Books for UA Early College Students
UA Early College has provided opportunities for thousands of high school students across the country to earn college credit through The University of Alabama. For the Fall 2018 academic term, over 600 students earned college credit by taking UA courses, and these students earned a cumulative GPA of a 3.54! In addition, 61% of these students earned a cumulative UA GPA of a 3.6 or higher. UA Early College students work hard to perform well, and their efforts are evident via their grade point averages.
These exceptionally bright students are the future of UA. Since the program started 10 years ago, many UA Early College students have matriculated to UA as full-time students.
UA Early College could offer opportunities to even more students, but cost remains a barrier for some. Typical financial aid mechanisms cannot be used for college courses taken while in high school. UA Early College offers automatic partial tuition scholarships to Alabama high school students with a 3.0 and non-Alabama high school students with a 3.5 high school GPA upon admittance. Although a partial tuition scholarship is provided to many students, the scholarship does not cover the cost of textbooks.
Our goal is to increase access to UA Early College by helping cover the cost of textbooks. Working together, we hope to raise $5,000 – enough to cover the cost of textbooks for UA Early College students.
Help us support the next generation of UA students by giving a book to a UA Early College Student!
“I just completed the UAEC 200 College Readiness Course, where I found out what it takes to be a successful college student. I learned new study techniques and time management skills, both of which helped me to mature as a student.”
UA Sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering
“UA Early College is the best decision our family could have made. My daughter has had the opportunity to transition into the world of college in a protected and supportive environment. She established good study habits and rose to the challenge of high-level course work. Not only has she already earned college credit - she is confident that she can handle college, and so are we.”
Parent of UA Early College Student
You can learn more about UA Early College at uaearlycollege.ua.edu.