The School Counselor:
- Counsels students in groups and individually to help them reach their full potential by ensuring that each student is provided services to aid him/her in making wise personal, educational, and career decisions.
- Consults and collaborates with teachers, parents, and staff to enhance the effectiveness of helping students.
- Provides support to other high school educational programs.
Although school guidance and counseling programs coordinate these
services, the most effective means of delivery comes from a partnership of school, home, and community.
To find more information about colleges in Alabama please visit the following website.
1. After High School
2. Colleges and Universities
3. Alabama Commissions on Higher Education
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Late Registration Deadline
There is an additional fee if you register after the regular deadline but before the late registration deadline.
Deadline for Changes
If you need to change test date, test center, or test type, you may do so with additional fees
Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, center or date after registering.
The SAT, another college entrance exam, is also an option for admissions testing. Most colleges accept both tests. The SAT tests only Verbal, Math, and writing so if these are your stronger areas you may score higher on this than the ACT (which tests these areas as well as Science and Social Studies.)
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Alabama State University Scholarships:
Freshman: High school applicants must have a grade point average of 3.76 or above, on a 4.0 scale, in academic subjects and an ACT score of 26 or above (comparable SAT score of 1170-1200 in critical reading and math).
College Transfer Student: College transfer applicants must have a grade point average of 3.76 or above, on a 4.0 scale, after completion of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of credit. Applicants must transfer from an accredited college.
The Presidential Scholarship pays full tuition, books, required fees and on-campus room and board for a maximum of eight semesters for freshmen and a maximum of six semesters for college transfer students. Also, $1,200 annually is provided for incidentals. Scholarships are renewable annually based on completion of 24 semester hours, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 15.
Freshman: High school applicants must have a minimum grade point average within the range of 3.51-3.75, on a 4.0 scale, in academic subjects and an ACT score of 25 or above (comparable SAT score of 1090-1120 in critical reading and math).
College Transfer Student: College transfer applicants must have a grade point average of 3.51- 3.75, on a 4.0 scale, after completion of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of credit. Applicants must transfer from an accredited college.
The Academic Scholarship pays full tuition, books, required fees and on-campus room and board for a maximum of eight semesters for freshmen and a maximum of six semesters for college transfer students. Scholarships are renewable annually based on completion of 24 semester hours, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 15.
Freshmen: High school applicants must have a minimum grade point average within the range of 3.26-3.50, on a 4.0 scale, in academic subjects, and an ACT score of 22 (comparable SAT score of 1020-1040) in critical reading and math.
College Transfer Student: College transfer applicants must have a grade point average of 3.26- 3.50, on a 4.0 scale, after completion of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of credit. Applicants must transfer from an accredited college.
The Dean’s Scholarship pays full tuition, required fees and books for a maximum of eight semesters for freshmen and a maximum of six semesters for college transfer students. Scholarships are renewable annually based on completion of 24 semester hours, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 15.
Freshmen: High school applicants must have a minimum academic grade point average within the range of 3.0-3.25, on a 4.0 scale, in academic subjects, and an ACT score of 20 (comparable SAT score of 940-970) in critical reading and math.
College Transfer Student: College transfer applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0- 3.25, on a 4.0 scale, after completion of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of credit. Applicants must transfer from an accredited college.
The Incentive Scholarship pays full tuition for a maximum of eight semesters for freshmen and a maximum of six semesters for college transfer students. Scholarships are renewable annually based on completion of 24 semester hours, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 15.
These scholarships are awarded through the Athletics Department to athletically talented men and women.
Director of Athletics
Alabama State University
P.O. Box 271, Montgomery, AL
These scholarships are offered by the Air Force.
Alabama State University,
P.O. Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271
Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships
These scholarships are offered by the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
- Music: Dr. Martin Camacho, 334-229-4341
- Band: James Oliver, 334-229-4349
- Choir: Dr. Joel Jones, 334-229-4174
- Theatre: Dr. Wendy R. Coleman, 334-229-6929
- Visual Arts: Stephen Cappelli, 334-229-4185
Veterans and Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
These programs assist a number of students at Alabama State University. For information concerning eligibility, contact the appropriate Veterans Administration office in your hometown.
