Transfer Student FAQs
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions that transfer students have about attending AAMU. We hope these frequently asked questions will address your concerns and help you find answers. If you do not see your question listed below, do not hesitate to contact us.
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- How does AAMU define a transfer student?
A transfer student at AAMU is any student who has attended a two-year or four-year institution prior to attending AAMU and has earned 12 more credit hours with a 2.0 GPA.Back to Top
Are transfer students required to attend Student Orientation And Registration (S.O.A.R)?
S.O.A.R. is mandatory for all students entering the university. S.O.A.R. is designed for you to begin your journey to “The Hill”. The one-day event gives students the significant information needed to finalize the enrollment process. It includes entertainment, brief presentations from key departments with opportunities to ask questions regarding Financial Aid, Housing and Transfer. Class schedules are available, as well as, scheduled tours of the campus.
To register for an upcoming S.O.A.R. session, visit S.O.A.R. Registration.Back to Top
- Are there scholarships available for transfer students?
The Transfer Merit Scholarship is available to transfer students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance. Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 cumulative, unweighted GPA and meet transfer admissions requirements to qualify for consideration. You do not need to file a separate scholarship application. The selected students will be notified by the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.
For transfer students interested in applying for federal financial aid, should visit Apply for Aid for instructions. By completing your FAFSA, you are applying for grants, loans, and work-study.Back to Top
- How do I apply for housing?
What kind of campus resources are available?
AAMU’s Career Development Services provides a variety of programs, services and events to help students achieve their professional goals.
Office of Veteran Affairs and Disability Services provides assistance to students who are transitioning from military life to civilian life, as well as, provides accommodations to students who have disabilities.
Tutorial Assistance Network coordinates and maintains free, campus-wide tutorial, Supplemental Instruction (SI), and Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) services for undergraduate students.Back to Top
How do I contact my advisor for registration?
Once you have paid your Enrollment/SOAR fee, your credits will be entered on your unofficial transcripts. Our department will notify you via email that those credits have been entered and provide you with information on how to contact your department.Back to Top
How can I see the transferred courses? How are they evaluated? How long does it take
for them to transfer over?
Once accepted to AAMU, log in to:
Banner Self Service
- select “Student”
- select “Student Records”
- select “Academic Transcript”
- select “Go”
Transcripts are evaluated based on transferable hours. Those transferrable hours are applied based on degree specific program. Transferred courses are articulated as they are received and applied to Degree Works.Back to Top
- How can I upload the medical form?
Is AAMU on a semester or quarter system?
AAMU operates on the semester system and grants credits in semester hours. The academic year consists of two semesters, fall and spring. There is also a summer session.Back to Top
My school was on a quarter system. How are my transferrable credits calculated?
If you are transferring from a school that is on the quarter system, your quarter-system hours will be converted. A quarter-hour of work equals two-thirds of a semester hour. For example, if you have earned 36 quarter hours, it is the equivalent of 24 semester hours.Back to Top
How can transfer students get involved on campus?
The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development provides services, programs, and co-curricular experiences. This can provide students with opportunities to develop skills, improve leadership competencies, and enrich their college experience.
Also, the Transfer Student Association (TSA) is a group created to support the social integration of Transfer students at AAMU. Getting involved through the TSA is an excellent way to network, find valuable resources, and build relationships on campus.Back to Top
- What are your deadlines for applying for admission, financial aid, and scholarships?
Deadlines vary per semester. Contact each department for details.Back to Top
- Are there learning resources are available for students that need assistance?
Yes, learning assistance is offered for those students who may require assistance. For more information, please visit
https://www.aamu.edu/about/administrative-offices/veterans-affairs-disability-services/disability-services/index.htmlBack to Top
- How can I check the status of my application?
Be sure to send your official transcript(s) from previous institutions to email@example.com or mail to:
Ralph Lee Student Center
100 Drake Drive Rm. 113
Normal, AL 35762
Once your transcripts have been received and evaluated, your status will be determined.Back to Top
- What steps do I need to follow to complete enrollment?
The enrollment process is very easy to follow. For a complete listing of enrollment steps, please visit
https://www.aamu.edu/admissions-aid/undergraduate-admissions/enrollment-checklist.htmlBack to Top
- How do I set up my email?
Setting up your student bulldog email is very simple. To set up your student email, please visit
https://www.aamu.edu/myaamu/_documents/sso-first-time-student-users.pdfBack to Top
- For general questions
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256-372-5418.Back to Top