Admissions & Aid

Tour campus, attend a football game or fine arts performance, talk to current students, alumni and faculty. Learn about all the amazing opportunities we offer at Alma.

Because the COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing event, all plans for events are subject to change. Alma College has established a set of guidelines for the safety of our campus community that may change based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. We will do our best to make changes as far in advance as possible and will communicate them as quickly as possible. Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility.

Events

Explore Alma

Come spend time with us and learn more about Alma! Admissions staff will share information on the admissions process, facts about Alma, an overview of the financial aid process, and more. A campus tour is also included. Some dates also include an optional performing arts scholarship audition for admitted students.

Thursday, February 24, 2022 (virtual) 
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Thursday, May 12, 2022 (virtual; registration coming soon) 
Friday, June 17, 2022 (registration coming soon) 

Explore Alma Dinner Series

Seriously considering Alma? You and your guests are invited to join faculty, students and alumni for a complementary dinner in your area. Learn all about the Alma experience, including the interesting careers that our graduates have pursued — and the support they received along the way! Explore a list of locations and dates.

Fall Open House

Learn what makes the Alma experience so unique! Hear from our faculty, staff, and students while getting your questions answered. You’ll enjoy an in depth look at some of our academic, athletic, and student life experiences. 

Check back soon for the fall 2022 date. 

P Global Dinner

You’re invited to attend our Posey Global Leadership Dinner. This event will showcase Alma College students who have taken advantage of our Posey Global (also known as P Global) Scholarship, which funds student internships, research, and international travel. Read about some of the recent amazing experiences our fellows have had.

Check back soon for the fall 2022 date. 

STEM Open House 

Investigate, analyze and explore! At this open house, you’ll learn about opportunities to study and gain real world experience in STEM. Hear from alumni in the field, tour campus and labs, and meet faculty and students in STEM subjects like psychology, physics, engineering, nursing, environmental studies, math, computer science, biology, chemistry and integrative health studies. You can also take advantage of on-site admissions at this event.

Check back soon for the fall 2022 date. 

Transfer Open House 

You’ll learn what it’s like to transfer to Alma from students who transferred themselves. Whether you’re looking at transferring right away, or if you aren’t sure of your plans, we invite you to attend this event. At the Transfer Open House, you can: 

  • Take a campus tour.
  • Speak with faculty and various campus offices during break-out sessions.
  • Learn more about the transfer admissions process.
  • Participate in auditions or interviews.
  • Enjoy lunch in our dining hall.

Check back soon for upcoming dates!

Junior Day 

This is an important time in your college search! We’ll answer your questions about academics, athletics, performing arts, financial aid, student life and other college selection factors. You’ll also enjoy a tour of campus! 

Saturday, May 7, 2022 (registration coming soon)

Dive Deeper

Model UN Day

Develop your leadership and teamwork skills while exploring international issues. While on campus, you will also have the chance to hear from the director and current students of the Model United Nations team and share in conversation about their experiences with the Model UN program. Space is limited.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Arts at Alma 

Join our performing and fine arts staff and enjoy a day filled with workshops, a question and answer panel, an admissions overview, auditions (optional), and a campus tour. 

Alma College awards Scottish Arts Scholarships to students with a demonstrated high level of skills in highland dancing, drumming, fiddling or piping. Read about auditions and performing arts scholarships.

Check back soon for winter 2023 dates!

For Admitted Students

Parent and Family Discussion Panel

Parents and families will enjoy the opportunity to ask questions and interact with faculty, staff, and parents and family members of current students. We’ll cover a variety of topics at each session to help you prepare for your student’s next chapter. View recordings of past panels. 

Check back soon for summer 2022 dates!

Scholars Summit

This interview competition enables invited students to qualify for an additional scholarship of up to $4,000. You will participate in interviews and meet faculty and other students. Scholars Summit is by invitation only; if you have questions, please contact your admissions representative

Saturday, January 29, 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (virtual)

Tartan Day

If you’re an admitted student looking to decide if Alma is the perfect fit, we designed Tartan Day with you in mind. At Tartan Day, you can:

  • Explore student organizations and campus resources
  • Interact with current students
  • Connect with professors from various academic departments
  • Have your financial aid questions answered
  • Take a second look around campus

If you have already committed to Alma, you will be entered to win one of these great prizes:

  • $250 book voucher
  • $250 in Munch Money (can be used at various locations on and off campus)
  • Residence hall furnishings (futon, bedding, mini refrigerator, and television)

Saturday, March 19, 2022 
Saturday, April 9, 2022

For Committed Students

Becoming a Scot Day

Congratulations on making your commitment and deposit to Alma College! First year Scots will get set up for a successful first semester at Alma. You will meet with faculty to discuss your program of interest, meet other first-year students, get your student ID, and more to help your first days at Alma be as smooth as possible. Learn more. 

Registration is coming soon for the following dates: 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Friday, July 15, 2022
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

*Students interested in participating in the performing arts are able to schedule an audition on this day. Performance Scholarships are available to talented students in art, dance, music (both vocal and instrumental), theatre and Scottish Arts. To schedule your audition, please select your interest in auditioning for a performing arts scholarship when you fill out the registration form.