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.

How to Apply

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

The Albion Application

The Common Application

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
admission@albion.edu

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

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:

  • Academic Records: 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.
  • Test Scores: 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
  • Demonstration of English Proficiency: 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.
  • Application essay: 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.
  • Letter of recommendation: We’re excited to hear what those who know you best have to say about you as a good fit for Albion.

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 admissions@albion.edu.

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

Admission Processes: Early Action and Rolling Admission

You can choose to apply either through Early Action or Rolling Admission.

As an Early Action candidate, you’ll receive priority consideration for admission and scholarships. You must submit your Early Action application and all supporting documents by December 1. You’ll be notified of the admission decision within two weeks of the completed submission.

If you prefer Rolling Admission, you may apply at any point during the year of high. All completed applications and supporting material will be processed within two weeks of a completed submission.

The enrollment deposit deadline for both Early Action and Rolling Admission is May 1. Deposits are $285 until April 16, increasing to $350 after. The enrollment deposit is refundable until May 1.

Application Deadlines for International Students

DateDeadlines & Notifications
February 1Recommended application submission (fall semester)
March 1Application deadline for scholarship priority (fall semester)
May 1Candidate reply date; deposit day for incoming first-years
October 1Recommended application submission and application deadline for scholarship priority (spring semester)
August 18International Student Move-In Day

We will communicate admission and scholarship decisions for the fall term beginning March 1.

Anh Dinh posing on the Albion College campus sign

Center for Int'l Education

Albion is home to international students from over 20 countries and offers opportunities to travel all over the world. Find resources and community at the Center for International Education.

Next Steps

Cost and Financial Aid

Plan a Visit

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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.