You know all about the life-changing opportunities an Albion education offers…
…why not share them with a prospective student?
Consider your family (including immediate family members), neighbors, friends, children of co-workers, members of your religious community, civic groups, and others. Recommend a student through the appropriate form below, and you'll ensure that the student will receive Albion admission materials.
But it doesn't have to end with the referral. We ask that you actively recruit your student, offer support throughout the search process, recommend campus visits, and encourage his or her application to Albion. By helping the College, you also make Albion more affordable for the student. If he or she is admitted and chooses Albion, the student will receive a $1,000 scholarship in your name—$4,000 over four years—with no financial commitment necessary from you.
To begin the process, please complete the below form. And please note there are many more ways to get involved. If you have any questions about this or other alumni/parent admission volunteer opportunities, please call the Admission Office at 800/858-6770.
As an Albion College alum or a parent of a current Albion student (or both!), you can play a special role in the work of the Admission Office.
Your connection to Albion already runs deep, and one of the best ways to show it is by reaching out to the next class of Albion students and their families. Your perspective and passion can make a profound difference in a student's decision to choose Albion.
Host a prospective student event at your home or in your area.
Represent Albion at a local college fair.
Attend a recruitment event in your area to meet and encourage prospective students and families.
Offer helpful information about local high schools and community programs to your area's admission counselor.
Provide personal outreach via a phone call or email to admitted students in your area.
Are you in? We hope so! Get things started by completing our volunteer form below , and an Admission Office representative will be in touch with you promptly. If you have questions about the program, call the Admission Office at 800/858-6770.
We look forward to hearing from—and working with—you!
Profile: Todd Krost, ’00
For Todd Krost, ’00, the Alumni/Parent Referral Program recently launched by Albion College’s Office of Admission was an ideal way to make connections—not just between prospective students and his alma mater, but between him and his new community of Neoga, Illinois, about an hour south of Champaign.
“I had only been in town a month when I received the mailing, and this ties me to students and their college journey,” said Krost, a pastor at Neoga Grace United Methodist Church and nearby Etna United Methodist Church. “It gives me a personal connection with the families and their college search in general. I am glad I can start this conversation.”
Through the program, referred students who enroll at Albion receive a $1,000 scholarship for four years in the alumnus or alumna’s name, with no financial obligation necessary. Soon after learning about the program, Krost mentioned it to two high school students in his church, and found that the scholarship resonated.
Krost, his wife, Christina Corace Krost, ’02, and their family live in rural Illinois, "and there is little awareness of the existence—let alone the advantages—of small liberal arts colleges like Albion,” he said. “Rather than sending their children to the ‘default university’ several miles down the road, these families will now give Albion some consideration. And it makes it less intimidating for them to look at a college two states away, knowing that my wife and I are alums, and that there is this scholarship opportunity.”
For more information about the Alumni/Parent Referral Program, visit albion.edu/referral or call the Office of Admission at 800/858-6770.