Build Albion Fellows Application Process
Step 1. Contact your Admissions Counselor to determine your eligibility.
Step 2. Receive Build ALbion Fellows Applications via email or U.S. mail, beginning Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
Step 3. Submit an application to the Office of Admission by Friday, March 10, 2017.
Wednesday, February 15: Complete FAFSA
Friday, March 10: All applications are due to the College Admissions Office by 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 1: Interview Day
Thursday, April 27: BAF Class of 2021 Dinner Celebration
Early June: New Fellows Retreat
Eligible for the program? Apply today!
Build Albion Fellows Details
- Live within the former Albion Public Schools district
- Admitted to Albion College as a first-year student; or a middle college
- File Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); full Pell Grant eligibility
If you do not fully meet the qualification requirements, you may still be eligible, given that enrollment space is available. Please contact your Admissions Counselor to learn more about your eligibility.
Eligible for the program? Apply today
During the summer before the first semester, you will participate in a short retreat. You will engage with campus, faculty, and staff and be introduced to the program that will shape the next four years—and the rest of your life! For approximately 20-25 hours per week, you will participate in community service, weekly meetings, project development, leadership training, and on- and off-campus networking.
We understand that fun and excitement are important parts of education and summer! We will explore what other areas are doing to revitalize their people and cities.
At the end of the summer, we will prepare you for the coming semester with another retreat. This will help you navigate campus and gear up for classes, jumpstarting your transition to campus life.
During the academic year, a 1/4 unit academic course reserved specifically for Fellows provides structure and support for effective service and community engagement. Fellows will participate in a project-based model of service to the community, and dedicated faculty and staff will guide you and work alongside you. The course will challenge you to think about leadership and community building from different perspectives. We are committed to helping you navigate and change the world around you. As you grow and learn over the course of 4 years, your responsibility and leadership in service will increase. We strongly encourage Fellows to participate in clubs and organizations and take on leadership roles as part of their Albion College experience.
Free College Search eBook
Want to take our College Search Guide with you on your mobile device? Download the entire guide, Starting Your College Search, as a portable - and free - eBook as either a PDF or Apple iBook.
You will get eight advice-filled chapters on picking your best college, questions to ask on college tours, plus a bonus chapter on filling out the FAFSA. You will also find resources and other tools to help you in your college search. All in a free, mobile format that works best for your device.
Starting Your College Search is the perfect guide to the college search process for high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and their families. It's Albion College's gift to you!
Download the PDF version of Starting Your College Search:
Download Starting Your College Search for free on the Apple iBookstore:
Questions about the college search project? Please let us know!
Fly-In Reimbursement Program
We are so confident you will be impressed by the Albion College campus and community that we will help pay to get you here!
If you are a high school senior who has been accepted to Albion College, you are eligible for a one-time reimbursement of up to $300 toward the cost of a plane ticket.
Albion College will reimburse you for half the ticket cost, up to $300, following the campus visit. The airline ticket receipt must be presented to the Admissions Office at the time of the campus visit to receive the reimbursement.
- Flight reimbursements will be made throughout the year for both individual visits and group visit events.
- Ground transportation to and from campus will be offered by the college.
- Each individual student is only able to receive one flight reimbursement from Albion College throughout his/her entire college search process.
- The program is for those students living more than 300 miles away from Albion College.
- We really like parents, but their tickets are not eligible for reimbursement. On-campus meals will be provided and you can view a recommended lodging list on our visitor's guide.
- Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW): Driving time to campus is approximately 1.5 hours.
- Lansing Capital Region International Airport (LAN): Driving time is approximately 1 hour.