9/20/23 - More Michigan Students Will Be Eligible for Guaranteed Admission To Universities

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High schoolers who graduate with a 3.0 or higher grade point average have guaranteed admission to most state public universities.

(MICHIGAN) - Michigan high school graduates with a 3.0 grade point average or higher will be guaranteed admission to ten out of the 15 public universities. 

It is part of the new   Michigan Assured Admission Pact (MAAP), which will begin guaranteeing admissions for qualifying students during the fall 2024 admission cycle.

The Michigan Association of State Universities says the goal is to boost enrollment and "help students realize their full educational potential." 

The schools participating in the fall 2024 admission cycle are Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Lake Superior State University, Northern Michigan University, Oakland University, Saginaw Valley State University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, University of Michigan-Flint and Wayne State University.

Daniel J. Hurley, chief executive officer of the Michigan Association of State Universities, said the pact coincides with the new Michigan Achievement Scholarship.  That scholarship is worth up to $5,500 for people who enroll in a public university for up to five years, representing between 35%-45% of tuition at the schools involved in the MAAP. State estimates that nearly three-quarters of the state's high school graduates will be eligible for the award, meaning it will include students from middle-class families. He says that affordability and the assurance of being admitted to these universities, it will motivate students to consider enrolling at a public university.

The number of high school graduates in Michigan has been stagnant or declining since 2008, the Michigan Association of State Universities reported.

The Michigan Achievement Scholarship is a $250 million financial aid program designed to reduce the cost of college tuition for most high school graduates in the state.



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