First-Year Students | Albright College

First-Year Students

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Are you ready to tailor your own path at Albright College? Terrific! We make it easy to apply for admission through the college’s online application or the universal “Common” application:

Apply via Albright’s Online AppApply to Albright via the Common App

  • We encourage you to apply early in your senior year.
  • Admission to Albright is on a rolling, non-binding basis. This means that applications are reviewed shortly after all necessary documents have been received, and that you have until June 1 to inform us of your intent to enroll.
  • Need-based financial aid is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA becomes available on October 1 of your senior year.

  • Your high school transcript
  • Your SAT or ACT score (optional)
    • Students who plan to waive their standardized test scores should refer to the Standardized Test Policy below.

Albright College recognizes the diversity of learning styles within the student community. As part of our holistic approach to reviewing applications and, in commitment to providing access to a higher education to promising scholars, Albright does not require standardized test scores for making admission or scholarship decisions.

***All international applicants must submit standardized test scores in order to assist with application review. We will accept TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT scores.

    • An Essay, Writing Sample or Personal Statement
    • A recommendation from a junior- or senior-year teacher who has taught you in English, mathematics, science, social studies or a foreign language.
    • A completed secondary school report, filled out by your guidance counselor

Mail or fax these additional materials to:

Albright College
Office of Admission
13th and Bern Streets
P.O. Box 15234
Reading, PA 19612-5234
admission@albright.edu
Phone: 610-921-7700
Fax: 610-921-7294

 

Dates and Deadlines

Deadlines are important, and the schedules below allow you to get the information you need in a timely manner. Be sure to contact the Office of Admission if you have any questions.

Fall Enrollment

Application DeadlineRolling
Financial Aid DeadlineApril 30
Admission NotificationRolling
Financial Aid NotificationRolling
Student Response DeadlineMay 1

Spring Enrollment

Application DeadlineDecember 15
Financial Aid DeadlineDecember 15
Admission NotificationRolling (starting in November)
Financial Aid NotificationRolling (starting in November)
Student Response DeadlineJanuary 15

Scholarships and Awards

High achieving students with demonstrated leadership and commitment to service add to the Albright community in significant ways. To reward those students for their good work, Albright offers a variety of scholarships and awards. All scholarships and awards are renewable in each semester of a student’s four-year degree, as long as the student remains in good academic standing and in compliance with Albright’s Student Code of Conduct.

Accepted students can receive only one scholarship. Awards and need-based aid may be in given in addition to a scholarship.

Presidential Scholarship
Presidential Scholarships, in the amount of $15,000 per year, are offered to students with outstanding academic records. Presidential Scholars generally rank in the top five percent of their graduating class and demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to service.

Dean’s Scholarship
Dean’s Scholarships, in the amount of $12,000 per year, are offered to students with excellent academic records who demonstrate a commitment to school and community involvement.

Albright College Scholarship
Albright College Scholarships, in the amount of $10,000 per year, are offered to students with strong academic records.

Albright College Grant
Albright College Grants, in the amount of $5,000 per year, are offered to students with respectable academic records.

13th Street Scholarship
North 13th Street in Reading, Pennsylvania is noted on Ripley’s Believe it or Not as the only place in the United States where a student can go from kindergarten through college by taking classes at schools on the same street. In recognition of this educational phenomenon, the 13th Street Scholarship, is awarded to all accepted students who have graduated from Reading High School, Northeast Middle School and 13th & Green and/or 13th & Union Elementary Schools.

Warren L. Davis Scholarship
Davis Scholarships cover full tuition, room and board costs at Albright College, post-application of state and federal grant programs. Students will be invited to apply for the Davis Scholarship and will have one month to submit a quality essay that has answered one of five unique prompts. Students will also be asked to submit a character recommendation. Select students will be invited to campus to complete a series of interviews and meet with President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D. ’82. The Davis will be awarded to students displaying exceptional academic performance who wish to pursue further academic success and have a desire to hone their creative and critical thinking skills so they may better serve their communities beyond Albright.

Legacy Award
Enrolling Students who are children, grandchildren, or siblings of Albright College students or graduates are eligible for an annual award. Candidates for the Legacy Award must indicate legacy status in their application prior to an offer of admission.

United Methodist Award
In recognition of its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Albright offers United Methodist Awards to incoming students who are active in their United Methodist Church. Candidates for the United Methodist Award must provide a letter from their pastor clearly stating their active membership in the church. This letter must be received prior to an offer of admission.

Meet the Counselors

Photo of Dwayne WalkerDwayne Walker, M.B.A., Vice President for Enrollment Management


Photo of Jenn WilliamsonJenn Williamson, Director of Admission
Private Schools in Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County, PA


Photo of Nicole ChristieNicole Christie, Associate Director of Admission
International and Transfer Students

Hello! My name is Nicole Christie, and I am the Admission Counselor responsible for transfer applications and international applications. I really enjoy assisting students through the admission process and getting to know so many unique and wonderful people.

