Admissions & Aid

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

Transition Assistance Program

The Alma College Transition Assistance Program (TAP), a State of Michigan King-Chavez-Parks grant-funded program, works to provide Pell Grant eligible and first-generation transfer students the help they need when navigating a new institution and all it has to offer. Transfer students that enroll in the Transition Assistance Program will participate in monthly on-campus workshops and group social events, as well as have the opportunity to work with current transfer students that are trained KCP mentors. 

What do you get out of it?

  • A student mentor that was also a transfer student.
  • Direct access to financial counseling, academic advising and career development.
  • Access to faculty mentors through workshops and social events.
  • A close knit community of students with similar experience.
  • An increased potential for success at Alma and beyond.


  • Welcome Night: Begin your time at Alma by enjoying excellent food, fun yard games and visiting with faculty, and other TAP students.
  • Monthly social activities: Come relax with your TAP cohort at games nights, movie marathons and holiday themed events.
  • Monthly student opportunity workshops: Develop important professional skills, like how to bolster your resume or get a head start on financial planning, at our student support workshops.

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