Steps for New Students
Many Paths. One Goal. Excellence.
If you haven't already registered we invite you to register for one of our Accepted Student Events. This program is exclusively for accepted students and allows you to explore your major, meet with future classmates, interact with current students, learn about some of the clubs and organizations on campus. There are some amazing alumni that have studies with us – Business CEO’s from Eaton Vance that oversee Cybersecurity, General Managers that run business divisions in over 50 major firms throughout New England and the United States. Hundreds or nurses and teachers that care for thousands of patients and students that will shape our future. Artists, Graphic Designers, Musicians and Therapists - 66 Massachusetts Police Chiefs, over 40 New England Fire Chiefs, Sports Managers that work in Mid-Town Manhattan and FBI and Secret Service agents that remain true Patriots! We think you will like what you see and those that you meet. Click here for more information and to register.
Plan Your Visit to Anna Maria College
See it. Experience it.
There is no better way to know if Anna Maria College is right for you than to visit the campus in Paxton, Massachusetts. Our Spring Admitted students programs are on April 7 and April 15. Plan to join us by registering here. Daily tours are offered Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for prospective students and their families. Tours are led by Anna Maria Student Tour Guides. Following the tour, you will have the opportunity to meet with your Admission Counselor who will provide information about the admission process and answer any other questions you may have.
We look forward to welcoming you and your families to the Anna Maria Community. To assist in your transition, we offer an orientation as an opportunity for you to meet new classmates, learn about services and programs on campus, receive your student ID and parking pass, meet with an academic advisor and take advantage of the opportunity to visit the bookstore and spend some time with student orientation leaders.
There is no better way to know if Anna Maria College is right for you than to visit the campus in Paxton, Massachusetts. Daily tours are offered Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for prospective students and their families. Tours are led by Anna Maria Student Tour Guides. Following the tour, you will have the opportunity to meet with your Admission Counselor who will provide information about the admission process and answer any other questions you may have.
Full-time day undergraduate students in a Bachelor's Degree program interested in being considered for need-based financial aid are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA determines a student's eligibility for need-based financial aid by examining such information as the family's income, savings, assets, family size and number in college.
The quickest approach to filing the FAFSA is by completing it online. Before completing the FAFSA, it is important to register for FSA ID which gives you access to Federal Student Aid online systems. Include AMC’s school code (#002117) to ensure information is sent to Anna Maria electronically.
The FAFSA can also be filed using a paper application. To request a paper application, call the Federal Student Aid Hotline at 1-800-4FEDAID.
To learn more visit the Financial Aid page.
Follow the link to reserve your place as an AMCAT by depositing today.
Once you have deposited you will receive a personalized letter in the mail from the Anna Maria Orientation Team. This letter will have your account information.
Anna Maria College offers two options for your summer orientation experience:
SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration) is a two-day program providing you with the opportunity to meet your future classmates, review your course schedule and enjoy a day and night in the first-year residence hall.
Esther's Dream is a week-long residential and academic program that provides you additional opportunities to prepare for the transition to college; including a daily college writing seminal.
Esther's Dream Dates:
Transfer and New Student Orientation is an additional option for transfer and new students who are unable to attend SOAR or Esther's Dream. This is a half-day program on August 31st.
Welcome to the Anna Maria Community! We've been preparing for your arrival and look forward to having you on campus soon. Our summer and fall orientation programming is designed to introduce you to our diverse academic programs, traditions, campus pride and community while preparing you for success during your transition to college. We hope your orientation experience provides you the opportunity to create meaningful connections with your peers and our community that will form the foundation of your success at Anna Maria and beyond. Our orientation team is ready and waiting to welcome you to our campus, but before we do there are some things to take care of first!
Below are links to a number of forms. Many of these forms can be filled out online though some must be printed and returned to the college. Should you have trouble accessing these forms please contact the Anna Maria College Orientation Office at (508) 849-3387 or through email.
This Noel-Levitz Survey assists Anna Maria College staff in getting to know you better. It is a self-assessment that will help lead you to success in your college career. It will take about 30 minutes to finish and must be completed before your orientation program.