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 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. 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 or the Anna Maria College Online App. The application fee is $25.
  • High School Transcript: An official high school transcript (including first quarter, senior year grades) or GED certificate/score report sent directly from the secondary school or a directly from a school official is required. This can be sent 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.
  • 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. This should be sent by the recommender, 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. 
  • 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 and Design majors: (Art Therapy, Digital and Social Media Design, Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Video and Photographic Arts): We encourage the submission of an Art/Design Portfolio, as a valuable part of the admissions process. This allows the college and the Department of Art & Design to gain insight on your application. Portfolio 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 .
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Policy: High school graduates with Advanced Placement Examination scores of three or higher may apply for college credit. Submission of test scores is the responsibility of the student. The College will evaluate and notify student of accepted credit once scores are received.

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.