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Alice Lloyd College is one of the most distinctive liberal arts institutions in the Appalachian region. Alice Lloyd awards tuition guarantees for residents of 108 Central Appalachian counties, regardless of income, who are eligible for admission. The College provides high quality educational opportunities primarily for students with outstanding leadership potential for effective service to the surrounding mountain region regardless of the student’s ability to pay.


ALC’s relatively small size affords the opportunity for faculty and students to know one another, to forge strong bonds between departments and academic programs, and to create an intimate and engaging learning community that few other schools can equal.

We hope you’ll join us and find out why Alice Lloyd College is right for you!

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Freshmen are required to have a minimum 2.25 core GPA and complete a required interview process. ALC is currently test optional in regard to ACT and/or SAT scores. ACT and/or SAT scores are required for applicants to the Alice Lloyd College Honors Program.
Students must be in good standing when withdrawing from their previous school and must have at least a 2.0 (C) academic average; the College will not transfer “D” grades. The Teacher Education Program requires a 2.75 GPA for admission. A student may transfer up to 64 hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 hours from a regionally accredited four-year college towards a bachelor degree program at Alice Lloyd College. Under exceptional circumstances, a student may petition the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the College for additional transfer credit. The College does not award credit for experiential education. Students are required to complete an interview process.
ALC gladly accepts international student applications. For more information, please visit the International Students page.
Students who wish to re-enter Alice Lloyd College must file a new application for admission. Students who have not taken any course work from another college and have recently attended Alice Lloyd College should contact the Admissions Office to have their original application updated. Any outstanding debt should be settled with the Business Office prior to applying for admission. Please contact the Office of Admissions at (606) 368-6146.
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. They must also take the GED test; a copy of the test results should then be submitted to the Admissions Office. A GED score of at least 450 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.