Next Steps

Congratulations, Class of 2028!

You’ve been admitted, now what?

If you’ve been admitted to Albion College, it means we were impressed with your academic performance and co-curricular record and can’t wait to see what you will accomplish as a Brit!

We’ve collected some important next steps for admitted students and included them below so that you may start to prepare for the journey ahead. As always, let us know if you have any questions.

Your Next Steps:

  • File FAFSA by March 1 for priority scholarships
  • Pay your enrollment deposit by May 1
  • Submit Housing Application/Form in your Briton Bound Account
  • Complete Academic Questionnaire in your Briton Bound Account

Visit Campus

Join us for a day celebrating your acceptance to Albion. You will get the chance to sit in on a mock class, learn about paying for college, meet current students, and piece together an Albion pathway that excites and challenges you.

Register for Admitted Student Day:

Reserving Your Place in the Class of 2028

Financial Aid Information Toggle Accordion

Financial assistance is available to eligible students from a variety of sources and may include institutional scholarships based on academic performance as well as federal, state, and institutional grants, loans, and work study.
To be considered for need-based aid, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For maximum consideration, file the FAFSA by March 1.

Visit the Financial Aid webpage for more information or via email at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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All incoming first-year students must submit a final high school transcript that includes the date of graduation before attending Albion.

According to federal and state regulations, Albion College must verify your high school graduation with a final transcript on file.

You may request the transcript through electronic delivery service Parchment or can have it emailed to [email protected].

Contact your high school if you have any questions about submitting a final high school transcript.

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If you have completed college-level coursework through dual enrollment or early/middle college, you must have an official college transcript sent to Albion College prior to start of classes. Contact the college you attended to request that an official transcript be sent to the Office of Admission at [email protected].

If you have taken an Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam, please send an official copy of your score results to the Office of Admission at [email protected].

Please note: transcripts are official when we receive them directly from the issuing school/organization, or if delivered by the student, they must be in a sealed envelope. Transcripts labeled as “Issued to student” are not typically official.

All incoming first-year students must submit a final high school transcript that includes the date of graduating before attending Albion. According to federal and state regulations, Albion College must verify your high school graduation with a final transcript on file.

You may request the transcript through electronic delivery service Parchment or can have it emailed to the Office of Admission at [email protected]. Contact your high school if you have any questions about submitting a final high school transcript.

Campus Essentials

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Albion College is a residential campus, and as such, students are required to live in college housing. Knowledgeable student leaders and professional staff in the Office of Community Living will live in your hall to provide support and guidance as you engage your new community and discover campus.

All students are required to submit the Housing Application/Form found in your Briton Bound account. The Housing Application/Form—which allows you to share roommate preferences, housing needs, and more—helps us to match you with your roommate and connect you within the first-year community. The application for housing is available on a rolling basis for incoming students who have completed their enrollment deposit.

Roommate requests must be mutual, be received by May 1 for consideration and are not guaranteed. Students will not be assigned by coaches; if you are seeking to live with a specific teammate, please include this request in your form.

You will be notified of your housing and roommate assignment via email during the summer prior to your arrival on campus.

If you need a housing accommodation, please indicate that on the application and your request will be reviewed by a committee.

Visit the Housing & Dining page to view housing photos and more details.

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Office of Integrated Wellness

The Office of Integrated Wellness offers onsite counselors, health navigation, medical assistant, and case manager to help with all student mental and physical health needs.

Phone: 517-629-0220

Timely Care

Timely Care is a virtual telehealth for enrolled Albion College students. This service is free of charge and offers mental health as well as medical services.

Emergency Care

Urgent Care

Phone: 517-654-1020

Counseling Services

Albion College provides on-campus counseling services.

Phone: 517-629-0236

Fitness Facilities

The Dow Recreation and Wellness Center is located on campus and features a fieldhouse, fitness center, tennis center, aquatic center, weight room and more.

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Detroit Metro Airport

Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is the primary airport serving Albion College. The airport provides a full range of air transportation services.

Albion College provides transportation services to and from Detroit Metro Airport.


Amtrak provides regional high speed rail service directly to Albion, Michigan (ALI).

Albion College provides transportation services to and from the Albion Train Station.

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Fall Semester 2024

Move-inAugust 21, 2024
Classes beginAugust 26, 2024
Labor Day — no classSeptember 2, 2024
Fall BreakOctober 14 – 15, 2024
Thanksgiving RecessNovember 27 – December 1, 2024
Last day of classDecember 6, 2024
Reading DayDecember 7 – 8, 2024
Final ExamsDecember 9 – 12, 2024

Spring Semester 2025

Residence Hall OpensJanuary 11, 2025
First Day of ClassesJanuary 13, 2025
Spring BreakMarch 1 – 9, 2025
Last Day of ClassApril 24, 2025
Reading DayApril 25, 2025
Final ExamsApril 26 – 30
CommencementMay 3, 2025

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Your admission application along with the required forms in your Briton Bound account will inform your class schedule. Providing complete and accurate information on the forms will help ensure that you will be placed in the classes you would most like to take.

