Decision Desk

Decision Day 2014



Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Renaissance High School
6565 West Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48235


This is a unique college admissions event exclusively by invitation only for students attending participating high schools.

You can drop off your completed application and supporting materials in the morning and receive an admissions decision in the afternoon.


Student application drop-off: 8:30-10 a.m.
Student decision pick-up: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


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Application Requirements

Please review the requirements for each of the participating institutions listed below before applying or attending College Decision Day. If you have already started or submitted an application to any of these institutions, please contact that college directly and let them know you are planning to attend College Decision Day 2014.

Many participating institutions are waiving the application fee for students as part of this program and all of the institutions will accept fee waiver forms. To download an application fee waiver form, visit the website for the National Association for College Admission Counseling or you may see your guidance counselor to receive one.


College Decision Day participating institutions:

Disclaimer: Each participating institution is not obligated to render a decision on the day of the event. Primary causes for a decision not to be rendered include but are not limited to: missing documents, un-verified information, an act of God, site malfunctions, and larger than expected crowds. This event does not guarantee a student admission to any of the participating institutions.


Participating Institutions:


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Bethune Cookman University –


Application Process

1. Complete the online application. BCU Online Application
2. If you are completing a paper application, make sure you include your $25 application fee when you come to the event. BCU Paper Application
3. Final High School Transcript (you may send a preliminary transcript if you are still in high school, but we will need a copy of your official final transcript upon your graduation).
4. SAT or ACT Test Scores
5. One letter of recommendation
6. One page essay (topic of your choice)



Bowling Green State University

Application Process

1. Apply for admission on-line at at least three days before the program
2. Make sure you choose the “Apply now Pay later” option once you complete the application because your application fee will be waived upon participate at the event
3. Bring official high school transcript (must be in a sealed envelope from your high school)
4. Bring your official SAT or ACT test results (a copy of your original)
5. We do not require recommendations or an essay for admission
6. Admission at this program does not lock you into BGSU. You have until May 1, 2014 to decide.
7. The criteria to be admitted is a 2.5 cumulative grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale and at least a 20 ACT or 900 SAT (critical reading and math combined).



Central Michigan University –

Application procedures for Decision Day:

• Obtain and complete a paper application from your high school counselor or download from the CMU website.
• Receive a copy of your official high school transcript.
• Secure a copy of your ACT scores (these may be included on your transcripts).
• The $35 application fee will be waived for all completed paper applications received at Decision Day 2014.



Davenport University

Application instructions:

*Complete the Application for Admission
*Provide an unofficial copy of your HS transcript for review and ACT or SAT scores
*Note: DU does not require essays or letters of recommendation as part of the application process.
Additionally, the $25.00 application fee will be waived for Decision 2014 participants.



Eastern Michigan University –


The first step in applying to EMU is to fill out an application for admission. We encourage you to apply online; it’s quick and easy. If you prefer to use a paper application, you may print one from our web site or call 1-800-468-6368.

Information for high school students applying to EMU: High school students may apply for admission at any time during their senior year. Please submit an official high school transcript and official scores from the ACT or SAT.



Ferris State University –

Ferris would prefer to see the following:

• Paper application for Undergraduate Admission (or an on-line application submitted no later than November 3rd)
• Official copy of high school transcripts
• Official ACT/SAT test score results (can be recorded upon high school transcript)



Grand Valley State University –


Grand Valley grants admission to students who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rigorous university curriculum. An Admissions Counselor carefully reviews each application for admission. Academic as well as other criteria presented by prospective students are considered in the evaluation. Applicants will be reviewed using a combination of high school courses completed, cumulative grade point average, standardized test scores, grade point trend, rank in class and other factors provided by the applicant. A single deficiency in an academic area will not necessarily mean a student is refused admission. However, students who are missing a number of courses are at a disadvantage.

Subject criteria in high school should include:
• Four years of English, including composition
• Three years of science, including two years of laboratory science
• Three years of college preparatory mathematics
• Three years of social science
• Two years of a single foreign language

To be considered for admission, you 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
• Any necessary supporting documentation



Lake Superior State University –

Application procedures: (to be completed prior to November 3rd)
Please do not complete the online application if you are planning to attend College Decision Day 2014

• Obtain an LSSU application
• Ask your high school counselor for an application, OR
• Download and print the application from:

• Complete “Part I” of the application
• Part I includes sections labeled: Personal, Biographical, Your Plans at LSSU, Financial Aid, Education, and Background.
• Make sure that you checked “Incoming Freshman” at the top of the application.
• Make sure that you signed and dated your application in the box above Part II.
• Ask your high school counselor to complete “Part II” of your application.
• Ask your high school counselor for unofficial copies of your transcripts and ACT/SAT scores.

NOTE: We strongly encourage you to allow your counselor ample time to pull your transcripts and complete Part II of your application, as there will likely be many students requesting assistance with college applications as College Decision Day 2014 approaches.
What to bring with you on November 9th:

• Completed Application (including Part II from your counselor)
• Unofficial copies of your high school transcripts
• ACT or SAT scores (may be included on your transcripts)
• LSSU does not require essays or letters of recommendation as part of the application process.
• Additionally, there will be no application fee required of College Decision Day 2014 participants.



