Saginaw Valley State University
Twitter: @SVSU ("
University Center, MI
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Admission requirements: (from SVSU website)
Students are encouraged to apply for admission as soon as they decide they are interested in attending Saginaw Valley State University. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Each application is considered individually based on overall academic achievement, ACT or SAT scores and extra-curricular involvement.
Freshman admission is based on:
- Academic performance in high school
- ACT or SAT results
- Leadership, talents, conduct, and extra-curricular activities
Fall 2012 Freshman Profile*:
- Entering class: 1,653
- High school GPA: 3.21
- Composite ACT: 21.6
*Average of enrolled freshmen
To be considered for admission, a student must submit the following:
- Completed undergraduate application for admission
- Official high school transcript
- Official results of the ACT or SAT test
- A $30.00 non-refundable application fee
High School Recommendations:
We strongly recommend high school students take a rigorous college preparatory curriculum prior to enrolling at SVSU. The base core includes:
- 4 years of English
- 3 years of mathematics (through second year algebra)
- 3 years of natural sciences (at least two years of biology, chemistry, or physics)
- 3 years of social sciences
- 2 years of the same foreign language
A solid core in these subjects will best prepare students for college-level work and provide the broadest possible range of academic choices. Students graduating from a Michigan high school are expected to meet the requirements of the Michigan Merit Curriculum.
RESPONSE FROM SVSU ADMISSIONS
Eric Davis, Assistant Director of Admissions at Saginaw Valley State University. responded to the blog questions in the following way:
1. Describe your institution and the type of student that is the "best fit."
"Saginaw Valley State University is the youngest and most affordable of the 15 public universities in Michigan. Our green, sprawling campus is located in University Center, Michigan, in the area between Bay City, Saginaw, and Midland. As stated in
our mission statement, Saginaw Valley believes in fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves. SVSU is also a NCAA Division II school, and our nickname is the Cardinals. With a small-campus feel and an average class size of 22 students, Saginaw Valley is looking for students who seek to stand out and lead rather than be lost in a crowd. "
2. What are your admission requirements?
"SVSU's admission requirements for a 'first time in college' student is a 2.5 GPA and an 18 ACT."
3. Why is post-secondary training important?
"Post-secondary training is very important when it comes to having a career. For one, If the skills and abilities of two prospective employees are equal, often a college degree or other post-secondary training can be the determining factor for who gets hired. In addition, college graduates generally earn more than those without a college degree."
4. As the parent of a middle school student, what steps can I take now to help my child succeed in the future?
"My best piece of advice for the parent of a middle school student is to encourage your child to read. Find one book, or a series of books, that your child will enjoy and attempt to encourage the child to read for fun, outside of required classroom readings. High reading ability will help in all other areas of education.
I hope this helps, and good luck...! I'll be following along!"