• Must complete by March 1st
• An Academic Competitiveness Grant provides $750 for
the first year of study and $1,300 for the second year.
To be eligible for each academic year, a student must:
• be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
• be a Federal Pell Grant recipient;
• be enrolled at least half-time in a degree program;
• be a first or second-year undergraduate student or a student in a certificate program of at
least one year in a degree program at a two-year or four-year degree-granting institution
• have completed a rigorous secondary school program of study (after January 1, 2006, if a
first-year student, and after January 1, 2005, if a second-year student); and
• if a first-year student — not have been previously enrolled in an ACG-eligible program
while at or below age of compulsory school attendance; or
• if a second-year student — have at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a
4.0 scale as of the end of the first year of undergraduate study.
• Exactly what ACT or SAT score and grade point average will it take
to earn freshman admission?
The answer will depend on the number and quality of students who apply this
year. It also depends on our evaluation of each applicant's credentials. Plus, we
have to take into account the limited number of places in the Freshman Class of
2010. Competition for these spaces will ultimately set the standards.
While the decision is based upon test scores and high school GPA, students must
have completed course requirement in their high school curriculum. These
• English - 4 years
• Mathematics - 3 years
• (This must include 1 year of Algebra I, 1 year of Algebra II, and one year of
Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, or Analysis)
• Science - 2 years
• (This must include 1 year of Biology and 1 year of a Physical Science)
• Social Studies - 3 years
• Auburn Spirit Foundation Scholarship
Incoming freshmen who meet the December 1 Freshman
Scholarship priority deadline receive automatic consideration.
Auburn Spirit Foundation Scholarships are awarded among
students with a minimum 26 ACT or 1170 SAT score and a
3.0 high school GPA who have not already been recognized
by the Office of University Scholarships with a scholarship of
equal or greater value. Additional consideration is given to
first generation college students. Auburn Spirit Foundation
Scholarships are awarded in January at $6,000 over four
years ($1,500 per year).
Financial Aid Forms
• Advancement Scholarship
Incoming freshmen who apply for admission with all admission materials
postmarked by the February 1 application for admission deadline receive
automatic consideration if they: (1) have a minimum 3.25 high school GPA; and
(2) reside in one of Alabama’s Black Belt counties, reside in a county identified by
AU's Office of Enrollment Services as an underrepresented county, and/or attend
a high school identified by the State of Alabama Department of Education and
AU's Office of Enrollment Services as a priority school. Additional consideration is
given to those students who are first generation college students and/or
demonstrate financial need through completion of the FAFSA . The FAFSA must be
received by Auburn University by the financial aid priority deadline of March 1.
Advancement Scholarships are awarded in March at $20,000 over four years
($5,000 per year).
• Achievement Scholarship
Alabama public and private high schools may nominate one
student who has demonstrated outstanding academic
achievement. To receive consideration, a nominated student
must be an Alabama resident, be accepted for admission by
February 1, and have a minimum 24 ACT or 1090 SAT score
and a 3.5 high school GPA. Nomination forms are mailed to
high schools in January with a February 1 priority nomination
deadline. Achievement Scholarships are awarded in February
at $6,000 over four years ($1,500 per year).
Alabama public and private high schools may nominate one
student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in their
school and/or community. To receive consideration, a nominated
student must be an Alabama resident, be accepted for admission
by February 1,and have a minimum 24 ACT or 1090 SAT score and
a 3.5 high school GPA. Nomination forms are mailed to high
schools in January with a February 1 priority nomination deadline.
Achievement Scholarships are awarded in February at $6,000 over
four years ($1,500 per year).
• Incoming Freshmen
1. Apply for admission with all admission materials postmarked by the December 1 Freshman Scholarship priority deadline to
receive automatic consideration for Freshman and General Scholarships. Admission materials should be sent to Admissions
Processing, 108 Mary Martin Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849, and include:
◦ Application for admission
◦ $40 application fee
◦ Activities and Interests form
◦ Official ACT and/or SAT scores (including the writing score from at least one test date) – The highest composite ACT score
or total SAT score from a single test date is used in determining eligibility for admission and scholarships. Subject scores
from different test dates are not combined. For the purpose of awarding scholarships.
◦ Official high school transcript – The cumulative GPA (weighted or unweighted) indicated on the high school transcript is
used in determining eligibility for admission and scholarships, provided the GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale. Admissions
Processing will automatically recalculate the GPA if it is not provided on a 4.0 scale or if a weighted GPA is not provided
and the student course work includes Advanced Placement, IB, Honors, and/or Gifted courses.
General Eligibility Criteria to Apply & Receive Aid
Part of Step 1 is to determine if you are eligible to apply for financial aid. To be considered for financial aid, you must meet
all of the general eligibility criteria. To be considered for financial aid, you must meet all of the following criteria:
• You must formally apply for admission to Troy University.
• You must be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen (FAFSA instructions). Also see U.S.
Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS formerly INS) a Bureau of the Department of Homeland
• You must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
• You must be seeking a degree in an eligible program and making satisfactory progress toward that
degree. Certification programs are not eligible for Federal Aid. As long as you are a transient student
(not a degree seeking student) at Troy University, we are unable to award you aid.
• You must be registered with the Selective Service as required by law.
• You must have a valid social security number.
ALL of these rules apply to
all colleges & universities.
Register for selective service on-line
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• Have a credit card ready ($30 fee)
Admission Requirements for Freshman Students
The University of Alabama employs a competitive admission process that includes reviewing and evaluating each application on an
individual basis for an applicant's abilities as a student and a scholar. Decisions about the potential for your academic success at
UA are based on your performance on the ACT and/or SAT, your high-school grade point average, and your high-school course
schedule. (For example: a student with a 21 ACT or 1000 SAT along with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 should be successful at the
ACT and/or SAT writing scores are required for Summer/Fall 2010 incoming freshmen (Read more...)
We are looking for students who show a commitment to academics and who welcome the robust exchange of ideas that occurs
within a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Typically, the number of applications received exceeds the number of spaces
available in the freshman class.
In terms of educational preparation, the college preparatory curriculum minimum unit requirements for regular admissions are
▪ 4 units of English
▪ 4 units of social sciences, including world history or a comparable course
▪ 3 units of mathematics (must include algebra I, algebra II, and one unit of either geometry, trigonometry, or calculus)
▪ 3 units of natural science, including two courses with lab components
▪ 1 unit of foreign language
▪ 5 units of academic courses
Students that exceed the minimum number of units in math, natural sciences, or foreign language will be given additional
The Advanced Academic Diploma awarded by Alabama high schools meets all University of Alabama course requirements.
Apply for Admission
• $40 fee
• Apply for Admission NOW!
• Be sure to send the fee with your application
• Give the ofﬁce notice that you need your transcript
printed with all your info (SO FAR) You will need
more than one for all your scholarship applications.
• TAKE THE ACT or Get Your score report
• Apply for all the scholarships you qualify for.
• Maybe a few you aren’t sure about it!
• With your application for admission, include a
letter about yourself.
• Make yourself “standout” from all the other
• Encourage your parents to get their income tax
done early this year.
• As soon as the taxes are done, go online and
complete the FAFSA. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
• You will get back an SAR report.
• Then, you will get offers for loans.
• These loans will be in your name and will not put any
pressure on your parents.
• Some have no interest while you are in school.
• Get at least 4 letters of reference from principal and
teachers. (Make copies) You need them for all your
• Dream Big!
• Don’t be scared to go somewhere new!
• Have a professional looking head shot
photo ready to send in each time you send
any kind of application.