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.


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.

Saturday, November 6, 2021*
This Explore Alma includes additional options that can be added to the end of your day such as participating in the Scots football game day experience, meeting members of the football team and marching band, and/or auditioning for a choir scholarship.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 (virtual) 

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. 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

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 upcoming dates!

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

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

Friday, March 11, 2022 (registration coming soon) 

Arts at Alma 

Join our performing 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.

Monday, January 17, 2022* (registration coming soon) 

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. 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

Thursday, October 28, 2021 (virtual)
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Saturday, December 4, 2021*
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (virtual)

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)

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

Check back soon for more details and registration!

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. 

Check back soon for registration! 

*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.