The week of Nov. 4-8 is College Application Week in Alabama and counselors in the Jackson County and Scottsboro City Schools are encouraging seniors to take advantage of this opportunity. A number of colleges across the state are waiving their application fee for this week.
This is part of Alabama Possible and the Alabama State Department of Education’s Alabama College Campaign. The purpose is to encourage students throughout the state to continue their education after high school.
At Scottsboro High School Counselor Kala Kirby is encouraging students to apply to college next week. She said seniors may come to the history department computer lab during any block Monday through Friday of next week. She will help students get to the right website of a participating university.
The counselors at the high schools throughout Jackson County will be available to help their seniors during this week. It is a great opportunity to apply to college without paying that fee which can add up if students want to apply to more than one school.
Students will need to complete the application and submit all supporting documents including transcripts.
Participating Alabama schools include: Alabama A and M University, Alabama State University, Auburn University, Auburn University at Montgomery, Faulkner University, Fortis College, Huntingdon College, Jacksonville State University, Judson College, Marion Military Institute, Miles College, Selma University, Spring Hill College, Stillman College, Talladega College, The University of Alabama, Troy University, Tuskegee University, University of Mobile, University of Montevallo, University of South Alabama and the University of West Alabama.
In addition to this opportunity, students can apply to any Alabama community college for free at any time during the year. This includes Northeast Alabama Community College, Calhoun Community College, Drake Community and Technical College, Shelton State Community, and Wallace State Community College. Students interested in these or other community colleges, should go to that school’s website.
There are also several universities in other states which are waiving their application fee during this time. These are easily found by going to alabamapossible.org where there is a link to a list of the schools in all states.