The Office of Undergraduate Admissions assists high-school principals, counselors and teachers in the planning and development of enrichment programs in a number of high school subjects, including art, forensics, foreign languages, health and physical education, journalism, music, and the sciences. Workshops, clinics, institutes, skills demonstrations, conventions, and conferences, held both regionally and on the University campus, are developed cooperatively by school leaders and representatives of the University of Alabama faculty and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
The Academic Common Market is an association of 16 states (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia). ACM allows public colleges and universities in the member states to share specified academic degree programs. This is accomplished through an exchange of students across borders at in-state tuition rates. The Southern Regional Education Board coordinates the ACM. Through this program, students who wish to study in majors not available in their home states may be able to attend out-of-state universities that agree to pay their out-of-state tuition.
A table available at acm.ua.edu lists degree programs available for a particular state’s residents. Undergraduate freshmen or transfer students must have earned at least a 25 ACT composite score or 1130 SAT composite score (math and verbal only) and at least a 3.0 overall high school GPA to be considered for an ACM scholarship at UA. Students must have been admitted to UA before they can apply for an ACM scholarship.
For continuing certification after the first semester of ACM support, each UA ACM undergraduate or graduate student must maintain at least a 3.00 overall GPA on all UA course work attempted. This GPA standard is in addition to the long-standing requirements for maintaining residency and major.
The University of Alabama Graduate School administers all ACM programs and has a designated institutional ACM coordinator. For full information about ACM, visit acm.ua.edu.