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Freshmen

If you are currently a high school junior or senior, or have graduated from high school but have taken no college credits, you will apply to SVSU as a freshmen applicant. 

Application for admission may be submitted after completion of your junior year in high school. Complete an online application and request your high school transcripts to be sent to Saginaw Valley State University. An official ACT or SAT score is required. Final admission is dependent on a review of final high school transcripts with a posted graduation date.

Decisions are typically made within four weeks after all application materials are received.

Steps to Becoming a Cardinal

Application Submission Instructions

  • Complete the online application.
  • Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee. Waived through August 1!
  • Have your official high school transcript(s) sent to SVSU by your high school. 

Applications are accepted year-round.

Freshman Admission Criteria: Fall 2021

  • SVSU requires a 2.75+ cumulative high school GPA for automatic admission.
  • Students with a 2.0-2.74 cumulative high school GPA will be considered individually based on overall academic achievement, ACT or SAT scores and extra-curricular involvement.

Freshman Admsission Criteria: Fall 2020

  • SVSU requires a 3.0+ cumulative high school GPA for automatic admission.
  • Students with a 2.0-2.99 cumulative high school GPA will be considered individually based on overall academic achievement, ACT ot SAT scores and extra-curricular involvement.

 

 


Congratulations! In your admission packet, you will receive sensitive personal data that will allow you to complete the steps found on our NEXT STEPS website. Please keep your admission packet so that you may reference your student ID number, username and other personal data!

 


GED students applying for admission to SVSU must have their official GED score and ACT/SAT results sent to the Office of Admissions. If the student has not taken the ACT/SAT, he or she will be required to successfully complete SVSU's Basic Skills Exams in order to gain admission to the University. 

Basic Skills tests are administered by the Testing Center at SVSU who sets the specific testing dates and times. Before you can take Basic Skills Testing, you must contact the Office of Admissions in order to receive proper permission to sign up for your test. To find out when these tests are scheduled and/or to register for a basic skills exam, contact the Testing Center at (989) 964-2820 or testing@svsu.edu.


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CONTACT US.






Office of Admissions
178 Wickes Hall
admissions@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4000