Admissions

Why Alverno?

Get a glimpse at how
Alverno can transform your life, too!

We're here to help! Contact us at any point in the admissions process. Contact Alverno Admissions - we're here to help!

414-382-6100 or admissions@alverno.edu

#1 in WI for Commitment to Teaching US News Best Colleges 2017

10:1 Student Faculty Ratio You're never lost in a crowd at Alverno.

Alverno professors are dedicated
partners in your success.

Over 60 undergraduate
areas of study
Alverno has over 60 undergrad majors

Nearly 100% of Alverno
students receive a scholarship or financial support
Financial aid and scholarships are available to everyone who needs them

Where there's a need,
we'll find a way.

40% of our students are
women of color.
Diversity is what unites us

No other college reflects the diversity
of its region as well as Alverno.

Visit Alverno

You feel it the moment you arrive.

From your first step on campus to your last step at commencement, you’ll feel the energy, encouragement and friendliness of a college community unlike anywhere else. People from all walks of life, learning side-by-side in class and in the community. Learning from professors who know you by name and are dedicated to your success. Learning in a collaborative environment where every woman is challenged to reach her personal best each and every day. Learning to find YOUR voice to be successful every step of your career and in every aspect of life.

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From Application to Enrollment

  1. Complete and submit application

    Follow this link to take the first important step to your career success. Take your time completing the application; remember you can start, save what you’ve completed, and finish the remaining portions at another time. Alverno adheres to a rolling application process, so there isn’t an application deadline, but it is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible to remain eligible for academic scholarships and other financial assistance.

  2. Submit ACT Score and HS Transcript

    When taking the ACT, include Alverno among the list of colleges receiving your score. If you’ve already taken the test and did not include Alverno, contact ACT (www.actstudent.org) for details on how to send your scores. We’ll also need a copy of your official transcripts, which MUST come directly from your high school in a sealed envelope to be considered ‘official’. Check with your guidance counselor on how to submit, or use this form.

  3. Complete FAFSA

    Our recommendation, when applying for federal financial aid, is to submit your application as soon as possible, ideally between January 1 and March 31 of the year in which you’re enrolling. For instance, if you’re planning to enroll in the 2014-15 academic year, submit FAFSA materials by March 31, 2014. Our financial aid office is always here to help you, so if you have ANY questions, feel free to call 414-382-6046 for a phone or in-person appointment.

  4. Apply for housing, if applicable

    Residing on campus isn’t required, but it is a great way to enjoy convenient access to classes, a full calendar of activities, and a supportive community of fellow students and staff. Learn more about living on campus, or complete an online application.

  5. Provide enrollment deposit

    New students should plan on submitting a $100 confirmation deposit to hold your spot for the upcoming semester. The deposit will be applied to your total enrollment.

  6. Register for classes!

    Once you’re accepted, you’ll receive more information about attending Orientation and Registration. This day is an exciting one — it’s when you officially begin your journey as an Alverno student! You’ll register for classes and learn everything you need to know to begin your first semester.

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Preview Day

Financial Aid

Where there’s a need, we’ll find a way.

Every student – that’s right, 100% – who filed for financial assistance and demonstrated need received the necessary financial aid to attend Alverno. Looking at last year’s incoming class, 95% received an Alverno Academic Scholarship. More specifically, half of these students had at least 70% of their tuition covered by scholarships and grants they won’t ever need to pay back. All in all, Alverno is one of the most affordable, private colleges in Wisconsin.

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Why Alverno?

See Alverno’s important role in
the success of this transfer student.

WE'RE HERE TO HELP! CONTACT US AT ANY POINT IN THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS. Contact Alverno Admissions for help!

414-382-6100 or admissions@alverno.edu

Transfer students
account for half of our
undergrad student body.
Over half our undergrads have transferred in

Their success results from small class sizes,
dedicated professors and individualized learning.

94% of Alverno grads are employed
within 6 months of graduation
94% from 2011- 2013

*Rolling 3 year average. +4% margin of error

#1 in WI for Commitment to Teaching US News Best Colleges 2017

Over 60 undergraduate areas of study Alverno has over 60 undergraduate degree programs

Nearly 100% of Alverno
students receive a scholarship or financial support
Financial aid and scholarships are available for all students who need them

Come to Alverno

LEARNING THAT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!

Whether you’ve completed some college coursework or have earned an associate degree and are ready for a bachelor’s completion program, we recognize the work you’ve already done and want to make your next step an easy one. From the start, you’ll receive personalized attention, working with your very own transfer counselor to review prior learning and identify next steps. Once on campus, you’ll learn from professors who know you by name and are dedicated to your success.

