Alvernia's approach and process to admissions and financial aid help change a daunting process to one of support and understanding. A dedicated team works directly with students and families to identify the best options that work for their unique situations. Through a rolling admission process, prospective students may apply to Alvernia at any time. Multiple start dates throughout the year allow accepted students to begin a program of study at an accommodating time.

Gaining admission to Alvernia is based on a detailed review of each applicant. Whether a traditional age undergraduate, adult learner or graduate student, consideration is given to accomplishments, goals and potential impact within the university community. Investing in an Alvernia education is affordable with tuition costs below the national average for private liberal arts institutions and an array of financial aid options. At least 98% of students receive some type of financial aid support.

Keeping on track is important throughout the process, and prospective students are encouraged to work with an admission team member to submit all materials and meet deadlines.

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Admissions & Aid

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Undergraduate Programs
Alvernia offers a range of academic programs with a learning approach that is grounded in the real world. As a student you will have access to more than 50 majors and minors in nearly every field to prepare you for your career of choice.
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Undergraduate Visits
Whether you are just starting the college search process, or narrowing down your choices, we want to offer you the opportunity to explore Alvernia in a variety of ways.
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Important Admission Dates
Stay on track to ensure a smooth admission process.
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Undergraduate Admissions
Supportive counselors address all questions and concerns related to admission and financial aid.
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Graduate & Adult Programs
At Alvernia, we’re in the business of supporting and affirming people in the pursuit of changing their lives for good. You’ve got the grit and the determination; we’ll give you the tools to build it into reality.
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No matter where you want to go, Alvernia wants to help you get there. We'll help you create a path to success that's as individual as you are.
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Graduate Admissions
Reach your goals with a graduate degree from Alvernia. Master's and doctoral programs offered.
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Online Programs
Get a high-quality online education that’s relevant to your career. You’ll have the flexibility to study on your own time and receive the personalized attention you expect from a small private university.
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International Students
You're welcome here! No matter where you are from, we welcome you to Alvernia as your new home.
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Transfer to Alvernia
You've already taken college classes elsewhere, or possibly served in the military, and you don't want to start from the beginning again. You don't have to at Alvernia.
Financial aid
Student Financial Services
The Office of Student Financial Services is committed to providing students with information to secure the necessary financial resources to meet their educational goals and financial obligations to the university.
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Scholarships & Awards
A number of academic scholarships are available to qualified Alvernia students. Admissions and Financial Aid counselors will assist in identifying appropriate avenues for application to these awards.