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10 Michigan public universities commit to admitting students with 3.0 GPA or higher

Sep 22, 2023 | 2:40 pm ET
By Kyle Davidson
10 Michigan public universities commit to admitting students with 3.0 GPA or higher
Central Michigan University | Susan J. Demas

Ten of Michigan’s 15 public universities have committed to admitting high school graduates with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher during their fall 2024 admission cycle.

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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 each agreed to participate in the Michigan Assured Admission Pact, and will work to promote the initiative to high school students, parents, secondary school partners and college access organizations throughout the state.

This initiative is aimed at supporting the state’s goal under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for 60% of working-age adults to have a college degree or other post-secondary credential by 2030. 

According to a news release, universities participating in the pact believe a uniform, widely communicated admission standard will help reduce uncertainty and anxiety in the admissions process and help empower students to meet their educational goals.

College attendance among Michigan high school graduates has declined each year since 2013 with 52.8% of graduates attending college in 2022. 

“Higher education is the surest path to prosperity for our state and its residents, yet college enrollment has been declining each year over the past decade,” said Daniel J. Hurley, chief executive officer of the Michigan Association of State Universities. 

“[The Michigan Assured Admission Pact] aims to counter this trend by assuring that every high school graduate in Michigan with a 3.0 or higher will be admitted to all ten participating public universities across the state. Combined with the new Michigan Achievement Scholarship, this collaborative effort will send a powerful message that a public university education in Michigan is more accessible than ever before,” Hurley said.

The five public universities that aren’t part of the agreement are: the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, Michigan Technological University and Grand Valley State University.