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Interested in becoming a part of the Alma College family?

We can't wait to get to know you.

We select some of the best and brightest students around the world to join the Alma family. You can apply for admission through our free online application in two different ways:

Alma Application Common Application

We know that there is a lot to keep in mind—

From deadlines, to standardized tests and essay questions, to understanding what we’re looking for from our applicants. Choose your status and learn more about what it takes to become a Scot.

I am a future:


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.

Graduate admissions

Go Further

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

Explore our 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 commitment deposit online with a credit card.

Commit to Alma

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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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