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We Are Alice LloydWelcome to the Admissions Office at Alice Lloyd College, a place where we work to fulfill the College’s mission of finding and educating leaders for Appalachia. We’re glad that you’re considering joining our Eagle family! Should you choose to apply, we will be here to serve you along the way. We will do everything we can to help make the transition to college a smooth one for you, to answer all of your questions, and to guide you through the exciting process of becoming a part of ALC’s unique history and tradition.  

After you have successfully submitted the application for admission, you will want to scroll down this page for further instructions. Find the admission process timeline that applies to you and follow the stages carefully!

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International student applicants undergo a separate admission process. Please click here for more instructions.

We invite you to explore our website and discover why Alice Lloyd College is the right choice for you.  

Alice Lloyd College has an excellent financial aid and scholarship program. Qualifying students from our 108-county service area receive our Appalachian Leaders College (ALC) Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition. In addition, other scholarships, grants, and financial aid opportunities may be available to apply toward other costs.

You will also need to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Be sure to list ALC (housing code 001951) on your FAFSA so that we can electronically obtain the data we need to award any potential financial aid.

Admission Process and Interview

If you want to attend Alice Lloyd College, please pay close attention to each stage in the Admission Process. Admission to Alice Lloyd College is highly competitive. ALC is one of the most selective colleges in the country, admitting only 9% of applicants. There are a limited number of spaces available in each entering class, so it is imperative that you submit your application. We STRONGLY advise you to begin the admission process as early as you can in order to avoid waiting list status. Applicants whose entire application process (including the interview and the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is completed will earn priority consideration. Receiving priority consideration does not guarantee admission, but it is the best way to ensure that the admission process is finished in a timely manner. Each application for admission is evaluated on an individual basis. The Admissions Office will keep students informed of the progress of their applications and will notify them promptly of action taken.

If students have questions about their admissions status, they should contact the Admissions Office.

We appreciate your interest in Alice Lloyd College! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us toll free at 1-888-280-4252 ext. 6036 or ext. 6146 or via e-mail at admissions@alc.edu. We look forward to receiving your information and wish you success in your academic and career goals!

Admission Process Timelines

We encourage you to take the time to familiarize yourself with the admission process timeline that applies to you. Openings fill up quickly each semester, so you will want to begin your admission process as soon as possible!

First-Time Prospective Students

STAGE ONE: Submit Your Application.

Also, you will need to:

  • submit your high school transcript (please see your high school Guidance Counselor)
  • submit your ACT or SAT scores

We highly recommend that you send these documents to us by one of the following ways:

  1. Admissions FAX: (606) 368-6038
  2. Admissions EMAIL: admissions@alc.edu

Please note: Alice Lloyd College will need your final high school transcript. To see requirements for Freshmen, Transfers, International Students, Students Seeking Readmission, and GED Applicants, click here.

If you are a U.S. citizen and you’d rather submit your application by mail, click here (pdf) to download a printable application form. Mail the completed form to:

Alice Lloyd College Office of Admissions 100 Purpose Road Pippa Passes, KY 41844

The Admissions Director will evaluate these materials to determine if you meet academic requirements. After the items have been reviewed, you will be notified about your admissions status by mail. Once you have been conditionally accepted, you will need to contact the Admissions Office to schedule an interview with the Director of Admissions as soon as possible.

STAGE TWO: Call to Schedule Your Admissions Interview.

The admissions interview is a requirement in the admission process. No one is exempt from the admissions interview. The interview provides an excellent opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with the College and to express why they want to attend Alice Lloyd.

The length of the interview varies and largely depends upon the student. Students should expect to be interviewed for at least half an hour.

It is important to note that your admissions interview and campus tour can be scheduled on the same day.

To schedule your interview (and campus tour, if you so choose), please contact:

Office of Admissions Phone: (606) 368-6146 E-mail: admissions@alc.edu

REMINDER: Submit AP and CLEP Score Reports.

Make sure any AP (Advanced Placement), CLEP (College Level Examination Program), etc. score reports (minimum scores for advanced credit are established by academic departments) have been received by Alice Lloyd College.

