Undergraduate Degree Program

FAQs

The Applications Process

Do you prefer online or paper applications?
What does ‘Rolling Admissions’ mean?
Are interviews required?
When will I receive my admissions decision?
Do you accept Advanced Placement (AP) credit or International Baccalaureate (IS) credit?
How do I send my official test scores?
What if I cannot afford to pay the application fee?
Do you consider senior year grades?
Is there an Honors Program?
Are there different requirements for Home Schooled students?

Financial Aid and Scholarships

How do I apply for Financial Aid?
How do I apply for scholarships?

Life on Campus

Can I bring a car as a freshman?
Will I have guaranteed housing for all four years?
Do I need a personal computer?
How safe is the campus?
What is there to do on campus?

The Application Process

Q: Do you prefer online or paper applications?
A: No preference is given to applications submitted online or through the mail. We currently receive an equal number of online and paper applications. Although Albertus gives no preference to submitting applications in one particular manner, we do encourage online applications as they are quicker for the admission staff to process. Click here to start your online application or contact the Office of Admission to have a paper application mailed to you.

Q: What does ‘Rolling Admissions’ mean?
A: A rolling admission process means Albertus has no fixed admission deadline. Students typically begin applying during the fall of their senior year; however, we accept applications through the summer.
Although Albertus has a rolling admission process, there are two important deadlines students should be aware of:
Financial Aid Priority Packaging – February 28
Scholarship deadline – March 15

Q: Are interviews required?
A: An interview is not required as part of your application to Albertus, but it is recommended. It’s a chance for us to get to know you as a person, not just a transcript and some test scores, and a chance for you to get to know the college.

Q: When will I receive my admissions decision?
A: On average, students receive their decision letter within four weeks of completing their application. We suggest contacting the Office of Admission and checking if you are missing any items once you have applied.

Q: Do you accept Advanced Placement (AP) credit or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit?
A: Yes, with a score of a 3 or higher on the AP test administered by the College Board. For IB higher level exams, scores of 4 or higher are accepted for credit. Any individual credits transferred may be applied as elective credits.

Q: How do I send my official test scores?
A: Albertus accepts SAT or ACT scores.
To submit SAT scores go to the Official CollegeBoard website and enter Albertus’ code: 3001
To submit ACT scores go to the Official ACT website and enter Albertus’ code: 0549

Q: What if I cannot afford to pay the application fee?
A: Ask your school counselor if you qualify for an application fee waiver. If none is available, ask her or him to contact our Office of Admission at (800) 578-9160.

Q: Do you consider senior year grades?
A: Yes, we do.  We use first quarter or trimester or mid-year grades in the decision process.  It is also important to maintain strong grades through the end of your senior year.  We reserve the right to rescind an offer of admission due to poor academic performance in the senior year.

Q: Is there an Honors Program available?
A: Yes, Albertus has an Honors Program. Qualified entering students are assigned to special honors classes.

Q: Are there different requirements for Home Schooled students?
A: Home Schooled students are asked to follow the same admission application procedures. However, Home Schooled students are asked to submit a comprehensive transcript of a senior year academic program as well as a courses and course evaluations of the ninth through eleventh grades. If students do not receive grades, please explain the method of evaluation of course content. If students have an independent evaluation of academic progress by a qualified educator, please include that with the transcript. In addition, Home Schooled students are required to submit their “request to home school” paperwork that is filed with their school district. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Q: How do I apply for Financial Aid?
A: You should begin your financial aid process by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) We understand this may be an confusing process for you and hope you will contact our Financial Aid Office with any questions or concerns you may have.

Q: How do I apply for scholarships?
A: Your application for admission to Albertus is also your application for all of our scholarship opportunities. When your application is reviewed for acceptance it will also be reviewed for scholarship eligibility. To learn more about our scholarship requirements visit our Scholarships page.

Life on Campus

Q: Can I bring a car as a freshman?
A: Yes. All students are allowed to bring a car to campus after registering it with the Student Services department. Albertus students may also use the Yale Shuttle Bus, free of charge, to get around New Haven. 

Q: Will I have guaranteed housing for all four years?
A: Yes. Albertus students are guaranteed on campus housing for all four years. We have different types of housing to choose from including three renovated mansions. Housing preferences for new students are sent to the Director of Student Affairs after sending in his or her deposit.

Q: Do I need a personal computer?
A. Having your own computer is helpful, but not a necessity. 100% of our campus is wireless and each academic building is equipped with computer work stations.

Q: How safe is the campus?
A: Albertus is a very safe campus. Security Officers conduct regular foot and auto patrols of all campus buildings, grounds, and parking areas 24 hours a day. Access to academic buildings and residence halls is controlled either by locked entrance doors or the card access system.

Q: What is there to do on campus?
A: Albertus has the advantage of a small close-knit campus community within a city setting. Getting involved in our different clubs and organizations is one way to keep yourself busy. Check out our Student Life page to get a feel for what our students do in their free time and where they hang out. You should also learn a little bit more about New Haven.