Are you ready to experience the benefits of an Albright College education? Terrific! We make it easy to apply for admission.
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 you have adequate time 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. All applicants are encouraged to complete FAFSA application after October 1st in order to receive a financial aid award soon after a potential offer of admission.
Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
Official high school transcript if you have fewer than eight transferrable courses.
An essay, writing sample or personal statement.
A recommendation from a recent professor (Your professor may either write a letter or email Albright’s Transfer Stduent Coordinator).
Mail or fax these additional materials to:
Office of Admission
13th and Bern Streets
P.O. Box 15234
Reading, PA 19612-5234
Dates and Deadlines
Deadlines are important, and the schedules below allow you to get the information you need in a timely manner. They also allow Albright to make sure your transition from applicant to student is as seamless as possible. We look forward to hearing from you throughout these schedules and be sure to contact the Office of Admission if you find yourself falling away from these schedules.
|Application Deadline||Financial Aid Deadline||Admission Notification||Financial Aid Notification||Student Response Deadline|
|Fall Enrollment||August 1||August 1||Rolling (starting in January)||Rolling (starting in January)||August 15|
|Spring Enrollment||December 15||December 15||Rolling (starting in November)||Rolling (starting in November)||January 15|
We hear it over and over again: When students talk about why they chose Albright, they say that during their campus visit, the campus felt like home.
What makes us different? With so many colleges offering the same photos of attractive, smiling students lounging under blue skies, and the same lofty descriptions of their academic programs, why choose Albright? What should you know about us that makes us distinctive… and the right choice for you?
Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid
For over 150 years Albright has worked to remain an affordable choice that provides access for exceptional students seeking a rigorous, interdisciplinary, private, liberal arts education. Albright College offers an aggressive financial aid policy that makes it a leader among similar private colleges in the region. This commitment empowers families to choose Albright based on academic and extracurricular opportunities.
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.
All students who apply by March 1 will be considered for the Scholarships and Awards listed below. Winners of Scholarships and Awards will be notified at the time of acceptance, or soon thereafter. It is not necessary to apply for need-based financial aid in order to receive a scholarship or award.
Accepted students can receive only one Scholarship. Awards and need-based may be in given in addition to a Scholarship.
North 13th Street in Reading, Pennsylvania is noted in a 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, in the amount of $15,000 per year, is awarded to all accepted students who have graduated from Reading High School, Northeast Middle School and 13th and Green and/or 13th and Union Elementary Schools.
In recognition of its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Albright offers United Methodist Awards of $1,000 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.
Transfer Student Coordinator
Hello! My name is Nicole Christie, and I am the Admission Counselor responsible for transfer 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 eleven 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.
Congratulations on your admission to Albright College! We hope you’ll join us as one of the next members of our active, engaged, and caring community.
Welcome to Albright! We’re glad you chose to join our campus community!