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FAQ American Band College
Frequently Asked Questions about the American Band College of Sam Houston State University


CHECKLIST: ABC 3-YEAR CHECKLIST
HANDBOOK: The American Band College of Sam Houston State University Handbook


REGISTRATION TO THE AMERICAN BAND COLLEGE:

How do I register for ABC online?

Where can I find more information on ABC registration (cost, deadlines, etc.)?

Once registered, how do I make changes?

How do I cancel my ABC registration?

How do I create and upload my recording of my band, my personal photos and my bio?

What is the cost comparison between the American Band College and various U.S. Universities?

Is the ABC program accredited and nationally recognized?

Where can I find a breakdown on current ABC fees?

How much is the registration deposit for ABC?


Whom do I contact if I am interested in financial aid?

How should I pay ABC if I am receiving financial aid?

What are the 3 special classes offered during my 3 summers in Ashland?

Can I attend ABC and earn non-master's credits (continuing education credits)?

How can I replace lost forms, status reports, etc?

Does ABC mail out 1099 (tax info forms) to ABC attendees?

What is the difference between quarter-system hours of credit & semester-system hours of credit?

How can I defer my financial aid loan payments?


LODGING INFO:

What are my lodging options while I attend ABC?

What is the difference between ABC lodging packages and other hotels in Ashland?

Can my spouse and family stay with me in my hotel room?

How do I notify ABC about my roommate?

What date/time should I plan on leaving ABC?

Is there a meal plan at ABC?

How do I know which hotel to select for lodging?

Is there bus service in Ashland?


ADMISSION TO SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY:

What do I need to do as a first year candidate prior the start of classes on June 19?

(1st Year Students) What are the requirements for the Pre-ABC course MUSI 6181 Recital?

What courses should I take at Sam Houston State University and when are projects due?

How do I register and pay for classes at Sam Houston State University?

Can I transfer elective or music credits to Sam Houston State University?

What are the admission requirements for Sam Houston State University?

Do I need GRE scores to be admitted to Sam Houston State University?

Do I need 3 letters of recommendation to be admitted to Sam Houston State University?

(1st Year ABC Candidate) How do I get admitted to SHSU?

What is the refund policy at SHSU?


TEST INFO (ULTIMATE PURSUIT) AND REQUIRED LAPTOPS:

What time is the entrance exam for 1st year ABC students?

What can I expect to be on the entrance exam?

Why are wireless-enabled laptops REQUIRED for ABC Master's Candidates?

What is Ultimate Pursuit and how did it get started?

How do I create my own tests with Ultimate Pursuit?

How can I get a copy of my ABC study areas?

How do I create test groups with Ultimate Pursuit?

How can I get a summary report on my practice tests?

What kind of wireless-enabled laptop will work for ABC?

What does it mean if I do poorly on the entrance exam?

What time will I be finished on July 5?

How does ABC and SHSU track my progress in the program?


What happens if I don't pass all portions (instrument startups, diagnostic rehearsals, written) of the 3rd year exit exam?


TRAVEL/DIRECTIONS:

Do I need to travel to Sam Houston State University (SHSU)?

What is the closest airport to Ashland, OR?

What are the directions to the various hotels, Ashland High School Music Building, and the Craterian Theater from I-5 or the airport?

How do I get from the airport to the various hotels? Do I need to rent a car?

ITEMS TO BRING:

What should I bring with me to Ashland?

Do I need to bring any instruments besides my primary instrument?

CONCERT INFO:

What are the dates and locations for the ABC concerts?

What is the required attire for the two ABC concerts?

PROJECT INFO:

Where/when do I send my practical applications and research projects?

What courses should I take at Sam Houston State University and when are projects due?

What form do I use when I turn in my practical applications and research projects?

Can I take a deviation or incomplete on my project(s)?


GRADUATION INFO/TRANSCRIPTS/GRADES/FORMS:

How much is the university fee that must accompany the graduation forms?

How do I apply for graduation online?

When and how do I get my grades from ABC, or how do I order transcripts from SHSU?

How can I replace lost forms, status reports, etc?

Does ABC mail out 1099 (tax info forms) to ABC attendees?



QUESTIONS?

Email Scott McKee, Managing Director

Call (541) 778-4880

American Band College