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FAQS

The application asks for my email address, Should I use my school email address?  Do you also need my parent's email address?
We would advise you against using your school email addresses as some districts block outside mail and you will only have access to that address for the next year or so.  If you are intested in assisting with the program, it helps if we have a lasting email address.  We will also send the registration information to your parents, so it is important that we have both pieces of information.

My application has been turned in an accepted, Now what?
Begining mid-April, you and your parents will be receiveing an email asking you to log into the registration site to access all of your necessary paperwork.  This paper work includes information specific for this years session, along with documents and waivers that will need to be signed by you and your parents prior to the start of the session.  The email will come from ilgirlsstate@gmail.com.

How to I complete and return my registration paperwork?
All signed paperwork will need to be submitted electronically back into registration where it is downloaded from.  Specific directions will be available in that site.

What if I have been accepted into the program, but for some reason, I am not longer able to attend?
If your plans change for any reason, please contact your sponsoring unit and the ALA IGS Program at ilgirlsstate@gmail.com as soon as possible.  Your fees have been paid by your sponsor and we would like to provide an alternate the opportunity to attend if you cannot.  If you  are unable to go and an alternate is unable to be found in the time your provided, you may be asked to reimburse your soponsor, so or all of the fee.

Can I arrive late to American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State?  Can I leave early from the program?
American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State is a week long program. Activities that tie the week together start on Monday morning and do not end unit Friday afternoon.  

What offices can I run for and what are the duties?
In your packet will be a list of offices and what the duties are.  You can also find this list on this site. Detailed information will also be given early in the session.

Is there free time? 
The schedule at ALA IGS is FULL and everyone is kept busy.  During the day, there may be some time out side of assemblies and meetings, but typically delegates will be working on some aspect of the program.  

Are there scholarship opportunites available?
Yes, please see that section of this site.

What can I expet as far as the daily schedule?
A sample of our daily activities is included in this site.