Auburn University Freshman Scholarships:
Students must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) to receive consideration for all General Scholarships. To receive consideration for need-based scholarships, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*, available online beginning January 1. The FAFSA should be received by Auburn University by March 1.
- Complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by February 15
- Minimum 3.0 high school GPA
Priority consideration is given to incoming freshmen who have not previously been recognized with a scholarship valued at resident tuition or greater. Incoming freshmen with a test score and GPA at or above the averages of Auburn's most recent freshman class are more likely to receive an award.
- Requires a 32-36 ACT or 1400-1600 SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
- Awarded at tuition for four years and a $1,000 technology stipend the first fall semester.
- Requires a 30-31 ACT or 1330-1390 SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
- Awarded at tuition for four years.
- Requires a 28-29 ACT or 1250-1320 SAT score and a minimum 3.5 high school GPA for consideration.
- Awarded at $12,000 over four years ($3,000 per year).
December 1 is the Freshman Scholarship priority deadline.www.auburn.edu/scholarship.
Alabama A&M University
Performance Music Scholarships
Music awards are offered in both band and choir.
Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scholarship (ROTC)
Awards are awarded on a competitive basis and are available for four, three and two years. All Army ROTC Scholarships are for tuition and fees, books and supplies for the duration of the scholarship. Recipients also receive a tax-free subsistence allowance of $250 - $400 per month for up to ten months of each academic year.
The Abigail K. Hobson Memorial Scholarship Award
Huntsville Branch of the American Association of University Women provides a cash award of $500 or more to a student in Family and Consumer Sciences who shows a need for financial aid, has an above average scholastic record, and has desirable personal qualities. Additional details may be secured by writing to Dr. Bernice Richardson, Family and Consumer Science Department, Alabama 35762 or call (256) 372-5419.
Mozelle Davis Award
Friends of Mozelle Davis, former assistant professor in the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences, provide a cash award of $200.00 or more to a student with an option in Fashion Design within the Area of Apparel, Merchandising and Design.
The Eliza P. Patton Award
Friends of the late Mrs. Eliza P. Patton, former associate professor in the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences, provide two annual scholarships of $125.00 or more to two students in Family and Consumer Sciences whose interests are Apparel, Merchandising, and Design and Nutrition and Hospitality Management where funds permit. Additional details may be secured by writing Dr. Cynthia Smith, Apparel, Merchandise and Design - P.O. Box 639, Normal, Al 35762 or call (256) 372-5422.
The Wayne Hendrick Award
Ms. Nancy Wayne Hendrick, member of the School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Advisory Council, gives one annual scholarship of $1,000.00 to a student majoring in Nutrition and Hospitality Management. Ms. Hendricks has also endowed an additional scholarship for a deserving student in Nutrition and Hospitality Management.
Human Development Award
Contributions from friends and alumni of the area are used to generate cash awards for two deserving students in HDF. Additional details may be secured by writing to Dr. Bernice Richardson, Family and Consumer Science Department,
Scholarship awarded through the Physics Department. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Dr. Alton C. Williams, Physics Department, Alabama A&M University, P.O. Box 1268, Normal, Al 35762 or call (256) 372-5930.
General Mills, Inc. - Total Quality Scholarship
Awards for incoming freshman or existing undergraduates with a 3.00 GPA in Food Science.
L. L. Crump Scholarship
Academic merit, leadership potential, and evidence of responsible citizenship are the primary criteria for selection. Applicant must write a brief essay stating why he/she has chosen to study Planning and describe the contribution they hope to make to the profession. Students can apply for the scholarship in their senior year of high school, if they have committed to study planning at Alabama A&M or with their first year of study after declaring Urban Planning as their academic major.