Alice Lloyd College accepts the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). A student may receive up to thirty hours credit at ALC for selected courses through the Subject Examinations approved by the College. Information regarding Subject Examinations appropriate for the Alice Lloyd College curriculum and information regarding the CLEP testing program may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

College credit will be considered for AP courses taken while in high school when the student presents an official score to the Admissions Office for review. The AP course in question must correspond with a course offered by Alice Lloyd College. The final decision on whether an AP course is accepted by the College, and the number of semester hours which will be granted, will be made by the Registrar of the College in consultation with the appropriate departmental chair and the Vice President for Academics/Dean of the College. AP credit, like CLEP credit, is recorded without a letter grade, and has no effect upon the overall grade point average. Please call the Admissions or Registrar’s Office for acceptable scores.

Contact ALC’s Registrar’s Office by calling (606) 368-6040.

STAGE THREE: Send in Your FAFSA.

Be sure to submit your FAFSA. List ALC as one of your school choices so that ALC will receive the SAR (Student Aid Report) electronically. Include ALC’s housing code — 001951 — on the form.

Failure to file the FAFSA by February 15th may result in the loss of KHEAA funding (CAP and SSIG grants). Kentucky residents need to be sure to list a private school as their first choice; KHEAA provides larger grants for private schools.

Transfers

STAGE ONE: Submit Your Application.

You will also need to:

  • submit your high school transcript
  • submit your ACT or SAT scores
  • submit your official college transcript (from all colleges you have attended)

We highly recommend that you send these documents to us by one of the following ways:

  1. Admissions FAX: (606) 368-6038
  2. Admissions EMAIL: admissions@alc.edu

Please note: Alice Lloyd College will need your final high school transcript. To see requirements for Freshmen, Transfers, International Students, Students Seeking Readmission, and GED Applicants, click here.

If you are a U.S. citizen and you’d rather submit your application by mail, click here (pdf) to download a printable application form. Mail the completed form to:

Alice Lloyd College Office of Admissions 100 Purpose Road Pippa Passes, KY 41844

The Admissions Director will evaluate these materials to determine if you meet academic requirements. After the items have been reviewed, you will be notified about your admissions status by mail. Once you have been conditionally accepted, you will need to contact the Admissions Office to schedule an interview with the Transfer Coordinator as soon as possible.

STAGE TWO: Call to Schedule Your Admissions Interview.

The admissions interview is a requirement in the admission process. No one is exempt from the admissions interview. The interview provides an excellent opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with the College and to express why they want to attend Alice Lloyd.

The length of the interview varies and largely depends upon the student. Students should expect to be interviewed for at least half an hour.

It is important to note that your admissions interview and campus tour can be scheduled on the same day.

To schedule your interview (and campus tour, if you so choose), please contact:

Office of Admissions Phone: (606) 368-6146 E-mail: admissions@alc.edu

STAGE THREE: Send in Your FAFSA.

Be sure to submit your FAFSA. List ALC as one of your school choices so that ALC will receive the SAR (Student Aid Report) electronically. Include ALC’s housing code — 001951 — on the form.

Failure to file the FAFSA by February 15th may result in the loss of KHEAA funding (CAP and SSIG grants). Kentucky residents need to be sure to list a private school as their first choice; KHEAA provides larger grants for private schools.

International Students

International student applicants undergo a separate admission process. Please click here for more instructions.

Students Seeking Readmission

STAGE ONE: Submit Your Application.

NOTE: Any outstanding debt should be settled with the Business Office prior to applying for admission.

Click here to complete the online application.

Once submitted, please contact the ALC Office of Admissions.

If you are a U.S. citizen and you’d rather submit your application by mail, click here (pdf) to download a printable application form. Mail the completed form to:

Alice Lloyd College Office of Admissions 100 Purpose Road Pippa Passes, KY 41844

STAGE TWO: Wait for the Admissions Office to Contact You About Your Status.

Once you have been cleared by the Admissions Committee for re-admittance, you will be advised by the Admissions Office on how to complete your admission process. Please contact the ALC Office of Admissions for more information.

STAGE THREE: Send in Your FAFSA.

