International Students

Challenge yourself to go further. Make Albion the next step in your journey.

As an international student at Albion, you’ll find supportive faculty, over one hundred clubs and organizations where you can build your community and an active campus where you’ll feel you truly belong.

One of the main reasons I chose Albion College is because of the financial aid. The school tries to help every student out with scholarships depending on their unique situation, however, I love that every student will get at least a bit of financial aid. I can consider graduate school after graduation because I had the financial aid I was given.

Naomi Cloostermans, ’25

Join the Campus Community. Connect with campus ambassadors to learn more about Albion College! Ask questions, get a student perspective and engage with current Albion Brits to learn about joining Albion's international community. Campus Community gives you the opportunity to build connections and engage authentically with Albion's international students. Campus Community. Belong, Discover, Engage.

How to Apply

As an international student, there are two ways to apply for undergraduate admission:

Each option will list the additional materials required to complete your application for admission. You can upload documents online or submit them to the Admission Office by mail or email:

Albion College, 611 E. Porter St., Albion, MI 49224
[email protected]

The Admission Committee will review your file once they have received all of your documents.

All international applications submitted after May 1 will be processed as timely as possible. Some may be subject to deferment for the Spring semester, due to the immigration process to acquire F-1 status.

If you want to get to know your professors personally, have discussion-based classes and enjoy community-based learning, then Albion is the place for you!

Tanya Jagdish, ’22

Application Requirements

Albion students strive for excellence and while we base admission primarily on academic performance, we are eager to learn about your other passions and areas of interest. In addition to your application, as an international student, you’ll need to submit:

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Academic Records must be official and sent directly by a school counselor, university academic records office or EducationUSA Advisor. Certified translations and original language documents are required if the originals are not in English. Find out more about submitting academic records.

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As part of your application process, Albion College requires ALL secondary school coursework that has been completed outside the U.S. to be evaluated by one of the five evaluation agencies linked below. Acceptable evaluations must also include a copy of the original transcripts. Make sure that all of the evaluations are sent directly from the evaluation agency to [email protected].

If you are transferring, we require a Course by Course evaluation from one of our partners so that our Registrar can evaluate your credentials for transfer credit. These evaluation services are accredited through NACES. Albion College will not accept evaluations from any other agency.

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Official test results from the SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS. Test results should either be sent directly to us from the testing agency or be certified and sent to us by a school counselor, university official or EducationUSA officer:

  • SAT and TOEFL – institutional code 1007
  • ACT – institutional code 1956
  • IELTS – must be mailed directly to us

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English proficiency is required of all students. Your SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS test score may act as a demonstration of your English proficiency. Find out more about our English Proficiency policy.

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This allows you to share with us in more detail anything that you think we should consider when looking at you holistically for admission. It also provides us with insight into how you write and think.

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We’re excited to hear what those who know you best have to say about you as a good fit for Albion.

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Students over the age of 23 are not required to live on campus. If you plan to live off campus for Fall Semester 2022 please submit a residency exemption request. The Office of Community Living will reach out once your request has been reviewed. Students that are interested in living on-campus should complete the Housing Request Form and can click here to learn more about our residential communities.

If there are more than four months between your high school graduation and your first term at Albion, you should also submit:

  • An explanation of your activities over this time: This can be in the Interruption of Studies section of the Common App, through your Briton Bound account, or in a short message to [email protected].

If you have attended any post-secondary institution since completing high school (secondary school), you should also submit:

Official transcripts, mark sheets, and exam results showing results for all courses attempted and completed: Students who attended post-secondary studies in India must send complete university mark sheets, not college mark sheets or consolidated mark sheets. Albion will accept certified or attested copies of post-secondary records. If you decide to enroll, you will only receive credit for previous work outside of the U.S. if we receive an official evaluation report directly from a NACES-approved service.

Learn more about International Academic Records

Rolling Admission Process

You can apply to Albion College through Rolling Admission. The application deadline for Spring 2024 is October 15, 2023 and the deadline for Fall 2024 is June 30, 2024.

All completed applications and supporting material will be processed within two weeks of a completed submission.

The enrollment deposit deadline for Rolling Admission is June 1. The enrollment deposit is $300 and is refundable until June 1.

Application Deadlines for International Students

DateDeadlines & Notifications
June 1Candidate reply date; deposit day for incoming first-years
June 30Application deadline for Fall semester
August 20International Student Move-In Day
October 15Application deadline for Spring semester
December 1Spring refund deadline
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Center For Intl. Education

Albion is home to international students from 20+ countries and offers opportunities to travel all over the world.

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Next Steps

Cost and Financial Aid

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Resources for Families

100% of our students receive some form of scholarships and financial aid, including international students. Find out more about cost and financial aid for international students.

Scholarships and Expenses

Can’t make it to campus for a visit? No problem! We offer a variety of virtual visit options. Meet with an admissions counselor, get your questions answered and take a 1-on-1 virtual tour. Or explore Albion at your own pace using our interactive map.

Visit Albion

Some students arrive with a clear career path in mind. Others with a big question mark. Whatever the case may be, you will find an ideal fit for your goals in our wide variety of majors and concentrations.

Majors & Programs

As a parent, you are an important part of our global community. Sending your student to college is an exciting step, but it can be an overwhelming experience. Stay connected through our parent resources.

Parents & Families

Albion College draws its strength from the rich diversity of our students. We are pleased to welcome qualified students from all backgrounds, regardless of citizenship and immigration status, into our living and learning community.

We are mindful of the challenges faced by DACA recipients and undocumented students during these uncertain times and are committed to continuing to welcome and support these individuals.