After completing my Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, I went on to work for an international student placement organization that put me in contact with Albright College. I had such great experiences working with Albright and placing international students here that I was eager to join the Admission team. Now I have been here for thirteen years and I can confirm that Albright College is a great place for students to receive a top-notch education in a caring and supportive community.

I understand that applying to colleges, managing the financial aid process, and choosing the right one can be an overwhelming experience. I am happy to help you through. If you have any questions about Albright or the application process, please feel free to contact me.


Photo of Marguerite DeLucasMarguerite DeLucas ‘14, Admission Counselor, Head Softball Coach, Athletic Liaison
Northeastern Pennsylvania and New York 

Hello, my name is Marguerite DeLucas and I counsel students who live in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the state of New York!

I graduated from Albright College in 2014 with a Bachelors of Arts in Crime and Justice. While a student, I was a four-year member of the field hockey and softball teams, as well as a representative for the Conferences department.

Outside of the office, I enjoy hiking with my dog, rooting for the various Philadelphia sports teams, spending time with my family, and competing in slow-pitch softball tournaments. Along with being an Admission Counselor, I am the Head Softball Coach here at Albright!

I strongly encourage all of you to visit our beautiful campus, as a visit is one of the most essential pieces to the college search. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions about the College or the application process specifically; I am here to help! Connect with me at 610-921-7700 and at mdelucas@albright.edu.


Detterline photoMark Detterline, Admission Counselor
Central and Southern New Jersey and New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)

1-800-252-1856
mdetterline@albright.edu

Hello! My name is Mark Detterline and I will be your contact throughout the admission process if you live in central and southern New Jersey and the New England area!

Albright holds a special place in my heart. Growing up in the city of Reading, attending elementary school across the street from campus, and breaking my arm on Albright’s own Kelchner Baseball Field, I feel especially attached to Albright’s campus and everyone on it.

After graduating from Lehigh University in 2016 with a BA in Political Science, I jumped right into the world of sales. Fate would have it that I found myself back on the campus I spent so much of my childhood on, only this time working to make sure incredible students such as yourself find the right fit here at Albright.

In my spare time, I am as deeply involved in the community as my schedule will allow, coaching swimming at Reading High School, officiating water polo throughout the area, and volunteering on the Youth Aid Panel through the Berks County Juvenile Probation Office. Admittedly, I still lifeguard at Schlegel Park Pool on weekends in the summer so that I can work on my tan.

If there is anything I can do; if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at mdetterline@albright.edu.

I look forward to seeing you soon. Go Lions!


Photo of Gabriela MarreroGabriela Marrero, Admission Counselor
Northern New Jersey, Long Island, NY, and Western, Southwest, Gulf Coast, and Midwest U.S.

Hello! My name is Gabriela Marrero and I am the Admission Counselor for Northern New Jersey, Long Island, New York, and across the U.S. I am very excited to meet with students and families as they embark on the college process. Pursuing higher education changed my life and I look forward to helping others on their own journeys.

I graduated from Susquehanna University in May of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Speech Communication. During my time at Susquehanna, I served as a service scholar at the Center for Civic Engagement, worked as an RA and HR for SU Residence Life, and coordinated Habitat for Humanity trips to Kentucky and Tennessee. After I graduated from SU, I moved to Andalucia, Spain to work for the government of Spain teaching English, Natural Science, and Social Science at a public school. These experiences solidified my passions for leadership, service, and education. The students, faculty, and staff at Albright College also share these passions and I am grateful to be a part of this community.

Outside of the office, you can find me booking plane tickets (I’ve traveled to over 25 countries!), spending time with family and friends, and busting a move on the nearest dance floor.

As a first-generation college student, I understand just how overwhelming the college process can be, so please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at gmarrero@albright.edu or 1-800-252-1856. I am eager to help in any way possible. I encourage you to come visit our beautiful campus and meet some of the people that make Albright such a special place. Go Lions!


Ean Ammerman, ’17, Admission Counselor

Hello!

My name is Ean and I am your Admission Counselor at Albright College!  I will be your key guide and contact through your college admission process.

In addition to working in the Admissions Office, I am also an alumni of the College.  I graduated in 2017 with a degree in English and Theatre, and I am an active member of the Domino Players Theatre Company.  While a student, I was heavily involved in campus life- working in some capacity on every production on the school’s calendar, being employed as a student worker, student teaching through the volunteer group on campus: Artists Striving to End Poverty(A-STEP), and serving as a Peer Orientation Person (POP) for incoming freshmen.

Albright is a remarkable community, I invite you to explore our Visit page at https://www.albright.edu/admission-aid/virtual-visit/  to get an idea if you are a Lion at heart!

I’m excited to get started on this major milestone for you.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to bring them to me!


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