First-Year Students | Albright College

First-Year Students

Albright College is Waiting for You

Are you ready to explore your passions and broaden your horizons? Are you ready to meet new people and make lifelong connections? Are you ready to tailor your own path at Albright College? We’re ready for you! Whether you apply through Albright’s online app or the Common App, you’ll find the process to be quick and easy. Let’s get started!

What you’ll need to apply

Admission to Albright is on a rolling, non-binding basis. To be considered, you must submit your completed application along with your official high school transcript. Albright does not require standardized test scores for admission or scholarship consideration. However, you are free to submit your SAT or ACT scores if you wish.

You may also consider submitting the following supplemental materials:

  • 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

International applicants must submit standardized test scores. We accept TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT scores.
Arial view of the campus of Albright College in Reading, PennsylvaniaA professor holds an outdoor with students on the campus of Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania

Dates and deadlines to remember

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

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

 

Scholarships

At Albright College, we believe in recognizing and rewarding our incoming students for the successes they have achieved. We offer generous scholarships for those who have achieved high marks in academics, leadership and community service.

Presidential Scholarship
Presidential Scholarships, in the amount of $19,000 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 $17,000 per year, are offered to students with excellent academic records who demonstrate a commitment to school and community involvement.

Keystone Commitment Scholarship
Keystone Commitment Scholarships in the amount of $16,000 per year, are offered to first-year students who have strong and respectable academic records and a home address in Pennsylvania.

Albright College Scholarship
Albright College Scholarships, in the amount of $13,000 per year, are offered to students with strong academic records and have a home address outside of Pennsylvania.

Albright College Grants
Albright College Grants, in the amount of $8,000 to $10,000 per year, are offered to students with respectable academic records and have a home address outside of Pennsylvania.

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.

Talk to an Admissions Counselor

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

610-921-7700

dwalker@albright.edu


Jenn Williamson, Director of Admission
Counselor for Berks County

610-921-7700

jwilliamson@albright.edu


Nicole Christie, Senior Associate Director of Admission
Counselor for International and Transfer Students

610-921-7700

nchristie@albright.edu

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.


Shawn Barczynski ’14, Assistant Director of Admission
Counselor for Southern, Central, and Western PA, the Midwest United States, Mississippi, and every state West of the Mississippi River

610-921-7700

sbarczynski@albright.edu

Hey, my name is Shawn Barczynski. I graduated from Albright College in 2014 with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications/Journalism. While a student, I was a four-year member of the women’s basketball team, as well a tour ambassador for Admission and the Front Desk Assistant for the Schumo Fitness Center. I went on to hold a Graduate Assistantship at Rosemont College where I received my Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership in 2016. I held the position of the Assistant Coordinator of Leadership & Engagement. Within this position I assisted with overseeing the clubs/organizations & Peer Leaders of the campus. I truly found my love for wanting to impact others within this position. Higher Education was where I needed to be for my career. With loving my years while a student; a phrase that stuck with me was “Forever a Lion.” This phrase has stuck with me since my undergrad and I felt a connection that brought me back to Albright.

Outside of the office I love to play/watch sports, workout, hang with friends/family, and write poetry.   Along with being an Alumni, I am one of the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coaches here at Albright. I sit on the Board of Directors for the following community organizations: LGBTQ Center of Greater Reading, Leadership Council, and Unity Within Our Community.

The atmosphere of a campus is meant to be a second home for students! That’s something I emphasized about your college experience, using your resources, making connections and make the most of it!

A visit to our amazing campus is a great way to know that feeling!   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 Sbarczynski@albright.edu


Gabriela Marrero, Assistant Director of Admission
Counselor for Northern New Jersey, Long Island, and the Southeast United States.

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 610-921-7700. 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
Counselor for Northern PA, the Lehigh Valley, and New York City

610-921-7700

eammerman@albright.edu

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!


Erick Goldsmith ’20, Admission Counselor
Counselor for Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

610-921-7700

egoldsmith@albright.edu

Hel-LO! I am Erick Goldsmith, your Admission Counselor for Albright College! I am here to accompany you through the college search process, answer questions you may have about our campus, and truly just be a guide and a friend throughout this time.

Originally from Chester, Pennsylvania, I grew up in environments where the values of openness, communication, and understanding were not always as practiced as they are here. I graduated from Albright in 2020 with a co-major in Theatre and Spanish. With a love for art, I arrived as a solid introvert looking to work behind the scenes of theatre shows. Within a month, my true ambivert was welcomed forth! I became a regular member and actor of the Domino Players and their theatre productions, a Resident Assistant (RA) of three years, a Peer Orientation Person (POP) to an amazing group of freshmen, a baritone voiced angel in Concert Choir, and so much more! Why? Because Albright encourages and supports you in becoming whatever, whoever you choose to be. The people here are your community.

