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Alma College accepts applications on a continuous basis. We recommend that high school seniors apply during the fall of their senior year for maximum scholarship consideration.

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Freshman application process

You may complete our online application, apply using the Common Application or download a printable copy of the application and mail it to the Alma College Admissions Office. Please note that applying online is free while the paper application requires a $25 application fee.

Also, please have the following sent to Alma College:

  • Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Official high school transcript
  • ACT/SAT scores (Alma College’s code number for the SAT is 1010; for the ACT it is 1958)
  • Essay: students must complete an essay of 250 words or more as a part of the application process

Transfer student application process 

In addition to the completed application form:

  • Have a school official fill out the Transfer Recommendation Form
  • Have copies of your college transcripts from all colleges attended sent to Alma (If you’ve earned 25 or fewer college credits, you also need to send your high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores.)

See more details about the transfer admissions process.

International student application process

In addition to the completed application form:

  • Secondary school transcripts in your native language and English
  • English Language Proficiency score, if required
  • Declaration of financial support
  • ACT/SAT or TOEFL score (Alma College’s code number for TOEFL and SAT is 1010; for the ACT it is 1958)

Please allow sufficient time for all materials to reach the college. Scores for some tests can take six or more weeks to be processed.  

See more details about the international student admissions process.

Decision timeline

Upon receiving all application materials, the Admissions Office will review your application. Usually, we are able to provide you with an admissions decision within two weeks. If you have questions about your application, please contact your admissions representative

Renewed student application process

If you have previously attended Alma for any reason other than dual enrollment please do not complete the online application for admission; you should contact the Registrar’s Office at (989) 463-7348.