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From Application to Enrollment

  1. Discuss transfer credits

    Transfer students comprise half of our student enrollment, so we’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure credit is received for prior coursework. We’re happy to review unofficial transcripts prior to application, so you have a better understanding of what your coursework will look like at Alverno. Contact one of our dedicated Transfer Counselors to discuss your unique transfer history.

  2. Complete application

    Follow this link to take the next important step to your career success. Take your time completing the application; remember you can start, save what you’ve completed, and finish the remaining portions at another time. Alverno adheres to a rolling application process, so there isn’t an application deadline, but it is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible to remain eligible for academic scholarships and other financial assistance.

  3. Submit transcripts

    Use this form to request official high school and college transcripts. Submit the form to the Guidance Department at your graduating high school and Registrar from every college attended. Transcripts MUST come directly from the academic institution in a sealed envelope to be considered ‘official’.

  4. Complete FAFSA

    When applying for federal financial aid, submit your application as soon as possible. The FAFSA is available Oct. 1, 2016 for students who are planning to enroll in the 2017-18 academic year. Our financial aid office is always here to help you, so if you have ANY questions, feel free to call 414-382-6046 for a phone or in-person appointment.

  5. Apply for housing

    Residing on campus isn’t required, but it is a great way to enjoy convenient access to classes, a full calendar of activities, and a supportive community of fellow students and staff. Learn more about living on campus, or complete an online application.

  6. Provide enrollment deposit

    New students should plan on submitting a $100 confirmation deposit to hold your spot for the upcoming semester. The deposit will be applied to your total enrollment.

  7. Register for classes!

    Once you’re accepted, you’ll receive more information about attending Orientation and Registration. This is when you’ll register for your first semester of classes as an Alverno student.

Tour Attend a
Transfer Info Session

Financial Aid

Where there’s a need, we’ll find a way.

Every student – that’s right, 100% – who filed for financial assistance and demonstrated need received the necessary financial aid to attend Alverno. Looking at last year’s incoming class, 95% received an Alverno Academic Scholarship. More specifically, half of these students had at least 70% of their tuition covered by scholarships and grants they won’t ever need to pay back. All in all, Alverno is one of the most affordable, private colleges in Wisconsin.

Associate
to Bachelor's
Completion
Learn About Aid Options

Why Alverno?

See what these Milwaukee leaders have to say
about the value of an Alverno education.

WE'RE HERE TO HELP! CONTACT US AT ANY POINT IN THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS. Our admissions team is here to help!

414-382-6100 or admissions@alverno.edu

10:1 Student Faculty Ratio

Alverno professors are dedicated
partners in your success.

More than 500 educators from
around the world come to
Alverno to learn from us.

Come here to study how we teach.

40% of our students are
women of color.

No other college reflects the diversity
of its region as well as Alverno.

Learn More

Learning that lasts. Learning you can use.

More than just a degree, Alveno’s graduate programs are focused on key outcomes you can immediately apply in your own career. With master’s degrees in Nursing, Education, Business and Community Psychology, our approach focuses on outcomes that measure how well you perform, not how well you do on a test. Taught by experienced faculty with relevant work experience, these programs integrate the core competences of your profession into every course, using relevant, experiential learning to replicate real-world scenarios.

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From Application to Enrollment

  1. Complete application

    Follow this link to take the next important step to your career success. Take your time completing the application; remember you can start, save what you’ve completed, and finish the remaining portions at another time.

  2. Request professional recommendations

    As part of Alverno’s application process, we require recommendations from three professional contacts. These can include current or previous supervisors, volunteer connections, mentors, teachers, or others within your professional network.

  3. Learn about financial aid

    Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid even if you don’t anticipate needing it at this time. Our recommendation is to submit FAFSA materials between January 1 and March 31 of the year in which you’re enrolling. Additionally, many companies offer tuition reimbursement benefits to employees. Students are also encouraged to connect with our financial aid office. Call 414-382-6046 for a phone or in-person appointment and discuss ways to develop a plan customized to your unique needs.

  4. Provide enrollment deposit

    New students should plan on submitting a $100 confirmation deposit to hold your spot for the upcoming semester. The deposit will be applied to your total enrollment.

  5. Register for classes!

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Visit Us

Our focus is on YOU!

Our programs attract a diverse group of professional men and women who, like you, are motivated and eager to learn from one another in a challenging and rewarding environment. Convenient class schedules that meet every other weekend are perfect for busy work, life, family and travel demands, while the cohort nature of our graduate programs provide a built-in support system among classmates. Visit a classroom to experience it for yourself, while you talk to current students who are that much closer to advancing their career.

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Here are some of the questions we get asked most often. Take a look, and if you have a question that isn’t covered, send it to us using the form.

Here are some of the questions we get asked most often. Take a look, and if you have a question that isn’t covered, send it to us using the form.