The scheduling committee will work on your class schedule which you will receive in the summer of 2024. If you complete all the required forms by June 1, you will have your class schedule by July 1.

We want to help make sure you have all that you need to be successful in your classes. To that end, the College is partnering with Barnes and Noble to deliver the Brit Books program, which provides rental access to your required course materials. Students are automatically enrolled in the program each semester. The cost of participation in the program is $76 per enrolled unit, charged to your student account so you don’t have to find another way to pay.

A couple notes on the program:

  • Required materials are collected for you by the Bookstore so you don’t have to search for materials on your own.
  • Materials are delivered to your course webs digitally when possible, so you have access to what you need.
  • Materials are provided on a rental basis, which can result in a significantly lower cost overall as compared to purchasing on your own.
  • Physical books are returned to the bookstore at the end of the semester.
  • A few weeks before classes start, you’ll receive an email with instructions for selecting the course materials you want to include in your order.
  • You’ll get an email notification when your order is ready for pickup in the bookstore. Your digital materials will be delivered within course webs.

Additional information may be found online at the Brit Books webpage.

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You can find out more details about transportation services at Albion College at the Transportation Services page.

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Parking your vehicle on campus requires a parking permit. The permit fee for the academic year is $300 per year. The fee for the permit is placed on student accounts after permits are picked up.

First-year students will pick up permits during the check-in process on move-in day.

First-year students who come to campus prior to move-in day may pick their permits up at the Office of Campus Safety. All students are required to show their vehicle registrations when picking up their permit.

Learn more about parking on campus.

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The Career and Internship Center aids students in obtaining employment that will help finance their education and develop skills for future careers.

Positions are posted using the Handshake system. You will log in using your Albion network credentials. Once logged in, go to the Jobs section and use the On-Campus filter.

To make the process of getting hired more efficient, you should be prepared to show the required documents to register for employment once you have been offered a position. See the What do I need to Bring with Me to Orientation section of the Register for Student Employment page.

Student Success Resources

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New Student Orientation (Albion-O) begins with new student move-in on Wednesday, August 21, 2024, with scheduled events and sessions through Sunday, August 25.

Students participating in Fall athletics, marching band, a bridge program or Global Brits orientation will receive details about earlier move-in dates from program leaders.

As you prepare for Move-in Day, feel free to check out our Move-In Packing List and explore the campus map or information about your residence hall.

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Students participating in the Summer Bridge move to campus on July 23, four weeks prior to the start of fall semester.

Participating students have the opportunity to get a head start on earning college credit (note: the Bridge counts for 1 academic unit of coursework), become familiar with college life and the Albion community, build your academic skill set, and forge a long-term connection to a department on campus.

Please indicate your interest in the Summer Bridge program with your admission counselor and on your academic questionnaire in your Briton Bound account.

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Incoming students begin their TRIO SSS experience with the TRIO Summer Bridge program. During the program, students will have the opportunity to learn more about financial aid, personal financial literacy, college success strategies, and cultural events, as well as meet with their new faculty and staff. Most importantly, our students do these activities together, creating community and peer-to-peer relationships which last beyond graduation.

Who is eligible for Albion College TRIO SSS?

  • Our TRIO SSS Brits must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or refugees pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
  • They must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • First-generation — primary parent, caregiver, or guardian has not earned a bachelor’s degree
    • Low-income
    • Have a documented disability with the college.

You can apply to TRIO after you have paid your enrollment deposit.

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Accessibility Services provides accommodations and support to students with physical, psychiatric, learning, and medical disabilities with the goal of creating an inclusive and accessible learning environment for all students.

If you had a 504 Plan or an IEP in high school, you should meet with Accessibility Services to determine your college accommodations.

Academic accommodations may include services such as extended time for exams, accessible materials, or alternative textbook formats.

  • Assistive technology: We provide software or devices that assist students with disabilities in their coursework.
  • Advocacy: We assist students in communicating their needs and ensuring that their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are upheld.

To apply for academic accommodations, please fill out the Accessibility Services Application located at <a href=”/accommodations”></a> and you will receive an email on how to schedule an appointment for an intake assessment.

Please note: If you are injured while playing a sport, or in an accident, or have a serious illness or surgery, contact Accessibility Services for short term accommodations.

Housing accommodations requests are submitted to Community Living and are reviewed by a committee.

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To make the start of your semester more meaningful, we’d like to invite you to join Albion’s College Connection Guides program. It will help you to get connected to the resources, experiences and opportunities you’ll need when you get here.

If you join the Connection Guides program, you’ll be paired with a faculty or staff guide who will serve as a resource for you in your first year at Albion. Your guide will check in with you throughout the semester, learn more about you and your goals and get you connected to resources and experiences on campus that are meaningful for you. We have an amazing group of faculty and staff guides who are thrilled to welcome you to the program.