ASMS would like to make your application process as stress-free as possible.
Any current Alabama 9th or 10th grader can apply to ASMS. The application process is free. Students are selected through a competitive process that considers the applicant's interest in science and mathematics, among other things. Applications are due Feb. 15, 2013. Promising candidates will be interviewed on the ASMS campus in March. Finalists from this group will be offered admission the first week of April.
The Admission Selection Committee evaluates three areas:
(1) Academic Achievement: as indicated by high school grades and standardized test scores. All applicants MUST have a current ACT (+ writing) score. The ASMS ACT Code is 4707. Register here. This means applicants must have taken one of these exams between Sept. 2012 and March 2013. ASMS advises that you take the Oct. or Dec. ACT test, however.
(2) Maturity: as evidenced in personal statements, recommendations and a scheduled, personal interview on the ASMS campus by a member of the faculty or staff. (The online portion allows applicants to download two teacher recommendation forms and one transcript request form. These forms should be completed and mailed to ASMS by February 15, 2013.)
(3) Achievement Through Activities: as demonstrated by involvement, contributions and leadership in school, community, and/or religious organizations.
What You Should Do:
1. Fill out the online portion of the application (here). Applicants and their parents will be required to create one joint account (a login and password). This will allow parents and applicants to complete the application at their own pace before the deadline of February 15, 2013. The online portion also allows applicants to download two teacher recommendation forms and one transcript request form. These forms should be completed and mailed to ASMS by February 15, 2013.
2. Attend an informational night meeting held at various locations across the state in the fall to learn more about ASMS and if it's right for you and your family (register here).
3. Attend Preview Day held on the ASMS campus on Nov. 10 (register here). (Lunch is free for visiting students; all other family members pay $5 each).
If you would like to join our community of learners, we encourage you to apply. The application deadline is February 15, 2013.
Each year the Admissions Office holds several outreach events, including Preview Day in the fall, informational meetings across the state in the fall and winter, and Interview Day in the spring.
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