Even outside of the office, I continue to channel Albright’s spirit of unity and growth in my art as a storyteller. I act (for Improv, Stage and Screen), write scenes, shoot short films and do videography. In terms of watching film and tv—I am a huge sci-fi, superhero, paranormal fan. Name something and I have likely seen it! Above all, I love to spend time with good friends having great conversations, whether they are about life and philosophy or eternal queries like “Why is the abbreviation for paper towels as PT not as widely spread as TP is for toilet paper?” Albright is a community filled with people who will happily go above and beyond for you, as they did for me—all you have to do is ask. So if Albright sounds like a place you would like to call home, come visit our campus! For any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at egoldsmith@albright.edu OR (610) 929-6634. I hope to see ya soon!


Alexis Willis ’20, Admission Counselor
Counselor for Central and Southern New Jersey and the state of Delaware

610-921-7700

awillis@albright.edu

Hi! My name is Alexis Willis and I will be your Admission Counselor for Albright College. I will be helping you through your college search process, answering any questions you may have about Albright, and simply being a guide and friend to you during this experience.

While I may call Pennsylvania my home now, I came from Houston, Texas to attend Albright College where I co-majored in Fashion and Business Administration, earning my Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in May of 2020. As a student, I was involved in several groups and activities on campus. I was a student-athlete swimming for Albright for three years. If you ever find yourself in the pool, look for some of my school records (I loved to sprint freestyle and backstroke)! I was also a member of Alpha Delta Pi, one of the sororities on campus, and later became the secretary and Panhellenic president for my sorority. POPs (Peer Orientation Program), Club Vogue (our fashion club on campus), and the ACRE (Albright Creative Research Experience) have also been some of the things I have been involved with during my time here. As an Albright College alumna, I am so excited that you are interested in attending! For me, Albright feels like home and I hope you find that here too.

Outside work life, you will probably find me at a local Starbucks of coffee shop. I love coffee and was a Starbucks barista for nearly 6 years, so I know how to make you a good cup of coffee if you ever find yourself in my office. I also love to travel (I have been to 30 states and a few countries), document life through photography, and enjoy spending some free time in clothing stores. After all, what kind of fashion major would I be if I didn’t love to shop?

If you want to learn more about Albright College, I recommend visiting our website and exploring information about our campus, programs, and student life. I know how intimidating, scary, exciting, and every emotion in-between that this process can be, but just know that I am here to help you with anything you may need. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions via email awillis@albright.edu or phone 610-921-7700. I hope to see you soon!


Catalina Lassen, Admission Events Coordinator

610-921-7700

classen@albright.edu 

Hi! My name is Catalina Lassen and I am Albright’s Admission Event Coordinator. You’ll probably see me when you visit campus for tours, open houses, accepted student days, and much more. I’ll be your go-to-gal for anything events related!

A Pennsylvania native, I grew up in West Chester and attended school at West Chester University. I graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a concentration in painting and drawing. During my time at West Chester, I worked as the Art Club President, as an Editor of the school’s literary magazine, and as a Student Ambassador of the Art Department. In my junior year, I was Assistant Director of the first ever West Chester University Arts Festival, taking over as Director in my senior year. You could say that’s where my love of event planning started! After graduation, I worked with Penn State Admissions in Philadelphia, and then spent four years as the Administrative Assistant for the Film & Media Studies Department at Swarthmore College. I have absolutely found my perfect career in higher education, and I look forward to serving the Albright Community for a long time to come.

Outside of the office, I can be found hitting the local trails, getting brunch with friends, visiting family, or snuggling up with one of my five cats and a good book. Alternatively, I might also be holed up in my studio space making art or writing short stories.

Always feel free to reach out to me via email at classen@albright.edu or over the phone at (610) 921-7700 if you have questions about anything Albright!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your standardized test policy?

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.

If accepted, when do I have to inform Albright that I will attend?

You have until June 1 to inform us of your intent to enroll.

When should I apply to Albright College?

We encourage all first-year students to apply early in their senior year.

What is rolling admissions?

At Albright College, we offer prospective students a larger window for application. Each application is reviewed shortly after all required documents have been received.

When should I complete FAFSA?

Need-based financial aid is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA becomes available on October 1 of your senior year. You should complete your FAFSA as soon as possible. The deadline for application is June 30, 2022.

 

Learn More

There’s so much to love about Albright. And we can’t wait to tell you about it all. If you’d like to know more about our curriculum, campus life or organizations, fill out a request form. Or better yet, visit us in person.

 

Accepted Students

Congratulations on your admission to Albright College! As an accepted student, your next step is to submit your deposit and complete your application for financial aid. The links below will provide you with the resources you need. If you have any questions, please call us at 610-921-7700 or email your Admissions Counselor.