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 May 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
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 DeadlineMarch 1
Financial Aid DeadlineMarch 1
Admission NotificationRolling (starting in November)
Financial Aid NotificationRolling (starting in January)
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.

Founders Scholarship
Founders Scholarships, in the amount of $12,000 per year, are offered to students with outstanding academic records. Founders Scholars generally rank in the top of their graduating class and demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to service.

Presidential Scholarship
Presidential Scholarships, in the amount of $10,000 per year, are offered to students with excellent academic records and who demonstrate a commitment to school and community involvement.

Albright Scholarship
Albright Scholarships, in the amount of $8,000 per year, are offered to students with strong academic records.

13th Street Gang 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 Gang 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.

Legacy Award
Enrolling Students who are children, grandchildren, or siblings of Albright College students or graduates are eligible for an annual award of $500. 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 of $500 per year 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 Jenn WilliamsonJenn Williamson, Director of Admission
Berks County

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

Hello! My name is Nicole Christie, and I am the Admission Counselor responsible for transfer applications, international applications and applications that come from students living in New York. 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
Western Pennsylvania, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Southern Pennsylvania, Florida, and Midwest US

Hello, my name is Marguerite DeLucas and I counsel students who live in Western Pennsylvania, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Southern Pennsylvania, as well as the state of Florida!

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

Photo of Katie DerethKatie Derreth, Admission Counselor
Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Southeast U.S. (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)

Hello! My name is Katie Derreth and I am the Admission Counselor for the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas! I am very excited to work with you and to help find your home at Albright College.

I graduated in May 2017 from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelors in Science degree in Business Administration. While at school, I was a member of the swim team and very involved in the Business Department, Admissions Office, and other activities. Through this involvement, I found my passion for working in higher education and with students, and I am very excited to be a Lion!

Since studying abroad in college, I discovered a love for travel and take adventures whenever possible. I also love dogs, being outside, finding new series on Netflix to watch, baking, and spending time with family and friends.

I am excited to help you along on this new journey. I encourage everyone to come visit our beautiful campus to get the full Albright experience and learn what it would be like to be a student here. I am here to help, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you might have!

Detterline photoMark Detterline, Admission Counselor
Long Island, New York, Northern New Jersey, New England, Western US


Hello! My name is Mark Detterline and I will be your contact throughout the admission process if you live in Long Island, NY, Northern, NJ, and states West of the Mississippi River!

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

I look forward to seeing you soon. Go Lions!

Photo of Hillen GrasonHillen Grason, Assistant Director of Admission, Coordinator of New Student Outreach
Private high schools in Berks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the state of Delaware

I came to Albright as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach in June 2013. In August of 2014, I began working in the Admission Office as well.

As an Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of New Student Outreach, I provide day-to-day support to the rest of our admission staff. I also oversee all strategic communications, including email marketing, student search, and data analytics of our communications across all platforms.

In 2010, I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from Penn State University. When I am not working, I am usually working out, watching sports, or spending time with my wife Brittany, and daughter Adalee.

Photo of Alexis JenofskyAlexis Jenofsky ‘17, Admission Counselor
Philadelphia, PA, Montgomery County, PA, and Delaware County, PA and Delaware

Hi there! My name is Alexis Jenofsky and I am the Admission Counselor for Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Delaware County, PA and the state of Delaware. If you are from these areas, I will be working with you throughout the application process and traveling to high schools and college fairs in your area. I am looking forward to meeting you!

I graduated from Albright in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. During my time at Albright, I was quite involved in numerous clubs and organizations as well as studying/interning abroad twice! Thanks to Albright, I have done more than I imagined four years ago.

Albright is a college of opportunity! I highly encourage you to visit our beautiful campus and take a tour with one of our amazing tour guides. Don’t forget to say hi!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me through e-mail at or by phone at 1-800-252-1856. I look forward to working with you throughout your college search and selection process!

Photo of Amanda OsterlindAmanda Osterlind ‘15, Assistant Director of Admission, Assistant Swimming Coach
Central and Southern New Jersey, and Bucks County, PA

Hello there! My name is Amanda Osterlind and I counsel student from my home state of New Jersey, specifically Central and South Jersey, as well as students from Bucks County, PA. I am very excited to work with students from across the country to find their home in Albright College.

I graduated from Albright in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Family Studies. While on campus, I was an active member in a number of clubs and organizations. I stand firm in my belief that Albright College is the place to get involved, take on leadership roles, and find life-long friends through campus involvement.

When not in the office, I serve as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the Men’s and Women’s Swim Team on campus. While my passion for swimming keeps me at the pool most days, I also enjoy staying active by training in the Schumo Center gym and competing in triathlons!

For the past seven years, Albright College has served as my home away from home and will continue to do so for many years to come. I am excited to assist other students in their journey of discovering Albright College. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me!

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