ACT or SAT scores. The fall 2020 admissions application is on our AU admissions website.  It will include a required essay (500 words) and two short answer prompts (250 words each).  Essay and short answer prompts will be released on August 15.  Applicants will submit an official high school transcript and official ACT or SAT test scores.  Official test scores are sent directly from the ACT or College Board.  The admissions application fee is $50.  Students may submit an application fee waiver to cover that cost (ACT, SAT or NACAC fee waivers are most common). Contact Mrs. Keahey for fee waivers for qualifying students and official transcripts.

The University of Alabama 2020 Application is Open!

The 2020 application is available today! Students can access the application Applicants will need to submit the application for admission, application fee, a copy of their official test scores, and their official high school transcript. 

Your UA Regional Recruiter is eager to help you and your students through each step of the process.


As local Alabama injury lawyers, helping people in our community is important to us. We take pride in fighting for justice on behalf of our clients.

In addition to serving injured individuals, we want to help our community’s youth by offering one high school senior a one-time $500 scholarship. By providing financial assistance, we hope to help one student pursue their academic endeavors. Our law firm values community and we believe in investing in the future.


  • Must plan to attend a college or university in Alabama
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher


Submissions must be made by August 14, 2019. Our firm will announce the winner on September 2, 2019.

Please go to for more information.

Alfa Youth Leadership Conference

September 30th-Oct. 1st. at Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana.

Students must be in their freshman or sophomore year of high school in fall 2019.

After the free, two-day training at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, students should be prepared to

* Advocate for agriculture

* Identify their potential to better serve communities

* Step into leadership roles

The conference includes:

* High-energy workshops

* Motivational speakers

* Outdoor activities and games

* Relationship-building with leaders across the state

Application deadline is August 13th.

2019 Summer STEM Program

2019 Summer STEM Program for Minority Girls

Lawson State Community College

The Girls IMPACT program seeks to encourage minority girls (8th-12th graders) to pursue math-related careers by increasing their mathematical proficiency and exposing them to women who are STEM professionals.

In order for candidates to participate in this free summer experience, girls must be rising 8th-12th graders. Girls who will be first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. Accepted applicants will be notified by email mid May.

Dates of the program-Thursday only-June 6-July 18th. Excludes July 4th. Times of program-10:00 am-3:00 pm. Lunch will be served for participants.

Deadline May 7th.

Apply at

Questions? Contact Dr. Shawanda Thomas