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.

Admissions & Aid

Students in Adirondack chairs
Undergraduate Programs
Learn to think critically, to lead and to serve in ways that make the world a better place. Alvernia provides opportunities to apply classroom knowledge in real-world settings for a distinctive undergraduate experience.

Campus trees in autumn
Visit Us
The best way to appreciate and experience Alvernia’s unique character is to spend time on campus.
Alvernia University entrance sign at Angelica Park
Important Admission Dates
Stay on track to ensure a smooth admission process.
Students in a residence hall lounge
Admission Process
Supportive counselors address all questions and concerns related to admission and financial aid.
Frank A. Franco Library
Graduate Programs
Preparing students to advance in their careers, Alvernia offers graduate programs in high demand fields and in multiple formats to accommodate varying schedules and interests.
Alvernia University Philadelphia Center exterior
Convenient Locations
Programming at multiple locations makes it easy for busy adults to balance work, school and family.
Francis Hall Patio
Important Dates
Busy adults need options and flexibility. Mark these dates to ensure a smooth and efficient process.
Alvernia banners on lightpoles
Reach your goals with a graduate degree from Alvernia. Master's and doctoral programs offered.
Flags at Campus Commons
Financial Aid
Alvernia provides numerous options to help students pay for a quality education. Students are encouraged to take advantage of staff expertise and support in order to understand and simplify the financial aid process.

Affording an Alvernia Education

Qualifying for scholarships, grants, work-study opportunities, convenient payment plans or loans help students and families keep higher education within reach. At least 98% of students receive some type of financial aid support.

A female student smiles in an adult education class.
Accelerated Adult Programs
Serving the needs of adult learners, Alvernia’s flexible and convenient adult education programs are focused on student success and include flexible class schedules as well as online and hybrid programs that foster skills and knowledge to complete a college degree.

Schuylkill Center exterior shot of building
With locations convenient to home or work, Alvernia helps busy adults complete their degree.
Bicycler in Angelica Park
Transfer Credits
We welcome transfers to the Alvernia community, committed to ensuring a smooth transfer process.
Bernardine Hall commuter lounge
Tuition Deferment
Students can postpone payment until their employers reimburse them at the end of each semester.
MBA student in the library
Online Programs
Alvernia’s fully online programs let you earn your undergraduate or graduate degree on your terms -- flexible, convenient, support to help you succeed.
Lucero Orozco
Transfer Students
Alvernia is committed to ensuring that the transfer process is a satisfying experience. Most coursework previously completed at another college or university will count toward an Alvernia degree. Connecting with Alvernia’s dedicated support staff is essential to facilitating a successful transfer.

Student Center in the evening
Transfer Partnerships
Alvernia’s partnerships with two-year colleges ease the process for earning a bachelor’s degree.

Residence hall suite
Undergraduate Transfers
Welcomed as part of the campus community, our transfer students excel academically and socially.
Nate Keller Studying
Adult Transfers
With personal attention and flexible class schedules, Alvernia is ideal for adult learners.
Chemistry student in laboratory
Academic Scholarship
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.