The University of South Alabama understands that some students have had difficulty taking the ACT or SAT this year, due to COVID19. Further, we understand that students might be uncomfortable testing or re-testing in the current environment this fall and spring. Because of these conditions, USA will be offering spring, summer, and fall 2021 applicants a test-optional path for admission to USA. Students who take this route could be asked to supply additional materials, including recommendations and essays. Students will be able to choose test optional when they apply. Students who have already applied to South can connect with our Office of Admissions,, to review their options.

And, this is key: Students who choose the test optional track will also be eligible for scholarships (although we recommend that students with ACT scores 21 and better and/or SAT scores 1060 and better submit them for best consideration). Scholarships for test-optional students will be awarded based on strength of curriculum, grades, and a variety of other factors.

In addition, we have also launched a $100 visit credit for students who sign up and engage us virtually (group presentations and one-on-one meetings) or come for a campus tour and then enroll. The $100 is limited to one per student and is paid when they enroll at South.

University of Montevallo Updates…

1. Test Optional- The University of Montevallo has waived the ACT/SAT test score requirement for admission and scholarships for students entering in any 2021 term. Students who do not submit ACT/SAT scores will not be disadvantaged in the application or scholarship review process.

2. Admission Requirements- Requirements for unconditional admission will be a 3.0 GPA. Students with a 2.5-2.99 GPA will be evaluated on a case by case basis using their math and English grades as a guide.

3. Scholarship Requirements- Merit scholarships will be awarded starting at a 3.0 GPA and will vary depending on the student’s GPA.

4. Scholarship Deadline- UM will continue to award merit aid after the February 1 priority date as long as funds are available.

5. Preview Days & Academic Interest Sessions- All Preview Days will be virtual this fall with dates throughout September and October. Information and registration can be found at

6. Meet Us Virtually- UM’s Admissions Office has a range of virtual options for your students that can be found at

7. In Person Tours- Campus visits are offered every Monday through Friday at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Campus tours will be limited to one student with up to two guests from their household. More information can be found 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

Interested in joining the Navy?

Interested in the joining the Navy? See below for informational meeting scheduled through Zoom with the Navy recruiter….

Topic: Kyle Payne Navy Information
Time: Oct 7, 2020 04:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 989 668 8338
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