We Serve Students Who Serve

Anna Maria College is committed to providing our veteran and active-service students—along with their families—with a top-flight education. Through special academic initiatives and activities, we work hard to ensure you thrive in the classroom and on our campus in Central Massachusetts. We are interested in working with Veterans that want to continue to serve in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Fire and Paramedic Science and many other areas that are vital resources in the communities where we live. Graduate or Undergraduate on-ground or online – we have programs that are tailored to your schedule!

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Yellow Ribbon Program
How To Apply
Application Deadline
Meet Our Admission Team

Yellow Ribbon Program

We’re a proud participant in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program. As such, we offer qualified veterans tuition assistance of up to $7,500 per academic year through the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. Anna Maria College’s financial commitment—combined with government allowances—enables eligible veterans to cover the full cost of tuition, fees, and books in any College degree program. This is in addition to the scholarship/grant funding that most on-ground students receive that varies from $17,500 to $22,500 per student.

Under S2248 PL 115-407 Section 103, Anna Maria College will not impose a late fee, denial of access to facilities, or other penalty against a veteran or eligible dependent due to a late payment of tuition and/or fees from the VA up to the certified benefits amount. Any portion of the balance not covered by VA benefits is still expected to be settled by the due date.

How to Apply

Applicants applying for admission will receive a User ID and password to the AMCAT Admission Portal Account.  Please keep this information available as you will be able to track the information required to complete your application in the portal. Admissions decisions will be mailed and will be posted in the portal on a rolling basis.

  • Application: Apply using the Common App, the Anna Maria College Online Application, or by downloading the paper application.
  • $25 Application Fee: Fee can be waived for those who are eligible.
  • College Transcripts: Submit official copies from all colleges and universities attended.
  • High School Transcript: Submit official copy of high school transcript with the date of graduation: Alternatives to the high school transcript include the GED, HiSET, or TASC certificate/score report test results. One of these is required for applicants with fewer than 12 transferable credits; otherwise, an admission decision can be made without this but an official copy must be submitted prior to matriculation).
  • Personal Statement: A brief statement about your previous college experience(s) and why you have chosen to apply to Anna Maria College). Email this to admissions@annamaria.edu.
  • Standardized Testing Policy: In light of the impact caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, Anna Maria College has adopted a temporary test-optional policy for ALL Fall 2021 applicants. Students pursuing degree programs in Education and in Nursing will continue to complete the necessary academic program and testing requirements to continue in their respective programs. This decision is tied directly to the significant difficulty that we are aware students are continuing to experience registering for any standardized testing and our lack of knowledge about the health related conditions in various schools and testing centers that have attempted to host standardized testing. A test-optional decision has not yet been made for students interested in Fall 2022 admission and beyond. We will continue to monitor the situation over the next year and update our policies as necessary.
  • Prospective Music Majors: An audition is required for all students interested in admission to any of our Music majors. Music audition guidelines can be accessed here.
  • Prospective Art and Design Majors: (Art Therapy, Digital and Social Media Design, Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Video and Photographic Arts) We encourage the submission of an Art/Design Portfolio as a valuable part of the admissions process. Your portfolio gives the College and the Department of Art & Design insights into your interests. Portfolio guidelines can be accessed here.
  • Prospective Nursing Majors: All Freshman Students entering Nursing should meet the following admission criteria:
  • Secondary school program of study should include:
    • 4 years of college preparatory English
    • Mathematics – Algebra I, II, and Geometry as a recommended minimum. Students in IB programs can include Standard Level or Higher Level Mathematics.
    • 2 years of science with a lab required; Biology and Chemistry recommended. (International students must have three to four consecutive years of study in mathematics and science)
    • 2-3 years of social studies/humanities
    • 2 years of a foreign language (preferred)

Transcripts and other documents can be sent electronically to admissions@annamaria.edu or mailed to:

Admission Office
Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612

Application Deadline

Meet Our Admission Team

Nancy Dowd

Assistant Director of Admission
Undergraduate Admission
(508) 849-3360

Melissa Guglielmello

Admission Counselor
Undergraduate Admission

John Hamel

Vice President for Enrollment
Undergraduate Admission
(508) 849-3306

Karen Hubert

Director of Admission Operations
Undergraduate & Graduate Admission
(508) 849-3555

Christine LaRocco

Admissions Specialist
Undergraduate Admission
(508) 849-3389

Brian Skiffington

Director of Freshman Admission & CRM Administrator
Undergraduate Admission
(508) 849-3295

Emily Williamson

Director of Transfer Admissions
Undergraduate Admission
(508) 849-3485