Professor of Mathematics
Corporal/E-4, Army National Guard (1986-1994)
34th Division Artillery-Headquarters Battery
Albion College provides a welcoming campus environment that honors your service to our country. Carefully designed programs such as individualized advising by faculty members who themselves are veterans, as well as on-campus social networking with other veterans and active duty personnel, will help your transition from the mental and physical requirements of military service to the intellectual demands of a rigorous academic environment.
Albion Welcomes Military Veterans
Albion College is proud to serve
those who served.
Our commitment to active and veteran military members is clear—U.S. News & World Report ranks us among the leading national liberal arts colleges in its 2016 Best Colleges for Veterans list.
Albion is where you take the next step—and we're with you all along the way. Our support services for veterans include individualized advising from faculty members (who are also veterans) as well as opportunities for on-campus social networking with other veterans. And that's just the beginning.
It starts with your application:
Documents can be submitted to the admission office at this address:
611 E. Porter St., Albion, Michigan 49224
Once we've received your completed application and supporting documentation, the Admission Committee will review your application. If we have questions or need more information, we'll contact you.
Meet Shane Jackson, '11
Shane Jackson conducted his college search like many other prospective students. The only difference was that Jackson was stationed on a Navy submarine at Pearl Harbor, his six-year stint as a machinist's mate first-class coming to an end. After being deployed on missions in the Western Pacific as part of the global war on terrorism – and earning two medals for his service – Jackson set his eye on college.
"I wanted to find a smaller college," the Minnesota native says. "I didn't want to disappear in a crowd. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved here rather than just going to class and going home."
Jackson tackled college life with as much zeal as he mastered his submarine's five watch stations. He graduated cum laude as an economics and management major and English minor. He was also a member of the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, completing internships in banking and investments. In addition, Jackson was secretary of the Investment Club and service chair of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and worked as an assistant in the College's archives. Today, he is making his mark as a financial consultant in the Detroit area.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Mason will assist you with planning your academic program and obtaining tutoring or other academic support.
Dr. Dunham will evaluate your transcripts, award college credit, and answer questions about registration for classes.
Director of Financial Aid
Dr. Kniss will advise you on applying for veterans benefits, obtaining campus employment, and other financial aid questions.
Veterans Advisory Council
Albion’s Veterans Advisory Council members will be happy to talk with you during your college search and will offer advice and support while you are enrolled as a student.
Professor Emeritus of Biology/Veteran
Susan Conner, Chair
U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, 2002
Professor Emeritus of Art/Veteran
Shane Jackson, '11
Larry Lloyd, Jr., ’02
American Red Cross Military Caseworker
Associate Professor of Mathematics/Veteran
Admission Requirements for Veterans
What it takes to be a Briton.
Albion has a selective admission process because we have many more qualified applicants than spaces in the class. Students are considered for admission based primarily on academic performance. For military members who have not completed college course work, we evaluate the following:
Your high school courses and GPA: we’ll look for AP, IB and Honors courses, the number of courses taken in each academic area, and the grades you received.
Your scores on either the SAT or ACT - it is not necessary to take both.
Your extracurricular activities: Tell us what you do outside the classroom—athletics, music, theatre, community service, clubs, organizations, and so on.
Your School Report and letter of recommendation: We’re anxious to hear what your school has to say about you as a good fit for Albion. Your letter of recommendation may come from your commanding officer, an employer or current supervisor.
Military veterans who have completed one full semester of transferrable academic credits at an accredited institution prior to enrolling at Albion will need to provide the following information:
College academic program and GPA: Your courses and grades must be at least a 2.5 cummulative GPA
SAT or ACT scores: Required if you haven’t completed two full years of academic course work at an accredited institution.
What do you hope to accomplish at Albion? Tell us about why you want to transfer.
Application Deadlines for Military Personnel
June 1: Priority due date for fall semester
December 1: Priority due date for spring semester
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