Requirements include a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0, an average ACT score of 21 or higher, a letter of recommendation by high school teachers and counselors and a completed Multicultural Scholars application containing an essay outlining the student's desire to major in a given food and agricultural science major and future career plans.
Louis Stokes Alabama AMP
Scholarship that's available to undergraduate students who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and who major in one of the following: Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or Environment Science.
Department of Energy Computational Science Scholarship
Scholarships provide $3,000 toward college expenses, during each year of the program. Each year that a scholarship is received, obligates the student to a year of full-time employment at a DOE laboratory (at the discretion of DOE). Student must complete the Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Scholarship application. Student must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average and score at least 27 on the ACT or 1220 on the SAT.
These awards are made in the sports of football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, track & field, golf, softball and volleyball. The size of these awards varies. Additional details are available by writing to the head coach for the sport in which the applicant is interested.
Tuskegee University website: www.tuskegee.edu
Presidential - Full tuition, room & board, $800 books - 3.7 GPA; 29 ACT or 1300 SAT.
University Merit - Full tuition, $800 books- 3.50-3.69 GPA; 26 ACT or 1180 SAT.
TU Achievement - $10,000; GPA 3.30-3.49; 23 ACT or 1100 SAT.
Alabama Incentive - $4,000, GPA 2.60-3.00; 20 - 21 ACT or 950 SAT.
Tuskegee Grant - $5,000; GPA 2.6 - 2.7; 18- 20 ACT or 900 SAT.
***All of these scholarships are renewable.
Other Scholarship Opportunities:
1) BELL LABS FELLOWSHIPS FOR UNDER REPRESENTED MINORITIEShttp://www.bell-labs.com/fellowships/CRFP/info.html
2) Student Inventors Scholarships
3) Tom Joyner Full Ride Scholarships
4) Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships
5) Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
6) Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
7) Brand Essay Competitionhttp://www.instituteforbrandleadership.org/IBLEssayContest-2002Rules.htm
8) Gates Millennlum Scholarships (major)http://www.gmsp.org/nominationmaterials/read.dbm?ID=12
9) Xerox Scholarships for Studentshttp://www2.xerox.com/go/xrx/about_xerox/about_xerox_detail.jsp
10) Sports Scholarships and Internshipshttp://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html
11) National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)http://www.nabj.org/html/studentsvcs.html
12) Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/content/printable_version/saultwilson.pdf
13) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fundhttp://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/sk_v6.cfm
14) FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships)http://www.finaid.org/
15) Presidential Freedom Scholarships
16) Microsoft Scholarship Programhttp://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships/minority.asp
17) WiredScholar Free Scholarship Searchhttp://www.wiredscholar.com/paying/scholarship search/pay scholarship search.jsp
18) Hope Scholarships & Lifetime Credits
19) William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
20) Multiple List of Minority Scholarships
21) Guaranteed Scholarships
22) BOEING scholarships (som e HBCU connects)http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/educationrelations/scholarships
23) Easley National Scholarship Program
24) Maryland Artists Scholarships
25) Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida )
26) Historically Black College & University Scholarshipshttp://www.iesabroad.org/info/hbcu.htm
27) Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
28) International Students Scholarships &Aid Help
29) College Board Scholarship Search
30) Burger King Scholarship Program
31) Siemens Westinghouse Competition
32) GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds
33) CollegeNet's Scholarship Database
34) Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aidhttp://www.aflcioorg/scholarships/scholar.htm
35) Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel
36) Scholarship & Financial Aid Help
37) Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group)
38) FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info)
39) Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students
40) Scholarships and Fellowships
41) Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studieshttp://www.paralegals.org/Choice/2000west.htm
42) HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/packard_nomination.html
43) Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
44) INROADS internships
45) ACT-SO bEURoeOlympics of the Mind 'A Scholarships
46) Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships
47) ScienceNet Scholarship Listing
48) Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide
49) Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford
50) The Roothbert Scholarship Fund
All students are encouraged to conduct scholarship searches. Here are some additional websites:
Winter Break for Students: Dec.21 - Jan. 4, 2015