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 official 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 $6,000-$8,000 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

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 the 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


Marguerite DeLucas ‘14, Assistant Director of Admission, Head Softball Coach, Athletic Liaison
Counselor for Philadelphia and Upstate New York 

610-921-7700

mdelucas@albright.edu

Hello, my name is Marguerite DeLucas and I counsel students who live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and upstate 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 dogs, rooting for the various Philadelphia sports teams, spending time with my friends and family, and curling up with a good book! Along with being an Assistant Director of Admission, 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.


Mark Detterline, Assistant Director of Admission
Counselor for Southeast PA (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties) and New England

610-921-7700
mdetterline@albright.edu

Hello! My name is Mark Detterline and I will be your contact throughout the admission process if you live in Southeastern PA or 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 officiating water polo throughout the area, and sitting on local youth and non-profit Boards of Directors for the Reading School District, Reading Recreation Commission, Unity Within the Community and Centre Park Historic District. 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!


Gabriela Marrero, Senior Admission Counselor
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!



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