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Interested in becoming a part of the Alma College family?

How to Apply

We make it easy with our free online application options. You can apply by submitting an undergraduate Common Application or choosing a status below.


First-time college students or students with 24 or fewer credits from an accredited institution.


Students with 25 credits or more from an accredited institution.


Current visa holders or those outside the U.S. seeking a visa. Lawful permanent residents, refugee or undocumented students should use the domestic first-year or transfer application.

Go Further

Alma offers a growing list of online and hybrid graduate programs taught by expert faculty.

When will I know if I’m accepted?

Admissions decisions are typically provided within two weeks. If you have questions about your application, please contact your admissions representative.


Once a Scot, always a Scot.

If you have previously attended Alma, please do not complete the online application for admission; instead, contact the Registrar’s Office at (989) 463-7348 for guidance.

Note: This does not apply to students who were dual enrolled at Alma during high school. You are considered a first-year student.

We have compiled a list of common questions and their corresponding answers to provide you with quick and convenient access to essential information about Alma College and our admission process. If you have any additional questions not covered here, feel free to reach out to our admissions team for further assistance.

When should I apply to Alma?

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The best time to apply to Alma is during the fall of your senior year. We have a rolling admissions process, however, and will accept applications at any time during your senior year.

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How do I apply to Alma?

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Applying to Alma is as simple as filling out an application and submitting a counselor recommendation, high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores.

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I want to attend Alma College — what do I do next?

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If you’ve applied, been accepted and decided Alma College is the place for you, you may send your $300 commitment deposit in to the Admissions Office by check or credit card, or pay your deposit online with a credit card.

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What is the deadline for depositing at Alma?

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The National Deposit Deadline is May 1, but many families make college decisions during the winter. We encourage you to deposit as soon as you’ve made up your mind because items like your preference for housing, your choice of Orientation Week course and your chances for obtaining a parking pass are tied to your date of deposit.

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