Be sure to submit your FAFSA. List ALC as one of your school choices so that ALC will receive the SAR (Student Aid Report) electronically. Include ALC’s housing code — 001951 — on the form.

Failure to file the FAFSA by February 15th may result in the loss of KHEAA funding (CAP and SSIG grants). Kentucky residents need to be sure to list a private school as their first choice; KHEAA provides larger grants for private schools.

GED Applicants

Alice Lloyd College has a special admission procedure for persons over the age of 18 who have been out of school for a year or more and do not have a high school diploma. These applicants are required to have a personal interview with the Alice Lloyd College Admissions Office.

To schedule your interview, please contact:

Office of Admissions Phone: (606) 368-6146 E-mail: admissions@alc.edu

  • You must take the GED test; a copy of the test results should then be submitted to the Admissions Office. A GED score of at least 50 is required for unconditional admission.
  • The submission of the ACT or SAT scores and appropriate financial aid forms described in the General Admissions Procedures section is also required.

We highly recommend that you send these documents to us by one of the following ways:

  1. Admissions FAX: (606) 368-6038
  2. Admissions EMAIL: admissions@alc.edu

Please contact the ALC Office of Admissions for further information: (606) 368-6036 or (606) 368-6146.


If you have questions or encounter any problems, our Admissions staff will be happy to assist you.

Admissions Interview

Who conducts the interview?

The Director of Admissions and/or Admissions Counselors will interview the student. The director and counselors are highly active in the student recruitment process and frequently travel to various high schools and college fairs. All of them are graduates of Alice Lloyd and are very knowledgeable about what it takes to succeed at ALC.

Prospective student-athletes are interviewed by coaches. If prospective student athletes are not being recruited by the ALC Athletics Department, they will be required to interview with Admissions.

Who is interviewed?

Students are interviewed individually. While parents are certainly welcome to accompany their son or daughter on their visit to campus, we would prefer that they don’t sit-in on the interview. If, however, a parent does involve themselves in the interview, we ask that they do not dominate the conversation. The admissions interview is designed to put the spotlight on the prospective student. Parents are free to ask questions at any other time.

Does the Admissions Office conduct phone interviews?

No. The interview must be done in-person.

Does the interview process include a campus tour?

Due to the large volume of interview sessions, we will have certain tour sessions Monday – Thursday. Please inform Admissions when you schedule your interview appointment if you would also like to schedule a tour session.

Is there a dress code for the interview?

The Admissions Office does not require students to dress professionally for the interview; however, we do ask that you dress in good taste. Please consult The Student Handbook (pg. 13) for tips on appropriate dress.

What type of information is assessed during the interview?

Alice Lloyd College seeks students who demonstrate characteristics such as good academic performance, leadership ability, participation in school activities, strong desire to learn and service to others. Our Admissions Department strives to find students who possess these characteristics so that our faculty and staff can help each student become successful in every aspect of his/her life.

When may I schedule an interview?

After you have been notified by mail that you have met academic requirements and are now eligible for an interview, contact the Admissions Office as soon as possible. It is important to schedule your interview at your earliest convenience. Since admission to Alice Lloyd College is very competitive, early admissions status is highly recommended.

How should I prepare for the interview?

The most important thing is to be yourself! Come prepared to talk about your experiences and to share any and all information that will help us get to know you. Make sure you are familiar with the mission of the College, its history, and all of our policies and student expectations, which you can find on our website and in the College’s Program Catalog and Student Handbook. Since the College is actively seeking future leaders of Appalachia, we encourage you to conduct yourself in a respectable and professional manner.

If you are admitted …

On receipt of a Letter of Acceptance from the Director of Admissions, students must submit the following within 30 days:

Resident:

  • Completed Application for Housing,
  • $50 room deposit (non-refundable).
  • Completed Medical Entrance Examination Form (with completed TB skin test),

Commuter:

  • Completed Commuter Application Form,
  • Commuter Deposit Form,
  • $50 Commuter fee (non-refundable),
  • completed Medical Entrance Examination Form (with completed TB skin test). 

Forms and instructions for the acceptance requirements are provided at the time of the interview process, however, it is strongly recommended to have documents completed prior to your interview session.