Admission Policy
Anna Maria is pleased to admit students who have the necessary preparation and background to be successful in and outside of the classroom. We look to educate and graduate students prepared to work in successful careers that are also active citizens. No student shall be denied admission on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age or sex. The college uses a holistic admissions approach to identify applicants who they believe will contribute to the Anna Maria community. The Admissions staff selects first-year and transfer students based upon a combination of the following criteria: Official secondary school record, college transcript, personal essay, references – when made available and testing from the ACT, SAT or TEAS testing results and other evidence of the candidates readiness to complete undergraduate classwork. Official documents demonstrating proof of high school graduation, or the GED, are required prior to enrollment. Documents are considered official when they are sent directly from the school, school official, or agency issuing the document. Student issued documents are not considered official. Students applying to the Nursing program have separate and distinct admission criteria. Admitted students are expected to conduct themselves in a college-ready manner consistent with Anna Maria College's policies and expectations for its students, including those set forth in the Student Handbook.   Prior to matriculation, admitted students must report to the Anna Maria College Office of Admission any disciplinary violations or other behavior that is inconsistent with the Code of Conduct. If any of these conditions are not met, the College may withdraw its offer of acceptance and deny admission to the College. An admitted student must also report to the Anna Maria College Office of Admissions if he or she becomes subject to any discipline process by a school or if his or her status at any school changes for any reason, or if information that was provided to the College in application materials is no longer accurate.  The College may take action to withdraw its offer of acceptance and deny admission to (or continued enrollment at) the College, based upon this information (or failure to report these changes as required). Anna Maria College, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, accepts students with documented disabilities who can successfully pursue the College’s academic program. Anna Maria recognizes its responsibility to provide individuals with documented disabilities equal access while maintaining the standards that are essential to the academic program. Learn more about academic and accommodations policy and procedures in the student handbook.