Admissions & Aid


Please select one of the applications below or submit your application through the Common Application. We look forward to learning more about you!

We recommend that high school seniors apply during the fall for maximum scholarship consideration.

Interested in becoming a part of the Alma College family? We make it easy with our free online applications. We’re always taking applications, so apply to be a Scot today!

We’re making our application process even easier!

The new first-year, transfer and international student applications provide better communication and quicker responses so you’ll know where you stand every step of the way.

Which application do I fill out?

  • First-year: first-time college students or students with 24 or fewer credits from an accredited institution.
    • Test-optional: Alma College offers a test-optional pathway to admission for students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. When you apply online or through the Common Application, indicate that you prefer the test-optional path. You must complete an interview to be recommended for admission through this pathway. 
  • Transfer: students with 25 credits or more from an accredited institution.
  • International: 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.

When will I know if I’m accepted?

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

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.