Applying for Undergraduate Admission

  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in high school, or have graduated from high school with no college coursework taken after graduation, are considered first-year applicants. Applicants who took college courses while enrolled in high school (dual enrollment) are considered first-year applicants. 
  • Applicants who enrolled in any college courses after graduating from high school are considered transfer applicants. All colleges attended must be indicated on the application, and official transcripts sent, even if no coursework was completed.


- Applicants applying for admission will receive a user ID and password to the AMCAT Admission Portal Account.  Please keep this information available as you will be able to track the information required to complete your application in the portal. Admissions decisions will be mailed and will be posted in the portal on a rolling basis.
Your completed application to  Anna Maria College helps us understand why you are a great candidate for admission. The admission review process at Anna Maria College is holistic and includes: 

  • High school transcript or GED Certificate/Score Report
  • Activities, involvement, leadership, service
  • Personal statement/Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation

Official high school transcripts and letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the school or the recommender to Anna Maria College, either electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to the Admission Office, Anna Maria College, 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, MA 01612. If the personal statement/essay is not included with the application, it can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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 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 Nursing Majors
All Freshman Students entering Nursing should meet the following admission criteria (refer to the Nursing Admission and Transfer Policies for more information):

  • 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.
    • 2 years of science with a lab required; Biology and Chemistry recommended.  (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 must submit either the SAT, the ACT, or the TEAS exam. Students who have an ACT Composite score below 19 or a SAT score below 990 (minimum Reading 500 and minimum Math 490) must take and score proficient or higher on the TEAS exam.
  • 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.

Undergraduate 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. The preferred application deadline for the fall term is March 15, 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you may have, or call us at (800) 344-4586.


Early Action Admission - Deadline November 15, 2019

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. Questions? Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. How does Early Action work? We consider you based on your academic achievement through your junior year. In some cases we may also ask for your first quarter senior grades.  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.


Regular Decision Admission
Candidates applying for regular decision will be notified on a rolling basis. Notification occurs by mail and through your AMCAT Admission portal about 2-3 weeks after your application is completed.