Anna Maria College seeks to admit motivated students, who are academically prepared for a challenging yet rewarding educational experience. Admitted students will benefit from our programs that integrate the liberal arts with strong career preparation. In keeping with the College’s commitment to viewing each student as an individual, the admission process is personalized. Each student’s application and supporting credentials are reviewed holistically. Decisions are based on a review of the applicant’s secondary school program of study, grades earned, and teacher or counselor recommendation. Additionally, the personal statement provides the applicant with the opportunity to share his or her thoughts about something of importance that may contribute to the decision.
Rolling Admission Policy: There is no specific deadline for the submission of an application for admission. However, students are urged to apply early in their senior year in high school if applying for admission as a first year student. Generally, students will apply around the end of the first quarter of their senior year. It is preferable that applications be completed by the middle of March of the senior year. Once complete, decisions will be made, typically within three to five weeks. Some programs, including Nursing, may reach capacity early so applying by February 1st is strongly recommended.
- You can apply using the AMC Online Application or download the AMC application and mail it to the Admission Office.
- Or, apply via the Common App: www.commonapp.org
> Non-refundable $25 application fee
- Click here to pay the fee, ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT USING THE COMMON APP. If you are applying via the Common App,
the fee will be paid on the Common App site. *If you are eligible, the application fee can be waived at any of the application sites.
> Official High School Transcript (Including First Quarter Senior Grades).
> A Personal Essay on Any Topic of Your Choice.
> A Letter of Recommendation from a Counselor or Teacher.
> Standardized Test Scores (SAT or ACT scores are optional for all students.)
Our CEEB code is 3005.
Special Requirements for Art and Music Students
Admission to Anna Maria College is based on a rolling admission cycle. The Office of Admission accepts applications all year long. Students are required to have all information submitted and decisions made prior to the first day of classes each semester.
High School Preparation College Preparatory Classes
The high school transcript is the most important credential used in evaluating an applicant. Anna Maria College suggests a brief list of College Preparatory Classes as the most appropriate high school preparation for its programs.
View the list of College Preparatory Classes
4 units in English
3 units in Mathematics
2 units in Social Science
2 units in Foreign Language
1 unit in Laboratory Science
College Preparatory Classes
Advanced Standing/Placement AMC Placement Testing: Students may be eligible to take proficiency exams prepared by Anna Maria College academic departments to gain credit. CLEP (College Level Examination Program): CLEP is a national standardized system for providing students with college credit. Advanced Placement Tests: High school graduates with Advanced Placement Examination scores of three or higher should submit their score report for college credit.
AMC students having no formal coursework to present for transfer may accelerate their individual programs by receiving advanced standing. The College provides several means by which students can accomplish this.
See Advanced Placement Options
AMC Placement Testing: Students may be eligible to take proficiency exams prepared by Anna Maria College academic departments to gain credit.
CLEP (College Level Examination Program): CLEP is a national standardized system for providing students with college credit.
Advanced Placement Tests: High school graduates with Advanced Placement Examination scores of three or higher should submit their score report for college credit.