College Planning

Diverse graduates on the steps of a college with application and acceptance letter iconsThe Common Application (Common App) is a single college application you can use to apply to many public and private colleges and universities. The Common App is an easy option to compile all your personal information, transcript, essays, recommendation letters, and more to submit to colleges, especially compared to filling out individual applications for each college or university.

The Big Future (College Board) website contains information and resources for college planning, careers, and financial aid. Students can sign in through their College Board account. Be entered into a drawing for scholarships when you complete steps in the college planning process!

The Michigan Assured Admission Pact (MAAP) is an agreement between ten participating public universities to admit all Michigan high school graduates who earned a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above (4.0 scale). The hope is to encourage college enrollment by creating a uniform standard for admission and removing the uncertainty of the process.
The ten participating Michigan universities include 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.

Find a list of Michigan public and private colleges here. The list contains institution-specific information related to admissions and financial aid, in addition to contact information.