Frequently Asked Questions

The Application Process

Our application is available on The Common App or on the Apply for Admission page.

Albertus Magnus College has rolling admissions, meaning there is no fixed admissions deadline. Students typically begin applying during the fall of their senior year; however, we accept applications through the summer.

Although Albertus has a rolling admissions process, there are two important deadlines students should be aware of:

Financial Aid Priority Packaging – February 28
Scholarship deadline – March 15

An interview is not required as part of your application to Albertus, but sometimes the admissions team will request one if they need a little more information. 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.
On average, students receive their decision letter within four weeks of completing their application. We suggest checking your email and status page to see if you are missing any items once you have applied. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions.
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.
Albertus is test optional for an admissions decision. However, we do use SAT or ACT scores for placement purposes. Upon acceptance, students may submit scores via the Official CollegeBoard website and enter Albertus’ code: 3001. To submit ACT scores go to the Official ACT website and enter Albertus’ code: 0549.
Ask your school counselor if you qualify for an application fee waiver. If none is available, ask her or him to contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 578-9160.
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.
Yes, Albertus has an Honors Program. Placement into the program is made using a holistic review including SAT/ACT scores. Qualified entering students are assigned to special honors classes, access to cultural opportunities and experiences and receive an additional scholarship.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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.
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

Yes. All students are allowed to bring a car to campus after registering it with the Campus Public Safety Office. Albertus students may also use the Yale Shuttle Bus, free of charge, to get around New Haven.
Yes. Albertus students are guaranteed on campus housing for all four years. We have different types of housing to choose from, including five mansions. All first year students reside in the recently renovated Dominican Hall. Housing preferences are sent to the Director of Residential Life and Community Standards after sending in his or her deposit.
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.
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.
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.