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Non Public Two & Four Year Colleges & Universities
Adrian College
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Andrews University
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Baker College of Auburn Hills
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Baker College of Owosso
Baker College of Port Huron
Calvin College
Center for Creative Studies-College of Art
Cleary College
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Cornerstone College
Davenport College-Grand Rapids
Davenport College-Kalamazoo
Davenport College-Lansing
Grace Christian University
Great Lakes Christian College
Great Lakes Junior College
Hillsdale College
Hope College
Kalamazoo College
Kendall College of Art and Design
Kettering University
Lawrence Technological University
Madonna University
Marygrove College
Northwood University-MI
Olivet College
Rochester University
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Siena Heights College
Spring Arbor University
University of Detroit Mercy
Walsh College

Top 10 Admissions Tips

  1. Take a rigorous academic course load.
    The variety and difficulty of your courses in high school matters. Challenge yourself by taking honors or advanced placement (AP) courses.
  2. Research financial aid options.
    Attend free financial aid seminars offered through your high schools or in your community. Create a profile at and start searching for scholarships.
  3. Prepare for the SAT or ACT exams.
    Familiarize yourself with the SAT and ACT by taking sample versions beforehand. Check out test prep materials (books, prep courses) and online resources.
  4. Develop your ideal college profile.
    Write down the criteria you want in a college (size, location, majors offered). Use FastWeb’s College Search at to research possible colleges.
  5. Review application essay questions.
    Check out sample college applications (usually available in your counseling office) to become familiar with the kinds of questions you may encounter.
  6. Do community service and volunteer work.
    Take an active role in the organization and work towards fulfilling that organization’s needs.
  7. Attend college fairs.
    They can help you figure out what kind of college you’re looking for and that college’s admissions requirements. Ask your guidance counselor when a college fair will be in your area.
  8. Keep your grades strong.
    Schools pay attention to the grades you earn throughout high school. However, don’t take a course simply to improve your GPA.
  9. Maintain relationships with teachers who can write your letters of recommendation.
    Remember the teachers, coaches and leaders with whom you’ve had a good relationship or taken a course in which you were successful.
  10. Explore your interests through your classes.
    Taking a wide variety of high school classes can help you figure out what you enjoy.