International Students | Albright College

International Students

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Albright – Where Cultural Diversity Is Celebrated Every Day

Albright College is a vibrant and exciting campus that welcomes students from around the world. In fact, we were ranked as one of the top 12 most diverse colleges in Pennsylvania. We embrace all cultures, respect and appreciate diverse backgrounds, and work to fully integrate our international students into the Albright community. As an international student, you’ll feel at home immediately as you live, learn and socialize in our residence halls, classrooms and clubs.

You may even consider joining our International Student Association – an organization that fosters understanding between all students. We can’t wait to celebrate your arrival on campus.


First-Year Students

We encourage you to apply early in your final year of secondary school. You can apply with the Albright app or add Albright to your Common App. In addition to your application, you will need to submit additional documentation, including academic transcripts, a professor recommendation and a certificate of finance, among others. A full description of your requirements is listed in the Application Instructions below.

Albright App Common App

Application Instructions
In addition to your application, the following documentation is required for application to Albright College.Academic Transcripts
Please submit an original secondary school transcript, a copy of the transcript with an official school seal, or a notarized copy of the transcript. An up-to-date transcript includes grades for the past four years of school as well as a listing of courses, exams, marks and certificates in progress.

Standardized Test Results
If your native language is not English, you are required to submit results from any one of the following tests:

Test of English as a Second Language (TOEFL)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
American College Testing (ACT)

Certification of Finances
Please have a financial sponsor complete the Certification of Finances form and submit a bank statement issued within the past six months. Both documents must show that the sponsor is willing to pay for and can afford the cost of your education.


Transfer Students

Every international student finds their own path to Albright College. If you are currently enrolled at or have previously matriculated to another institution of higher education and have yet to complete a bachelor’s degree, you should apply to Albright as a transfer student. To be considered, you can apply through the Albright App or Common App; you’re also required to submit supporting information, which is detailed in the Application and Forms section below.

Transfer App Common App

In addition to your application, the following documentation is required for application to Albright College.Professor Recommendation
Please have a professor write a recommendation letter on your behalf. You may submit more than one recommendation.

Academic Transcripts
Please submit an official or notarized copy of your postsecondary school transcript with course titles and grades. Your secondary school transcript will also be required if you have fewer than eight courses that will transfer to Albright.

Detailed Course Information in English
In order to determine which university courses are eligible for transfer to Albright, we need to receive course descriptions in English. Please detail:

  • The length of each session
  • How many hours each course was studied

Albright College Transfer Questionnaire Form
https://www.albright.edu/admission/transferquest.pdf
This form should be completed by an official of the university at which you are currently or were most recently enrolled. When submitting the questionnaire to the appropriate administrator, please request that it be returned directly to Albright’s Admission Office.

Standardized Test Results
If your native language is not English, you are required to submit results from any one of the following tests:

Test of English as a Second Language (TOEFL)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
American College Testing (ACT)

Certification of Finances
Please have a financial sponsor complete the Certification of Finances form and submit a bank statement issued within the past six months. Both documents must show that the sponsor is willing to pay for and can afford the cost of your education.


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Dates and deadlines to remember

Application DeadlineFinancial Aid DeadlineAdmission NotificationFinancial Aid NotificationStudent Response Deadline
Fall EnrollmentJuly 1July 1RollingRollingAugust 1
Spring EnrollmentDecember 15December 15RollingRollingJanuary 1

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your tuition and fees?
Tuition and fees total approximately $40,854 per year. For a full breakdown, go here: https://www.albright.edu/admission-aid/financial-aid/first-year-students/


When are the deadlines for application?
Students applying for the fall semester should apply no later than July 1.
Those applying for the spring semester should apply no later than December 15.


Are late applications accepted?
Yes. Under certain circumstances, we do make exceptions and can often accept late applications.


Where can I learn more about what makes Albright College different?
What makes us distinctive and the right choice for you? Let us show you. To request more information, go here:https://admission.albright.edu/register/?id=02c95898-9cdf-4412-9123-33032ea52b53


Tell me more about available scholarships for international students.
All scholarship decisions are based on a student’s academic history. Scholarship amounts range from $8,000 to $19,000 for full-time students taking classes on Albright’s campus. If awarded, the scholarship is renewable for up to four years, provided you maintain satisfactory academic progress and are in good standing with the Albright College Student Code of Conduct.


Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

We don’t ever want money to be a barrier for those who dream of becoming an Albrightian. That’s why, for more than 165 years, we have maintained a competitive financial aid policy for students we believe would thrive in our rich and diverse liberal arts environment. As a leader among private colleges in the region, we are proud to provide generous scholarships and grants to deserving students from around the world.

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Talk to Nicole, Our International Coordinator

Meet Nicole Christie. Nicole is the Albright admission counselor who can help you with your international applications and assist you through every aspect of the admission process. If you have any questions, large or small, please call Nicole at 1-800-252-1856 or email her below.

Email Nicole: nchristie@albright.edu