Admissions & Aid

First Year Students

We’re so glad you committed to attending Alma, and can’t wait to welcome you to campus.

Within 48 hours of your deposit, your admissions representative will contact you to make sure you know how to log into the new student portal and discuss your next steps.

The most important next steps to becoming a Scot include:

  1. Sign up for Becoming a Scot Day. Learn more >> 
  2. Log into your student portal:
    • Complete your housing steps. There are three steps to the housing process. With each step, you’ll receive instructions via your Alma email.
    • Explore the portal and familiarize yourself with the system. You’ll use this portal to also select a meal plan, review financial aid, and pay your bill.
  3. Complete the New Scot Survey (check your Alma email starting April 20 for the link).
    • This survey is key to activating your advising sessions. It will introduce you to your advisor so you can start registering for classes.
  4. Complete your course advisement session. You’ll receive an email regarding advising on May 15.
  5. Submit your final high school transcript.
  6. Prepare for August move-in.
  7. Attend Tartan 101 new student on-boarding from August 23-27, 2023.

Keep in mind there will be other items to complete along the way, but we will post those as reminders in your portal.

Questions? Email for anything you have on your mind!