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Frequently Asked Questions

What materials do I need for Bama Biology Bootcamp?
You will need Campbell Biology 12th Edition and Modified MasteringBiology. This course is part of the Access Granted program through the bookstore. You will be charged at a discounted price through your Student account for MasteringBiology with e-text. You will receive your access code for Mastering Biology on the first day of class through a link provided by your professor. You will not need to purchase any physical material for Mastering Biology. If you’d like a printed version, you can order that through the Pearson e-text in Mastering or visit the UA SupeStore.

Will we eat on campus and will meals cost extra?
First year students living in the dorms at UA will automatically be signed up for the First Year All Access Meal Plan. If you will not be living on campus your first year, it is important that you notify us when you register for Bama Biology Bootcamp and you will be covered with a meal plan at no additional cost to you.

How should I dress?
August in Alabama means high temperatures outside and, in many buildings, very cool temperatures inside.  Bring a jacket or sweatshirt. You may also want a rain coat or umbrella. There will be a laboratory session during which you will be required to wear close-toed shoes and long pants.

Will I be in one building for the entire Bootcamp?
No! Part of the experience of Bama Biology Bootcamp is to familiarize you with campus. You will be learning, eating, and socializing all over campus. Choose your footwear wisely. It’s a big campus.

Will I need to find my way to events on my own?
No, you will be in small groups, each with a graduate student and an undergraduate student mentor, for the entire week.

Will I have to participate in all the sessions for the week?
Yes!  Your success at UA can be helped significantly with your enthusiastic participation.

Will the classwork / exams during Bama Biology Bootcamp affect my BSC 114/118 grade or otherwise appear on my transcript?