Jul 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

First Time in College Student


A First Time in College student applying for admission to a degree program is required to submit the following:

  1. An application for admission.
  2. An official high school transcript. Students currently enrolled in high school should send a transcript at the time application is made. Final senior grades must be submitted by the high school as soon as possible after graduation. Final admission is dependent upon a review of the final high school transcript with posted graduation date.

Submission of ACT or SAT scores is optional for admission but may be required for direct admission into professional programs and may be used for placement purposes.

 

First Time in College (Under 22 years of age): Any student who has not enrolled in a post-secondary institution following high school graduation.

An application for admission may be made any time after completion of the junior year of high school. Students with a minimum six- or seven-semester high school grade point average of 2.75 are provisionally admissible. Those with a minimum seven-semester grade point average of 2.0-2.74 are evaluated based on academic and non-academic factors.

 

First Time in College (22 years of age and over): Any student who has not enrolled in a post-secondary institution following high school graduation or successful completion of the General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

An application for admission may be made any time after graduation from high school, or successful completion of the GED. Students who have graduated from high school with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 are admissible.  Students who have a high school diploma or GED but have not satisfied the minimum grade point average for admission, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Those with a minimum seven-semester grade point average of 2.0-2.74 are evaluated based on academic and non-academic factors.

 

First Time in College (Home-Study Students): Any student who has not attended an accredited public or private high school.

A First Time in College Home-Study student applying for admission to a degree program is required to submit the following:

  1. An application for admission.
  2. An official transcript. Students currently enrolled in home school should send a transcript at the time an application is made. Final senior grades must be submitted by the school as soon as possible after graduation. Final admission is dependent upon a review of the final transcript with posted graduation date.

Submission of ACT or SAT scores is optional for admission but may be required for direct admission into professional programs and may be used for placement purposes.

 

High School Dual Enrollment: Any student intending to take a college course while concurrently enrolled in high school.

High school students wishing to enroll in one or more SVSU courses must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average and submit the following:

  1. An application for admission (no application fee required).
  2. An official high school transcript
  3. A dual enrollment form indicates whether the school or parent will be responsible for payment. Check with your high school counseling department for details.

College credits earned by high school students will apply toward a degree program at SVSU.

Financial support may be available through your high school and the state of Michigan. Check with your high school counselor for details.