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Admissions

An education that puts you first.

At Alma, we customize your education to fit you. We help you discover your strengths, tap your passions and hone your ambitions to chart a path tailored exclusively to you.

Because we keep our classes small, you’ll benefit from one-on-one mentorship from your professors, giving you the foundation you need to thrive. And since we prioritize learning through doing, you’ll have more opportunities to do what you love, from testing an idea in the lab to scoring that winning touchdown on the field.

THE 2024 FAFSA FORM
IS NOW OPEN

  • Register for an FSA ID prior to filing. Create your FSA account.
  • Submit your FAFSA
  • Use code 002236 to list Alma College on your FAFSA to be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship.
  • Once you have filed your FAFSA, our financial aid team can give you your estimated aid eligibility! Please email finaid@alma.edu a screenshot of your Student Aid Index (SAI) for an estimated yearly cost for 2024-2025.

Choose Your Path

There are different ways to become a Scot, but all roads lead to Alma.

First Year

I’m in high school and exploring colleges. I may have dual enrollment credits.

Transfer

I’ve earned college credits and I’m interested in finishing my degree at Alma.

International

I hold a U.S. student visa or I’m seeking one.

Graduate

I’ve earned a bachelor’s degree and want to continue my studies.

100%

Students receive financial assistance from Alma College

#6

For Best Undergraduate Teaching in the Midwest by U.S. World and Report 2022

2022 & 2023

BACK-TO-BACK MIAA Football Champions

Opportunity begins at Alma

From hands-on research placements to travel and internships, at Alma, we pride ourselves on offering an education that’s as unique as you. It all starts right here: plan your visit, start your application and explore financial aid options that make your college experience more affordable than ever.

Anne Cobble

The faculty we have at Alma have become my role models. I really appreciate that they aren’t just professors, they’re seasoned professionals.

— Anne Cobble ’24

Plan Your Visit

Our events are designed to show you the full Alma College experience. From our larger events to our personalized visits, you’ll get a true sense of life at Alma. We offer admissions presentations and tours every weekday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., as well as select Saturdays. You can tailor your visit to suit your needs and get the questions you need answered.

 

Destination Alma

Spend your first time on campus exploring Alma College! Meet with admissions counselors, tour our campus, and mingle with faculty, staff, coaches, and current students over lunch.

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All in for Alma

From our scenic mid-Michigan backdrop to the unique ways we celebrate our Scottish Heritage, there’s no place quite like Alma. Join us on campus to see for yourself! Hear from a panel of current students, explore our historic downtown and learn from an alum how Alma can prepare you for your life’s work. This is an admitted student event.

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First Week Friday

Getting serious about Alma? Join us for a closer look at what your first week could look like. Immerse yourself in the classroom setting and explore all that the campus has to offer. Parents and supporters are encouraged to join as there will be plenty of valuable information shared about the next steps leading up to the fall semester!

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Start Your Application

Alma Application

Find the right application for you

Apply

Ready to become part of the Alma College family? We make it easy with our free online application options. You can choose your application from the dropdown menu or submit an undergraduate Common Application.

We take the stress out of applying to college. Our rolling admissions process let’s us evaluate your application as soon as we receive all of your materials.

Although our application stays open, we encourage you to apply by March 1, 2024, to allow time for exploring all financial aid options and scholarship opportunities.

Questions? Contact us

Secure Financial Aid

You can afford Alma

100% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Just by visiting and filling out your FAFSA, you’ll earn a scholarship! The best part? Our team is here to help you navigate the process from start to finish.

Learn about Financial Aid

Already applied to Alma? In order to ensure you receive the maximum amount of aid available, you need to fill out your FAFSA. The earlier you file your FAFSA the quicker you will receive your scholarship and financial aid package. The final deadline to file your FAFSA is June 30, 2024.  

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Net Price Calculator

Curious about what financial support may be available to you? This useful tool for prospective students and families helps you estimate what it may cost to attend Alma. At Alma, we believe there are no limits to your potential. And we’re here to ensure there are no barriers to your success. That’s why we offer a range of generous scholarships.

Looking for more?

Dive deeper into the admissions process at Alma, get to know our community— or simply reach out with any questions.

800-321-ALMA
admissions@alma.edu


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average class size? 

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Alma students enjoy an average class size of 18 students, which allows for a very individualized classroom experience. 

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Do you have an application deadline and is there a fee? 

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Alma College offers rolling admission. Once your application is complete you will receive your admissions decision in approximately 2 weeks. Our application is free when submitted through our website or through the Common Application. 

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What are the average ACT and SAT scores for first year students?

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The average ACT score of students admitted to Alma College is 22 and the average SAT score of students admitted to Alma College is 1060. 

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How do I schedule a visit to campus? 

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Students can schedule an individual visit or register for an admissions event on our Connect and Visit page.  

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What makes Alma College unique? 

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Alma has a variety of unique opportunities, and dedicated faculty that make student goals become a reality. Specifically, we have our Alma Commitment, which guarantees our commitment to student success. Along with the Alma Venture and the Posey Global Leadership Fellows Program that push students beyond the classroom. 

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Where is Alma College located? 

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Alma College is located in Alma, MI, right in the center of the Lower Peninsula and about one hour north of Michigan’s capital, Lansing, MI. 

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Once I am accepted, how do I access my student portal account? 

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Students can access their portal account at inside.alma.edu. Your username and temporary password will be emailed to you shortly after your acceptance to Alma. 

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How many students attend Alma College? 

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Alma’s enrollment is 1,350+ students. 

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What types of scholarships do you offer? 

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Alma College has a variety of merit-based and performance-based scholarships available for students. Please note, as a NCAA Division III institution, we do not award athletic scholarships. 

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