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.


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.

August 13, 2021 

* 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.

Athletics Open House: Alma Scots All Access

Get an insider’s look at life as an Alma College athlete! Interact with coaches in your specific sport, hear from former Scot athletes, tour campus individually with a student tour guide, and much more.

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Fall Open House

Join us as you learn more about 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. 

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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.

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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! Please select either our in-person or virtual event below.

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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 UN team and share in conversation about their experiences with the Model United Nations program. Space is limited, register today!

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Highland Arts Day

Join our highland 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. Audition and scholarship information can be found here.

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For Admitted Students

Parent and Family Discussion Panel

Parents and families will enjoy the opportunity to ask questions and interact with President Jeff Abernathy, Bill Arnold ’91 (senior director of alumni and family engagement), Amanda Slenski ’07 (vice president for admissions), 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.

Our sessions have concluded for the summer, but you can view recordings of any of the meetings below.

Session 1 Recording - May 11, 2021

Session 2 Recording - June 16, 2021

Session 3 Recording - July 13, 2021

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. 

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Tartan Day

We designed Tartan Day with you in mind— whether you are an admitted student looking to decide if Alma is the perfect fit or a future Scot who wants to meet even more members of the Alma family. We can’t wait to see you!

  • 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)

Check back soon for 2022 dates!

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.