Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) Updates…

– AUM has a free application year-round so you won’t need to get a code or voucher for the AL College App week. The application will be open for seniors until August of 2021.

– Automatic (Merit) Scholarships start at an 18 on the ACT. We super-score the ACT at AUM, and our scholarship deadline isn’t until June 1, 2021 for seniors.

– AUM is also offering a waiver on the ACT for Fall of 2021 (because of the virus). This means that if a student has a 2.3-2.99 GPA they will be accepted (conditionally) through AUM Bridge; if they have a 3.0+ GPA they will be accepted and offered our starting scholarship automatically. The ACT/SAT can only help a student, it cannot hurt their scholarships or their acceptance!

University of Alabama Zoom Meeting

Christy Hudgens from the University of Alabama has scheduled a Zoom meeting for any student who is interested hearing more about UA! The meeting specifics and link is below….

Topic: Shelby County High School
Time: Oct 28, 2020 01:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 924 0970 7814
Passcode: 9TAZ8W

Important Announcement from Troy University Admissions

Test-Optional Admissions Policy
Due to the limited access to ACT/SAT testing for the Class of 2021, Troy University is implementing a test-optional admissions policy for undergraduate freshmen applicants for the spring, summer and fall 2021 entry terms. We recognize that COVID-19 has caused numerous complications for high school seniors attempting to prepare for their collegiate careers and we want to be sure that those obstacles are not limiting students from possible enrollment at TROY.

-Applicants must still apply online and submit their high school transcript with minimum 6 semesters of high school grades reported.
-Applicants with a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA will meet our unconditional admissions requirements.
-Applicants with a minimum 2.5 cumulative high school GPA will meet our conditional admissions requirements.
-We still see value in using the ACT/SAT with regards to scholarship awards. -Students interested in being considered for a merit scholarship at TROY must submit their ACT/SAT scores. Keeping in mind the current complications with standardized testing, we have extended our merit scholarship deadline to March 1, as scholarship funds remain available. To assist students with testing, we will host numerous residual ACT dates from November 2020 through February 2021. We encourage applicants interested in TROY scholarships to register to take the residual ACT with us.

For more information email us at or connect with your Admissions Counselor at 334-670-3179.

University of Alabama-Zoom Meeting

Christy Hudgens from the University of Alabama has scheduled a Zoom meeting for any student who is interested hearing more about UA! The meeting specifics and link is below….

Topic: Shelby County High School
Time: Oct 28, 2020 01:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 924 0970 7814
Passcode: 9TAZ8W

Christy Hudgens | Regional Recruiter
Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships
The University of Alabama
Phone: 205-566-1922

2021 ALET Debbie Rice Memorial Scholarship Application

The Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology (ALET) organization invites graduating seniors to apply for its $10,000 2021 ALET Debbie Rice Memorial Scholarship. Applicants who meet the criteria below
should read the guidelines carefully and follow the directions for submission. All applications must be received by mail and must be postmarked by November 18, 2020.

Criteria for Scholarship Applicant:

● The student must be a high school senior who is currently enrolled in an accredited Alabama high school.

● The technology director of the school system where the student is enrolled must be a current member of ALET as of October 1, 2020. A list of eligible systems is included for your reference.

● The applicant must have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, using a 4.0 scale-unweighted.

● The applicant must have an ACT score of 17 or higher.

● Applicants must have the endorsement/signature of their Guidance Counselor/Principal on their application attesting they are qualified to apply for this scholarship.

● The student must plan to attend an accredited college, university, or technical school physically located in the state of Alabama. Full-time online colleges do not qualify.

● The student should demonstrate an interest in pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a technology-related field.

● The student should be able to demonstrate a history of volunteering and be active in school or non-school extracurricular activities.

Click below on more info and how to apply.

UAB Updates…

Application Portal: Student can now upload their fee waiver, residency documentation, and PSAT or PreACT score reports to their application portal. We still required official transcripts be submitted directly to UAB along with official test scores from the testing center or their high school transcript.

Scholarships: If students apply by December 1, they will be reviewed for our merit-based scholarships. They can submit additional test scores for scholarship consideration through February 2021.

UAB Office Hours: In addition to my Calendly appointments, I will be hosting open zoom office hours. These will occur every other Monday and run from 3pm-5pm. Students will have a chance to swing by without making an appointment and ask any questions they may have!

UAB Events: Our on-campus events will also be going virtual this Fall semester and I have listed some dates below. Students will receive direct invitation communication through our system, and I will also share it with you once registration for each opens up.

– Thursday, November 5th 6:30 PM – Birmingham Metro Area UAB Night
– Saturday, October 31 – UAB Day
– ALACRAO Virtual Fairs: UAB will be participating in the three interactive virtual fairs on September 17th, October 20th, and November 17th


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