Admissions & Aid

Admissions Checklist

Thanks for your interest in Alma College! Please use the checklist below to guide you through the college search process.

Just getting started?

Contact your admissions representative at 1-800-321-ALMA for more information about Alma College and the admissions process.

Apply online at

Arrange to have your high school transcript and official ACT/SAT scores sent to Alma College. Or, you can indicate that you prefer the test-optional pathway on your application. 

Already applied?

Schedule a campus visit. If you haven’t toured our beautiful campus, be sure to call the Admissions Office to make an appointment or check out our visit opportunities.

Admitted to Alma?

 Apply for additional scholarships. If you are interested in applying for performing arts or other scholarships at Alma College, visit Please note deadlines!

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The earliest you can file the FAFSA is October 1. If you have already filed the FAFSA, please sign back in to your account and add Alma College to your list of schools to receive your FAFSA – Alma College’s federal school code is 002236. Keep in mind that the State of Michigan’s deadline is March 1.

Access your Inside Alma Portal for the most up-to-date information on everything Alma, including housing, parking, and important announcements. All students are given access to the Inside Alma portal upon acceptance. Watch the mail for your personalized log in information.

Ready to become a Scot?

Submit your $300 commitment deposit at

In late spring, look for information about Alma’s summer orientation program: Becoming a Scot Day (BASD). At BASD, you will register for fall term classes with an academic advisor, receive important housing information, and smile for your student ID photo!

Continue checking your Inside Alma portal for updates and info on freshmen move-in day and orientation week in late August.