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Admission Process

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Choosing Anna Maria College
Welcome, upcoming first year students! You’ve looked around. You’ve done your homework. And now, you’re ready to make your choice. We look forward to getting to know you better as you embark on the admission process.
At AMC, we define ourselves by offering quality academic programs, top-notch career preparation, and a mission-driven  campus environment. Most of all, we are defined by our people – a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff who value educational innovation and servant leadership.
The Application Process
The college application process can be a daunting task, but for individuals considering Anna Maria College, our goal is to provide a stress-free admission experience that allows us to get to know our prospective students.
AMC admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Initial candidate review begins in late November. Notification typically begins within 3-5 weeks of an application’s completion. Applications for the fall semester are requested by March 1, while applications for the spring semester are requested by December 1.
We are here to help you navigate the application and enrollment process. Please feel free to email our admission team with any questions you may have, or call us at (800) 344-4586. Students interested in applying to the online RN-BSN, BS-Fire Science, or MPA programs: click here.
Early Action Admission
Applying for Anna Maria Early Action helps you stand out from other applicants, gets you a decision sooner, and helps you begin to complete you college plan.
How does Early Action work? Easy: we consider you based on your academic achievement through your junior year. As long as we receive your standard application by November 15, you're considered for Early Action; no additional forms are required. Note: If you’re not offered early admission, your application is automatically moved to the regular decision applicant pool. Most applicants will have an admission decision before January 1 and if you are applying for financial aid and submit the financial aid application (FAFSA) in the fall, you will have a financial aid award in January. This helps provide you with more time to carefully consider your college decision.
Completed Applications Include:
  • Application: Apply using the Common App, the Anna Maria College Online App, or download the pdf paper application (93 KB) . The application fee is $25.

  • High School Transcript: A high school transcript (including first quarter, senior year grades) or GED certificate/score report is required.

  • Essay or Personal Statement: 250-500 words. Select one of the provided topics on the Common App; or, if using the AMC application, select a topic of your choice. 

  • Letter of Recommendation: from your guidance counselor or a teacher.

  • Prospective Music majors: An audition is required for all students interested in admission to any of our Music majors. Music audition guidelines can be accessed here.

  • Prospective Art majors: A portfolio review is required of all students interested in admission to any of our Art majors. Portfolio guidelines can be accessed here.
  • Prospective Nursing majors: All Freshman Students entering Nursing should meet the following admission criteria:
    • Weighted grade point average: 3.0 out of 4.0
    • Secondary school program of study should include:
      • 4 years of college preparatory English
      • Mathematics – Algebra I, II, and Geometry as a recommended minimum. Students in IB programs can include Standard Level or Higher Level Mathematics.
      • 3 years of Science with Biology and Chemistry, including labs, required. (International students must have three to four consecutive years of study in mathematics and science)
      • 2-3 years of social studies/humanities.
      • 2 years of a foreign language (preferred)
    • Beginning in the Fall of 2019, all freshman will must submit either the ACT/SAT exam or the TEAS exam. Students who have an ACT Composite score below 19 or a SAT score below 900 on the SAT Critical Reading and Math sections must take and score proficient or higher on the TEAS exam. International Students will need to submit either the TOEFL or IELTS test results.
    • Students that Apply for Admission into the Nursing Program and are granted admission into the Health Science program or other academic programs, will need to meet the admission criteria for internal transfer nursing students outlined in the Internal Nursing Guidelines.

Applicants who are admitted to Anna Maria College have demonstrated that they are college ready and have the ability to succeed academically at Anna Maria.