Michigan State University –


To participate in this program, you will need a completed online application for admission, request a copy of your high school transcript (with official school seal), ACT or SAT score results, and the $50 application fee. Students who are financially unable to submit the required $50 application fee may submit an application fee waiver or a written request for an application fee waiver from their high school counselor. All required materials will need to be brought with you to Renaissance High School on the day of the event or submitted by November 1st.

Students who have demonstrated academic promise, but have yet to maximize their potential due to socioeconomic factors, are encouraged to submit the supplemental College Achievement Admission Program (CAAP) application when completing their online application for admission. Students submitting the CAAP application will be reviewed by the CAAP Admission Committee and will receive an admission decision within one week of participating in the on-site admissions program.

What to do…

• Submit online application by November 1st …BE SURE TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY.
• $50 application fee (please no cash) or an application fee waiver will be accepted.
• Official Transcript –Submit through Docufide by November 1st or you may bring an official copy in a sealed envelope.
• Official ACT/SAT scores- We will accept them on an official transcript the day of the event. If you had them sent prior to November 1st you do not need to bring them.



Michigan Technological University –

Here’s what you need to do to apply during College Decision Day:

• Complete the free online application for admission at
• Have your high school submit your official transcript through Docufide or by mail to the admissions office. You may also bring your official transcript, in a sealed envelope, with you to College Decision Day.
• Provide us with your official ACT or SAT scores. These may be on your official transcript or sent from the testing agency.



Northern Michigan University –

Application materials needed for NMU:

• Application–Submit online application by November 6th or mail paper application by October 30—OR bring paper application to DPS Decision Day. You may download a printable application at
• Paper applications are available in your counseling office. BE SURE TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY.
• $30 Application Fee (cash, check ,money order – or online at prior to November 6th) – OR – If there is financial hardship, provide a letter from applicant, parent or counselor requesting application fee waiver.
• Official Transcript –Submit through Docufide by November 6th , or mailed from high school by October 29–OR bring in envelope sealed by the high school to Decision Day.
• Official ACT/SAT scores-These may be on the official transcript, or via the ACT School Report form provided with official transcript, or sent from testing agency prior to November 6th.


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Oakland University –

 To apply for College Decision Day, you should:

  • • Complete the free application at
  • • Have your official high school transcript sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from your high school counselor’s office. The transcript must bear the seal of the institution and must not be stamped “issued to student”
  • • Have your ACT or SAT results sent to Oakland University.



Saginaw Valley State University –

 Required Documents:

• Complete an online application for admission at no later than November 6.
• You will be asked to provide a fee waiver code at the end of the online application before you submit. Please enter the following code: AMARMINH This code is only valid for participating students in the College Decision Day Program.
• Paper applications will be accepted on the morning of the event.
• Have your high school submit your official transcript through Docufide prior to the event. You may also bring your official transcripts in a sealed envelope with you to College Decision Day.
• Provide us with your official ACT or SAT scores. Scores may be included on your official high school transcript.



University of Detroit Mercy –

Materials Required:

  • Application for Admission
  • Official 6 semester transcript
  • ACT or SAT scores

  • Application Preference: None – paper or online accepted
    Application Fee Waiver: Yes for this event



    University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

    Application instructions:

  • Completed Common Application– (paper applications will be available if needed) The application should include a crime and conduct statement of explanation if necessary
  • Copy of test scores (but test scores must also be submitted electronically to officially complete the application process)
  • Essays; two short answer and one 500 word max essay
  • Official high school transcript
  • Completed Teacher Recommendation form*
  • Completed Counselor Recommendation form*
  • Application fees will be waived

  • Please note:
    *The universal counselor/teacher form will not be accepted; please use the form associated with the Common Application (

    **The University of Michigan- Ann Arbor is unable to provide admissions decisions to applicants during the program.



    University of Michigan – Dearborn –

    Students must complete the online application no later than November 6 or submit a paper application on the day of the event. The online application and a printable paper version are available at
    Applicants must also bring to the event:

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official ACT/SAT test score results (can be recorded on high school transcript)


    University of Michigan – Flint -


  • Completed application for admission. A paper application can be found at
  • Official transcripts
  • ACT or SAT scores (may be included on your transcripts)
  • Essay (Required for students seeking Admissions Merit Scholarships)
  • Recommendations (Required for students seeking Admissions Merit Scholarships)
  • Visit for complete application requirements or call (810) 762-3300 for information.


    Wayne State University –


  • There is no application fee for any student who applies through College Decision Day
  • The application is available only as an online document
  • Provide official high school transcript to Wayne State, office of admissions by 11/6/2013
  • Provide official ACT or SAT scores (either from the test service or on official high school transcript) by 11/6/2013


    Western Michigan University –


  • Obtain a paper application either from your high school counselor or print a PDF version from (paper applications will also be available at the event).
  • Complete the paper application. The $35 application fee is waived for all completed paper applications received at the College Decision Day event. *Please note the $35 application fee will only be waived for paper applications, we are unable to waive this fee for online applications.
  • Have high school official/counselor complete and sign the back of the paper application.
  • Obtain an official transcript.
  • Bring with you the day of the event:

  • Completed paper application.
  • $35 application fee or Fee Waiver Request signed by your high school counselor
  • An official transcript
  • Official ACT or SAT scores (if scores are reported on transcript they are considered official)


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