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Open House and Transfer Student Day FAQs

QUESTION: 
Is there a fee to attend Open House and Transfer Student Day?

ANSWER:
No, there is no fee to attend Open House and Transfer Student Day .


QUESTION:      
Where
will the Open House & Transfer Student Day event be held?
ANSWER:
The opening program will be held in the gymnasium.  However,
several sessions will be held in other locations on the campus.


QUESTION:     
Will I have to register again on-site if I am already registered?

ANSWER:        
No, you will not be required to register again, but you will need to stop by one of the registration tables to pick up your  registration bag. Each registration table will serve specific alphabets. It should only take a couple of minutes. 


QUESTION:
What time will the event start?

ANSWER:
The opening program is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. inside the gym. 


QUESTION:       
What time should I arrive?

ANSWER: 
You should plan to arrive between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. to allow time to park, pick up your bag and get seated.


QUESTION:
Will
you serve breakfast or should I eat before arriving?              

ANSWER:
Please eat breakfast before arriving.   We will only have coffee and juice in the morning.  However, we will serve box lunches before the Maroon and White football game.  You will be given custom AAMU arm bands as your meal card at the registration desk.


QUESTION: 
What can I expect to happen during the event?

ANSWER:
Members of our Marching Maroon and White Band will open the program in a very special way.  You will want to be in your seat when they take the floor. 


QUESTION:
I would like to audition for the band, what should I bring?

ANSWER:

You should definitely bring your instrument. Sheet music however will be determined by the Director of Bands, Mr. Carlton Wright.  Please email Mr. Wright at carlton.wright@aamu.edu to discuss instructions about the  band auditions.  You may also call Director Wright directly at 256-372-4099.


QUESTION:

How will I get to the audition location?


Answer: We will provide University Ambassadors and band members to assist with locating the audition locations.


QUESTION:         

Will I be able to speak with professors in my major during the event?

ANSWER:
Absolutely, you will be released to visit the academic display areas immediately following the opening program.


QUESTION:

My parents want to see the dorms; will they be able to do so?

ANSWER:
Yes, the tours are guided and will include brief dorm stops.  


QUESTION:

I have not applied yet, should I apply now or should I wait until April 26th?

ANSWER:
We recommend that you apply online at www.aamu.edu/admissions as soon as possible. However, we will be prepared to offer on-site admission.


QUESTION: 

What specifically will be needed for an on-site decision?

ANSWER:
You will need these three documents: 


1.                   Complete admission application online

2.                   ACT or SAT score(s)

3.                   Official high school transcript


QUESTION: 

Will there be other questions added before the event?

ANSWER:

Yes, we will add questions based upon other inquiries.  


QUESTION:  

Is e-mail the best way to communicate should I have questions
that are not listed
here?

ANSWER:

Yes, e-mail is indeed our most efficient means of  communications.    Visit the "Contact Us" page under  Undergraduate Admissions for your specific Admissions Assistants.  E-mail them directly, as the Assistant thereafter is your official point-of-contact.


QUESTION:
What are the workshops about?

ANSWER:
The workshops are about providing you and your parents valuable information about your transition into Higher Education.  The departments of Financial Aid and Student Activities will present information that will allow you to stay ahead of the process.  Rest assured, you will appreciate what they have planned for you.  Your parent, guardian, counselor or chaperon should plan to attend.


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